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Lineker launches bone marrow donor campaign

Lineker is in Leicester to launch bone marrow donor campaign
Lineker is in Leicester to launch bone marrow donor campaign Credit: PA

Former Leicester City player, Gary Lineker is in Leicester today backing an event to increase the number of bone marrow donors. It is in support of the Anthony Nolan charity. It is hosting a registration day at De Montfort University in Leicester.

"A bone marrow transplant can be the last chance of survival for someone with blood cancer, but it's only when you're faced with it personally and you see the shortage of bone marrow donors available that you realise just how important it is for people to sign up."

Gary Lineker

The event is happening until 4pm today. Those who cannot attend can sign up on the Anthony Nolan website.

Prince Edward postpones Leicester visit

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Due to the weather, Prince Edward has had to call off today's visit to DMU. More details later.

Prince Edward was due to officially open a new £8 million leisure centre in Leicester today. However due to the severe weather he has had to postpone his visit.

HRH was due to open the centre at De Montfort University.

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Robbery of van transferring money at De Montfort University

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Police say a man was injured in the robbery. Credit: ITV Central

A van transferring money at De Montfort University has been robbed.

A group of people who approached the car earlier this morning threatened staff before getting away with an unconfirmed amount of cash.

A man was injured at the robbery, which took place at Mill Lane, and is being treated for minor injuries at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Controversial leisure centre opens in Leicester

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre in Leicester
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre in Leicester Credit: ITV Central

A multi-million pound leisure centre has opened in Leicester.

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre has a six lane swimming pool, a sports hall hall that can hold up to 800 people, and a 15ft climbing wall.

The project has caused controversy as the construction of the centre meant the demolition of the 180-year-old Bowstring Bridge and the Pump and Tap pub.

Crowds gather at De Montfort University for the Royal visit

Students who've been here since 6am waiting for the royal party
Students who have been here since 6am waiting for the Royal party Credit: ITV Central
Waiting for the Royal party to arrive
Waiting for the Royal party to arrive Credit: ITV Central
The Queen will arrive in Leicester by train, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cambridge
The Queen will arrive in Leicester by train, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cambridge Credit: ITV Central
The tour will start at De Montfort University and the Royal party will pass through De Montfort Square, watching cultural dances en-route
The tour will start at De Montfort University and the Royal party will pass through De Montfort Square, watching cultural dances en-route Credit: ITV Central

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