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Leicester mum: More autism awareness needed in Asian families

Pam Malhi says her daughter regularly has to deal with stigma
Pam Malhi says her daughter regularly has to deal with stigma Credit: ITV News Central

A mother from Leicester says she supports a new report by the National Autistic Society which says more awareness about autism is needed in the Asian community.

Pam Malhi says her daughter Aaisha regularly has to deal with stigma and stares and she wants to educate others about the disability.

Inquest into deaths of students in Borneo to begin

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Neil Dalton (left) and Aidan Brunger (right) were stabbed to death in Borneo Credit: Facebook

An inquest into two medical students stabbed to death in Borneo is due to begin later.

Neil Dalton, from Ambergate, in Derbyshire, and Aidan Brunger, of Kent, were killed after a row in a bar while working at a hospital in Kuching on August 6.

Four local men have admitted the killings, according to Malaysian Police.

A fifth man, aged 55, has also been arrested in connection with the incident.

The hearing into the deaths of the two 22-year-old Newcastle University students will be held at the Derby and South Derbyshire Coroner's Court.

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West Midlands office parking 'worst in the UK'

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West Midlands 'at the end of its tether' over office parking, says research Credit: PA

The majority of workers in the West Midlands claim that parking is either "insufficient or pushed to the limit."

Research by car insurance provider Chaucer Direct found 72 per cent of West Midland's workers felt that parking was at or beyond its useful limit. This was the worst regional result in the UK.

The West Midlands faired marginally worse than Wales (71 per cent), Yorkshire and Humber (both 70 per cent).

The national average was also alarmingly high with 66 per cent of people stating that parking was on the limit of what it could handle.

However the best area for office parking was the East Midlands, yet 58 per cent of people still said they felt it was insufficient or stretched.

This research also suggested that the issue was damaging job prospects and bank balances:

  • 39 per cent of workers in the West Midlands claimed parking at work has been costly, either as a result of damage to vehicles (27 per cent) or fines and charges (12 per cent). This compares to a national average of 36 per cent;
  • Over half (60 per cent) are risking job prospects as a result of lateness or parking-related tension with colleagues, compared to a national average of 54 per cent;
  • Around a quarter of workers felt workplace relationships as a whole have been damaged by the tension of parking, such as blocking colleagues in - the same as the national average.

East Midlands overnight weather forecast

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East Midlands overnight weather forecast: a few showers, with brisk, cool winds.

This Evening and Tonight: Occasional showers are possible through this evening and overnight, but tending to become confined to coastal areas by morning with clear spells forming inland. Strong northwesterly winds will veer more northerly and moderate inland. Minimum temperature 10 deg C (50 deg F).

Monday: Sunny intervals, with a few showers near coasts at first, and inland later where they may become fairly heavy. Windy at first. Feeling cool in the breeze, especially near coasts. Maximum temperature 19 deg C (66 deg F).

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday: Remaining cool and unsettled with sunny intervals and scattered showers, some may be heavy, and perhaps occasionally prolonged on Thursday. Brisk northwesterly winds backing southwesterly and moderating by Thursday.

Bone study of Richard III show eating habits during reign

Dr Angela Lamb talking about Richard III's eating habits after a detailed study has taken place by the University of Leicester and the British Geological Survey in Keyworth in Nottinghamshire.

Experts examined chemical compounds in different parts of the Monarch's skeleton, which also revealed the King drank around a bottle of wine a day.

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Missing woman with Alzheimers found safe & well

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Southwell woman found safe and well. Thanks to everyone who helped find Joyce Hughes.

Police say a woman who went missing in Nottinghamshire earlier today has been found safe and well.

81-year-old Joyce Hughes has Alzheimers Disease, was reported missing from her home in Southwell in Nottinghamshire.

More details revealed of the life of Richard III

Dr Angela Lamb explains more about the movements of Richard III as new details about his lifestyle have been revealed by a cutting edge study of his bones.

It was carried out by experts from the British Geological Survey at Keyworth in Nottinghamshire.

They did an isotope analysis on a tooth, a rib and a thigh bone to see how the monarch's lifestyle changed from childhood to becoming king.

Study: King Richard III drank bottle of wine a day

A detailed study of Richard III's bones show that when King he drank around a bottle of wine a day.

In the joint project by the University of Leicester and the British Geological Survey in Keyworth in Nottinghamshire, experts examined chemical compounds in different parts of the Monarch's skeleton.

Dr Angela Lamb, who is the lead author of the research paper, explains that the research confirms the luxurious lifestyle you'd expect a king to have.

However the research could see a marked difference in his diet in later years by looking at different bones of the body.

Read more: Richard III 'was driven to drink' after becoming king

Expert explains how bones revealed Richard III's diet

Fascinating new details about the lifestyle of Richard III have been revealed by a cutting edge study of the King's bones.

Experts from the British Geological Survey at Keyworth in Nottinghamshire carried out an isotope analysis on a tooth, a rib and a thigh bone to see how the monarch's lifestyle changed from childhood to becoming king,

Different bones develop and regenerate at different rates over time, and lock in information at different points in a person's life. Teeth develop in childhood and stay as they are, whereas ribs regenerate every two to three years.

Thereby the scientists were able to get a snapshot of King Richard III's diet at different stages in his lifetime. Here Dr Angela Lamb explains what they looked for in the bones to give them and idea what the king was eating.

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