After a cooler than average August the first week of September is set to be a bit warmer with some sunshine.
A fashion student from Leicester who lost part of her leg in an horrific road accident is setting up a charity to help other amputees.
After a dry and fine day expect to see rain on Wednesday night. It
Plans for a new £4million sports arena in Leicester were unveiled today.
The 2000-seater complex will be home to Leicester Riders basketball team, and will host major indoor events.
The state-of-the art site, next to Leicester College's Abbey Park campus, will also be used by the students when it is built next year.
Director of Leicester Riders, Kevin Routledge, says the plans are great for the future of the team.
Gok Wan, who has been given an honorary degree in fashion from Birmingham City University, told graduates at the ceremony at the Symphony Hall to follow their dreams.
– Gok Wan
If there’s one piece of advice I could give today, it would be to follow your dreams.
TV fashion guru Gok Wan has been awarded an honorary doctorate in fashion from Birmingham City University.
Soon to be Dr Gok! http://t.co/z7EOokLdrK
I'm officially Dr Gok Wan D.Univ WOOOHOOOOO http://t.co/FKRlabspc3
Thank you @mybcu for my honorary doctorate. I'm over the moon and brimming with gratitude. Dr Gok has left the building! X
A new machine which can spot even small amounts of the highly infectious C-difficile bacteria through 'smell' has been developed by researchers at the University of Leicester.
The 'electronic nose' can also distinguish different strains of the bacteria, helping to make treatments more effective.
– Professor Andy Ellis, from the Department of Chemistry
This work shows great promise. The different strains of C-diff have significantly different chemical fingerprints and with further research we would hope to be able to develop a reliable and almost instantaneous tool for detecting a specific strain, even if present in very small quantities.
Fashion stylist Gok Wan will attend a ceremony in Birmingham today where he will be awarded an honorary doctorate in fashion by Birmingham City University.
Gok, originally from Leicester, shot to fame as a TV stylist in 2006 with his TV series How to Look Good Naked.
He broke the news of his award to his followers on twitter last week and confirmed his attendance at the ceremony, but said he wouldn't become Dr Gok.
Excited to tell you- I've been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham Uni. Time to write my acceptance speech! http://t.co/nfi5X2qTyu
It appears I'll have letters after my name! Gok Wan - HonD Don't think I'll go for Dr Gok… I'll sound like a baddy from Star Wars
Thanks Guys… I am attending my graduation on Monday… Momma, Poppa and Sister Wan will be there… kinda nervous! #gokinagown
TV presenter and fashion stylist Gok Wan, from Leicester, will be awarded an honorary doctrate in fashion by Birmingham City University today.
He will attend a ceremony at the Symphony Hall to receive the award alongside graduates from the School of Fashion.
A woman who was beaten unconscious because of her sexuality has joined police on Leicester's Pride parade through the city centre.
Kerry Byrnes is walking alongside members of Leicestershire Police's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) network, two weeks after she was attacked in her home town of Oakham.
A woman who was beaten unconscious because of her sexuality will join police on Leicester's Pride parade today.
Kerry Byrnes will walk alongside members of Leicestershire Police's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) network in the event's centrepiece parade through the city centre.
It takes places a fortnight after two men taunted the 23-year-old about her sexuality before punching her in the head until she lost consciousness in her home town of Oakham.
Kerry, who is recovering from injuries including a fractured cheekbone, took up an invitation to take part from Assistant Chief Constable, Phil Kay.
A revamped Leicester school has been officially opened after a £26 million building project.
The City of Leicester College has an outdoor amphitheatre and performance space, private study space, drama studios and top sports facilities. Students and staff moved into the new building at the end of last year. Every secondary and special school in Leicester will have some money spent on it as part of the city's Building Schools for the Future scheme.
Anne Gregory is the headteacher: