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Tigers launch foundation to get more involved in rugby

Leicester Tigers want to get more involved in rugby Credit: ITV News

Leicester Tigers has launched its own foundation to use rugby to get more people involved with the sport.

It is particularly aimed at getting women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities to take part, as well as encouraging and inspiring young people to learn new skills outside of the classroom.

Tickets announced for King Richard III reinterment event

2,000 tickets will be up for grabs next week for an event as part of King Richard III's reinterment.

Tickets for the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre event on Sunday 22 March go on sale next Tuesday.

King Richard III Credit: PA

Half of the tickets are seated. They will be available on a first come first served basis from 10:00am.

The service, which forms part of the cortege procession, will run from two sites - the Caterpillar plant in Peckleton Lane, Desford and the Triumph motorcycle factory at Hinckley.

We want to offer an opportunity for people to experience an event of world significance and we're expecting a lot of interest for Bosworth tickets. The reinterment of Richard III will be a momentous occasion and I am sure it will resonate throughout the county for years to come.

– County Council leader Nick Rushton


Two charged with murder after body found of missing 64-year-old

Two people have been charged with murder after the body of a 64-year-old man from Leicester was discovered yesterday.

William Tomlinson Credit: Leicestershire Police

William Tomlinson, also known as Bill, had been missing from his home in St Stephen's Road for almost a week.

A 33-year-old man is due to appear before magistrates tomorrow.

A 23-year-old woman has also been charged.

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