A special ceremony will take place in Leicester today as Hannukah celebrations continue in the city.
The lighting ceremony will take place at the city's menorah in Victoria Park at 16.45.
Leicester Town Hall will also host Hannukah celebrations on Sunday.
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The Education Secretary and Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has been at the Leicestershire headquarters of digger manufacturer Caterpillar.
She's been there to open a new Learning and Inspiration Centre designed to get more schoolchildren interested in science and engineering.
The centre provides hands-on activities for youngsters such as assembling digger parts and designing components.
Caterpillar based in Desford has struck up an educational partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College. Together they set up an Apprentice Academy in 2011 which has seen 550 young people go through its doors.
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Candles will be lit at Leicester Town Hall this afternoon in memory of those who lost their lives in the attack on an army run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.
Other vigils will also take place across the region today, including at the cathedral in Birmingham.
A book of condolence will also be opened by Nottingham City Council at their council house.
141 people, mainly children, lost their lives in the attack.
Electricity substation incident in Hinckley. 200m cordon and two appliances from @lfrshinckley on standby while elec board isolate electrics
Firefighters have been called to a fire at an electricity sub-station in Hinckley.
It's reported people living nearby heard a loud bang before a plume of smoke rose into the air this afternoon at Middlefield Lane.
There is currently a 200 metre cordon in place while firefighters wait for the electricity board to isolate electrics.
Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal visited a bag manufacturer in Leicester today in her role as the President of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT).
Princess Anne was given a tour of the Zatchels factory in Charter Street in Leicester.
The firm was established in 2011 and now employs 65 people, making leather bags which are sold in the United States, the Far East and Europe.
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was killed after it was hit by a van in Leicestershire yesterday.
It happened It happened at around 4.35pm on the A447 Melbourne Road, between Ravenstone and Ibstock.
It involved a white Transit van and a blue bicycle, and both were travelling in the same direction - towards Ibstock.
The cyclist was a local man, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
If you think you saw either the blue cycle or the van travelling along the A447 before the collision or you witnessed any part of the incident please contact us.