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Shakespeare nominated for manager of the month

Craig Shakespeare Credit: PA

Leicester City's Craig Shakespeare has been nominated for the Barclays Manager of the Month award for March after guiding the Foxes to two consecutive Premier League victories.

The Foxes dispatched Hull City and West Ham United, scoring three goals against both, to climb up to 15th in the Premier League table.

The UEFA Champions League last-16 second leg triumph over FC Sevilla was also enough to secure a Quarter-Final tie against Atlético Madrid.


Bishop of Leicester prays for Westminster terror attack victims

Bishop of Leicester the Rt Revd Martyn Snow Credit: Diocese of Leicester

Leicester Cathedral have held a candlelit vigil for the victims of the Westminster terror attacks.

The Bishop of Leicester the Rt Reverend Martyn Snow said:

We’ve prayed for the families, friends and colleagues of the four people killed in Westminster and also for those who were injured.

We’ve also prayed for our own local communities and all our emergency services that peace and justice may prevail.

– Rt Revd Martyn Snow

Report: Prince Harry visits charities in Leicester

Prince Harry visited an HIV charity in Leicester today, 26 years after his mother helped launch it.

The Leicestershire Aid Support Services chairty was one on a day of engagements in the city for Prince Harry, which mirrored his mother's trip there in 1991. Our reporter Stacey Foster started the day at Hamilton College, Harry's first stop.


Substation fire - 8,000 gallons of oil up in smoke

Credit: Andrew Tyrrell.

A team of emergency fire and rescue crews are continuing to tackle a fire at an electrical substation in Leicester city centre this afternoon.

The fire service say that a multi agency briefing has now taken place and incident priorities have been identified.

Western Power, the firm who operate the site have now issued a safe to work permit and all power has been isolated.

It's thought 8,500 gallons of oil were involved in the fire. Road closures remain in place and police are continuing to assist with cordons and evacuations as necessary.

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