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Weekend Picks: Comedy Festival

Comedy Festival: Wed 3rd – Sun 21st Feb (Leicester)

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer to headline De Montfort Hall Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Venues around Leicester will be holding events for city’s annual comedy festival. It’ll be the 23rd year for the festival with over 600 shows across the city. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer will be headline acts at De Montfort Hall.

There’ll also be special events running throughout the festival including: The UK Pun Championships, Comedy in the Dark and the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Competition.

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Woman charged with manslaughter following death of seven-month-old

Detail of a Police officer Credit: Joe Giddens / PA Archive/Press Association Images

A 30-year-old woman has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a seven-month-old baby.

The charges relate to an incident in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, on 22 March last year, which resulted in the death of the baby girl three days later.

Chuanfang Zheng, of Mortlock Close, Southwark, London, appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court yesterday and has been remanded in custody.

She will appear at Leicester Crown Court on 2 March.

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