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
Tributes have been paid to Lord Attenborough by the University of Leicester, where his father was the principal of the University College.
The Mela in Leicester is taking place today in the city centre, as part of this year's city festival.
It is a celebration of Indian culture, and features music, dance, fashion, food, entertainment and art.
'Safari-style' large street sculptures will be used at the event, including a penguin, rhino, gorilla, panda and a giant elephant.
Sir Ben Kingsley, star of Richard Attenborough's Oscar-winning epic Gandhi, has revealed his sadness at the death of the filmmaker.
"He placed in me an absolute trust and in turn I placed an absolute trust in him and grew to love him," said Sir Ben.
"I along with millions of others whom he touched through his life and work will miss him dearly."
Steven Spielberg says Richard Attenborough was "passionate about everything in life" after his fellow filmmaker died aged 90.
The Jurassic Park director, who chose Lord Attenborough to be "the perfect ringmaster to bring the dinosaurs back to life" in the films, said he is just one person in a long line of "Dickie's" fans.
– Steven Spielberg
Dickie Attenborough was passionate about everything in his life - family, friends, country and career.
He made a gift to the world with his emotional epic Gandhi and he was the perfect ringmaster to bring the dinosaurs back to life as John Hammond in Jurassic Park.
He was a dear friend and I am standing in an endless line of those who completely adored him.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which awarded Lord Richard Attenborough as Best Director for his epic film Gandhi, has paid tribute to the late star on Twitter.
"I believe we need heroes...we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by." - Richard Attenborough
Labour has released a full statement in tribute to peer Lord Richard Attenborough, who was a supporter of the party for most of his life.
– The Labour Party
Lord Attenborough made an enormous contribution to our country and to the film industry both as an actor and a director. His films will be loved for generations to come.
He believed passionately in social justice and the Labour Party and was a vocal campaigner against apartheid.
He will be sadly missed.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
British actor and film director Lord Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90, according to the BBC.
Lord "Dickie" Attenborough championed the British film business through its triumphs and trials for more than 50 years as actor, Oscar-winning director and prolific movie-maker.
His career highlights included directing 1982 film Gandhi and appearing in 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park.
The 1982 biographical film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
The British Film Institute has said they are "saddened" by news of legendary British actor Lord Richard Attenborough, who was reported to have died aged 90.
Thousands turned out today in Leicester for day two of the City Festival.
Today the Leicester Sky Ride and Sports Festival took centre stage at the festival.
It continues tomorrow and is hoping to attract hundreds more local families looking for an enjoyable day out on Bank Holiday Monday.
During the early hours of this morning, the body of a man believed to be from Leicestershire, was recovered from a disused quarry in Wales.
North Wales Police have released a statement regarding the recovery operation:
– Temporary Chief Inspector Siobhan Edwards - North Wales Police
We along with the Mountain Rescue Teams, including Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation and North East Wales Search and Rescue attended.
The expertise of the North Wales Cave Rescue Organisation was also used along with divers from the Cave Rescue Organisation who are based in North Yorkshire.
The latter were transported to the scene by a Sea King helicopter from 202 Squadron RAF Search and Rescue.
The body of a man believed to be from the Leicestershire area, was recovered from a disused quarry in the Llangollen area this morning.
The man, has not been formally identified, was diving yesterday with two others at Aber Las, a disused quarry in the Nantyr area of Llangollen.
It is believed he got into difficulties and the incident was reported to the police at 1.52pm, after fellow divers raised the alarm.