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Public ballot open for Richard III reburial

A ballot is now open to allocate seats for the reburial of King Richard III next year.

King Richard III Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Members of the public can put themselves forward for one of the 200 seats available at Leicester Cathedral for each of the three services.

The reburial events will be held on March 22 at 6pm, March 26 at 11.30am, and Friday March 27 at noon.

The King's remains were discovered under a car park in the city in 2012.

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Madeleine McCann detectives to interview Robert Murat

Detectives in Portugal are expected to interview Robert Murat today as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007, aged 3 Credit: PA Wire

Madeleine, who's from Rothley in Leicestershire, went missing from a holiday apartment seven years ago. Mr Murat was a suspect at the time.

He's now being interviewed as a witness and has always denied any involvement.

Robert Murat has always denied any involvement in Madeleine McCann's disappearance Credit: PA Wire

FA charge Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Football Association has charged Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson following an apparent spat between him and a fan at his side's game against Liverpool at the King Power Stadium last week.

It is alleged the Foxes boss used abusive language towards a spectator.

Mr Pearson has until six o'clock on Tuesday evening to respond to the charge.


Latest pictures from the scene of huge factory fire

These are the latest pictures from the scene of a factory fire which broke out in Leicester.

The blaze which started in the early hours of this morning on Bradgate Street is now under control but crews are still at the scene dampening down.

The building destroyed in factory fire Credit: Pukaar News
Firefighters at the scene Credit: Pukaar News
Crews are still dampening down Credit: Pukaar News

Factory fire in Leicester brought under control by crews

A factory fire which broke out in the early hours of this morning in Leicester has now been brought under control.

At it's height four jets and an aerial appliance were used at the fire on Bradgate road.

Crews will remain there for the rest of the day while they dampen down.

Firefighters tackle huge blaze at factory in Leicester

Firefighters have been called to tackle a huge blaze at a factory in Leicester this morning.

The building on Bradgate Street was discovered alight at around 3am.

Crews are now dampening down but say they will remain at the scene for most of the day.

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