A man who set himself alight in the middle of the street in Leicester has died in hospital.
Police were called out to Knighton Drive in Stoneygate at around 1.45pm yesterday afternoon to reports that a man had suffered "significant burns".
The man, who has not yet been identified, was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham but died later that evening.
His death is not being treated as suspicious.
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According to the Energy Saving Trust here in the Midlands we could make big savings on our energy bills. Here's their tips on how
Standby Savers - There here are a number of products available to help cut down your standby electricity consumption, such as standby savers that allow you to easily turn all of your appliances off from standby without having to reach for the plug.
Televisions and games consoles are now among the primary sources of our everyday entertainment, yet when left on permanent standby they are costing us £45-80 a year. Check your appliances regularly and switch your supplier to take control of your bills.
Cold appliances - Is your fridge-freezer 15 years or older? If it is, then the chances are that it could be using more electricity than required. As fridges, freezers and fridge-freezers are switched on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it could be worth finding models that are more energy efficient and will save you money on electricity bills. Tenants can ask their landlord to buy a newer model if the current one is faulty or not performing efficiently. If it's not possible to replace the model, then the following tips and advice can help save money on refrigeration:
o Make sure the back of your fridge-freezer is ventilated and dust free - dusting should be done at least once a year to keep it running efficiently;
o Make sure the fridge-freezer is out of direct sunlight from outside or other sources of heat from inside the home, such as your oven or boiler;
o Make sure the door seal is not damaged
o Check that it is cycling on and off as it should - ideally you should only be able to hear your fridge or freezer running 30-40% of the time; and
o Don't keep the fridge-freezer doors open longer than necessary.
Lighting - Lighting is a vital aspect of any home, especially during the darker winter evenings. Lighting makes up 16 per cent of household electricity consumption. By turning off the lights when they're not needed you could save around £7 a year. If households want to go further, replacing all the remaining old-fashioned bulbs with CFLs and all the halogens with LEDs could typically save around £45 a year.
Carl Froch has told ITV News exclusively that he is near to confirming he will fight in Las Vegas against Mexican boxer Julio Chavez Jnr.
He told us:
I've said before if I can't fight in Vegas I'll probably call it a day, it has to be big, and Chavez Jnr is that man, and I have had a good chat with my promoter this morning and we are making good progress with that fight and hopefully we'll have an announcement soon.
"I've said before if I can't fight in Vegas I'll probably call it a day, it has to be big, and Chavez Jnr is that man, and I have had a good chat with my promoter this morning and we are making good progress with that fight and hopefully we'll have an announcement soon."
The route for the cortege, which will transport the mortal remains of King Richard III from the University of Leicester to Leicester Cathedral, has been announced.
On Sunday 22nd March 2015 the remains of the King, which have been held securely at the University of Leicester following their discovery, will arrive at the Cathedral via Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre.
The full route is here:
- A hearse will leave the University of Leicester during the late morning and travel to Fenn Lane Farm, reputedly the site of King Richard’s death, before moving on to nearby village parish churches of Dadlington and Sutton Cheney.
- The Bishop of Leicester will then lead a short ceremony at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre in the early afternoon.
- The cortege will then go on to Market Bosworth, Newbold Verdon and Desford as it makes its way back to Leicester.
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The M1 Southbound is closed due to an accident, fuel spillage and recovery work near Leicester.
There are 60 minute delays between J21A A46 (Leicester) and J21 M69 / A563 (Leicester) and is causing congestion on M1 to J22 A50 / A511 (Coalville).
Remains from a 2,000-year-old Iron Age chariot have been discovered in Leicestershire.
Archaeology students from the University of Leicester found the decorative bronze attachments while digging at Burrough Hill Fort near Melton Mowbray.
Nora Batterman was one of the students who made the discovery:
Realising that I was actually uncovering a hoard that was carefully placed there hundreds of years ago made it the find of a lifetime.
Looking at the objects now they have been cleaned makes me even more proud, and I can't wait for them to go on display.
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