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Esteban Cambiasso introduced to media at Leicester City

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Argentine star Esteban Cambiasso is introduced to the media at King Power Stadium Credit: Gareth Owen/ITV News Central

Argentine star Esteban Cambiasso has been introduced to the media at the King Power Stadium as Leicester City's newest signing.

He 34-year-old told reporters: "In the past I've played in Spain and Italy, but for my career I need to play in the Premier League."

"I chose Leicester and I am happy. I hope the fans are happy with me."



Chelsea Football Club to honour Lord Attenborough

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Players will hold a minute's silence on Saturday Credit: Chelsea F.C.

The passing of our much-loved Life President Lord Attenborough has greatly affected everyone, and Chelsea Football Club fully appreciates our supporters’ emotions at this time and your wish to pay tribute to the important part he played in our history.

At our next home game, against Swansea City on Saturday 13th September, there will be a minute’s appreciation prior to kick-off in honour of a great Chelsea fan who also served as a club director for 13 years. There will be tributes on the big screens and in the matchday programme.

A lasting memorial to Lord Attenborough’s support of Chelsea is also appropriate. In consultation with Lord Attenborough's family, the club will carefully consider the possibilities and suggestions for this to ensure the most suitable option is taken.

– Chelsea Football Club

New school to open after £26m transformation

The transformed City of Leicester College, which will be opened today
The transformed City of Leicester College, which will be opened today Credit: City of Leicester College

The City of Leicester College will be officially opened later, after a £26m transformation.

The new school includes an outdoor performance space.

The three mascots from the city's football, rugby and cricket teams will be there.

The transformed City of Leicester College, which will be opened today
The transformed City of Leicester College, which will be opened today Credit: City of Leicester College

Leicester City sign Argentine midfielder Estevan Cambiasso

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Esteban Cambiasso has signed for Leicester City Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Leicester City have announced the signing of Argentine midfielder Esteban Cambiasso.

The 34-year-old is the second most decorated Argentinian footballer of all time and has previously played for Real Madrid. He has more than 50 international caps to his name.


Ed Slater named Leicester Tigers' club captain

Leicester Tigers' Ed Slater
Leicester Tigers' Ed Slater Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Ed Slater will be Leicester Tigers' club captain for the 2014/15 season.

Slater made his debut with the Tigers four years ago after returning from Australia.

He is fast approaching 100 first team appearances for the club.

He succeeds Toby Flood.


Thanks for messages. Proud to captain this great club, but even more so to be a part of this team. #tigers

Book of condolences opened for Richard Attenborough at Leicester University

A book of condolences for Richard Attenborough has been opened at the University of Leicester.

The actor, film director and producer was raised on the university's campus, where his father - Frederick Attenborough - was the Principal of the University College – the forerunner to the University.

Mr Attenborough - who died on Sunday at the age of 90 - helped found the inclusive arts centre at the University of Leicester to which he gave his name.

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