A number of veterans from Leicestershire who served in Egypt 60 years ago are taking part in a special ceremony to honour those involved in the Suez Canal conflict.
The men are all members of the Suez Veterans' Association and now in their late 70s and 80s.
Around 50 will be attending a service to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the 1954 Anglo/Egyptian Treaty, which led to the withdrawal of British troops.
It is being held at the County Hall in Glenfield this morning.
Councillor Piara Singh Clair has told ITV News Central that Leicester City Council has helped to grow Diwali celebrations in the city.
He described it as 'the biggest celebration outside India'.
Around 35,000 people are expected for Leicester's annual Diwali parade and fireworks display this evening.
The event is widely credited as being the largest of its kind outside of India.
Police however have been warning people attending the Hindu festival to be aware of those intent on committing crime.
Asian gold is particularly attractive to pickpockets and muggers, as it has a higher carat level than other kinds of jewellery.
Hospices may be associated with death, dying and sadness. But health professionals who work in them say it's about much more than that.
As part of National Hospice Care Week, staff at a hospice in Leicestershire are keen to dispel some of the myths and negative stereotypes.
Rajiv Popat reports.
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Leicester City Council and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have backed a new film that highlights the dangers of smoking while pregnant.
The film premiere will be held at 10am today in the New Parks Community Centre.
It's in conjunction with Stoptober - the month-long campaign aimed at getting people to quit smoking.
"Smoking during pregnancy reduces the growth and health of babies and increases the risks of a number of complications and illnesses for both the mother and baby."
Police have released an image of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with an assault.
On August 22, at around 3.45pm, the victim - a woman - was attacked in Humberstone Gate.
The female assailant kicked her victim, leaving her with head injuries and bruising to her legs and arms.
Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary from a Leicestershire home late last night.
Thieves gained access to the house in Flaxfield Close in Groby between 8.30pm and 12 midnight.
They took cash and seven designer handbags.
“I would appeal to anyone who has suspicions of someone recently having come into a large amount of money, or if someone has been offered a Luis Vuitton handbag for sale. Please come forward and speak to me.”