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East Midlands economy to be boosted by young offenders centre

70% of the work will be sourced locally. Credit: ITV News Central

The firm contracted to build a new secure education centre for young offenders in Leicestershire have guaranteed that 70% of the work will be sourced locally.

It's in an effort to boost the East Midlands economy and businesses are being invited to a supplier event later.

The building will open next to Glen Parva prison in 2017.

Businesses are being invited to a supplier event later. Credit: ITV News Central

Mum whose son had proton therapy supports Kings

Ros Barnes, a mother from Leicestershire, sympathises with the parents of Ashya King, who said they took their son out of hospital to seek proton therapy treatment abroad.

She told ITV News Central that she didn't agree with their decision to remove him from hospital, but certainly supports the family in terms of their belief in proton therapy.

Her son was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in 2008 and underwent proton therapy in Florida when British doctors told the family it was not available on the NHS.

Ros says it saved her son's life and he wouldn't be here now if it weren't for the pioneering treatment.

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Woman in Leicester Pride two weeks after attack

Kerry Byrnes in the Leicester's Pride parade through the city centre Credit: ITV News Central / Andy Bevan

A woman who was beaten unconscious because of her sexuality has joined police on Leicester's Pride parade through the city centre.

Kerry Byrnes is walking alongside members of Leicestershire Police's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) network, two weeks after she was attacked in her home town of Oakham.

Woman attacked because of sexuality to join police in Leicester's Pride parade

The attack left Kerry Byrnes with a black eye and a fractured cheek bone Credit: ITV News central

A woman who was beaten unconscious because of her sexuality will join police on Leicester's Pride parade today.

Kerry Byrnes will walk alongside members of Leicestershire Police's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) network in the event's centrepiece parade through the city centre.

It takes places a fortnight after two men taunted the 23-year-old about her sexuality before punching her in the head until she lost consciousness in her home town of Oakham.

Kerry, who is recovering from injuries including a fractured cheekbone, took up an invitation to take part from Assistant Chief Constable, Phil Kay.

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New school to open after £26m transformation

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 Credit: City of Leicester College

New flat rate for Leicester parking

Drivers will pay no more than £1 an hour to park in Leicester city centre from November Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Drivers will pay no more than £1 an hour to park in Leicester city centre - at any time and on any day.

The new flat rate for parking will be introduced in council run car parks in November.

New payment machines and credit and debit card parking will also be installed.

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