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A new memorial to The Royal Leicestershire Regiment will be dedicated at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire later.
It is 326 years since the regiment was founded.
The event will include a service from the Dean of Leicester.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was punched in the face at a pub in Hinckley in Leicestershire.
The 41-year-old victim fell to the ground after the assault at the Duke of Rutland Pub at 8:00pm on Tuesday August 19, while she was waiting to be served at the bar .
She was treated in hospital for hand and nose injuries along with bruising to her face and eyes.
Officers have described the suspect as a white woman, aged between 35 and 40 years of age with shoulder length dark brown hair. She was wearing a dress and jacket.
PC Graeme Smith, who is investigating the incident, said:
“This was a nasty assault on a woman in the Duke of Rutland pub.
“There were other people in the pub at the time of the incident so if you witnessed it or know who was responsible, we would like to speak to you.”
Anyone with information is being asked to contact Leicestershire Police on the 101 number or call Crimestoppers Anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Andrew Robathan, Conservative MP for South Leicestershire, has issued a statement saying he will not stand again at next year's general election.
It is with very mixed feelings that I have decided not to stand again as the Conservative candidate for South Leicestershire. It has been a huge privilege representing all my constituents and I am honoured by the trust and confidence that people have shown in me. I have greatly enjoyed my role and I hope have done some good both for my constituents and for our country. However, time moves on. In July I stood down from the Front bench following 12 years and, after a great deal of soul searching, I believe it is time to let someone else represent the constituency. Next year will mark a quarter of a century since I was selected as candidate there and the Association will now have the exciting opportunity of choosing a new candidate and, DV, MP.
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RSCPA Leicestershire has launched the biggest appeal in its history to build a new veterinary suite.
The £1 million scheme was launched at Leicester's Woodside Animal Centre where it will be built.
The Care 4 Paws appeal will allow animals to remain on site for treatment instead of having to be transported around the region.
Plans to save money at Leicestershire's libraries by reducing opening hours will be considered by the county council later.
Proposals to reduce opening hours at 16 major libraries by 20 per cent will be discussed by councillors, before recommendations are made in November.
The council says the move would save £800,000.
A Dambuster pilot from Leicestershire is being honoured in his home village of Burbage.
A green plaque remembering the bravery of Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey Rice is being unveiled at the pub which was his grandparents' home.
A fly past from the Red Arrows is also planned.
A five-year-old boy from Leicestershire who took part in a unique ice bucket challenge is recovering in hospital after having a heart transplant.
His parents had been hoping for the transplant for several years.
In the video Albert asks people to join the donor register.
The A5199 Welford Road is closed in both directions due to a police incident between Counting House Road and University Road. Police are directing traffic. The incident happened just after midnight.