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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.
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.
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.
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.
Belgian soldiers buried in a cemetery in Leicester during the First World War are being remembered at a special memorial event this morning.
Nine Belgian servicemen, including one unknown soldier, were buried at the Welford Road Cemetery after they died in the nearby 5th Northern General Hospital, which is now the University of Leicester's Fielding Johnson Building.
The service will take place at 11:00am and will include a minute's silence and wreath laying, giving each soldier his own poppy cross, which will also be witnessed by a member of the Belgian consulate.
Today will be the last Battle of Bosworth reenactment before King Richard III will be reburied in Leicester.
This year marks the 529th anniversary of the famous battle which saw the death of Richard III and the birth of the all-powerful Tudor dynasty under a new king, Henry VII.
It was a mystery what happened to the king's remains after the battle, until in 2012 his bones were unearthed underneath a council car park in Leicester city centre attracting worldwide media attention.
His remains will now be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral in March 2015.
Richard Blunt, Leicestershire County Council's cabinet member for heritage, said:
"We've extended the battle arena this year as there has been a terrific demand from re-enactors to take part. It should be a spectacular sight as there's a lot more going on - but we've also frozen prices for another year."
The reenactment will take place on today and tomorrow at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park, Sutton Cheney.
A 23-year-old soldier from Leicestershire who lost both legs in a bombing in Afghanistan has had his home burgled while he was away at a military rehabilitation centre.
Chris Middleton's flat in Syston was ransacked as he was learning to walk on new prosthetic legs.
He says it is another setback he did not need.
England's under-19 cricket players will be at Loughborough University today learning some vital life-saving skills.
They will be taught how to put someone in the recovery position, CPR, what to do if someone has a cardiac arrest and how to use a defibrillator.
The skills will be delivered by the local charity Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.
People in Leicestershire are being urged to take part in a consultation over plans to charge for meals-on-wheels.
The county council wants to remove subsidies for the service, helping it to save £300,000 a year.
The consultation ends on Monday.