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Loughborough University hosts European hockey competition

Leicester will take on Royal Antwerp in their match tonight Credit: ITV News Central

Hockey players from across Europe will be at Loughborough University to compete in the Women's Euro Club Trophy.

The competition is being held in the county for the first time and gets underway today. Leicester Ladies' Hockey Club face Belgium champions Royal Antwerp in their first match tonight.

Leicester Ladies' Hockey Club face Belgium champions Royal Antwerp in their first match tonight.


Pilot scheme to tackle university binge drinking

The scheme aims to tackle binge drinking Credit: PA Wire

Nottingham and Loughborough Universites have signed up to a year-long pilot scheme to tackle binge drinking. The scheme is being run by the government and the National Union of Students and is being trialled at 7 universities in total.

It will involve preventing alcohol-related initiation ceremonies, pub crawls and monitoring anti-social behaviour.

Young pedigree dogs most likely to be stolen

Young pedigree dogs are most at risk of being stolen Credit: Jeff Moore/Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment

Owners of young pedigree dogs are being urged to take care this Christmas, after new findings showed they were at most risk of being stolen.

Experts at the University of Loughborough found that three quarters of dog thefts involved pedigrees and half were puppies or young dogs.

Is this the worst ever video posted on YouTube?

This musical video released by Loughborough University students union was designed to increase membership at the union with lyrics about the various clubs and activities that students could take part in.

Instead the footage of the students's remake of Naughty Boy's 'La La La' went viral getting over 30,000 views and hundreds of negative comments with some users branding the video, "the worst ever".


Average student takes £4k of equipment to uni

With 3500 new students arriving at Loughborough University for the first time, Police have been speaking to freshers about how to keep their property safe.

Police estimate that each student will bring with them around £4,000 worth of property and equipment. They've been helping students to mark their property today so that if it is stolen and recovered it can be returned.

Leicestershire Police have released videos to freshers in Loughborough about how to keep their property safe. Credit: Leicestershire Police

Jobs created with extension of uni Science and Enterprise Park

Thousands of new jobs could be created following Loughborough University's plans to expand its Science and Enterprise Park.

It's already one of the biggest of its kind in the UK.

Fifty businesses are currently on the campus, employing more than two thousand people.

The University wants to attract more companies specialising in advanced technologies to Loughborough.

Steve Rothberg, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise, says 4,000 jobs could be created.

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