Here's our reporter Peter Bearne's report on the warm welcome given to netball's stars in chilly Loughborough.
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Installing an alarm could increase the chances of a home being burgled, according to researchers at Loughborough University.
Criminologists conducted an 18-month project that measured the effectiveness of home security measures. They found alarms to be among the least effective measures against burglary.
Statistics from the British Crime Survey showed that when alarms were used in combination with other anti-intruder devices such as deadlocks and window locks, there was either no change or an increase in the risk of burglary.
External security lights and inside lights on a timer were found to be the most effective method of keeping intruders out.
"Whilst domestic burglary has reduced substantially in recent years it is still a high volume crime.
"At the start of this research we knew that the risk of becoming a victim was not equally spread across households. We now know what security devices work in what contexts."
Rainbows Hospice children and their siblings made the festive video with a twist, to wish merry Christmas.Read the full story ›
The funeral of a Loughborough student who was killed on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has taken place, nearly five months after the aircraft was exploded over Ukraine.
Ben Pocock - who was in his second-year studying international business - was travelling to Australia to start a six-month study placement in Perth.
Investigators are trying to find out if the Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down by Pro-Russian forces.
Ben was a delightful young man. He was bright, very talented, good at sport, very conscientious and somebody who has left a wonderful, lasting memory with all of us who knew him.
His funeral was held in his home town of Keynsham in Somerset - Robert Murphy sent this report.
The funeral of Keynsham student Ben Pocock, who was killed in the Malaysian MH17 aircrash is taking place. His parents say the four months since his death have been a desperate and sad time - and they're relieved they're now able to give their son the love and respect he deserves.
The funeral of a Loughborough University student who was killed in the Malaysia Airlines MH17 air crash over Ukraine will take place today.
20-year-old Ben Pocock was a second-year international business degree student.
The funeral will take place in Keynsham.
In a statement, his parents Jeremy and Louise said:
"The last four months has been a desperate and sad time for us as a family, but we are relieved to have been able to bring Ben home and accord him all the love and respect he deserves."
Charity Crimestoppers will be working with students in Loughborough this week to raise awareness of personal safety and alcohol harm in the run up to Christmas.
This campaign has been organised in partnership with the Charnwood Community Safety Partnership.
Officers will ask people will be asked to think about where their drinking will put them on a scale of sober-tipsy-drunk and the potential for personal harm that this can create.
The rain will ease for a time across most parts, but further locally heavy rain will spread in from the west.Read the full story ›
Ladybird is to stop publishing books labelled 'for boys' or 'for girls' following a campaign urging publishers to drop gender brandingRead the full story ›