500 schoolchildren from across the Midlands will be experiencing life as a Second World War evacuee at the Great Central Railway.
They will be boarding steam trains from Leicester and Loughborough for a return trip into history.
It is all part of the first day of the Great Central Railway's annual Wartime Weekend event.
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.
Michael Piggin and his friends, who called themselves the Urban Revolutionary Army, attempted to make an explosive device, as mobile phone footage seized by police shows.
Wearing a gas mask, one of the teenagers pours a cleaning product into a tin on a gas camping stove. but the test fails when he can't light the match.
The 18-year-old was today cleared of planning acts of terror in Loughborough, after a jury at the Old Bailey failed to reach a decision.
Mr Piggin denied the charges, claiming he did not intend to use any weapons against anyone, and said he wrote plans in his diary simply to vent his anger.
He did admit possessing a knife, and confessed to possessing parts for an improvised explosive device halfway through the trial. He will be sentenced on 13 June.
The jury at the Old Bailey, who today cleared a teenager from Loughborough of planning acts of terrorism, were shown this video of Michael Piggin making and throwing a petrol bomb behind a leisure centre in Loughborough.
At the time, children were being cared for in a creche
The prosecution in Mr Piggin's trial alleged he was planning a Columbine-style massacre at a number of locations in Loughborough, including his former school - claims he denied.
The 18-year-old said his 'operation', which included making petrol bombs like in this video, and collecting a variety weapons, was simply a way of venting his anger, and that he did not plan to use them.
Diary entries, which the prosecution allege show he planned the attacks, was just Piggin 'retreating into fantasy', according to his lawyers.
Some are questioning whether warning signs about certain aspects of Michael Piggin's behaviour were missed, after it emerged in court that the teenager had a fascination with Nazi memorabilia.
Mr Piggin, who has Asperger's Syndrome, was cleared by a jury of preparing an act of terrorism in Loughborough.
During the trial, the court also heard that he was a supporter of the English Defence League, and that police found a number of articles about the Norwegian right wing extremist, Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in a mass shooting.
The Crown Prosecution Service have responded to a second jury clearing teenager, Michael Piggin, of plotting a Columbine-style massacre in Loughborough.
A spokesperson told ITV news Central:
We're content that we've followed a clearly established policy with regards to this case.
A teenager accused of plotting a Columbine-inspired massacre in Loughborough has been cleared by a second jury at the Old Bailey in London, after they could not come to a decision.
Michael Piggin, who is now 18, outlined in his diary plans of deadly attacks on two schools, a mosque, council offices and Loughborough University. The A-Level student wrote about arming himself with guns, bombs and knives.
But he claimed the details he wrote were a way of venting his anger, rather than serious plans.
It is the second time a jury have not been able to reach a decision, and he will not be tried again, as defendants are never tried for a third time. Mr Piggin has therefore been cleared of preparing an act of terrorism, and other terror offences.
He had admitted to possessing a knife, and also confessed to possessing parts for an improvised explosive device halfway through the trial. He will be sentenced on 13 June.
A teenager accused of plotting a Columbine-inspired massacre in Loughborough has been cleared of preparing an act of terrorism, after a second jury at the Old Bailey in London could not reach a decision.
More to follow.
A controlled explosion has been carried out in Leicestershire today after a hand grenade was found in a recycling bin.
Bomb disposal experts were called to the public recycling plant in Loughborough at around 10am after the explosive was spotted.
A police spokeswoman said no damage was caused, and said no further incidents had been reported.
High quality CCTV images of three men wanted in connection with an aggravated burglary at a Leicestershire flat have been released by police.
It's thought the men are not from Leicestershire but are from elsewhere in the East Midlands, and investigating officers hope someone will recognise their faces.
Video footage shows three men wielding a sledgehammer trying to smash their way in to the flat in Tuckers Road, Loughborough, in a violent raid on December 21 last year.
The trio were forced to leave empty-handed as the resident managed to keep them out.
Det Cons Steve Briance urged anyone with any information to get in touch.
This was a shocking incident and fortunately the victim wasn’t injured but substantial damage was caused to the front door.
There is a strong possibility that the suspects may not be from the Leicestershire area and we are appealing to people living in the East Midlands region to contact us if they recognise any of these men.
We would also like to speak to anyone who may have any information about the incident, it took place during the weekend just before Christmas and we appreciate this was some time ago but hopefully the footage may jog someone’s memory.