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Bars and clubs to issue breath tests on the door

Revellers out in Loughborough will be breathalysed before being allowed into five clubs and bars in the town centre from this weekend, as part of a crackdown on binge drinking.

Door staff will issue the breath tests and will then be able to make a decision over whether to allow people inside.

Door staff will issue the breath tests and will then be able to make a decision over whether to allow people inside. Credit: PA

The pilot scheme begins on Friday and will run until November 3.

The places taking part include:

  • Amber Rooms, The Rushes, Loughborough
  • Revolution, Baxter Gate, Loughborough
  • Mansion, Baxter Gate, Loughborough
  • Echoes, Biggin Street, Loughborough
  • Loughborough Students’ Union, Ashby Road, Loughborough

Shock bronze for Harry in Zurich

Loughborough's Harry Aikines-Aryeetey crosses the line third in the final of the 100m Credit: PA

Loughborough athlete Harry Aikines-Aryeetey won a shock medal in the 100m final at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich.

His time of 10:24 in difficult conditions was enough for a bronze medal.

He beat fellow British athlete Dwain Chambers in a photo finish by two hundredths of a second. The gold was won by another British sprinter James Dasaolu.


Cricketers to learn life-saving skills in Loughborough

The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust was set up in memory of the 14-year-old to raise awareness about SADS (sudden arrhythmic death syndrome) Credit: Family photo

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.

WW1: Memories of the night a Zeppelin devastated Loughborough

During the first world war the weapons were powerful, destructive and designed to kill. The German Zeppelin was one that struck fear into the hearts of many.

The airships carried out several bombing raids across the UK.

Our reporter Phil Brewster has been speaking to one woman who remembers the night a Zeppelin devastated Loughborough.

Plane crash victims families to meet with Prime Minister

Richard Mayne, 20, was an undergraduate student at Leeds University. Credit: Facebook / Richard Mayne

The parents of Richard Mayne from Leicester who was killed when a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in Ukraine are expected to meet the Prime Minister today.

It's thought the family of Loughborough University student Ben Pocock, along with the families of the 9 other Britons killed, will also attend the meeting with David Cameron.

They died in the crash almost a fortnight ago.

Ben Pocock was studying at Loughborough University and originally from Bristol Credit: Facebook picture


Second student named among dead in plane crash

Debris from the Malaysian Airlines passenger plane that crashed last night killing 298 people. Credit: Reuters

A second student in the East Midlands has been named as one of those killed in the Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane crash.

20-year-old Ben Pocock had just completed the second year of his International Business BSc degree at Loughborough University and was travelling to Australia for a work placement.

Loughborough collision leaves 11-year-old in 'potentially life-threatening condition'

Collision location Credit: ITV News Central

Leicestershire Police are investigating a collision which they say has left an 11-year-old boy in a potentially life-threatening condition.

It happened just before 4:30 this afternoon on Warwick Way, Loughborough, near the junction with Braddon Road.

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