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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.

Children to experience World War evacuation on railway

The Great Central Railway in Loughborough Credit: ITV News Central

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.

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.

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