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Tigers launch foundation to get more involved in rugby

Leicester Tigers want to get more involved in rugby Credit: ITV News

Leicester Tigers has launched its own foundation to use rugby to get more people involved with the sport.

It is particularly aimed at getting women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities to take part, as well as encouraging and inspiring young people to learn new skills outside of the classroom.

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Dozens protest against plans to build on a park in Rugby

Dozens of people in Rugby turned out to protest against plans to build more than 60 new homes on a recreational site and park.

Protesters at Oakfield Recreation Ground site Credit: ITV News Central

Families with children and dogs joined together at Oakfield Recreation Ground site this morning to show their strength of feeling.

Residents say they are concerned about the impact a housing development would have on traffic and schools, and say it's the only place for their children to play.

In a statement Heart of England Co-operative Society, who own the land, say they are acutely aware of the strength of feeling amongst local residents and say discussions are continuing and, as yet, no planning application has been submitted.

England Women's rugby team awarded Freedom of Rugby Borough

England Women's rugby team have been awarded the Freedom of Rugby Borough today in recognition for winning the 2014 Rugby World Cup.

A special ceremony was held at Rugby town hall to honour the team, followed by a civic reception.

England beat Canada 21-9 in the final earlier this year.

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