Even though it's nearly 50 years since man first landed on the moon, hopes of reaching other planets are still a distant dream - but not in the mind of one Midlands man.
David A. Hardy's imagination has helped the rest of us visualise what life on other worlds might look like - and his work has been celebrated across this one. Andy Bevan has his story.
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A consultation begins today on how Leicester's Golden Mile could look if a proposed revamp is given the go-ahead.
After a dry start with some sunny spells, cloud will thicken to bring some outbreaks of rain across the region from late morning.
After a largely fine morning with some sunshine, cloud and showery rain will gradually spread in from the west from early afternoon.