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The News Centre, which consists of the Press Office and Corporate Communications, welcomes news and event information from across the University and provides a central source for media enquiries, both proactively by contacting journalists about our latest research and events, and also reactively by providing expert commentators on a daily basis.

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Richard III

New study gives blow-by-blow account of the injuries inflicted on King Richard III’s body

Scientists use modern forensic techniques to identify most likely cause of King Richard III’s death at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug 22, 1485.

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A love story 700 years in the making

Scientists probe the mystery of hours-long celestial explosions

Inventor of DNA fingerprinting reflects on career highlights on milestone 30th anniversary of discovery

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Archaeologists uncover skeletons holding hands and a plethora of relics at the 'lost' Chapel of St Morrell.

Physicists have shed light on the origin of the most powerful explosions in the universe.

Interview with Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys about the discovery of genetic fingerprinting at the University of Leicester marks 30th anniversary of monumental invention.

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Memories of Joe Orton by his sister

In this podcast interview recorded by the News Centre, Leicester-born playwright Joe Orton's sister, Leonie Orton Barnett shares her memories of her infamous brother as the University celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first play, Entertaining Mr Sloane.

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King Richard III’s death

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys

The University during WWI

Video piecing together last moments of King Richard III's life and injuries he sustained at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug 22, 1485.

Interview with Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys about the discovery of genetic fingerprinting at the University of Leicester marks 30th anniversary of monumental invention.

In this video, Colin Hyde describes what Leicester and the site of the University as we know it today, were like during the First World War.

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