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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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Archaeologists discover bronze remains of Iron Age chariot

Leicester archaeologists have made a remarkable discovery of the decorated bronze remains of an Iron Age chariot at Burrough Hill Iron Age hillfort.

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King Richard III's last journey revealed

New gallery receives planning permission

Thought leadership: 'Ruthless narcissists' on The Apprentice

Richard's journey 

Embrace arts 

The Apprentice 

The route for the cortege which will transport Richard III's remains has been revealed.

Plans for a new exhibition space for Embrace Arts have been approved.

Professor Martin Parker discusses the tenth series of The Apprentice.

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A recipe for success from Great British Bake Off contestant Ali

In this podcast, former Great British Bake Off contestant Ali Imdad discusses how was inspired to bake during his student days at the University of Leicester.

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Rare type of pollen spotted

King Richard III’s death

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys

Scientists have observed a rare type of pollen in the air at levels not seen for more than four decades which could bring further misery for hayfever sufferers.

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.

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