Welcome to the News Centre

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.

Headline News

Earth observation 

Earth observation centre receives £23m for world-class environmental science

Funding comes as Leicester environment and space scientist takes up appointment as Director of National Centre for Earth Observation.

News Highlights

New drug hope for cervical cancer patients

Exciting progress in Blazing Car murder investigation

Kidney charity invests over £400,000 into renal research

Cervical cancer 

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Kidney donation 

Professor Paul Symonds leads study into new treatment for cervical cancer.

DNA samples from nine families taken for analysis to identify car fire victim.

Four research projects receive funding from Kidney Research UK.

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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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