Leicester

Breast In Show: World's Perkiest Potato Is Unearthed

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Is this not the breast vegetable you’ve ever seen? (Sigh.) The buxom-looking spud was revealed at Farndon Fields farm shop in Market Harborough o...

'Paul, I'm Divorcing You. BTW I'm Keeping The Dog'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

Hell hath no fury… A man was served a nasty shock along with his evening tipple in a bar in Wales after his soon to be ex-wife announced she was div...

POLL: Where Should Richard III Be Buried?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

It's probably not the final chapter that King Richard III had in mind. The battle over his remains will reach the High Court on Tuesday, with his d...

Leicester: England's Forgotten City

Chris Whiting | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Whiting

To be clear, I'm under no disillusions. I realise Leicester will never be an iconic city of the world like Paris or New York but as far as Britain goes, Leicester, in my opinion is one of the best cities there is.

Happy Birthday, Richard III...

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

On this day back in 1452, King Richard III was born. The last Plantagenet king, who was born at Fotheringhay, Northants, would surely not have expe...

King Richard III Suffered From A Roundworm Infection

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

King Richard III suffered from an infection of roundworm, analysis of his skeleton has revealed. The body of the king, who ruled England from 1483-...

'The War Of The Roses Appear To Be Returning'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

A judge has granted relatives of King Richard III permission to challenge plans to rebury the Plantagenet's remains in Leicester, but warned both side...

'Double Coffin' Mystery At Richard III Burial Site

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

The mystery surrounding the burial of Richard III under what became a Leicester car park has deepened yet further, with the discovery of a strange cof...

WATCH: Keith Vaz Dances Gangnam Style

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Politics

This is a video of Keith Vaz MP dancing Gangnam Style, in one of the most toe-curling displays of arm-shaking, foot-galloping 'giddy up' since Eamonn ...

The King's Head

PA | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is going on display in Leicester's Guildhall on the first stop of a nationwide tour. The model, which g...

My Vaisakhi Sewa

Jon Ashworth | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

One of the most exciting things about representing Leicester is being part of city of so many faiths. We have our splendid churches, our mosques, hindu temples, synagogues, a Jain temple and of course our Gurdwaras. I'm proud that we are city that celebrates every major religious festival.

'You're Getting F*** All'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK

An angry divorcee in Coalville, Leicester, has hung up a sign outside his house aimed at his ex-wife following what appears to be an acrimonious split...

What A Day To Be Baptised (PICTURES)

PA | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK

The most important day of the Christian calendar will be especially memorable for a handful of people who have been baptised outdoors as the UK is in ...

Richard III To Be Buried In 'Simple Dignity' In Leicester Cathedral

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

There will be no grand tomb marking the final resting place of King Richard III, cathedral chiefs say. The design brief for Richard's tomb has been...

Which Will Be The Next UK City Of Culture?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Eleven contenders have put their names forward to become the next UK City of Culture in 2017. Culture minister Ed Vaizey announced the bids which i...

Jessica Elgot

Can Knitting On Trees Stop Crime?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

Knitting might be proven to help prevent stress, manage depression and lower blood pressure - but few realise it can also fight crime. Neighbourhoo...

Leicester: Milking Richard III For All He's Worth

Vikki Geary | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK
Vikki Geary

When the bones of the king were discovered in a car park in Leicester, the East Midlands wasted no time in smartening itself up ready for tourists to pour in. And pour in they certainly did: a temporary exhibition outside the Guildhall attracted over 4,000 visitors in its first weekend.

Man Sentenced Over Pig's Head At Muslim Centre

PA | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK

A man who left a pig's head on the steps of a Muslim community centre is due to be sentenced today. Liam Ferrar has admitted dumping the frozen hea...

Planet Appetite: Richard III - Leicester's Search for a King Exhibition Opens in the Guildhall, Leicester

Rupert Parker | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Now that it's positive that the bones found buried beneath a car park are those of King Richard III, Leicester is staging an exhibition about the find...

David Cameron is Richard III - With Apologies to the Bard

Robin Lustig | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Enter Richard III, who in this production closely resembles David Cameron.

The Battle For RIchard's Remains: Leicester Trumps York

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

It was a battle fought with online petitions rather than swords and longbows. The tussle for the remains of Richard III has pitted Leicester agains...

A State Funeral for Richard III?

Jon Ashworth | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

So we have received the news that Richard III fans have been waiting for. The skeletal remains found last year in Greyfriars car park in my Leicester South constituency are indeed those of Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England.

Police Jokingly Offer Free iPad To Thieves Who Hand Themselves In

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

Leicester Police have taken a dynamic new approach to catching offenders it seems, with a tweet on Sunday offering criminals a free iPad to be picked ...

Three Arrested After Pig's Head Left At Muslim Centre

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK

Three people have been arrested after a frozen pig's head was left outside a community centre being used as a Muslim place of worship. Leicestershi...

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: Dec 17th- Dec 23rd 2012

Kat Jackman | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

We may very well be in the middle of preparations for our grand finale show of the Emerging Icons Live Tour this week; but that's not to say that we're not already looking ahead to what other gigs we have to look forward to.