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Leicester City footballers in Bangkok to pay respects to Vichai

Bangkok - Players and staff from Leicester City were set to arrive in Bangkok Sunday to attend a mourning rite for the club's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, whose death last week in a helicopter crash stunned the Premier League club.

Thai elite mourn Leicester City owner Vichai at elaborate funeral

Bangkok - The elaborate funeral of Leicester City's Thai owner and duty-free mogul Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha began at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok Saturday evening, as members of Thailand's business and political elite came in mourning garb to pay tribute to the ...

Vichai son vows to press on with Leicester City owner's 'big mission'

Bangkok - The youngest son of Leicester City's late Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha issued a heartfelt message of thanks Wednesday for the cascade of condolences that followed his father's death in a helicopter crash, vowing to "carry on his big vision".

Family, players pay tribute to Thai owner of Leicester City

Leicester - The family of the late Thai billionaire boss of Premier League club Leicester City laid a wreath on Monday at the site where his helicopter crashed as investigators began examining the aircraft's black box.

Four killed in building fire in central English city of Leicester

Leicester - Four people were killed and four more were in hospital on Monday after an explosion and fire destroyed a three-storey building in the central English city of Leicester, police said.

Four killed in building fire in central English city

Leicester - Four people were killed and four more were in hospital on Monday after an explosion and fire destroyed a three-storey building in the central English city of Leicester, police said.

No sign Leicester 'explosion' linked to terror: police

London - British police said Sunday there was no indication a reported explosion and building collapse that injured at least six people in Leicester, a central English city, was linked to terrorism.

Myanmar fans get fleeting glimpse of Foxes

Myanmar football fans flocked Sunday to see newly-crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City as they made a whirlwind visit to Yangon and took in the city's stunning Shwedagon Pagoda.

Bangkok orgy and racist sex tape that changed the Foxes' fortunes

Bangkok - It was billed as a goodwill trip and a chance to unwind after a heroic relegation escape, instead Leicester City's close-season Thai tour became the turning point in their improbable title charge -- all thanks to a racist sex tape.

Ajay Naik: revolutionising music education Special

Leicester - The Leicester-based founder of Echo Factory, the only music school in the Midlands that offers degree courses in music performance and in music business, chats to Digital Journal.

First frosts of winter in Leicester and Yorkshire, United Kingdom Special

Winter hasn't hardened its grip on the UK yet. I was fortunate to be in Yorkshire on its first frosty weekend and spent a glorious day in the Yorkshire Dales. Closer to home, frost layers sugar coatings on parks and fields creating wintry landscapes.

Photo Essay: The birds of Abbey Park Special

Leicester - Purchased from the Earl of Dysart as part of a flood alleviation scheme in 1876, Abbey Park in Leicestershire remains popular with children because of its access to wildlife.

Leicester Cathedral hosts past and present English monarchs Special

Leicester - Thanks to the discovery of the last Plantagenet king -- Richard III, and the first jubilee visit by Queen Elizabeth II, Leicester Cathedral has enjoyed a resurrection of public interest.

Richard III exhibition attracts more than 50,000 visitors Special

Leicester - A major exhibition telling the story of King Richard III, his life and times and the search for his lost remains is open until 2014 at the Guildhall, close to Leicester Cathedral. So far the exhibition has attracted more than 50,000 visitors.

Researchers say remains found in Leicester are King Richard III

Leicester - After several hundreds of years of not knowing where the final remains of King Richard III were, the tests regarding the human remains found under a Leicester parking lot are in. The body has been proven to be that of King Richard III.

Are tests on remains of King Richard III conclusive? Not just yet

Leicester - It appears that the results on whether or not the remains of King Richard III were buried under a Leicester parking lot are not yet ready to be announced, but will be soon. It is strongly believed by many that these remains are of King Richard III.

The English Defence League (EDL) peacefully protest in Leicester

Leicester - On Saturday 4 February 2012, the EDL peacefully protested in Leicester in their first national demonstration of the year.

Tommy Robinson’s New Year Message January 2012

Luton - Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon), the leader of the EDL (English Defence League), has released a video diary message to clear up a few issues and communicate the organisation’s plans for the new year.

Robber Uses Girlfriend's Vibrator

Nicki Jex of Leicester needed a weapon to rob Ladbrokes last 27 December 2006 to get £600 in cash. Jex used a carrier bag to transform the sex toy into a gun. Pointing the vibrator at the manager of the store it appears the disguise worked.
 

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The base of Wolsey s monument echoes the faith of the former abbey.  Give him a little earth for cha...
The base of Wolsey's monument echoes the faith of the former abbey. "Give him a little earth for charity," it says.
In 2008  a study revealed that the magpie was the first nonmammalian species to recognize itself in ...
In 2008, a study revealed that the magpie was the first nonmammalian species to recognize itself in a mirror.
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The Victorian clock tower in Leicester city centre.
The Victorian clock tower in Leicester city centre.
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With a beautiful long neck  this swan glides effortlessly across the River Soar.
With a beautiful long neck, this swan glides effortlessly across the River Soar.
Geese and their young. Another generation of birds is born to be fed by little hands.
Geese and their young. Another generation of birds is born to be fed by little hands.
Winter sunrise in Leicester  UK
Winter sunrise in Leicester, UK
Majestic. It s hard to beat the beauty and graceful elegance of swans. This male proudly swam amid a...
Majestic. It's hard to beat the beauty and graceful elegance of swans. This male proudly swam amid a flock of swans and fluffed up his wings to announce his presence.
Content and unafraid  this avian sits quietly for a photo.
Content and unafraid, this avian sits quietly for a photo.
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Cavendish House: The center top window still bears scorch marks.
Cavendish House: The center top window still bears scorch marks.
Echo Factory
Echo Factory
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All that remains of Leicester Abbey  dismantled during Henry VIII s dissolution of the monasteries.
All that remains of Leicester Abbey, dismantled during Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries.
And the walls came down  just a few years after Cardinal Wolsey cheated Henry VIII out of a trial  L...
And the walls came down, just a few years after Cardinal Wolsey cheated Henry VIII out of a trial, Leicester Abbey was dismantled.
Leicester winter park scene
Leicester winter park scene
Winter sunrise in Leicester park
Winter sunrise in Leicester park
Ajay Naik
Ajay Naik
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A popular meeting place for fowl of all types  the weir is a hangout for local wildlife and a  dare ...
A popular meeting place for fowl of all types, the weir is a hangout for local wildlife and a "dare to walk," prank for teens.
The striking male Mandarin Duck with his reddish beak and whiskers.
The striking male Mandarin Duck with his reddish beak and whiskers.

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