BBC Rugby man dies

BBC Radio Leicester's voice of rugby union has died at the age of 89. Van Hopkins was the first voice of local rugby team The Tigers and commentated on them for over 20 years. Special tribute programmes are planned for the easter weekend on the station.

Radio Leicester managing editor Kate Squire said: "Van was an inspirational broadcaster, a founder of local radio sport and a true professional. His passion for the Tigers was infectious. We will miss him."

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