Tickets for the sold-out Aviva Premiership final have been on sale for more than four times their original face value.
Demand to see the East Midlands derby at Twickenham on Saturday has been unprecedented in the history of England's premier competition.
The Premiership's showpiece occasion has sold out faster than any other final in its history, and a crowd of more than 82,000 people will watch Leicester Tigers hunt a ninth English title, while Northampton Saints are aiming for their first.
Both Leicester and Northampton have sold out their allocation of 7,500 tickets for the game, with Tigers getting rid of their number in just 48 hours after the semi-final win against Harlequins.
While most supporters were able to snap up the vast majority of tickets at face value – and those sent to the participating clubs were priced at £40, £50 and £60 – others are now being advertised at well over that amount.
On the buyers and sellers website Viagogo on Monday, four tickets for the middle tier of the West Terrace were selling for £315 apiece.
Another website, Stubhub, had just 18 tickets for sale yesterday lunchtime.
Organisers have said they could have sold "more than 100,000 tickets" for the game, had Twickenham had the capacity.
It is obvious that the prospect of Tigers and Saints going head to head with the league title on the line is whetting the appetite of the country's fan-base in a massive way.
Dominic Hayes, Premiership Rugby's commercial director, said the interest in the game was great news for all concerned.
"The appeal of Aviva Premiership Rugby is at an all-time high and selling out the final so quickly this year is great news for professional club rugby in England," he said.
"Saturday's game has captured the public's imagination, and the buzz around a Tigers v Saints match on domestic rugby's biggest stage is huge.
"All 12 of our Premiership clubs will also be well represented at Twickenham on Saturday."
This is the sixth consecutive year that the Premiership final has sold out.
The match will be broadcast live on ESPN, Five Live and Talksport, with an extended highlights programme on ITV4 at 11.0 on Saturday night.
Talks between Leicester City and Bolton about a possible transfer for striker Jermaine Beckford are in deadlock over the possible fee.
Bolton are keen to recruit Beckford, who is surplus to requirements at City as he does not feature in boss Nigel Pearson's plans.
But the two clubs are some way apart in their valuations of the 29-year-old, who City signed from Everton two years ago for £2.5million.
While City know they will not recoup anywhere near their initial outlay for Beckford, they will not allow him to join the Trotters for next to nothing and there have been reports they have asked for £1m for the Jamaica international.
A resolution is unlikely to be reached within the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, City are reportedly among a group of clubs trying to sign defender Alex Baptiste.
Baptiste is out of contract this summer with Blackpool and there are a host of Championship clubs, and a couple of Premier League clubs, who have expressed an interest.
Derby manager Nigel Clough has publicly announced his interest, while Bolton are also known to be trying to woo the 27-year-old.
City are said to be interested, but yesterday Hull were also linked with Baptiste and the chance to return to the Premier League may prove to be the deal-clincher for the Tigers.
The fable of Jack and the Beanstalk has provided the unusual setting for a trial.
Youngsters at a primary school have been deciding if criminal charges should be brought against the son of the poor old widow for the alleged theft of a giant's bag of gold coins, a hen that lays golden eggs and a magical harp – and for the alleged murder of the giant.
The novel project at St Peter's CE Primary Academy, in Market Bosworth, has been run by law students from the University of Leicester as part of a study on children and the law.
In a mock trial, Jack was played by undergraduate Andrew Donaldson and the youngsters acted as jury members.
Dawn Watkins, senior law lecturer, who played the judge, said: "This helped us gain an understanding of what the children know about law and where it comes from.
"We hope to develop a programme that can be made available to other schools in Leicestershire. Its aim is to develop the children's legal literacy so that they develop an understanding of the law as an empowering force in their lives.
"At the same time, we hope to develop a module through which our students can work in schools as a part of their degree studies."
Final year law student Harriet Jones said: "The day started off with a trial, addressing the heinous acts of Jack, who came to infamy when he scaled the beanstalk.
"After this, the children were allowed to ask Jack questions and then decide upon their verdict.
"Jack was found guilty on the charge of theft and not guilty of murder, so he will no doubt soon be taken to Leicester Prison following his sentencing and mitigation hearing."
Surveyed afterwards, the pupils said despite his conviction for theft Jack was popular with most.
Cameron Collins, nine, said: "I enjoyed the play because I thought someone had actually been brought in handcuffs from the cells, but then I found out it was a role play.
"I liked it when we came in and talked about the different kinds of law and what we can and can't do."
Esther Button, nine, said: "I liked talking about really serious laws and not so serious laws."
In the fable, Jack meets a man on his way back from market who gives him five magic beans in exchange for a cow.
Overnight, they grow into a huge beanstalk which Jack climbs up, discovering a castle where a giant lives.
He steals a bag of gold, a magic hen and a golden harp, but the giant wakes and chases him down the beanstalk.
Jack and his mother cut it down and the giant falls to his death.
St Peter's head teacher Ralph Wood, said: "As a law graduate myself from the University of Leicester, I'm aware of how important it is for young people to get a good grasp of their rights and responsibilities.
"I very much look forward to establishing an ongoing project with the university that will be of great benefit to children and students."
A toilet tissue manufacturer has reported a five-fold increase in annual profits thanks to more upmarket products and higher output.
Sofidel UK, of Leicester, made an operating profit of £34 million in 2012, according to Companies' House figures. This compared to £6.46 million in 2011.
The company said it had increased production and efficiency after spending a seven-figure sum on new equipment.
Turnover rose from £90 million in 2011 to £230 million last year.
It sold 150 tonnes of tissue during the 12-month period. Two-thirds of this was supplied to supermarkets to sell under their own brands.
Operations manager Giuseppe Munari said: "We have made the company more efficient and reduced consumption of energy and water. Our output has been improved considerably."
A statement in the company's annual accounts said: "The strategy that led to this success consisted of focusing on achieving higher price lists and increasing volumes."
The increase in sales was also partly down to the fact some business was transferred from a sister business in Swansea.
Italian-owned Sofidel, Europe's largest tissue manufacturer, took over the manufacturing operation after buying LPC (Leicester Paper Convertors) in 2010.
The company has two paper mills in Waterside Road, Hamilton, which make the material used to create toilet and kitchen tissue and boxed tissues.
Production lines are based in nearby New Star Road and a site just off the A6 in Rothley. Toilet tissue accounts for around half of output and the company produces up to 2.8 million rolls of tissue a day.
It now employs about 500 people across the three sites after announcing 93 job cuts in 2011.
Pre-tax profit for 2012, which included interest payments and one-off earnings, was also £34 million. However, pre-tax profit in 2011 was skewed by a one-off sale of £83 million of shares.
LPC was founded in 1980 by Shiraz Dharamshi Tejani and his brothers. They are worth about £100 million, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.