November 12th, 2015Thousands of people from across the country came to Leicester last night to watch the annual Diwali celebrations.
Around 37,000 people attended the festivities which took place on Leicester's Golden Mile and Cossington Street Recreation Ground.
Diwali, known as the festival of light, is celebrated...By November 12th, 20150 comments
November 3rd, 2015Tens of thousands of people gathered on Leicester's famous Golden Mile on Sunday to watch the annual switching on of the Diwali lights.
An estimated thirty five thousand people turned out to witness the Diwali lights switch-on, which is now a celebrated multicultural event and a Leicester tradition which has...By November 3rd, 20150 comments
June 19th, 2015A collective of dancers and performers known as BollyMobUK were out in London on Wednesday (17 June) treating the public to a number of Bollywood inspired flashmobs.
The group of around 50 dancers, compromising mainly of students from Shiamak Davar's The Dance Academy, took to the streets of the countries...By June 19th, 20150 comments
December 12th, 2014Today an online ballot has gone live which gives members of the public the chance to apply for seats for the re-burial of King Richard III.
In exactly 100 days a week of events will begin which will see the remains of King Richard III re-buried at Leicester Cathedral. The online ballot for 200 invitations for each of the...By December 12th, 20140 comments
December 5th, 2014Hundreds of seats will be available to the public for Richard III reinterment, Leicester Cathedral has announced today.
On Friday 12 December, 100 days before the reinterment of King Richard III, Leicester Cathedral will open an online ballot, so members of the public can apply for seats to attend the...By December 5th, 20140 comments
November 18th, 2014The Rt Revd Tim Stevens, has announced that he is to retire next year.
Bishop Tim will be retiring on 11 July 2015, after completing 16 years as Diocesan Bishop. He was was appointed Bishop of Leicester in June 1999 and has held several national roles including Convenor of the Bishops in the House of Lords since...By November 18th, 20140 comments
September 17th, 2014The University of Leicester have revealed the injuries inflicted on King Richard III during the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 thanks to new research.
According to the research a total of eleven injuries were found, with nine to his skull and one on his ribs and one to the pelvis. There were several injuries that...By September 17th, 20140 comments
August 8th, 2014The remains of King Richard III will be buried at Leicester Cathedral on 26 March next year.
The seven day programme of events will start on Sunday, March 22, with the University of Leicester transporting the Kings remains from Leicester to Bosworth.
The coffin will then be carefully transported...By August 8th, 20140 comments
July 26th, 2014Today saw the opening of the much anticipated King Richard III visitor centre in Leicester. The £4million centre was opened this morning by Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby, surrounded by a crowd of excited visitors and characters dressed in medieval costumes, knight on stilts, Jesters and the Leicester Town...By July 26th, 20140 comments
July 22nd, 2014Short preview of Leicester's latest attraction, King Richard III Visitor Centre. The new centre opens to the public on Saturday.
The new King Richard III visitor centre: Dynasty, Death and Discovery is located just 100 steps away from Leicester Cathedral where King Richard III will be reburied in spring...By July 22nd, 20140 comments
July 3rd, 2014
This weekend celebrates the public opening of Leicester’s new £2.5 million Cathedral Gardens.
The weekend long ‘Garden of Life’ event for the people of Leicestershire begins on Saturday 5 July, it will mark the first time that the new Leicester Cathedral gardens have been open to the public.
There...By July 3rd, 20140 comments
May 23rd, 2014Today saw the grand opening of Leicester's new food hall.
Hundreds of shoppers flooded through the doors at the opening today after the ribbon was cut by City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby and Jade Pole from Country Fayre.
The 5,500sqft building provides a new home for the eight traders re-locating from...By May 23rd, 20140 comments
March 4th, 2014
Thousands of motorsport fans turned out for Mallory Parks reopening on Saturday, after it reopened to the public after closing following a row with neighbours over noise.
The Leicestershire circuit wants to improve relations with neighbours after the previous operators went bust following extensive legal...By March 4th, 20140 comments
January 31st, 2014
It has been revealed today that the nine-week option has been chosen for the demolition of the Belgrave flyover after members of the public were involved in a two-week consultation to decide the best method for the work. The result was announced by City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby and Keith Vaz MP for Leicester East, following...By January 31st, 20140 comments
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