Pukaar News – Leicester

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A shisha smoking session is the equivalent of smoking a hundred cigarettes, according to the charity, British Heart Foundation (BHF).   Using the Freedom of Information Act the charity obtained information revealing the number...
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Leicester-based Asian people are being invited to share their memories to mark the 40th anniversary of their expulsion from Uganda.   Community members attended a special event held at the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre on Rothley...
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As Sir Peter Soulsby approaches his first year in office Pukaar News had the opportunity to speak with the Mayor of Leicester and ask him about what has been his toughest challenge since taking office and his plans for the future of the...
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 Image courtesy: Leicester's Hospitals Dr Anne Thomas, consultant oncologist, Dr Simon Oldroyd, of Hope Against Cancer and Dr Nicky Rudd, medical lead cancer, heamotology and oncology.   Building work is under way on a cutting...
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For a keen triathlete like Garry Kendall, competing in an Ironman triathlon was a dream a little out of his reach due to the expensive entry fee – that is until his best friend Andy Frost stepped in to contribute.   Andy, 55, suffers...
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On March 8th Leicester has the honour of being the first city in the UK that the Queen will visit as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour. In the lead up to this very special occasion Leicester Cathedral is giving local people the opportunity to...
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A fund made up of unneeded winter fuel payments has provided a ‘lifeline’ for vulnerable people by raising £15000 so far this winter.   Paul and Sue Newman, a retired couple from Glenfield, felt they did not need the Government...
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Graduations from De Montfort University have taken place for the first time at the 61 million pound Curve theatre in Leicester. The venue marks a change for the university where until now graduation ceremonies have traditionally taken place at...
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Athletes created a splash at the Swimathon launch event in Leicester in a bid to encourage more locals to take up the sport.   The event, held on Thursday 5th January at the Aylestone Leisure Centre, ahead of the 2012 Swimathon...
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Image courtesy: Sally Evans The infamous British camping holiday has long been rich territory for comedy writers. The obvious humour lies in the gap, or rather the chasm, that exists between our idealised vision of a relaxing weekend away and the...
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Image courtesy: De Montfort Hall Oh My God You Guys, Legally Blonde - The Musical is totally amazing! The show is one enormous glitzy extravaganza which dazzles the senses and leaves you with a heart-warming moral at its show stopping conclusion....
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Steven Sondeim’s Gypsy, based on the memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, is considered to be no less than one of the greatest musicals of all time. Up there with such works as West Side Story and Chicago, Gypsy offers the...
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Oliver Bloor (Bass), Paul Cole (Drums) and Greg Shute (Guitar and Vocals) Sally Hossack (Vocals and Flute) and Mike Sole (Keyboards)   Hot on the heels of the release of their first release Extended Play Leicester five-piece Free Control...
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 Image courtesy: The Little TheatreThe Glass Menagerie displays many of the recognisable characteristics that made Tennessee Williams one of the most popular playwrights of the 20th Century. The play’s setting in the Deep South, strained family...
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