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  Monday 30 July saw De Montfort University's new £8 million leisure centre complex open to the public.  The centre named The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre boasts a 25 metre six-lane swimming pool, sports hall,...
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  Leicester South MP Jon Ashworth is planning on fasting for a day during the sacred Muslim month of Ramadan.  Pukaar News will be covering the day during his fast as well as following other Muslims in Leicester.  Full report coming...
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    On Friday 10 August an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most Bhangra Dancers performing at the same time will take place at Sant Nirankari Mandal in the West Midlands.  The event has been organised by...
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  Deputy Lord Mayor and Leicester Council of Faiths Chair, Councillor Manjula Sood has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by De Montfort University in recognition of outstanding achievements in her field. The former Lord...
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Sadly women may have to wait a little longer to compete in Race for Life 2012 as the event has had to be postponed once again due to continued heavy flooding at Western Park, Leicester.   Event organisers had to make the difficult...
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Leicestershire women are all set to take part in an open-air race in a bid to raise funds for a cancer charity.   After being postponed because of bad weather, female runners of all ages and abilities will be taking part in the 5km or...
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  Sunday 15 July saw thousands of visitors from across the city and county come to the Leicester Mela as the city centre was taken over with live Asian music, dance, food, fashion, arts and culture.  Spread across Humberstone Gate,...
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The annual celebration of live music, dance, food, fashion, art and culture that is the Leicester Belgrave Mela took place this Sunday July 16th.   The festival, which has now reached its 30th year, attracted thousands of people from...
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In 1972, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin ordered all Asians out of the country, which led to around 10,000 arriving in Leicester.   40 years on and their arrival has been brought to life in 'Kampala to Leicester'  at New Walk Museum to...
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45th day of the London Olympic Torch Relay saw the torch being carried through Leicestershire and Leicester and ending up at Abbey Park with a special celebration event.  Thousands lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the torch and cheer on...
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The search is on for new local talent for the annual Midlands Black music festival (Bass Festival).   Local company 2Funky Arts is inviting music fans and artists from across Leicestershire to get involved in the seventh Bass Festival...
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