Pukaar News – Leicester

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  It was a proud day for Leicester, as it is the only place in the East Midlands to host a flame celebration as part of the paralympic Torch relay.  Crowds gathered to welcome it and also take part in a wealth of sporting activities...
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Leicester’s official Flame Celebrations for the Paralympic Games, the international sporting competition featuring disabled athletes, took place at this afternoon at Humberstone Gate. The city is just one of 33 communities across the UK that will...
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  There have been countless protests outside the Pakistan Embassy in London, on Wednesday 22 August it was no different. People gathered to demonstrate against the arrest of Rimsha Masih, an 11 year old girl with down syndrome.  She...
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  Many families gathered in Syston on Friday 24 August to march over the closure of the children's heart surgery unit at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.   They were protesting about a government review which decided to end...
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GCSE results are a nervous time for many students and their parents, but for one Father he had a double dose of nerves.  Barnie Choudhury had taken a GCSE in Maths decades after first taking his 'O' levels....
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One of the highlights of Summer Sundae 2012 was Billy Bragg’s acoustic set; a celebration of the centenary of the birth of singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie. When Guthrie passed away in 1967 he left behind a treasure trove of song lyrics. The...
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Summer Sundae 2012 not only lived up to but exceeded all expectations leading up to the event. With more bands and stages than ever before the festival really did offer something for everyone. With headline acts Katy B, Ocean Colour Scene and Public...
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  For almost a month now, millions of Muslims have been fasting as part of the holy month of Ramadan, they abstain from eating during daylight hours and break their fast when the sun has set.   The Federation of Muslim...
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A ground-breaking Leicestershire arts project has celebrated the success of its first graduates at the Curve Theatre in Leicester.   Eleven young people, aged 16 to 25, of the Arts Entrepreneurs project were commended for setting up...
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  A multifaith Vigil was held in Leicester town centre yesterday in memory of the six people who were killed in the US shooting at a Gurdwara in Wisconsin last week.  The vigil was organised by Leicester Council of Faiths,...
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  On Friday 10 August over 2500 bhangra dancers took part in a mas dance to break the bhangra world record of 2100 bhangra dancers performing at the same time.  The record took place at Sant Nirankari Mandal in Wednesbury in the West...
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