Pukaar News – Leicester

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  Dozens of members of Leicester’s Hindu community gathered on Belgrave Road, to formally celebrate the birth of Prince George of Cambridge.   In the Hindu religion, the sixth day of a baby’s birth is when the God of...
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  Leicester’s legend of sport and rock joined forces this weekend to compete against one another in a charity football match.   Fans at Quorn Football Club saw the likes of boxer Rendall Munroe, former captain of the England...
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Excitement surrounding the now-famous Grey Friars site has not waned since King Richard III was discovered there last September, and now archaeologists from the University of Leicester have another reason to celebrate, with the unearthing of a...
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  Wistow Maze is one of the countries largest maize mazes and has re-opened for the summer.  This year the maze has taken a historic theme due to the finding of King Richard III's remains, and has taken on his emblem, a wild...
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  The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Maria Miller arrived in Leicester today to experience a small taste of what is hoping to score the city its UK City of Culture title in 2017.     With a wealth of...
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With Ramadan currently being observed across the city since 10 July, Labour MP for Leicester South, Jon Ashworth will be repeating his fasting experience from last year and undertaking the fast on Wednesday 24 July.   Jon wanted to...
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Leicester Cathedral has announced that the remains of Richard III will be buried with honour beneath a raised tomb within a specially created area in the Cathedral.   The reinterment will cost around £1 million, which includes...
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  De Montfort Halls grand organ has been recorded to form part of the soundtrack to Curve's community production of Sweeney Todd which runs from 30 July to 11 August at Curve.   For tickets and more information go to...
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  Leicester welcomed the 15-strong motorcycle club, the Khalsa Bikers into the city today, as part of their charity tour across Great Britain, which takes place from Wednesday 17 to Sunday 21 July.   Revving their way to Guru...
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  University of Leicester achieved an incredible feat yesterday at the Heist Marketing awards where they dominated the ceremony with six awards out of a possible fifteen.   Now in its 24th year the Heist awards praise the...
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  A police investigation has been launched after a woman's body was found on St Matthew's Estate this morning.   Police have confirmed they are treating the woman's death as suspicious.   Leicestershire Police were...
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  To celebrate its 5th birthday, Curve theatre is calling on Leicester to dig out their childhood photos in order to create a unique Photo Mosaic, to be unveiled on Saturday 7 September at the theatre’s Birthday Open...
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  Owners of Mallory Park racing circuit in Hinckley in Leicestershire have said it could close when the council presses ahead with legal action.  The circuit is having to limit its number of race days to 92 a year.   Last...
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A fifth person has been arrested after an assault on Evington Road in Leicester which took place yesterday evening at around 7pm.   The victim thought to be 18 years-old, is in a stable condition at Leicester Royal...
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