Pukaar News – Leicester

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  A GP from Loughborough has been appointed MBE for his work on palliative care for children. Dr Satbir Singh Jassal, director of Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough, said he was dumbstruck and overwhelmed to be honoured by the Queen....
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  This Saturday saw Leicester Cathedral, Leicester City Council and faith organisations join together for an afternoon of thanksgiving and tributes. It started off with a gathering in Nelson Mandela Park, followed by a walk by young...
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Leicester’s home-grown singing sensation Sam Bailey was named the winner of the 2013 X-Factor in a dramatic final at Wembley Arena on Sunday night.   The 36 year-old former prison warden from Leicester Forest East saw off fierce...
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  X Factor finalist Sam Bailey arrived for her homecoming gig at the Athena in Leicester.  She was greeted by thousands of screaming fans who had been waiting patiently since the afternoon.  She spent roughly 30 minutes meeting and...
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Events commemorating the life and work of Nelson Mandela will take place across Leicester this Saturday.   Leicester Cathedral, Leicester City Council and faith organisations will be joining together for an afternoon of thanksgiving and...
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This weekend saw the Leicester riders trounce the Plymouth Raiders at home at the John Sandford centre in the BBL Cup Semi Final 2nd leg.  The game ended 104 - 77 which means the Riders will be in the BBL Cup Final in January at the NIA in...
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  Leading figures across the city have joined with the public in paying their respects to the late South African leader, Nelson Mandela, who died last week in Johannesburg at the age of 95.   Speaking after he signed the Book...
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  American civil rights campaigner Reverend Jesse Jackson was in Leicester today for the opening of a new park that was renamed in his honour.   The reverend joined City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby and Leicester East MP Kieth Vaz...
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  Last night saw the arrival of nine enormous wooden beams which were shipped from Denmark where they had to be constructed.  The beams which were transported by lorry and ferry, heading to Leicester via Harwich, will form the supports...
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An awards scheme recognising the area’s most inspiring young people has been launched.   The Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Lady Gretton, is urging people to nominate teenagers who have made an outstanding contribution to...
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The first Indian Visa Centre in Leicester was officially opened in the city on Friday in a lavish ceremony.   The 20-year campaign to establish a Visa Centre in Leicester has come to an end with the opening of the service at the Peepul...
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  This weekend saw the Leicester Riders achieve another victory, by beating the Manchester Giants 89 - 87 at home at the John Sandford Sports Centre.     Both teams were neck and neck with just 1.7 seconds to go until...
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Thanks to a new partnership with NCP, Leicester Royal Infirmary is now able to offer additional parking spaces.   From this Sunday, patients, visitors and primary carers will be able to park in the NCP Welford Road car park (above...