Pukaar News – Leicester

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The England Women’s Kabaddi Team are preparing to participate in the 5th Kabaddi World Cup due to take place in India in December.  This will be the fourth time the team have competed and will be up against the USA, Denmark, Pakistan, New Zealand...
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A 28 year old man has died and a woman has been arrested after a multi vehicle crash involving seven cars and a lorry on the M1 near Leicester.     The road was closed northbound between junction 21a and 22 from around...
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Two trees were planted in Castle Park yesterday to commemorate the victims of domestic and sexual violence.  It's the start of a new campaign designed to encourage victims of domestic and sexual violence to get help and support.   On...
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Former battery hens who now live at Pets’ Corner in Abbey Park have received knitted Christmas jumpers after feeling the cold this winter.   Textiles students from Sir Jonathan North Community College, picked up their knitting needles...
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Leicester Riders lost to the Glasgow Rocks on Sunday in the BBL Cup quarter final.  The game ended 84 - 85.   Glasgow started the match strong and by the third quarter, the Riders were 20 points down.  In the final quarter Leicester...
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Thousand of Sikhs took to the streets of Leicester today to take part in the annual Nagar Kirtan parade, as they celebrate the birthday of the first Guru, Nanak Dev Ji.   The parade was lead by the Panj Pyaras or the five Sikh clerics,...
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Six former shops are set to be demolished over the coming weekend, as the site prepares for the construction of Leicester’s new £13.5 million Haymarket bus station.   Work will begin work to bring down the small block of vacant...
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The theft of lead from church roofs continues to be a major problem in Leicestershire.  Just this week over 3 tonnes of lead was stolen from St. Mary's Church in Cotesbach near Lutterworth.   Liz Hudson, communications director for the...
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A man from Nottingham is still missing, six weeks after he disappeared following a family party.   Twenty four year old, Baljeev Johal left the party in Warwickshire in the early hours of October 5th.     He was...
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The Rt Revd Tim Stevens, has announced that he is to retire next year.   Bishop Tim will be retiring on 11 July 2015, after completing 16 years as Diocesan Bishop.  He was was appointed Bishop of Leicester in June 1999 and has held...
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Leicester's Christmas lights were switched on over the weekend at an event attended by thousands in the city centre.  The switch-on of the city centre’s 20,000 lights took place on a specially built stage at the bottom of Humberstone Gate and...
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