Pukaar News – Leicester

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The old Market Hall at Leicester's Market is due to be demolished at the start of the new year.   As part of the wider regeneration of the area, the ageing 1970s building which houses parts of the indoor market and the market offices, has...
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People from across the Midlands have been remembering those killed in the Pakistan school attack.   141 people, mainly children lost their lives in the attack which took place on Tuesday at an army run school in Peshawar, a city in the...
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Over 130 people, mostly children have been killed in Peshawar, Pakistan, when the Taliban attacked an Army run school say officials.     Around 500 students and teachers were thought to have been in the school at the time of...
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Voting is now open for people to nominate Leicester's historic market to become Britain's favourite market.       More than 100,000 votes were cast in the competition last year, with Ashton-Under-Lyne winning the...
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Melton MenCap a voluntary organisation that supports people with learning disabilities, has received £500 from Police in Melton, after the charity helped recruit a community volunteer to assist local officers.   Gavin Devlin was...
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A charity based in Leicester will give toys to around 4000 underprivileged children this Christmas.  Toys on Table have collected roughly 7000 toys so far and aims to collect 8000 in total.   On Wednesday Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter...
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The lights on the Meryl Vaz Christmas tree were switched on at a ceremony attended by dozens of people on Friday night.    Bhasker Patel who plays Rishi Sharma on the television soap Emmerdale did the honour along with Leicester Lord...
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A truce which saw enemy soldiers playing football together on Christmas Day 100 years ago will be remembered at an event at Newarke Houses Museum in Leicester.   On Sunday, local historian Dr John Sutton will be exploring the story of...
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Firefighters were called out to a blaze at a disused factory on Belgrave Street in Leicester, in the early hours of this morning.   It was discovered alight at around 3am.   By 9am the fire had been put out and the remainder of...
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Properties in the Greyfriars area of Leicester city centre are set to benefit from major improvements, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.   Leicester City Council will receive a grant of £1.1 Million from the Heritage...
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