Pukaar News – Leicester

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The father of a boy who survived a Taliban attack on a Pakistani army school by pretending to be dead, speaks to Pukaar News about his son’s ordeal.   The Nawaz family are struggling to deal with the loss of one of their sons in the...
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The Leicester @ the Cross event will return for a second year, with thousands of people expected to attend on Good Friday.   The preparations are already under way for this years event, which will take place from 11am - 12noon on...
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Firefighters in Leicestershire are on a 24 hour strike today along with the rest of the country in a long running dispute with the government over pensions. The strike started at 7am this morning.   Leicestershire Fire and Rescue...
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Hundreds of worshippers were evacuated as a fire broke out in a store room on the third floor of a Leicester city Gurdwara today.   Inside pictures: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue   Fire crews were called to East Park...
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Leicester-based charity LOROS are seeking volunteers to help with marshalling at their annual Twilight Walk.     On Saturday the 25th of April, participants will gather at the King Power Stadium to commence the 10k Twilight...
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The New Walk Centre may have been part of the skyline of Leicester for more than 40 years, but it took seconds for them to come crashing down in a controlled demolition today.     The two towers which were the headquarters of...
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The final leg of Richard III ceremonial procession in March has been announced.     Preparations are under way to bring King Richard III’s mortal remains to their final resting place at Leicester Cathedral.   His...
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This Sunday will see Leicester's New Walk Centre brought down into a huge pile of rubble during a controlled demolition.   The former headquarters of Leicester City Council will use a method which will collapse the two towers within their...
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The personal prayer book of Richard III will be in Leicester during the kings re-interment in March.     Pukaar News got an exclusive look at the decorated manuscript known as the Book of Hours which has been preserved at...
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Leicestershire County Council has confirmed that Snibston Discovery Museum will close due to cuts. Councillors voted by a majority of 28 to 24 not to pass a motion to give more time to work with the Friends of Snibston to try to produce a...
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Pupils at a school in Leicester got creative last week as a local willow artist paid them a visit.   Tom Hare, a Leicestershire artist who has recently displayed his willow sculptures at The Royal Botanic Garden at Kew and delivered...
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Paramedics have praised an 11-year-old boy's bravery after he saved his fathers life, by performing CPR while on the phone to emergency services.   Picture Credit. EMAS   On the 2nd of November last year, whilst staying at...
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