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A new affordability survey has identified Leicester as a top 10 student city. The results of this year’s NatWest Student Living Index have been revealed and Leicester is the 8th most affordable city for students in the UK. These results...
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Over 100 members of Leicester's Somalian community were protesting outside City Hall today. They had gathered there to petition against a family dispute with Leicester City Council in regards to a child custody matter. Mr and Mrs Mohammed...
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Children and their parents will enjoy a range of new shows with some famous characters at this year’s Loogabarooga Festival of Children’s Illustrated Literature. Events and shows at Loogabarooga 2017, taking place at various venues in...
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Arts Fresco, one of the largest, free street theatre festivals in the UK, will celebrate its 15th anniversary when it returns to Market Harborough in Leicestershire on Sunday 10 September 2017. This year’s event, taking place in the streets of...
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A budding fashion designer, digital artist and four talented sports stars are among the latest recipients of an Inspire Award set up by the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust (JHMT). The scheme was started in memory of Joe Humphries, 14, who died of...
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The Revd Canon Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani has been appointed as the first Bishop of Loughborough. The announcement was made from 10 Downing Street this morning on Tuesday 11 July. Canon Guli Francis-Dehqani currently leads Curate Training in the...
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Work to refurbish the University of Leicester’s Engineering Building roof has been shortlisted in the Architects’ Journal’s AJ Retrofit Awards 2017. The project, which saw the replacement of the roof and glass facades of this...
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Schoolboy doodles by the Victorian artist John Leech, who first illustrated Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol' in 1843 have been discovered by researchers at the University of Leicester. The unseen sketches, along with other works by Leech...
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A new and insightful exhibition at Newarke Houses Museum opened-up to the public on Saturday 1st July. With the discovery of the body of King Richard III, there has been an increasing interest in Leicester’s 2000 year history. Using archive...