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The sculptor commissioned to create a statue of the Leicester suffragette Alice Hawkins has revealed how the larger-than-life size sculpture will look. Sean Hedges-Quinn’s scale-model of the statue shows Alice as she might have looked at the...
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A programme of family-friendly events inspired by New Walk Museum’s new major summer exhibition continues this weekend. What’s in-store? Tomorrow (Saturday 19 August), there’s a chance to find out more about the South Indian tradition...
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The team behind Maiyango has returned to Leicester’s dining scene today, Thursday 17th August, with the launch of a very unique and rather spiffing/British new concept. ‘The Fish and The Chip’ will seat up to 80 diners and will be serving...
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History was made this weekend as the city's first gay Hindu female marriage took place. Kalavati Mistry from Leicester married Jewish-born Miriam Jefferson from Texas in a traditional Indian ceremony in the heart of city. The event, held at...
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Time to get your bikes at the ready, as the annual Ride Leicester Festival is back! Individuals and families can enjoy a whole host of bike-related activities taking place around the city this weekend. This year’s festival will kick start with...
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Two young people from Leicestershire who are competing at this year’s Special Olympics GB National Games have been awarded grants from the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust (JHMT) to help them fulfill their sporting ambitions. Swimmer Laura Sharp,...
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Pukaar News speaks to Jiten Anand, Director of An Indian Summer about the success of Leicester’s flourishing arts and culture festival. A colourful feast for the eyes, An Indian Summer has become a permanent fixture in the city’s calendar....
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Dennis Christopher, chairman of the Leicester Caribbean Carnival speaks to Keya Modessa about the annual event and his hopes for its future.  On Saturday 5 August crowds will line the city streets to see the colourful costumes and dance to the...