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A Pakistani Christian from Derby, says he was attacked by Muslims because of his faith after they saw his car which had two poppies on it and a cross in the rear view mirror. Tajamal Amar  was attacked last week which left him...
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Students at the University of Leicester swapped their pens and lectures, for a swab and a signature at the Leicester Heroes Day as campaigners aim to get more young people on the stem cell donor register which helps treat blood cancer...
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The University of Leicester has launched an initiative to be recognised as a University of Sanctuary, committed to welcoming and supporting refugees and asylum seekers.
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This December, there’s a Winter Wonderland coming to CONKERS, the award-winning visitor attraction in the heart of The National Forest. Adults and children will get a real Christmas experience and can enjoy the singing reindeer, mulled wine and...
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Leicester has had its say on Sainsbury's decision to remove the Fairtrade Foundation from their own-brand tea boxes, with their own foundation being installed instead. The new foundation, called Fairly Traded, started earlier this year but has...
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Thousands of people visited the Golden Mile and Cossington Park to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Diwali is one of the most important festivals in the Hindu faith as it marks the end of the Hindu year and signifies the victory of...
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Tourism targets set for 2020 by Leicester City Council have been beaten four years ahead of schedule, according to the 2016 figures. The council's Tourism Action Plan, which was drawn up in 2015, aimed to generate £590 million from tourism in...
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Thousands of runners will take to the city's streets to raise money for charity this weekend in the annual Leicester Marathon. This year’s events take place on Sunday, October 15, and will see runners taking part in a number of different races,...
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Thousands of devotees from across the UK gathered in anticipation today, October 12, at the BAPS Mandir (Hindu temple) in Gypsy lane, Leicester for the arrival of His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaji, spiritual leader of the international Hindu...
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Is it any surprise that national treasure, Sir David Attenborough has has topped the list of ‘ethical champions’ Brits want to see on the next £20 pound note? The broadcaster and naturalist fought off competition to receive a staggering...
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To celebrate Leicester’s Diwali Light Switch On this Sunday 8 October, a spectacular free performance of Ramayana is set to delight visitors for the first time ever. ‘The Story of Light’ has been put together by An Indian summer and will...
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Dr Suzie Imber, from the University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, is a step closer to becoming an astronaut after being crowned the winner of BBC Two’s ‘Astronauts: Have You Got What It Takes?.’ As part of the programme, Dr Imber...