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Nupur Arts Dance Academy is proud to present an evening of masti and mazza, in Dance Dhamaka 2018! Showcasing a myriad of dance styles such as Indian Classical, Bollywood, Modern and Street Dance, our students of all ages will take you on a...
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An event to encourage people to talk openly about mental health will be held in Leicester next week as part of a national campaign. Marking national Time to Talk Day on Thursday 1 Feb, the event aims to help change attitudes towards mental health...
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The University of Leicester bids farewell to its Chancellor Bruce Grocott this week, as he presides over his final degree congregation on Friday 26 January. Lord Grocott has served for five years since he was installed as the Sixth Chancellor in...
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A range of volunteering opportunities to help improve local parks, riverbanks and nature reserves are available to anyone wanting to turn over a new leaf for the New Year. The award-winning Leicester Environmental Volunteers scheme is run by the...
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The third Monday of January has been dubbed in the past by a holiday agency as 'Blue Monday' which they say is the most depressing day of the year as a Leicester psychotherapist says there is some truth to it. The combination of bad weather,...
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Team England have finalised their swimming and athletics squads for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast, taking the number of Loughborough swimmers to nine and athletes to 23. With five already named, a further four swimmers...
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A Leicester based animal rescue centre is expecting to see an increase in animals arriving at the centre who are given away as owner's struggle to look after them. The RSPCA Woodside Animal Centre currently houses over 150 animals including...
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  Residents of the Blaby District in Leicestershire who have quit smoking for at least four weeks are being offered discounted prices from the Pavilion Leisure Centre. The offer is being run in collaboration with Quit Ready...
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New insights into the life and mysterious death of Jumbo the elephant – a celebrity animal superstar whose story is said to have inspired the film ‘Dumbo’ – will be revealed in an international documentary featuring a University of Leicester...
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Leicester’s City Mayor says he is committed to keeping all of the city council’s sports and leisure centres open, as he prepares to approve proposals that will see £1.8m invested in them. The council has been consulting on the future of...