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Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow comes to Leicester this week

It’s time to dust off your treasures as BBC's ever-popular show, Antinques Roadshow, comes to the Abbey Pumping Station in Leicester on Thursday 15 June. Visitors will be able to see presenter Fiona Bruce and her team of experts, and get a behind the scenes look at the show which celebrates it's 40th anniversary this...

10 amazing Christmas facts

So you think you know Christmas? But have you ever stopped to wonder how these traditions started - why we kiss under the mistletoe, or give each other stockings full of goodies? Here are 10 festive facts to get you even more in the mood for Christmas... 1. Speedy Santa Scientists calculated that Santa would have to...

David Attenborough to visit New Walk Museum to commemorate 90th birthday

Sir David Attenborough will be visiting Leicester’s New Walk Museum on Thursday 22nd September to unveil a new portrait of himself to mark his 90th birthday. Britain's best regarded naturalist will be joined at the event by distinguished artist Bryan Organ, who created the portrait following a series of private sittings with Sir David earlier...

Plans to build a permanent Opera House in Leicestershire

Carphone Warehouse founder David Ross is planning to build the first permanent opera house in over a decade in Leicestershire. Mr Ross wants to transform the listed stables at his stately home into a 400-seat opera theatre. If approved, construction will start at the Nevill Holt Opera in late 2016. Mr Ross's goal is to replace the...

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