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Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2018: Schedule and road closures

The Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2018 will take place today, with thousands of people expected to join the vibrant parade through the city. This years carnival theme is “Latino Fiesta”, which focuses on the cultural traditions of Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. Floats will be flying the flag for South and Central American and Caribbean countries such...

Rain fails to ruin the party as the Leicester Caribbean Carnival hits the streets

Leicester's Caribbean Carnival welcomed visitors from around the world this afternoon. Despite the rain, the conditions failed to dampen spirits as the procession of colourful costumes, dancers and booming music hit the streets. Tens of thousands of people are thought to have attended the event, which set off from Victoria Park, moving into the city...

Statue of Alice Hawkins to be unveiled in Leicester city centre

A statue of the shoe factory machinist who fought for women’s right to vote is to be unveiled in Leicester’s new market square. The 7ft-tall statue of Alice Hawkins – who led the women’s suffrage movement in Leicester in the early 1900s – will be unveiled on Sunday 4 February at 2pm. Created by...

William and Kate to visit Leicester to pay tribute to helicopter crash victims

Leicester City Football Club have announced that William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are to visit the King Power stadium next week. The royal couple will visit the stadium on 28 November to pay tribute to those tragically killed in the helicopter accident last month. Amongst those killed was Leicester City Chairman Vichai...

Ricky Gervais to perform new gig in Leicester

Ricky Gervais is returning to stage with his first stand-up tour in seven years. The tour dates have been released and the show will be coming to Leicester in November. The creator and star of The Office, Extras and Derek, Ricky Gervais will be bringing his Humanity tour to De Montfort Hall on Wednesday 29...

Continental market returns to city centre

European treats and delicacies are on offer next week as the continental market returns to Leicester. The market will be in Gallowtree Gate and Humberstone Gate from Wednesday 27 September until Sunday 1 October. Over 50 different traders from all over the world will put up their stalls offering a range of continental flavours and unique...

Vaisakhi procession to take place in Leicester

Thousands of people are due to take part in a major annual Sikh parade through Leicester this weekend. The Vaisakhi procession, which takes place on Sunday 22 April, will see up to 10,000 people walking in a route through the centre, along with thousands of spectators lining the route, which runs from the Guru...

New market supporting local producers launched in Leicester

Leicestershire folk are being encouraged to ‘think, act and support local’ with the launch of The Makers’ Market. The new initiative will promote the finest food, drink, art and craft producers across the county, showcasing their talent in Leicester City Centre. The New Market Square in Leicester – the new public space behind the existing market...

The Royal Television Society Midland Awards 2019 winners

The glittering Royal Television Society Midlands Awards 2019 took place last night, celebrating the television and broadcasting industry across the region

Open air ice rink coming to Leicester city centre

Leicester’s ice rink will be back for this Christmas – and this year there’ll be a brand new feature for skaters to enjoy. The city council plans to give the popular attraction an extra dimension this year by adding an outdoor section that will give people the chance to...

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