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Leicester salon offering Halloween makeovers

A newly opened hair salon on London Road is offering a unique experience this Halloween to have a horror makeover. The makeover includes hair raising updos and gruesome make-up looks to get people Halloween party ready. The event is taking place at Leicester salon, London Rd Hair, on Tuesday 31st October, with appointments available to book...

Cat cafe set to open in Leicester’s Highcross shopping centre

Soon you’ll be able to relax and enjoy a bite in the company of fluffy kitties as the Kitty Café opens in the Highcross Leicester this Spring

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

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...

Eid 2019: Why are there two Eids?

Thousands of Muslims across Leicester are celebrating Eid today, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. This morning saw Leicester’s Muslim communities come together to join in prayer, hailing one of the most important days in the Muslim calendar. The day is then spent with families and enjoying festivities. One of the biggest events...

Little Mix concert this weekend

Little Mix are performing at Donington Park on Saturday evening supported by Ella Eyre and Sheppard. The Little Mix 'Summer Shout Out' concert will begin at 5.30pm and finish at 9.30pm on Saturday 1 July. The event promises unsullied pop-concert fun, with chart-topping music, slick dance routines, coordinated costumes and all the beam lights and wind...

Leicester set to sparkle with Christmas light switch-on tonight

The countdown to Christmas begins this week with the switch-on of Leicester’s glittering Christmas lights. The event begins at 5pm tonight (Thursday 22 November). A packed programme of live entertainment will get underway on the Humberstone Gate stage, with sing-along songs, foot-tapping tunes and a special visit from Santa. Then ITV News Central presenter Matt Teale...

Huge dome for over 400 people being built in Leicester city centre

A large transparent dome is being built in Jubilee Square in the city centre as part of the 2019 City Festival. The festival will take place over seven fun-packed days in August and this year’s theme is ‘Out of this World’, celebrating all things outer space. The...

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...

The spectacular new ice rink in Leicester takes shape

Leicester’s spectacular Christmas ice rink is rapidly taking shape in the city’s Jubilee Square, ready for the first skaters to glide onto the ice this weekend. Contractors are busy putting the finishing touches to the 30m x 15m real ice rink, hanging up the snowflake decorations and arranging the Christmas trees that will help create...

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