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City and unitary authority area in England

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Leicester: City and unitary authority area in England
Leicester is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire. The city lies on the River Soar and close to the eastern end of the National Forest. It is to the north-east of Birmingham and Coventry, south of Nottingham, and west of Peterborough.

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PM explains schools face masks U-turn [Video]

PM explains schools face masks U-turn

Prime Minister Boris Johnson defends the government’s U-turn on wearing face masks in schools in England, during a visit to Castle Rock High School in Coalville, Leicestershire. Pupils will no longer..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:13Published
Williamson on government U-turn over face masks in schools [Video]

Williamson on government U-turn over face masks in schools

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson explains the government’s late change to the advice on the wearing of face masks in schools in England. Pupils will no longer be advised against using face..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:47Published

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Lord Janner inquiry: Police chief denies ordering against MP's arrest

Ex-Leicester MP Lord Janner, who died in 2015, had denied child sexual abuse charges.
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Lord Janner inquiry: Officer 'ordered not to arrest MP'

Ex-Leicester MP Lord Janner, who died in 2015, had denied the child sexual abuse charges.
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Leicester textile firms 'involved in money laundering'

Some of the companies involved have supplied Boohoo and Select Fashion, a BBC investigation finds.
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Lord Janner inquiry: Alleged victims felt 'fear and shame'

Lawyers representing alleged victims said the prosecution of the former Leicester MP came "too late".
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Leicester lockdown: 100 days of extra restrictions in city

Family and friends have been prevented from meeting at home in the city since March.
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Claudia Webbe: Leicester MP charged with harassment

Claudia Webbe, the Labour MP for Leicester East, is due to appear in court in November.
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Covid-19: How is Leicester coping with lockdown?

How is Leicester coping with life under the UK's longest-running coronavirus lockdown?
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Leicester City 4-2 Burnley: Foxes fight back to maintain 100% start

Leicester come from behind to maintain their 100% Premier League start against an under-strength Burnley side at the King Power Stadium.
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Carabao Cup fourth-round draw completed before third-round games played

Liverpool could play Leicester or Arsenal in the Carabao Cup fourth round after the draw was completed before the third-round games are played.
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Debutant Castagne nets as Leicester win at West Brom

Timothy Castagne scores on his debut as Leicester comfortably beat newly promoted West Brom in their opening Premier League game.
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Leicester's Diwali lights switch-on event cancelled

The celebration and Christmas events in Leicester are called off due to coronavirus restrictions.
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Leicester lockdown: 'Ordinary people forgotten' as changes made

Residents in the city of Leicester still cannot meet with other households in homes or gardens.
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Sale's Tuilagi to play against former side Leicester for first time

Team news as Leicester host Sale in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Welford Road (15:00 BST).
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Ben Chilwell: Chelsea sign Leicester defender on five-year deal

Chelsea sign England left-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester on a five-year deal.
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Chelsea sign England left-back Chilwell from Leicester

Chelsea sign England left-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester on a five-year deal.
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Model rail enthusiast leaves £132,000 to heritage line

A man from Leicester leaves proceeds from his model rail collection to a Welsh heritage line.
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Cancer patient's marathon runs inspired by dog in pushchair

Verity Conroy, from Leicester, has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer.
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Leicester health trust awards cancer patient's family £100,000

Margaret Burrell, 76, who died in 2019, was deemed to have received "negligent care".
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Coronavirus: 'Bittersweet' relief as Leicester beauty salons reopen

Beauty salons and nail bars can reopen in Leicester but not all treatments can be offered.
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Coronavirus: Local lockdown in Oldham would be 'catastrophic'

The council leader says a Leicester-style lockdown could devastate businesses in the town.
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Coronavirus: Local restrictions eased in Leicester as other regions face potential return to lockdown

Oldham reportedly 48 hours from severe lockdown as Northern Ireland mulls nationwide restrictions
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Leicester lockdown: Beauty salons and nail bars to reopen

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says restrictions on gatherings in homes and gardens remain in place.
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Councillor Ruma Ali apologises for holding barbecue during lockdown

Ruma Ali is facing calls to resign following the family event, which broke the rules in Leicester.
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Coronavirus: Former patients in Leicester urged to donate plasma

Hospital patients are now being treated with plasma from people who have recovered from coronavirus.
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Leicester's pubs and restaurants set for reopening weekend

People in Leicester are free to enjoy themselves after the local lookdown but told be "responsible".
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Mum and daughter with cancer reunited after Leicester lockdown

Marian Thomas, 85, had not seen Michelle Teale since March due to Leicester's local lockdown.
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Coronavirus: 'Relief' for Leicester businesses out of lockdown

"We are already one month behind," said the owner of a restaurant in Leicester.
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'What a way to run a country': Leicester mayor attacks government's delayed decision on lifting lockdown

Review of restrictions imposed on Midlands city at end of June was due today
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Coronavirus: Oldham brings in tougher lockdown restrictions after spike in cases

Measures aimed at avoiding local lockdown as seen in Leicester
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Man Utd win to qualify for Champions League at Leicester's expense

Manchester United defeat Leicester 2-0 to secure a top-four finish and a place in next season's Champions League.
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Coronavirus: Reopening shops during Leicester lockdown 'pointless'

Some Leicester shop owners decide it is not worth reopening as customers avoid non-essential travel.
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Leicester businesses sue government over lockdown 'mishandling'

They say the situation may have left a "stigma" over the city.
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Coronavirus: Leicester textile firms face enforcement action after safety breaches

About 25% of factories inspected have committed "health and safety breaches" since lockdown.
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Hassan Jama: Man charged with stabbing murder

Hassan Jama, 19, died after he was stabbed in the Highfields area of Leicester.
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Sir Peter Soulsby says a "sledgehammer" was used when targeted action was needed.
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Tottenham boost their chances of Europa League football next season and inflict a huge blow on Leicester's Champions League ambitions.
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Leicester academic questions lockdown approach for BAME groups

Coronavirus cases continued to rise among BAME groups in Leicester in the weeks following lockdown.
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Leicester lockdown: 'I needn't have cancelled our holiday'

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Coronavirus: Leicester lockdown easing sparks confusion and anger

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Coronavirus news — live: Herd immunity could limit second wave in UK as Leicester mayor criticises 'sledgehammer' lockdown

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'Patience is starting to run thin': Anger rises to the surface after Leicester lockdown extended

The continuation of restrictions is proving a tough pill to swallow for Leicester, with local residents and leaders reacting angrily to the government's latest announcement
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Leicester lockdown measures eased after cases drop

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there were positive signs the actions taken were working.
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Leicester lockdown: Schools and shops to open in but pubs stay closed as city continues to battle outbreak

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that schools and shops will reopen but pubs will remain closed in Leicester as the city continues to battle a coronavirus outbreak.
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