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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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Arteta to take it game-by-game in hunt for European finish [Video]

Arteta to take it game-by-game in hunt for European finish

Arsenal host Leicester on Tuesday followed by important league encounters against Tottenham (Jul. 12) and champions Liverpool (Jul. 15).

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Leicester lockdown: Business owners 'depressed' at new emergency [Video]

Leicester lockdown: Business owners 'depressed' at new emergency

How the British city of Leicester is struggling with lockdown, as the rest of the country begins to reopen.

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Everton 2-1 Leicester: Carlo Ancelotti press conference [Video]

Everton 2-1 Leicester: Carlo Ancelotti press conference

Post match press conference with Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti after his side's 2-1 victory over Leicester in the Premier League. Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says his side's European dreams are..

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Local MP criticises government action in Leicester outbreak [Video]

Local MP criticises government action in Leicester outbreak

The MP for Leicester West, Liz Kendall, has criticised the government's handling of the localised Leicester coronavirus outbreak, claiming they were slow to share data on infection rates with local..

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Leicester community centres become Covid-19 testing hubs [Video]

Leicester community centres become Covid-19 testing hubs

Community centres and other locations in Leicester have been turned into pop-up coronavirus testing centres after a local outbreak led to a regional extension of lockdown measures to prevent the..

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PMQs: Johnson and Starmer clash over Leicester lockdown [Video]

PMQs: Johnson and Starmer clash over Leicester lockdown

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer asked why the Government was "so slow to act" to implement a lockdown in Leicester after it knew of a spike in virus cases.During PMQs, he told the Commons: "At the daily..

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PMQs: Starmer attacks government over Leicester delays [Video]

PMQs: Starmer attacks government over Leicester delays

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has questioned Prime Minister Boris Johnson over delays by the government to tackle the localised Covid-19 outbreak in Leicester, which led to the first regional lockdown..

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Leicester mayor says they will need Government support during extended lockdown [Video]

Leicester mayor says they will need Government support during extended lockdown

Mayor of Leicester Sir Peter Soulsby has said the city will require the level of support from the Government that was given at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic as they face an extended..

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COVID-19: UK city of Leicester to remain under lockdown [Video]

COVID-19: UK city of Leicester to remain under lockdown

One of England's most diverse cities has been told to continue pandemic restrictions even as the rest of the country is about to relax them.

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Leicester to reintroduce stricter lockdown measures due to a spike in Covid-19 cases [Video]

Leicester to reintroduce stricter lockdown measures due to a spike in Covid-19 cases

Mr Hancock told MPs: “Having taken clinical advice on the actions necessary and discussed them with the local team in Leicester and Leicestershire, we have made some difficult but important..

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Testing increase blamed for Covid-19 case rise [Video]

Testing increase blamed for Covid-19 case rise

The Mayor of Leicester Sir Peter Soulsby claims the rise in coronavirus case numbers in the area is due to a substantive increase in testing as the government considers implementing localised lockdown..

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What is a local lockdown and how do they work? [Video]

What is a local lockdown and how do they work?

Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers in Leicester may be forced to stay closed as part of a lockdown extension following a rise in coronavirus cases.

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Lockdown may be extended regionally in first local outbreak [Video]

Lockdown may be extended regionally in first local outbreak

Leicester may be the first part of the UK to implement regional lockdown measures after a reported increase in coronavirus cases in the last two weeks. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at..

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Mayor "puzzled" at local outbreak speculation [Video]

Mayor "puzzled" at local outbreak speculation

The Mayor of Leicester Sir Peter Soulsby has disputed reports the city is experiencing a localised coronavirus outbreak, saying he is "entirely puzzled" as to why action is needed. Report by Connerv...

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Leicester mayor not convinced by Government's local lockdown recommendation [Video]

Leicester mayor not convinced by Government's local lockdown recommendation

The mayor of Leicester said he had not seen evidence to support extending lockdown in the city for two more weeks as the rest of England prepared to further relax restrictions imposed in March to curb..

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PM: Government "concerned" about Leicester outbreak [Video]

PM: Government "concerned" about Leicester outbreak

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the government is "concerned" about the prospect of a local outbreak of coronavirus in Leicester. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at..

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Ashworth: Leicester lockdown isn’t an ‘imminent solution’ [Video]

Ashworth: Leicester lockdown isn’t an ‘imminent solution’

Jon Ashworth has said after a briefing with Matt Hancock they agreed a local lockdown in Leicester wasn’t and imminent solution. The shadow health secretary added that ministers haven’t given..

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Being 20 points ahead of this Man City side was unthinkable, says Klopp [Video]

Being 20 points ahead of this Man City side was unthinkable, says Klopp

Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp says he is amazed that they are 20 points ahead of a strong Manchester City squad but that he is not focused on whether Pep Guardiola's side can catch up in the Premier..

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Leicester lockdown: No plans for extra Covid cash, minister says

Local businesses and politicians say they were expecting more financial support from the government.
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Leicester politicians reject Boris Johnson's attempt to blame mayor for factory exploitation

'The Prime Minister must take responsibility for these failures,' says Claudia Webbe, MP for Leicester East
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Boohoo starts review after Next and Asos desert it

The retailer will review its supply chain after reports of exploitation at a factory in Leicester.
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Arsenal 1-1 Leicester City: Vardy rescues point for visitors after Aubameyang opener

Jamie Vardy equalises with five minutes remaining to earn Leicester a point at 10-man Arsenal.
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Vardy rescues late point for Leicester at Arsenal

Jamie Vardy equalises with five minutes remaining to earn Leicester a point at 10-man Arsenal.
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Coronavirus: 'Big problem' at Leicester factories

One man says he works in unsafe conditions because he has no other way of supporting his family.
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Tom Meighan: Ex-Kasabian singer due in court on assault charge

On Monday, it was revealed Tom Meighan had left the Leicester band after 23 years over "personal issues".
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Coronavirus tracked: Where are Covid-19 infection rates spiking in England?

Leicester was forced into a localised lockdown after cases rose, but it is not the only place to see a recent surge
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Leicester lockdown: Police warn of 'confusion' over differences between law and government guidance

'Government guidance is not enforceable. There are no specific restrictions on travel in and out of Leicester,' police guidance says
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Boohoo to investigate Leicester supplier over exploitation claims

The firm is to probe claims staff are underpaid and not socially distancing at a supplier in Leicester.
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Leicester lockdown: City deserted as Leicestershire reopens

Leicestershire Police's Chief Constable said it was a "huge challenge" policing different rules.
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Leicester lockdown: Hancock 'worried' about practices at clothing factories

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he is "worried" about poor social distancing in some factories.
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Boohoo 'facing modern slavery investigation' after report finds Leicester workers paid as little as £3.50 an hour

Leicester factory accused of operating during city's lockdown without social distancing measures
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Vardy scores 100th top-flight goal as Leicester beat Palace

Jamie Vardy scores his 100th and 101st Premier League goals as Leicester boost their hopes of achieving a top-four finish by beating Crystal Palace.
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Leicester lockdown set to heighten suffering of 25,000 children living in poverty, charity warns

City among top 20 per cent most deprived areas of England, says Save the Children
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Leicester lockdown: Streets deserted in city

Residents say the city has a "very eerie" atmosphere and police patrol the streets.
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Leicester lockdown: Week in the life of city mayor

Sir Peter Soulsby urges residents of Leicester to “stick together”.
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Coronavirus: How will local lockdowns work?

A local lockdown has been introduced to stop the spread of Covid-19 in Leicester - but how will it work?
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Leicester lockdown: New laws come into force

Police can now fine people repeatedly flouting restrictions up to £3,200 from Saturday.
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Lockdown England: Gatherings of 30 people allowed but Matt Hancock given power to close any outdoor space

Relaxed restrictions do not apply to Leicester, which is subject to separate new laws
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Life on the line: The Leicester street cut in half by the lockdown boundary

On one very confused road on the outskirts of Leicester, Samuel Lovett finds residents grappling with 'anger all over the estate. There's a lot of uncertainty'
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Leicester lockdown: 'More police than New Year's Eve' on patrol

Police in Leicester will be monitoring for non-essential travel as pubs open outside the city.
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Leicester Tigers: Steve Borthwick faces challenging times at Welford Road

Steve Borthwick has walked into a world of chaos on his first day as Leicester head coach. BBC Sport looks at turbulent times for Tigers.
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Leicester coronavirus outbreak timeline: Who knew what, and when?

By piecing together statements and claims, we have created a chronology of events.
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Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak must extend furlough arrangements in areas like Leicester with local lockdowns, Labour urges

Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds to call for a 'jobs, jobs, jobs' economic plan from the government
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Leicester lockdown: Nottingham pubs to refuse entry to drinkers who cannot prove they are not from city next door

Door staff will demand driving licences, bank statements or utility bills in bid to deter those making border booze-dash
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Leicester lockdown: Boohoo 'putting workers at risk of coronavirus'

A workers' rights group say staff at Leicester factories are at risk of coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Leicester schoolchildren kept at home in local lockdown

Leicester's schools have closed to all but a small number of pupils just weeks after reopening.
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Everton 2-1 Leicester: Hosts boost European hopes with victory

Everton maintain their post-lockdown push for a place in next season's Europa League with an impressive home win over Leicester.
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England centre Tuilagi set to be released by Leicester

Manu Tuilagi is one of six players to have been told to look for another club by Leicester, reports BBC Radio Leicester.
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Leicester Tigers: Manu Tuilagi one of six players set to be released

Manu Tuilagi is one of six players to have been told to look for another club by Leicester, reports BBC Radio Leicester.
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Leicester lockdown: Police considering 'all options' to enforce new coronavirus restrictions

Government says it will not be making non-essential travel illegal as residents urged to follow guidance
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Coronavirus: Nearly 30 employees at Walkers factory in Leicester tested positive in June

Savoury foods purveyor says outbreak 'reflects situation in local community'
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Coronavirus: Walkers crisps confirms 28 cases at Leicester site

The crisp giant says an increase in confirmed cases reflects "the situation in the local community".
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Coronavirus: More UK cities including parts of London being closely monitored for fresh spikes

Officials not expecting more Leicester-style city-wide lockdowns in coming days
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Coronavirus: Data needed quicker to target local outbreaks, say doctors

The call from doctors follows a lockdown in Leicester, amid a rise in Covid-19 cases.
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Leicester 'must stick together' during local lockdown

Leicester's mayor tells people to stay at home as the UK's first local lockdown is imposed.
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Coronavirus Leicester: Officials struggled to keep testers in city, mayor says as lockdown extended locally

City first to extend restrictions after spike in cases
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Premier League has contingency plans for Leicester-Crystal Palace match

The Premier League has contingency plans in the event the fixture between Leicester and Crystal Palace needs to be postponed or moved.
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Coronavirus Leicester: Could anywhere else in England face local lockdown?

There has been spike in Covid-19 cases across 36 of England's 151 upper-tier local authorities
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Labour demands No 10 press conference to explain Leicester lockdown

Boris Johnson said brieings would be revived when government had 'something important to say'
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Coronavirus: Leicester travel ban could be imposed if people try to leave city, Matt Hancock warns

Tougher action on the way if frustrated residents head for 'Super Saturday' reopening in nearby Derby or Nottingham
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Leicester lockdown tightened as coronavirus cases rise

Non-essential shops will shut and schools will close for most pupils in the city, Matt Hancock says.
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Coronavirus: First local lockdown imposed in Leicester as government orders schools and shops to close

Schools and non-essential shops are to close again in Leicester after the government ordered the first local lockdown against Covid-19.
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What is a local lockdown and which areas will be affected?

Leicester faces being kept under current lockdown measures for two weeks longer than rest of country after spike in coronavirus cases
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Coronavirus: Leicester mayor slams 'intensely frustrating' process of getting information from government as city faces local lockdown

East Midlands city has recorded 866 of its 2,987 Covid-19 cases in the last two weeks
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Leicester lockdown: Restrictions could be extended for two weeks

Leicester's mayor says current restrictions may remain in place for an extra fortnight.
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Coronavirus: Leicester 'could be locked down' says home secretary

Priti Patel says it is "correct" that the government is considering the move.
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Leicester could face first local lockdown 'within days' after coronavirus outbreak

Some 658 new cases were recorded in local area in the two weeks up to 16 June
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