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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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‘What a way to run a country’ – Government delays Leicester lockdown decision [Video]

‘What a way to run a country’ – Government delays Leicester lockdown decision

The mayor of Leicester says he’s angry after the Government delayed itsdecision on lifting the city’s lockdown. The mayor was expected to be informedof the Government’s decision on Thursday, and..

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Solskjaer demands more as United defy critics to finish third [Video]

Solskjaer demands more as United defy critics to finish third

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer demanded more from Manchester United after defyingthe critics to clinch a Champions League return. Bruno Fernandes' penalty anda goal from Jesse Lingard sealed third in the..

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Solskjaer wants United to ‘dominate’ at Champions League rivals Leicester [Video]

Solskjaer wants United to ‘dominate’ at Champions League rivals Leicester

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to get the job done in style as ManchesterUnited face top-four rivals Leicester in Sunday’s Champions League showdown.As a topsy-turvy campaign belatedly draws to a..

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Homegrown Harry Kane is the ‘special one’ for Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham [Video]

Homegrown Harry Kane is the ‘special one’ for Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham

Jose Mourinho reckons Harry Kane’s relationship with Tottenham means he would not be as “special” playing for another team.Kane put on a masterclass to score twice in a 3-0 win over Leicester..

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Premier League match preview: Tottenham v Leicester [Video]

Premier League match preview: Tottenham v Leicester

Leicester have several key players missing and Tottenham could take the home advantage.Take a look at the stats here.

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Hancock: Gov is easing some restrictions in Leicester [Video]

Hancock: Gov is easing some restrictions in Leicester

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock says that the government is easing "some but not all" of the restrictions in place in Leicester. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at..

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Health Secretary: Some lockdown measures to remain in place in Leicester [Video]

Health Secretary: Some lockdown measures to remain in place in Leicester

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said some of the lockdown restrictions can be lifted in Leicester from July 24, but not all.

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Government to make decision on Leicester lockdown [Video]

Government to make decision on Leicester lockdown

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed a decision on Leicester's lockdown will be made on Thursday. Tuesday marks two weeks of the localised lockdown, imposed due to the city's alarming..

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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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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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Coronavirus: How Leicester coped with local lockdown

Leicester's residents and businesses share what they learned during the UK's first local lockdown.
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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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Leicester could have avoided coronavirus lockdown, mayor says

Sir Peter Soulsby says a "sledgehammer" was used when targeted action was needed.
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Coronavirus: Blackburn with Darwen 'overtaking Leicester for new cases'

Cases doubled in the last week, prompting fears of tighter restrictions in the Lancashire borough.
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Tottenham 3-0 Leicester: Son Heung-min and Harry Kane score

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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Spurs coast to victory to dent Leicester's Champions League hopes

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 couple share 'heart-warming' Covid recovery in hospital

Michael and Gillian England would hold hands and have tea together each day they were in hospital.
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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'

People living in the suburbs outside Leicester reflect on being released from the local lockdown.
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Coronavirus: Leicester lockdown easing sparks confusion and anger

Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby says the decision to keep restrictions in place in the city is "political".
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Coronavirus news — live: Herd immunity could limit second wave in UK as Leicester mayor criticises 'sledgehammer' lockdown

Scientists urge MPs to start planning for potential winter crisis as second wave could cripple NHS
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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.
BBC News - Published

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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Lockdown 'should be lifted in 90% of Leicester'

City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby speaks out ahead of a decision on whether to extend the local lockdown.
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Coronavirus: Leicester mayor says 90% of city should 'go free' from lockdown after data suggests virus surge localised

'I very much regret the fact that the Government didn't trust us with this data earlier,' says Peter Soulsby
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Coronavirus: Leicester lockdown decision due Thursday

The health secretary says numbers have fallen, but positive Covid-19 cases in the city remain high.
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Coronavirus: Leicester cases 'still well above' rest of UK as government prepares to review lockdown

City's seven-day infection count fallen from 159.1 cases per 100,000 people to 119.9, according latest data
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Coronavirus: How does lockdown work in Leicester and on a Herefordshire farm?

Local lockdowns are in force on a Herefordshire farm and in Leicester, but how do they work?
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Coronavirus: City-wide lockdown in Leicester 'not justified'

The city's mayor says figures show most of Leicester did not have higher Covid-19 transmission rates.
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Bournemouth hammer 10-man Leicester to boost survival hopes

Bournemouth come from behind to beat 10-man Leicester City and boost their hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League.
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Leicester lockdown: 'Stop-start routine' affecting children's wellbeing

The effects of an extended lockdown are being keenly felt by Leicester's youngest residents.
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Coronavirus: Leicester bride-to-be hoping for third time lucky

Her wedding plans are already delayed by the collapse of Thomas Cook and the coronavirus pandemic.
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Belgium tells Leicester arrivals to quarantine

Leicester is the only UK city on the Belgian government's list of higher risk coronavirus areas.
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Leicester lockdown: The loneliness of the lockdown city

As the lockdown is extended in the city, how is it affecting the most isolated residents?
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Leicester lockdown factories 'almost doubled staff' during Covid-19

A whistleblower in Leicester says demand for cheap clothing left workers exposed to Covid-19.
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Leicester lockdown: Door-to-door Covid-19 tests run for first time

Leicester's mayor said increased testing in this way would help bring down the infection rate.
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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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