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City of Leicester
Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower
Location within England
Coordinates: 52°38′06″N 1°08′06″W / 52.635, -1.135
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Ceremonial county Leicestershire
Admin HQ Leicester
Founded AD 50
as Ratae Corieltauvorum by the Romans
City Status "restored" 1919
Government
 - Type Unitary authority, City
 - Governing body
 - Leadership Leader & Cabinet
Area
 - Total 28.3 sq mi (73.32 km²)
Population (2006 est.)
 - Total 289,700 (Ranked 20th)
 - Ethnicity
(2001 Census)
63.8% White
29.9% S.Asian
3.1% Black
2.3% Mixed
0.8% Chinese.
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
Grid Ref. SK584044
ONS code 00FN
ISO 3166-2 GB-LCE
NUTS 3 UKF21
Website: http://www.leicester.gov.uk/

Leicester (pronounced IPA: /ˈlɛstə(r)/) is the largest city and unitary authority area in the English East Midlands. The city is the traditional county town of Leicestershire. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The original Leicester is in England. ... Download high resolution version (1000x723, 243 KB)Leicester city centre from Gallowtree Gate. ... One of the administrative counties of England File links The following pages link to this file: Leicester Wikipedia:WikiProject UK subdivisions Categories: GFDL images ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping, concerning these countries; thus the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has used the phrase in reference to the parts of former Yugoslavia... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Leicestershire ( IPA: (RP), IPA: (locally)), abbreviation Leics. ... AD redirects here. ... Ratae Corieltauvorum was a town in the Roman province of Britannia. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Historically, city status in England and Wales was associated with the presence of a cathedral, such as York Minster. ... The United Kingdom is divided into four parts, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... The figures are mid-year estimates for 2005, unless otherwise stated, from the Office for National Statistics [1]. See also: List of towns and cities in England by population - List of English counties by population - List of ceremonial counties of England by population - List of English districts by area - List... UK Census 2001 logo A nationwide census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... GMT redirects here. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the administrative division of countries for statistical purposes. ... Historically, city status in England and Wales was associated with the presence of a cathedral, such as York Minster. ... A unitary authority is a term used in a two-tier local government system to describe a unit of local government that operates as a single tier. ... The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... Leicestershire ( IPA: (RP), IPA: (locally)), abbreviation Leics. ...


Leicester lies on the River Soar and at the edge of the English National Forest. In 2004, the population of the city proper was estimated at 285,100, with 441,213 living in the urban area. It is currently, by population, the 10th largest city in England and the 13th largest in the UK. The river in Leicester The River Soar is a tributary of the River Trent in the English East Midlands. ... The National Forest, which covers an area of 520 km² of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, is described as a forest in the making. It stretches from Leicester in the east to Burton-upon-Trent in the west, and links the ancient forests of Needwood and Charnwood. ... The Leicester Urban Area is a conurbation based around the city of Leicester in Leicestershire, England. ...


The urban area extends beyond the boundaries of the city proper to include the satellite towns of Oadby, Wigston, Braunstone Town, Birstall, Glenfield, Blaby, Thurmaston, Syston and Leicester Forest East. A number of these towns are in fact closely integrated suburbs of the city itself, especially Glenfield and Braunstone. For areas within the city, see Areas of Leicester. In terms of population within the city limits it is the largest in the East Midlands. , Oadby is a town within the borough of Oadby and Wigston, in Leicestershire, England. ... Wigston (or more properly Wigston Magna to distinguish it from the nearby Wigston Parva), is a town in Leicestershire, just to the south of Leicester. ... Braunstone is a civil parish in the district of Blaby in Leicestershire, now known as the Town of Braunstone. ... Birstall is a large village north of Leicester in Leicestershire, England. ... Location within the British Isles A view of part of Glenfield from the 6th floor of the Leicestershire County Council County Hall, looking towards Bradgate Park. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Thurmaston is a village in the north of Leicestershire in the United Kingdom. ... Syston is a town and civil parish in the district of Charnwood in Leicestershire, England. ... Leicester Forest East or LFE is a settlement in Leicestershire, west of Leicester, straddling the M1 motorway. ...

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General

The city is close to the M1 motorway, and is on the Midland Main Line from London St Pancras International to Sheffield, Nottingham and Leeds. High-speed trains operated by East Midlands Trains can reach London in just over an hour. It is also served by rail lines to Birmingham via Nuneaton, and to Cambridge via Peterborough. The M1 motorway heading south towards junction 37 at Barnsley, South Yorkshire. ... The Midland Main Line is a main railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... St Pancras railway station, now officially known as St Pancras International, is a major station located in the St Pancras area of central London, between the new British Library building to the west and Kings Cross station to the east. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Nottingham (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation) and Leeds City (disambiguation). ... Norwich will be at the eastern tip of the franchise area. ... This article is about the British city. ... , Nuneaton is the largest town in the English county of Warwickshire, and the borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth. ... This article is about the city in England. ... This article is about the city in the United Kingdom. ...


Major industries in Leicester today include food processing, hosiery, knitwear, engineering, electronics, printing and plastics.


The city centre is mainly Victorian with some later developments, which have usually been integrated in smoothly. The heart of the city centre is the Clock Tower, which is at the intersection of five routes into the city - High Street, Churchgate, Belgrave Gate, Humberstone Gate, and Gallowtree Gate. Today, the latter two are pedestrianised, and vehicles are restricted on the others, with the High Street currently being pedestrianised. The Shires, as seen from near the Clock Tower, seen to the right. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her ascension to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ...

Leicester City Centre is home to the Haymarket and the Shires (soon to be renamed Highcross Leicester) shopping centres, both of which face the Clock Tower. Leicester Market, Europe's largest covered market, is nearby. The historic core of the city lies slightly to the west, and monuments here include the Castle, the Anglican cathedral of St Martin, the medieval churches of St Mary de Castro and St. Nicholas, the Guildhall and the Jewry Wall. Download high resolution version (407x999, 131 KB)Leicester clock tower. ... Download high resolution version (407x999, 131 KB)Leicester clock tower. ... The Clock Tower Leicesters Clock Tower is a major landmark and popular meeting point in the city centre. ... The Shires, as seen from near the Clock Tower, seen to the right. ... The Haymarket is a shopping centre in the city centre of Leicester, England. ... The Shires is a shopping centre in Leicester, England. ... Leicester Market is a large market in Leicester, England, on Market Place just south of the clock tower. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... For other uses, see Cathedral (disambiguation). ... Leicester Cathedral, or St Martins Church is an Anglican cathedral in the English city of Leicester, and the seat of the Bishop of Leicester. ... St Mary de Castro (meaning St Mary of the Castle) is an ancient church in Leicester, England, near to Leicester Castle. ... St Nicholas Church is an Anglican parish church, and the oldest place of worship, in Leicester, England. ... Leicesters Guildhall is a very old timber framed building, that once acted as the town hall for the city. ... The wall The ruins of the baths The Jewry Wall in Leicester, England is the remaining wall of the public baths of Roman Leicester along with foundations of the baths, which are laid out in front of the wall. ...


There are a number of major developments on the horizon implemented by the Leicester Regeneration Company including the £60 million Leicester Performing Arts Centre designed by Rafael Viñoly. Rafael Viñoly, a world-famous architect, was born in 1944 in Uruguay. ...


In 1990, Leicester was designated the UK's first Environment City, and won the European Sustainable City Award in 1996.


Leicester has a large ethnic minority population, mainly from the Indian subcontinent. There are many Hindu mandirs, Sikh gurdwaras and Muslim mosques around the city, mostly converted from existing buildings. The Jain Temple in Leicester is near the city centre (The Jain Centre). The area around Belgrave Road is known as the Golden Mile, and contains many Indian restaurants, jewellery shops, and other shops catering to the large Asian community in the neighbourhood. Many people travel to the area specifically for the restaurants, which serve authentic Indian cuisine. The annual Diwali celebrations are also held here and at the nearby Abbey Park, and are the biggest outside of India. There are also many of Afro-Caribbean descent (mainly from Antigua & Barbuda, Montserrat and Jamaica), the community being centred around Highfields to the south-east of the city centre, and Leicester plays host to the second largest Caribbean Carnival in the UK after Notting Hill. This article is about the concept of a minority. ... Map of South Asia (see note) This article deals with the geophysical region in Asia. ... Bhavna says there are 300 million gods in Hinduism. ... // A Hindu temple is a house of worship for the followers of Hinduism. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... The Harimandir Sahib. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... JAIN is an activity within the Java Community Process, developing APIs for the creation of telephony (voice and data) services. ... The Golden Mile is a name given to a stretch of Belgrave Road in Leicester, United Kingdom. ... The multiple families of Indian cuisine are characterized by their sophisticated and subtle use of many spices and herbs. ... Diwali,or Deepawali, (also called Tihar and Swanti in Nepal) (Markiscarali) is a major Indian and Nepalese festive holiday. ... Bridge over River Soar,Abbey park Remains of Cavendish house Abbey ruins Abbey Park is a public park in Leicester, England, through which the River Soar flows. ... Antigua and Barbuda is an island nation located in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. ... Highfields is an inner city area of Leicester, England. ... Leicester Caribbean Carnival is an annual event, held in early August in Leicester, England. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ...


History

According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, a mythical king of the Britons King Leir founded the city of Kaerleir ('Leir's chester' – i.e. fortified town). Even today the name of the city in the Welsh language is Caerlŷr. He was supposedly buried by Queen Cordelia in a chamber beneath the River Soar near the city dedicated to the Roman god Janus, and every year people celebrated his feast-day near Leir's tomb.[1] William Shakespeare's King Lear is loosely based on this story. Geoffrey of Monmouth (in Welsh: Gruffudd ap Arthur or Sieffre o Fynwy) (c. ... King Leir is an anonymous Elizabethan play published in 1605 but believed to have been written before 1594. ... Chester has several meanings: Places In the United Kingdom Chester, England In Canada Chester, Nova Scotia In the United States Chester, Arkansas Chester, California Chester, Connecticut Chester, Georgia Chester, Illinois Chester, Iowa Chester, Maine Chester, Maryland Chester, Massachusetts Chester, Montana Chester, Nebraska Chester, New Hampshire Chester, New Jersey Chester, Warren... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Queen Cordelia was a legendary queen of the Britons as accounted by Geoffrey of Monmouth. ... The river in Leicester The River Soar is a tributary of the River Trent in the English East Midlands. ... Janus may refer to: Janus (mythology), the two-faced god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings, and endings in Roman mythology Janus (moon), a moon of Saturn Janus Patera, a shallow volcanic crater on Io, a moon of Jupiter Janus (simulation), a military combat simulation first developed in the late 1970s... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... King Lear and the Fool in the Storm by William Dyce (1806-1864) King Lear is a play by William Shakespeare, considered one of his greatest tragedies, based on the legend of King Lear of Britain. ...


Roman

The remains of the Roman baths at Jewry Wall
The remains of the Roman baths at Jewry Wall
Main article: Ratae Corieltauvorum

Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England, with a history going back 2000 years. The city of Leicester was first known as Ratae Coritanorum and was inhabited by the Corieltauvi tribe. The Corieltauvi were a Celtic tribe and Leicester was the capital of a territory of what is now known as the East Midlands. Download high resolution version (950x713, 250 KB)The remains of the Roman public baths in Leicester, England, at the site of Jewry Wall. ... Download high resolution version (950x713, 250 KB)The remains of the Roman public baths in Leicester, England, at the site of Jewry Wall. ... The wall The ruins of the baths The Jewry Wall in Leicester, England is the remaining wall of the public baths of Roman Leicester along with foundations of the baths, which are laid out in front of the wall. ... Ratae Corieltauvorum was a town in the Roman province of Britannia. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Coritani, or Corieltauvi, were one of the Celtic tribes living in the British Islands, previous to the Roman invasion of Britain. ... This article is about the European people. ...


The Roman city of Ratae Corieltauvorum was founded around AD 50 as a military settlement upon the Fosse Way Roman road. After the military departure, Ratae Corieltauvorum grew into an important trading and one of the largest towns in Roman Britain. The remains of the baths of Roman Leicester can be seen at the Jewry Wall and other Roman artefacts are displayed in the Jewry Wall Museum adjacent to the site. For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Ratae Corieltauvorum was a town in the Roman province of Britannia. ... This article is about the year 50. ... The Fosse Way was a Roman road in England which linked Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) in South West England, to Lincoln (Lindum) in the East Midlands, via Bath (Aquae Sulis), Cirencester (Corinium) and Leicester (Ratae Coritanorum). ... Not to be confused with Romans road. ... Roman Britain refers to those parts of the island of Great Britain controlled by the Roman Empire between 43 and 410. ... Roman public baths in Bath, England. ... The wall The ruins of the baths The Jewry Wall in Leicester, England is the remaining wall of the public baths of Roman Leicester along with foundations of the baths, which are laid out in front of the wall. ...


Saxon and Viking

Knowledge of the town in the 5th century is very patchy, certainly there is some continuation of occupation of the town, though on a much reduced scale in the 5th and 6th centuries. Leicester was chosen as the centre of a bishopric (and therefore a city) in 679/80 which survived until the 9th century, when Leicester was captured by the Danes (Vikings) and became one of the five boroughs (fortified towns) of Danelaw, although this position was short lived. The Saxon Bishop of Leicester fled to Dorchester-on-Thames and Leicester was not to become a bishopric again until the 20th century. In some Christian churches, the diocese is an administrative territorial unit governed by a bishop, sometimes also referred to as a bishopric or episcopal see, though more often the term episcopal see means the office held by the bishop. ... The name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, Europe and the British Isles from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age. ... The Five Burghs or more usually The Five Boroughs or The Five Boroughs of the Danelaw were the five main towns of Danish Mercia. ... Gold: Danelaw The Danelaw, in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles also known as the Danelagh, (Old English: Dena lagu; Danish: Danelagen), is a name given to a part of Great Britain, now northern and eastern England, in which the laws of the Danes[1] held predominance over those of the Anglo... The Bishop of Leicester is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Leicester in the Province of Canterbury. ...


It is believed the name "Leicester" is derived from the words castra (camp) of the Ligore, meaning dwellers on the 'River Legro' (an early name for the River Soar). In the early 10th century it was recorded as Ligeraceaster = "the town of the Ligor people". The Domesday Book later recorded it as Ledecestre. The river in Leicester The River Soar is a tributary of the River Trent in the English East Midlands. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ...


Medieval

Leicester had become a town of considerable importance by Medieval times. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book as 'civitas' (city), but Leicester lost its city status in the 11th century owing to power struggles between the Church and the aristocracy. It was eventually re-made a city in 1919, and the Church of St Martin became Leicester Cathedral in 1927. The tomb of King Richard III is located in the central nave of the church although he is not actually buried there. He was originally buried in the Greyfriars Church in Leicester, but there is a legend that his corpse was exhumed under orders from Henry VII and cast into the River Soar, although there is no evidence for this and some historians believe that his tomb and bones were destroyed with the dissolution of the church. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... Historically, city status was associated with the presence of a cathedral, such as York Minster. ... Leicester Cathedral, or St Martins Church is an Anglican cathedral in the English city of Leicester, and the seat of the Bishop of Leicester. ... Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death. ... Greyfriars Kirk, today Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk, is a parish church of the Church of Scotland in central Edinburgh. ... Henry VII (January 28, 1457 – April 21, 1509), King of England, Lord of Ireland (August 22, 1485 – April 21, 1509), born Henry Tudor was the first monarch of the Tudor dynasty. ... The river in Leicester The River Soar is a tributary of the River Trent in the English East Midlands. ...


Leicester played a significant role in the history of England, when, in 1265, Simon de Montfort forced King Henry III to hold the first Parliament of England at the now-ruined Leicester Castle. This was not the only time parliament was held in Leicester, see Parliament of Bats. From the Chamber of the United States House of Representatives Simon V de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (1208 – August 4, 1265) was the principal leader of the baronial opposition to King Henry III of England. ... Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272) was the son and successor of John Lackland as King of England, reigning for fifty-six years from 1216 to his death. ... The English parliament in front of the King, c. ... Leicester Castle is located in Leicester, England. ... The Parliament of Bats was a Parliament of England that was held in 1426 in Leicester. ...


Tudor

Leicester Abbey ruins, now part of Abbey Park.

On 4 November 1530, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey was arrested on charges of treason and taken from York Place. On his way south to face dubious justice at the Tower of London, he fell ill. The group escorting him was concerned enough to stop at Leicester. There, Wolsey's condition quickly worsened and he died on 29 November 1530 and was buried at Leicester Abbey, now Abbey Park. Image File history File links Abbeyruins. ... Image File history File links Abbeyruins. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... June 25 - Augsburg confession presented to Charles V of Holy Roman Empire. ... Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (c. ... The Palace of Whitehall was the main residence of the English monarchs in London from 1530 until 1698 when all except Inigo Jones 1622 Banqueting House was destroyed by fire. ... For other uses, see Tower of London (disambiguation) Her Majestys Royal Palace and Fortress The Tower of London, more commonly known as the Tower of London (and historically simply as The Tower), is an historic monument in central London, England on the north bank of the River Thames. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... June 25 - Augsburg confession presented to Charles V of Holy Roman Empire. ... Leicester Abbey, the Abbey of Saint Mary de Pratis (St Mary of the Meadows), standing about a mile (2 km) north of the city of Leicester in the riverside meadows of the navigable Soar, was built under the patronage of Robert le Bossu, Earl of Leicester. ... Abbey Park is a public park in Leicester, England, through which the River Soar flows. ...


18th and 19th centuries

With the construction of the Grand Union Canal in the 1790s linking Leicester to London and Birmingham, Leicester began rapid industrialisation. The main industries being hosiery, footwear and, especially in the 20th century, engineering. All are, however, in decline now. The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the British city. ... A factory in Ilmenau (Germany) around 1860 Industrialisation (also spelt Industrialization) or an Industrial Revolution is a process of social and economic change whereby a human group is transformed from a pre-industrial society (an economy where the amount of capital accumulated per capita is low) to an industrial one... Hosiery describes undergarments worn directly on the feet and legs. ... High-heeled shoe Footwear consists of garments worn on the feet. ... Engineering is the discipline of acquiring and applying knowledge of design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ...


By 1832, railways had arrived in Leicester with the opening of the Leicester and Swannington Railway, which provided a supply of coal to the town from nearby collieries. By 1840 the Midland Counties Railway had linked Leicester to the national railway network, which further boosted industrial growth. By the 1860s, Leicester had gained a direct rail link to London (St Pancras) with the completion of the Midland Main Line. The Great Central Railway arrived in 1900, providing an alternative route to London. However, this closed in 1966. The Leicester and Swannington Railway (L&S) was one of Englands first railways, being opened in July 1832 to bring coal from pits in west Leicestershire to Leicester. ... Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... The Sun Inn, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, birthplace of the Midland Counties Railway, 1832 The Midland Counties Railway (MCR) was a railway company in the United Kingdom which existed between 1832 and 1844, connecting Nottingham, Leicester and Derby with Rugby and thence, via the London and Birmingham Railway, to London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Gothic Revival facade and clock tower of the disused Midland Hotel are the most visible part of St Pancras station. ... The Midland Main Line is a main railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... The Great Central Railway (GCR) was a railway company in England which came into being when the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway changed its name in 1897 on the completion of its London Extension. ...


The borough expanded throughout the 19th century, most notably in 1892 annexing Belgrave, Aylestone, Knighton and North Evington. The city obtained its current boundaries in 1935, with the annexation of the remainder of Evington, Humberstone, Beaumont Leys, along with part of Braunstone. It became a county borough when these were established in 1889, but, as with all county boroughs, was abolished by the Local Government Act 1972 in 1974, becoming an ordinary district of Leicestershire. It regained its unitary status in 1997. Belgrave is an area in northern Leicester, England. ... Aylestone is a small town in Leicestershire, England. ... Knighton is an area of Leicester, situated roughly between Clarendon Park to the north, Stoneygate and South Knighton to the east, Wigston to the south and Aylestone Park to the west. ... North Evington is an area of the city of Leicester, England which is an inclusion of Highfields. ... Evington is a suburb and village in eastern Leicester, England. ... Humberstone is an urban village in Leicester, England. ... Beaumont Leys is a large suburb of Leicester, England. ... Braunstone is a suburb of the City of Leicester, England, to the south-west of the City Centre. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... Non-metropolitan districts or commonly Shire districts are a type of local government district in England. ...


Post World War II

In the decades since World War II, Leicester has experienced large scale immigration from across the world. Immigrant groups today make up around 40% of Leicester's population, making Leicester one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United Kingdom. Many Polish servicemen were prevented from returning to their homeland after the war by the communist regime, and they established a small community in Leicester. Economic migrants from Ireland continued to arrive throughout the post war period. Immigrants from the Indian sub-continent began to arrive in the 1960s, their numbers boosted by Indians arriving from Kenya and Uganda in the early 1970s. In the 1990s a group of Dutch citizens of Somali origin, settled in the city, apparently drawn by its free and easy atmosphere and by the number of mosques. Since the 2004 enlargement of the European Union a significant number of eastern European migrants have settled in the city. While some wards in the north-east of the city are more than 70% Asian, wards in the west and south are all over 70% white. The Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) had estimated that by 2011 Leicester would have approximately a 50% ethnic minority population, making it the first city in Britain not to have a white British majority[2]. This prediction was based on the growth of the ethnic minority populations between 1991 (Census 1991 28% ethnic minority) and 2001 (Census 2001 - 36% ethnic minority). However Professor Ludi Simpson at the University of Manchester School of Social Sciences said in September 2007 that the CRE had "made unsubstantiated claims and ignored government statistics" and that Leicester would become a plural city by approximately 2019 [3] [4]. The Leicester Multicultural Advisory Group was a forum set up in 2001 by the editor of the Leicester Mercury to coordinate community relations, with members representing the council, police, schools, community and faith groups, and the media. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The European Union (EU) was created by six founding states in 1957 (following the earlier establishment by the same six states of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952) and has grown to 27 member states. ... The Commission for Racial Equality is a non-governmental organisation in the United Kingdom which tackles racial discrimination and promotes racial equality. ... The Leicester Mercury is a British regional newspaper, owned by the Daily Mail Group, for the city of Leicester and the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. ...


Coat of arms

The Corporation of Leicester's coat of arms was first granted to the city at the Heraldic Visitation of 1619, and is based on the arms of the first Earl of Leicester, Robert Beaumont. The field is a white cinquefoil on a red background, and this emblem is used by the City Council. A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... The Earl of Leicester was created in the 12th century as a title in the Peerage of England (title now extinct), and is currently a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, created in 1837. ... Species About 500, including: White Cinquefoil Trailing Tormentil Silverweed Hoary Cinquefoil Tall Cinquefoil Canadian Cinquefoil Grey Cinquefoil Alpine Cinquefoil Common Tormentil Shrubby Cinquefoil Pink Barren Strawberry Norwegian Cinquefoil Marsh Cinquefoil Pennsylvania Cinquefoil Sulphur Cinquefoil Creeping Tormentil Rock Cinquefoil Oldfield Cinquefoil Barren Strawberry Spring Cinquefoil Potentilla is a genus of about...


After Leicester became a city again in 1919, the city council applied to add to the arms, permission for which was granted in 1929, when the supporting lions, from the Lancastrian Earls of Leicester, were added.


The motto "Semper Eadem" was the motto of Queen Elizabeth I, who granted a royal charter to the city. It means "always the same". The crest on top of the arms is a white or silver legless wyvern with red and white wounds showing, on a wreath of red and white. The supporting lions are wearing coronets in the form of collars, with the white cinquefoil hanging from them. For other uses, see Wyvern (disambiguation). ...


Economy

Engineering

Engineering is an important part of the economy of Leicester. Companies include Jones & Shipman (machine tools and control systems), Richards Engineering (foundry equipment), Transmon Engineering (materials handling equipment) and Trelleborg (suspension components for rail, marine, and industrial applications). Local commitment to nurturing the upcoming cadre of British engineers includes apprenticeship schemes with local companies, and academic-industrial connections with the engineering departments at Leicester University, De Montfort University, and Loughborough University. The University of Leicester is based in Leicester, England, with about 8,000 full-time students and over 10,000 distance-learning students, one of the larget distance learning populations of any UK university. ... De Montfort University (DMU) is a British university situated in Leicester, England. ... Loughborough University is located in the market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire in the East Midlands of England. ...


Food and drink

Everards the famous Leicestershire brewery.
Everards the famous Leicestershire brewery.

Henry Walker was a successful pork butcher who moved from Mansfield to Leicester in the 1880's to take over an established business in the high street. The business prospered, moving to Cheapside in 1912, and later established a sausage factory in Cobden Street. After World War Two meat rationing saw Walker & Sons factory output drop dramatically. The company looked at alternatives to make better use of its premises and workforce and began to manufacture potato crisps. The first Walkers production line was in the empty upper storey of Walker's Oxford Street factory in Leicester. In the early days the potatoes were sliced up by hand and cooked in an ordinary fish and chip fryer. In 1971 the Walkers crisps business was sold to Standard Brands, an American firm, who sold on the company to Frito-Lay. Walkers crisps currently makes 10 million bags of crisps per day at two factories in Beaumont Leys, and is the UK's largest grocery brand.[5]. Meanwhile the sausage and pie business was bought out by Samworth Brothers in 1986. Production outgrew the Cobden Street site and sausages and pork pies are now manufactured at a meat processing factory and bakery in Beaumont Leys, coincidentally situated near the separately owned crisp factories. Sold under the Walkers name and under UK retailers own brands such as Tesco's Finest, over three million hot and cold pies are made each week[6]. Henry Walker's butcher shop at 4-6 Cheapside is still in business, selling Walkers sausages and pork pies, and is currently trading under the ownership of Scottish company Fife Fine Foods which bought up the Walkers butchers stores chain from Dewhursts in 2006. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Potato chip. ... This article is about the snack food manufacturer. ... External links Frito-Lay Frito-Lay Canada Frito-Lay company history Frito-Lay company timeline Categories: Food and drink stubs | PepsiCo subsidiaries | Food companies of the United States | Snack companies of the United States ... This article is about the snack food manufacturer. ... Beaumont Leys is a large suburb of Leicester, England. ... Beaumont Leys is a large suburb of Leicester, England. ...


Some 15 major Indian food manufacturers are based in Leicester including Mayur Foods, Cofresh Snack Foods Ltd, Farsan, Apni Roti, and Spice n Tice. The 'Mithai' Indian sweet market is catered for by award winning Indian restaurants - for instance the vegetable samosas approved by the Vegetarian Society sold at The Sharmilee on Belgrave Road. In May 2007 Leicester was voted 'Curry Capital of Britain 2007' by Menu Magazine after a campaign led by restaurateur Kaycee Patel of Ek Maya restaurant.


Leicester Market is the largest outdoor covered marketplace in Europe and among the products on sale are fruit and vegetables sold by enthusiastic market stallholders who shout out their prices, and fresh fish and meat in the Indoor Market. Leicester Market is a large market in Leicester, England, on Market Place just south of the clock tower. ...


Everards is the largest Leicester brewery. Everards is a British regional brewery founded in 1849 by William Everard and Thomas Hull in Leicester when they bought the Wilmot brewery. ...


Blackfriars bakery produces cakes and flapjacks.


A safe pubs and clubs scheme Leicester Best Bar None has accredited 50 venues in the city that meet public safety and crime prevention standards.


Leicester City Council publishes food safety reports about food establishments in Leicester under their SmileSafe scheme.


Clothing

Next has its headquarters in Leicestershire, which is also where its buisness routes lie.

Leicester and Leicestershire have had a traditional industry of knitwear, hosiery and footwear; in the latter it equalled Northamptonshire's idiosyncratic footwear history. The sheep on the county's coat of arms is recognition of this. The local manufacturing industry only survived through protection of the Multi Fibre Arrangement, which came to an end in 2004. However the creative side lives on as De Montfort University has, in the form of its Fashion and Contour Design course, a leading design department for female underwear. It also has the only UK University courses in Footwear Design, with the likes of Nike visiting the university to employ students. The head office for Next (clothing) is based in nearby Enderby. The headquarters of Freeman Hardy Willis - owned by the British Shoe Corporation (before 1996) used to be in Leicester, and those of Shoefayre (based in South Wigston and owned by the Co-op) and Stead and Simpson (based in Syston, Charnwood) are still in Leicestershire. Shoe Zone (originally known as Benson Shoe) is based on Humberstone Road in the city of Leicester, and took over the Oliver Group in 2000, which included Timpson's former retail division and was actually based just inside the City of Leicester on the Braunstone Frith industrial estate - next to the old plant of the British Shoe Corporation. Image File history File links Next. ... Image File history File links Next. ... For the record label, see Knitting Factory. ... Hosiery describes undergarments worn directly on the feet and legs. ... High-heeled shoe Footwear consists of garments worn on the feet. ... Species See text. ... The Multi Fibre Arrangement (MFA) governed the world trade in textiles and garments from 1974 through 2004, imposing quotas on the amount developing countries could export to developed countries. ... De Montfort University (DMU) is a British university situated in Leicester, England. ... Nike, Inc. ... Next on Oxford Street Next plc is a British clothes retailer, with its headquarters in Enderby, Leicester, England. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Freeman, Hardy and Willis was a major chain of footwear retailers in the United Kingdom, now defunct. ... South Wigston is a suburb of Leicester in England. ... In the UK, the Co-Op refers to supermarkets, convenience stores, funeral directors, a small number of department stores and other businesses owned by a variety of independent Co-operative societies but largely marketed and operated in a co-ordinated way. ... Syston is a town and civil parish in the district of Charnwood in Leicestershire, England. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city in the East Midlands of England. ...


Financial and business services

A houshold name still considered as a local bank in Leicestershire.

Financial and business service companies with operations in Leicestershire include Alliance & Leicester, Royal Bank of Scotland, State Bank of India, HSBC, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Companies that have their head office based in the area include Next (clothing), and British Gas Business. Image File history File links A&L.gif‎ This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Image File history File links A&L.gif‎ This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Alliance & Leicester plc (LSE: AL.) is an awful British bank, formerly a building society. ... The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc (Scottish Gaelic: [1]) is one of the retail banking subsidiaries of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, which together with NatWest, provides branch banking facilities in the United Kingdom. ... State Bank of India (SBI) (LSE: SBID) is the largest bank in India. ... For other uses, see HSBC (disambiguation). ... A PwC office building (Southwark Towers) in London, England. ... Next on Oxford Street Next plc is a British clothes retailer, with its headquarters in Enderby, Leicester, England. ...


Invest Leicestershire provides information to businesses looking to relocate to the city or county, or to established local companies wanting to develop. Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce is another good source for business advice.


Creative industries

Leicester Creative Business Depot was established to house creative and arts businesses, and puts on exhibitions. Businesses in Leicester include Haley Sharpe Design, Checkland Kindleysides, printers Taylor Bloxham Ltd in Beaumont Leys, sister company C & R Printing Services in Enderby and Channel 2020.


Healthcare

In the public sector, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust is one of the larger employers in the city, with over 12,000 employees working for the Trust in the city and county. Leicester City Primary Care Trust employs over 1,000 full and part time staff providing healthcare services in the city. Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust employs 3,000 staff providing mental health and learning disability services in the city and county. The Trust of the University Hospitals of Leicester was created in April 2000 with the merger of the Leicester General Hospital, Glenfield Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary. ...


In the private sector are Nuffield Hospital Leicester and Bupa Hospital Leicester.


Statistics

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Leicester at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added[7] Agriculture[8] Industry[9] Services[10]
1995 3,561 1 1,256 2,304
2000 4,513 - 1,425 3,088
2003 5,087 1 1,289 3,797
  1. ^ Geoffrey of Monmouth, The History of the Kings of Britain, translated by Lewis Thorpe, p. 81 and 86, Harmondsworth, 1966
  2. ^ http://www.cre.gov.uk/Default.aspx.LocID-0hgnew0cq.RefLocID-0hg00900c008.Lang-EN.htm
  3. ^ http://www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/news/unilife/1007/research/#d.en.124216
  4. ^ http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/research/mrpd/events/documents/BSPS07SimpsonFinneyMinorityWhiteCities.doc
  5. ^ Walkers Crisps, Coming to the crunch - The Manufacturer, October 2006
  6. ^ Our company - Samworth Brothers, October 2007
  7. ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  8. ^ includes hunting and forestry
  9. ^ includes energy and construction
  10. ^ includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured

Business awards

The Leicestershire Business Awards has categories including Investing in Leicestershire, Contribution to the Community, and Entrepreneur of the Year.


Recent Leicestershire winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise are listed on the Lord Lieutenant's website.


Politics

Leicester town hall.

On April 1, 1997, Leicester City Council became a unitary authority, local government up until then having been a two-tier system with the city and county councils being responsible for different aspects of local government services (a system which is still in place in the rest of Leicestershire). Leicestershire County Council retained its headquarters at County Hall in Glenfield, just outside the city boundary but within the urban area. The administrative offices of Leicester City Council are in the centre of the city at the New Walk Centre and other office buildings near Welford Place. Some services (particularly the police and the ambulance service) still cover the whole of the city and county, but for the most part the two councils are independent. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (900x600, 189 KB) Summary Leicester town hall and square, taken 4 March 2006 Andrew Norman Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (900x600, 189 KB) Summary Leicester town hall and square, taken 4 March 2006 Andrew Norman Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Leicester City Council is a unitary authority responsible for local government in the city of Leicester, England. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Leicestershire County Council is the county council for the English non-metropolitan county of Leicestershire. ... Location within the British Isles A view of part of Glenfield from the 6th floor of the Leicestershire County Council County Hall, looking towards Bradgate Park. ...


After a long period of Labour administration (since 1979), the city council from May 2003 was run by a Liberal Democrat/Conservative coalition under Roger Blackmore, which collapsed in November 2004. The minority Labour group ran the city until May 2005, under Ross Willmott, when the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives formed a new coalition, again under the leadership of Roger Blackmore. The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... Roger Blackmore (born 1941) is the Liberal Democrat leader of Leicesters City Council. ...


In the local government elections of May 3rd 2007, Leicester’s Labour Party once again took control of the council in what can be described as a landslide victory. Gaining 18 new councillors, Labour polled on the day 38 councillors, creating a governing majority of +20. Significantly however, the Green Party gained its first ever councillors in the Castle Ward, after losing on the drawing of lots in 2003. The Conservative Party saw a decrease in their representation, whilst the Liberal Democrat Party was the major loser, dropping from 25 councillors in 2003 to only 6 in 2007.


Leicester is divided into three Parliamentary constituencies. Leicester East and Leicester West are represented by Keith Vaz and Patricia Hewitt respectively - both members of the Labour Party. The third seat, Leicester South, became vacant in May 2004 on the death of Labour politician Jim Marshall. A by-election was held on July 15, and was won by Parmjit Singh Gill of the Liberal Democrats, with a 21% swing. This by-election saw almost 4,000 votes go to a Respect Party candidate, who opposed the Iraq war. However, in the 2005 general election, Labour's unsuccessful by-election candidate and former Council Leader Sir Peter Soulsby won Leicester South back for the party, and Vaz and Hewitt retained their seats. Leicester East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Leicester West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz, known simply as Keith Vaz (born November 26, 1956), is a British Labour party politician and Member of Parliament for Leicester East. ... Patricia Hope Hewitt (born 2 December 1948) is a British politician. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or social democratic political party in Britain (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... Leicester South is a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons. ... Jim Marshall (13 March 1941 - 27 May 2004) was a British Labour Party politician. ... Leicester South constituency, shown within Leicester. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Parmjit Singh Gill Parmjit Singh Gill (B. 1967) is a British Liberal Democrat politician. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Marginal constituencies in the United Kingdom be merged into this article or section. ... Sir Peter Alfred Soulsby (born December 27, 1948, Bishop Auckland) is a British Labour Party politician. ...


Transport

Railway

Leicester railway station - east of the City on the A6 London Road.
Leicester railway station - east of the City on the A6 London Road.

The rail network is of growing importance in Leicester, and with the start of Eurostar international services from London St Pancras International in November 2007 giving Leicester almost direct links to the continent, this growth is sure to continue. Image File history File links Description: Leicester station frontage Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Description: Leicester station frontage Source: http://www. ... Leicester station is a railway station in the city of Leicester, England. ... This article is about the A6 road in England. ... This article is about high-speed trains between London and Brussels / Paris. ... St Pancras railway station, now officially known as St Pancras International, is a major station located in the St Pancras area of central London, between the new British Library building to the west and Kings Cross station to the east. ...


East Midlands Trains are the InterCity operator running 'fast' and 'semi-fast' services to and from London to northern England, and provide local services throughout the East Midlands, regional services to the West Midlands as well as East Anglia. Norwich will be at the eastern tip of the franchise area. ... London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ... The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. ... The West Midlands is an official Region of England, covering the western half of the Midlands. ... Norfolk and Suffolk, the core area of East Anglia. ...


Rail routes run north-south through Leicester along the route known as the Midland Main Line, going south to Bedford, Luton and London; and north to Lincoln, Sheffield, Leeds and York. Junctions north and south of the station link the east-west cross country route, going east to Cambridge and Stansted Airport; and west to Nuneaton and Birmingham. Leicester is 99 miles from London on the Midland Main Line, the fastest trains taking 1 hour and 11 minutes. Journeys to Sheffield take around 1 hour, Leeds and York are approximately a 2 hour journey. Birmingham and Peterborough are around 1 hour away. The Midland Main Line is a main railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... This article is about the English county town. ... It has been suggested that Culture in Luton be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The now widespread name Lincoln originated in a city in eastern England, UK. Its name is a contraction of the Latin Lindum Colonia, which was the name of a colony for veteran Roman soldiers. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation) and Leeds City (disambiguation). ... York shown within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state Constituent country Region Yorkshire and the Humber Ceremonial county North Yorkshire Admin HQ York City Centre Founded 71 City Status 71 Government  - Type Unitary Authority, City  - Governing body City of York Council  - Leadership: Leader & Executive  - Executive: Liberal Democrat  - MPs: Hugh Bayley (L) John... This article is about the city in England. ... Terminal building, designed by Sir Norman Foster Stansted Airport is a medium-sized passenger airport with a single runway, located in the English county of Essex about thirty miles north of London. ... , Nuneaton is the largest town in the English county of Warwickshire, and the borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth. ... This article is about the British city. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ...


Passengers using the railway station can include a PlusBus ticket with their train ticket which gives unlimited bus travel in a designated area. PLUSBUS logo PLUSBUS is an add-on ticket, which can be purchased with rail tickets in the UK. It allows unlimited travel on participating bus operators services in the area around selected railway stations. ...


Network Rail has plans afoot to re-develop the station incorporating the city council's plans for the surrounding area. Network Rail is a British not for dividend company limited by guarantee whose principal asset is Network Rail Infrastructure Limited, a company limited by shares. ...


Great Central Railway

Leicester was also on a competing line from London to the North, built by the Great Central Railway in the late 1890s. Closed as a through route in the late 1960s, a section from the recently opened Leicester North station to Loughborough is now a heritage steam railway. The GCR has the longest section of double track of all heritage railways in the country The Great Central Railway (GCR) is a heritage railway in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire split in two sections. ...


Motorways

Leicester is close to the heart of the M1 motorway at Junction 21, this section considered to be the busiest part in the country. The M69 motorway also starts near Leicester, and runs to the M6 Motorway and is contiguous with Coventry's eastern bypass. The M1 motorway heading south towards junction 37 at Barnsley, South Yorkshire. ... The M69 is a small motorway in England, linking Leicester and Coventry, and replaced the A46 road. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Airport

East Midlands Airport is near to Castle Donington which is in North West Leicestershire. Served by low-cost international airlines, makes the city easily accessible from other parts of the world providing daily services to many principal European destinations such as Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, and Amsterdam, internal flights to Edinburgh and Belfast and limited services to trans-continental destinations such as Barbados, Mexico, Sanford and Florida. East Midlands Airport[1] (IATA: EMA, ICAO: EGNX) is an airport in the East Midlands of England, near Castle Donington in Leicestershire. ... , Castle Donington is a village with a population of around 7000 in the North West of Leicestershire, close to Derby and Nottingham and on the edge of the National Forest. ... Leicestershire ( IPA: (RP), IPA: (locally)), abbreviation Leics. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city in Northern Ireland. ... Sanford is the name of several places in the United States of America: Sanford, Florida Sanford, Maine Sanford, Michigan Sanford, New York Sanford, North Carolina Sanford is also a company that manufactures the Sharpie marker. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...


Leicester's other local airport is Leicester Airport at Stoughton, Leicestershire, which is more for the benefit of enthusiasts than a transport hub. Leicester Airport (ICAO code, EGBG) is a small aerodrome in Stoughton, Leicestershire, just to the east of Leicester. ... Stoughton is a small village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire. ...


Buses & coaches

An Arriva Midlands Dennis Dart arriving at St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester.

St. Margaret's Bus Station is the main interchange for coach services in Leicester, while local bus services are split between St. Margaret's and the Haymarket Bus Station. Passengers using the railway station can include a PlusBus ticket with their train ticket which gives unlimited bus travel in a designated area. Image File history File linksMetadata Unknownarrivadart_JPG.jpg‎ An Arriva Midlands Plaxton Pointer / Dennis Dart SLF exiting St Margarets Bus Station, Leicester, UK on its way to Uppingham, Rutland in 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Unknownarrivadart_JPG.jpg‎ An Arriva Midlands Plaxton Pointer / Dennis Dart SLF exiting St Margarets Bus Station, Leicester, UK on its way to Uppingham, Rutland in 2006. ... St Margarets Bus Station is located on Gravel Street to the north of Leicester City centre, England. ... PLUSBUS logo PLUSBUS is an add-on ticket, which can be purchased with rail tickets in the UK. It allows unlimited travel on participating bus operators services in the area around selected railway stations. ...

  • National Express operate long distance services.
  • Stagecoach Group operate a mixture of mid to long distance bus and coach services including Megabus.
  • Skylink buses operate hourly during the day and two hourly at night to East Midlands Airport.
  • A number of coach opperators run excursions from the station including Woods Coaches.

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National Cycle Network

Many of the country's National Cycle Network pass through Leicestershire. In Leicester City Centre you will find the Leicester Bike Park. The first section of the NCN to be built was the Bristol and Bath Railway Path, opened in 1984. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Education

University of Leicester seen from Victoria Park - Left to right: the Department of Engineering, the Attenborough Tower, the Charles Wilson Building.
The National Space Centre in Leicester
The National Space Centre in Leicester

Leicester is home to two universities, the University of Leicester (Royal Charter 1957) and the De Montfort University, which opened in 1969 as Leicester Polytechnic and adopted its current name in 1992. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1994x798, 270 KB) Summary Taken by User:Andrew Norman, Sept 2003 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1994x798, 270 KB) Summary Taken by User:Andrew Norman, Sept 2003 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1704 × 2272 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1704 × 2272 pixel, file size: 1. ... For the government agency, see British National Space Centre. ... University of Leicester seen from Victoria Park - Left to right: the Department of Engineering, the Attenborough tower, the Charles Wilson building. ... For the ship of the same name, see Royal Charter (ship). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... De Montfort University (DMU) is a British university situated in Leicester, England. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... De Montfort University is one of two universities situated in the city of Leicester, England; the other institution of higher education being University of Leicester. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


It is also home to the National Space Centre, due in part to the University of Leicester being one of the few universities in the UK to specialise in space sciences. The National Space Centre in Leicester The National Space Centre is one of the United Kingdoms leading visitor attractions devoted to space science and astronomy. ...


Leicester City Local Education Authority initially had a troubled history when formed in 1997 as part of the local government reorganisation - a 1999 Ofsted inspection found "few strengths and many weaknesses", although there has been considerable improvement since then. While many state schools provide a good standard of education, there have been problems with one or two of the large community colleges, in particular New College. However, recent changes of leadership at New College have seen a turnaround in the school's prospects. A Local Education Authority (LEA) is the part of a council in England or Wales that is responsible for education within that councils jurisdiction. ... The Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) is a non-ministerial United Kingdom government department, established on 1st September 1992. ...


Current plans to improve the city's education system include the opening of The Samworth Enterprise Academy a city academy whose catchment area will draw in children from the Saffron and Eyres Monsell estates, co-sponsored by the Church of England and David Samworth, chairman of Samworth Brothers. A £250 million "Building Schools for the Future" project uses the Private Finance Initiative. State school status has been granted to the Leicester Islamic Academy. The city's special schools are currently undergoing reorganisation. A city academy is a type of British secondary school, of which one of the major architects was Andrew Adonis in his capacity as education advisor to the Prime Minister (now Lord Adonis, a junior Minister at the Department for Education and Skills) in the late 1990s. ... The Church of England logo since 1998 The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ... The Private Finance Initiative specifies a method, developed initially by the United Kingdom government, to provide financial support for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) between the public and private sectors. ...


Leicester City Council underwent a major reorganisation of children's services in 2006, creating a new Children & Young People's Services department.


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The Arts

The city hosts an annual Pride Parade (Leicester Pride), a Caribbean Carnival (the largest in the UK outside London), the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India, the largest comedy festival in the UK Leicester Comedy Festival, and the award-winning music festival Summer Sundae with connecting Summer Sundae Fringe festival. Baton twirlers perform in the 2002 Divers/Cité pride parade in downtown Montreal A pride parade is part of a festival or ceremony held by the LGBT community of a city to commemorate the struggle for gay liberation, gay rights, and gay pride. ... Leicester Pride is an annual gay pride event in Victoria Park in Leicester, England. ... Leicester Caribbean Carnival is an annual event, held in early August in Leicester, England. ... Diwali,or Deepawali, (also called Tihar and Swanti in Nepal) (Markiscarali) is a major Indian and Nepalese festive holiday. ... The Leicester Comedy Festival is an annual comedy festival held in a number of venues across Leicester, England early in the year. ... The main stage of the 2005 festival. ...


Arts venues in the city include:

  • The Haymarket Theatre : (Now closed, the Leicester Theatre Trust await relocation to the new Leicester Theatre and Performing Arts Centre).
  • Leicester Theatre and Performing Arts Centre : New purpose designed performing arts centre, designed by Rafael Vinoly, Scheduled to open in September 2008.
  • The Peepul Centre
  • The Phoenix Arts Centre
  • The De Montfort Hall.
  • The Little Theatre.
  • The City Gallery (one of the regions leading contemporary art galleries)

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Sport

The Sports Statue on Gallowtree Gate
The Sports Statue on Gallowtree Gate

Sports teams include Leicester City F.C. (football), Leicester Tigers (rugby union), Leicester Riders (basketball), Leicester Coritanian A.C. (Athletics), and the Leicestershire County Cricket Club. Statue of a footballer, rugby player and cricketer, in Gallowtree Gate, Leicester. ... Statue of a footballer, rugby player and cricketer, in Gallowtree Gate, Leicester. ... Leicester City Football Club, (also known as The Foxes) is an English professional football club based in the city of Leicester. ... Official website www. ... DMU Leicester Riders are a British basketball team that play in the British Basketball League (BBL). ... Grace Road cricket ground,Leicester. ...


The city has also hosted British and World track cycling championships at its Saffron Lane velodrome. Track cycling is a bicycle racing sport usually held on specially-built banked tracks or velodromes (but many events are held at older velodromes where the track banking is relatively shallow) using track bicycles. ... A large 8 lane (9 lane straight) 400 metre synthetic floodlight lit athletics track which includes a steeplechase water jump, in Leicester, England. ... Look up velodrome in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Leicester racecourse is located to the south of the city in Oadby. Leicester Racecourse is a horse-racing course in Oadby, Leicestershire. ...


After a period of success for the football, cricket and rugby teams around the turn of the millennium, Leicester was for some time dubbed (by the local press and local inhabitants at least) the sporting capital of the UK, and a statue commemorating this period was erected in the town centre.


Leicester Tigers are one of the most successful rugby union teams in Britain. Leicester City have also enjoyed a fair degree of success. They have been Football League Cup winners three times, Football League Second Division (pre-1992) champions six times, FA Cup runners-up four times, and Division One playoff winners twice. They have also played in European competitions on several occasions, the most recent in the 2000-01 season. For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... From 1892 until 1992, the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... From 1889 until 1992, this was the highest division overall of organized football in England. ... The 2000-2001 season was the 121st season of competitive football in England. ...


Recent titles won by local teams

Walkers stadium from the Grand Union canal
Walkers stadium from the Grand Union canal

To celebrate the successes of 1997-98, the Leicester Mercury organised the placement of a statue portraying a cricketer, a footballer, and a rugby-player on Gallowtree Gate, not far from the Clock Tower at the heart of the city. Image File history File linksMetadata Walkers_stadium. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Walkers_stadium. ... The County Championship is the domestic first class cricket competition in the United Kingdom, mainly in England. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The Powergen Cup (centre) seen in the London Irish clubhouse at Sunbury in 2002. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The Heineken Cup sponsored by Heineken (known as the H Cup in France due to alcohol advertising laws) is an annual rugby union competition involving leading club, regional and provincial teams from England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ... The Zurich Premiership is the present name for the leading rugby union league competition for English clubs. ... The Heineken Cup sponsored by Heineken (known as the H Cup in France due to alcohol advertising laws) is an annual rugby union competition involving leading club, regional and provincial teams from England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ... The Twenty20 Cup is a cricket competition for English and Welsh county clubs. ... The Guinness Premiership is a professional league competition for rugby union clubs in the top division of the English rugby system. ... The Leicester Mercury is a British regional newspaper, owned by the Daily Mail Group, for the city of Leicester and the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. ...


Leicestershire County Cricket Club are the only team that have won the Twenty20 Cup twice. Grace Road cricket ground,Leicester. ... The Twenty20 Cup is a cricket competition for English and Welsh county clubs. ...


Leicester City played the last Football League Cup Final at the Old Wembley Stadium beating Tranmere 2-1. Leicester City Football Club, (also known as The Foxes) is an English professional football club based in the city of Leicester. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ... Tranmere Rovers Football Club is an English football club, currently playing in Football League One and based at Prenton Park, Prenton, Birkenhead - just across the River Mersey from the two Premiership Clubs of Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C. // The club was founded as Belmont F.C. by a...


Leicester Tigers are the only side to have retained the Heineken Cup, and also hold the record for most English Championships won (7). Official website www. ... The Heineken Cup sponsored by Heineken (known as the H Cup in France due to alcohol advertising laws) is an annual rugby union competition involving leading club, regional and provincial teams from England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ...


Motorcycle speedway racing was staged in Leicester. In the pioneer days speedway was staged at a track known as Leicester Super situated in Melton Road and at The Stadium in Blackbird Road. Post war the Leicester Hunters joined the National League Division Three in 1949 and operated at various levels until closure at the end of 1962. The sport was revived for a spell from 1968 before the sale and subsequent redevelopment of the site ended the Leicester Lions era. The history of Leicester's Speedways is well documented in three books by Allan Jones. Speedway has multiple meanings: An alternative name for a race track Speedway, Indiana, home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway The gas station chain Speedway SuperAmerica Motorcycle speedway, a form of motorcycle racing The name of a |Scottish pop rock group who hit the UK charts in 2003. ... The Stadium was a commonly used name for the former home stadium of Chester City F.C., an English football club based in the city of Chester. ... The Leicester Lions were a Speedway team which operated from 1949 until their closure in 1983. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Leicester Lions were a Speedway team which operated from 1949 until their closure in 1983. ...


In 1989, the city hosted the British Special Olympics, and will do so again in 2009[11]. The Special Olympics Great Britain take place in Britain every four years. ...


Areas

Snow in Leicester, taken in Spinney Hills Park

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x3072, 3428 KB) Image taken by myself (User:Pa7). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x3072, 3428 KB) Image taken by myself (User:Pa7). ... Aylestone is a small town in Leicestershire, England. ... Beaumont Leys is a large suburb of Leicester, England. ... Bede Island is an area of Leicester, England close to the city centre, with the River Soar to the west and Grand Union Canal to the east. ... Belgrave is an area in northern Leicester, England. ... Braunstone is a suburb of the City of Leicester, England, to the south-west of the City Centre. ... Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city in the East Midlands of England. ... The Shires, as seen from near the Clock Tower, seen to the right. ... Clarendon Park is an area in the south of the city of Leicester. ... Crown Hills is an area of eastern Leicester, bounded by Humberstone to the north, Evington to the east and Goodwood to the west. ... Dane Hills is an area of western Leicester, bounded by Glenfield to the west. ... Evington is a suburb and village in eastern Leicester, England. ... Evington Valley is an area in Leicester, England. ... Is an inner city area of Leicester, England, so named because it lies between the River Soar and the Grand Union Canal. ... Goodwood is an area on the eastern side of the English city of Leicester, centred on Goodwood Road. ... Hamilton is an area in Leicester, England. ... Highfields is an inner city area of Leicester, England. ... Humberstone is an urban village in Leicester, England. ... Knighton is an area of Leicester, situated roughly between Clarendon Park to the north, Stoneygate and South Knighton to the east, Wigston to the south and Aylestone Park to the west. ... New Parks is an area in the city of Leicester, England. ... North Evington is an area of the city of Leicester, England which is an inclusion of Highfields. ... Northfields is an area of Leicester, named for the historic North Fields. ... Rushey Mead is an area of northern Leicester. ... The Southfields of Leicester consisted of common land south of the city, and now refers to the mostly-developed area immediately south of the city centre. ... St Peters is the name of the following places: St. ... The St Matthews estate is an area of inner city Leicester. ... Stoneygate is an area of Leicester, England. ... --80. ... The West End is an area of Leicester, England, adjacent to the city centre. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Western Park is a park located in the western suburbs of Leicester. ... Woodgate is an area in Leicester. ...

Places of interest and landmarks

The inside of Leicester Cathedral
The inside of Leicester Cathedral

Tourist: Discover Leicester Tour is an open top tour bus linking many of the Leicestershire tourist sites in and around the city. See [1]. Image File history File linksMetadata Leicester_Cathedral. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Leicester_Cathedral. ... Leicestershire ( IPA: (RP), IPA: (locally)), abbreviation Leics. ...


Parks: Abbey Park, University of Leicester Botanic Garden, Victoria Park, Gorse Hill City Farm, Castle Gardens, Grand Union Canal, River Soar, Watermead Country Park. Abbey Park is a public park in Leicester, England, through which the River Soar flows. ... The University of Leicester Harold Martin Botanic Garden is located in Oadby, Leicestershire close to the halls of residence for the University of Leicester. ... Victoria Park, Leicester Victoria Park in Leicester, England is a public park of 69 acres (279,000 m²). It is in the south-east, just outside the city centre, backing on to the University of Leicester and close to the Leicester railway station. ... Gorse Hill City Farm is a city farm and community project practising humane farming based in Leicester. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Grand Union Canal. ... The river in Leicester The River Soar is a tributary of the River Trent in the English East Midlands. ... Watermead country park The Watermead Country Park is a network of artificial lakes in the valley of the River Soar and the Grand Union Canal (old), to the north of Leicester, in Leicestershire. ...


Industry: Abbey Pumping Station, National Space Centre, Great Central Railway. The Abbey Pumping Station is a museum in Leicester, England, on Corporation Road, opposite the National Space Centre. ... The National Space Centre in Leicester The National Space Centre is one of the United Kingdoms leading visitor attractions devoted to space science and astronomy. ... The GCR has the longest section of double track of all heritage railways in the country The Great Central Railway (GCR) is a heritage railway in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire split in two sections. ...


Places of Worship: Shree Jalaram Prarthana Mandal (Hindu temple)[2], Jain Centre [3], Leicester Cathedral, Masjid Umar (Mosque)[4] Guru Nanak Gurudwara (Sikh) Shree Jalaram Prarthana Mandal is a Hindu mandir on Narborough Road in the West End of Leicester, England. ... JAIN is an activity within the Java Community Process, developing APIs for the creation of telephony (voice and data) services. ... Leicester Cathedral, or St Martins Church is an Anglican cathedral in the English city of Leicester, and the seat of the Bishop of Leicester. ...


Historic Buildings: Leicester Guildhall, Belgrave Hall, Jewry Wall, Leicester Secular Hall, Leicester Abbey. Leicesters Guildhall is a very old timber framed building, that once acted as the town hall for the city. ... Belgrave Hall is a Queen Anne-style house built in 1709 in the midst of two acres of walled gardens in Belgrave, Leicester. ... The wall The ruins of the baths The Jewry Wall in Leicester, England is the remaining wall of the public baths of Roman Leicester along with foundations of the baths, which are laid out in front of the wall. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Leicester Abbey, the Abbey of Saint Mary de Pratis (St Mary of the Meadows), standing about a mile (2 km) north of the city of Leicester in the riverside meadows of the navigable Soar, was built under the patronage of Robert le Bossu, Earl of Leicester. ...


Shopping: Haymarket Centre, The Shires, Leicester Market, Golden Mile, Fosse Park, Leicester Lanes. The Haymarket is a shopping centre in the city centre of Leicester, England. ... The Shires is a shopping centre in Leicester, England. ... Leicester Market is a large market in Leicester, England, on Market Place just south of the clock tower. ... The Golden Mile is a name given to a stretch of Belgrave Road in Leicester, United Kingdom. ... Fosse Park is the UKs largest outdoor shopping centre and is situated near Leicester, England. ...


Sport: Walkers StadiumLeicester City FC, Welford RoadLeicester Tigers RUFC, Grace RoadLeicestershire County Cricket Club, John Sanford Sports Centre, Saffron Lane sports centre. The Walkers Stadium is a football stadium which plays home matches to English football team Leicester City F.C. The stadium, inaugurated in July, 2004, holds 32,500 and is named after Leicester Citys sponsers Walkers. ... Leicester City Football Club, nicknamed the Foxes, are an English football team, playing in the Football League Championship. ... The Welford Road stadium is home to the Leicester Tigers, the stadium is located between the Alyestone Road and the Welford Road, on the edge of Leicesters city centre. ... Official website www. ... Grace Road is a cricket venue, in Leicester, England, home to Leicestershire County Cricket Club. ... Grace Road cricket ground,Leicester. ... A large 8 lane (9 lane straight) 400 metre synthetic floodlight lit athletics track which includes a steeplechase water jump, in Leicester, England. ...


Famous Leicesterians

A Leicesterian is somebody who comes from the city of Leicester, England. A list of famous people born in Leicester, educated there, or otherwise associated with the city can be found here. Notable people from Leicester. A Leicesterian is somebody who comes from the city of Leicester, England. ...


Leicester firsts

  • First BBC local radio station. Launched on 8 November 1967 with the first local radio jingle.
  • First Space Shuttle Simulator outside USA which is at the National Space and Science Centre
  • First automatic multi-storey car park in Europe which included the largest supermarket in the UK at the time which was a Tesco
  • First Tesco outside of London
  • First European Environment City
  • First criminal conviction using Genetic Fingerprint as evidence
  • First place to have traffic wardens
  • First city in the UK to have traffic lights and is supposed to have more traffic lights than any other UK city [citation needed]
  • First Halfords store opened in the city

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... A jingle is a memorable slogan, set to an engaging melody, mainly broadcast on radio and sometimes on television commercials. ... This article is about the space vehicle. ... , For other uses, see Tesco (disambiguation). ... Colin Pitchfork Colin Pitchfork (born . ... Genetic fingerprinting, DNA testing, DNA typing, and DNA profiling are techniques used to distinguish between individuals of the same species using only samples of their DNA. Its invention by Sir Alec Jeffreys at the University of Leicester was announced in 1985. ... Halfords Group plc (LSE: HFD) is a leading retailer of car parts, car enhancement, cycles and travel solutions in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. ...

Twinning

Leicester is twinned with: This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Chongqing (Simplified Chinese: 重庆; Traditional Chinese: 重慶; pinyin: Chóngqìng; Wade_Giles: Chung_ching; Postal System Pinyin: Chungking) is the largest and most populous of the Peoples Republic of Chinas four municipalities, which have provincial_level status. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Krefeld is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nicaragua. ... Masaya is a stratovolcano in Nicaragua, Central America, with a city of the same name. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... , Rajkot   (2005 pop. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Strasburg. ...

Local media

Leicester is home to the Leicester Mercury newspaper, and the MATV (Midlands Asian Television) cable channel which can also be viewed on normal analogue TV and is known as MATV Channel 6. The Leicester Mercury is a British regional newspaper, owned by the Daily Mail Group, for the city of Leicester and the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. ... MATV is a specialist Asian content TV channel based in Leicester, England featuring Indian programming in Hindi, English, Gujarati and Punjabi. ...


BBC Radio Leicester was the first BBC local radio station. Other analogue FM radio stations are Leicester Sound, Takeover Radio and Hindu Sanskar Radio, which only broadcasts during Hindu religious festivals. BBC Asian Network and Sabras Radio broadcast on AM. BBC Radio Leicester is the BBC Local Radio service for the English counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. ... Leicester Sound is a radio station in Leicester, England. ... Takeover Radio is a Community Licensed Radio Station broadcasting on FM stereo to Leicester, specialising in helping kids getting involved into radio aimed at the 8-14 age bracket. ... Hindu Sanskar Radio (formally known as Hindu Utsav Radio) is a Hindu teachings based radio station broadcast from Leicester. ... Asian Network logo BBC Asian Network studio at The Mailbox shopping centre, Birmingham. ... Sabras Radio is a commercial radio station in Leicester, England specialising in South Asian music and culture. ...


The local DAB multiplex has the following stations: Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), also known as Eureka 147, is a technology for broadcasting of audio using digital radio transmission. ...

The local Hospital Radio stations is Hospital Radio Fox. BBC Radio Leicester is the BBC Local Radio service for the English counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. ... Leicester Sound is a radio station in Leicester, England. ... Sabras Radio is a commercial radio station in Leicester, England specialising in South Asian music and culture. ... Galaxy Digital is an exclusively digital radio station owned by the Chrysalis Group as part of its Galaxy Network of stations specialising in dance music and RnB.      Chrysalis Radio Galaxy Network: Galaxy Manchester | Galaxy Birmingham | Galaxy Yorkshire | Galaxy North East | Galaxy Digital Heart Network: 100. ... Xfm logo Xfm is a brand of commercial radio stations focused on current and unsigned alternative music and owned by GCap Media in the United Kingdom. ... Classic Gold GEM Categories: United Kingdom broadcasting stubs | Radio stations in the United Kingdom ... Heart 106 is a regional radio station broadcasting to the East Midlands. ... Hindu Sanskar Radio (also known as Asian Plus on DAB Digital Radio) is a Hindu teachings based radio station broadcast from Leicester. ... Hindu Sanskar Radio (formally known as Hindu Utsav Radio) is a Hindu teachings based radio station broadcast from Leicester. ... Typical hospital radio studio Hospital radio stations provide radio entertainment to patients in UK hospitals. ... Hospital Radio Fox is the hospital radio station for the Royal Infirmary and the Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. ...


External links

References

  1. ^ Geoffrey of Monmouth, The History of the Kings of Britain, translated by Lewis Thorpe, p. 81 and 86, Harmondsworth, 1966
  2. ^ http://www.cre.gov.uk/Default.aspx.LocID-0hgnew0cq.RefLocID-0hg00900c008.Lang-EN.htm
  3. ^ http://www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/news/unilife/1007/research/#d.en.124216
  4. ^ http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/research/mrpd/events/documents/BSPS07SimpsonFinneyMinorityWhiteCities.doc
  5. ^ Walkers Crisps, Coming to the crunch - The Manufacturer, October 2006
  6. ^ Our company - Samworth Brothers, October 2007
  7. ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  8. ^ includes hunting and forestry
  9. ^ includes energy and construction
  10. ^ includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured
  11. ^ City to host its second 'games'. BBC News Online (2007-07-13). Retrieved on 2007-07-14.

Coordinates: 52.63422° N 1.13852° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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