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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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The effects of an extended lockdown are being keenly felt by Leicester's youngest residents.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 hours ago

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Her wedding plans are already delayed by the collapse of Thomas Cook and the coronavirus pandemic.
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Leicester is the only UK city on the Belgian government's list of higher risk coronavirus areas.
Credit: BBC News - Published 17 hours ago

As the lockdown is extended in the city, how is it affecting the most isolated residents?
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 day ago

A whistleblower in Leicester says demand for cheap clothing left workers exposed to Covid-19.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 day ago

Leicester's mayor said increased testing in this way would help bring down the infection rate.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

Local businesses and politicians say they were expecting more financial support from the government.
Credit: BBC News - Published 3 days ago

'The Prime Minister must take responsibility for these failures,' says Claudia Webbe, MP for Leicester East
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

The retailer will review its supply chain after reports of exploitation at a factory in Leicester.
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Jamie Vardy equalises with five minutes remaining to earn Leicester a point at 10-man Arsenal.
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Jamie Vardy equalises with five minutes remaining to earn Leicester a point at 10-man Arsenal.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

One man says he works in unsafe conditions because he has no other way of supporting his family.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

On Monday, it was revealed Tom Meighan had left the Leicester band after 23 years over "personal issues".
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

Leicester was forced into a localised lockdown after cases rose, but it is not the only place to see a recent surge
Credit: Independent - Published 5 days ago

'Government guidance is not enforceable. There are no specific restrictions on travel in and out of Leicester,' police guidance says
Credit: Independent - Published 6 days ago

The firm is to probe claims staff are underpaid and not socially distancing at a supplier in Leicester.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 days ago

Leicestershire Police's Chief Constable said it was a "huge challenge" policing different rules.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he is "worried" about poor social distancing in some factories.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Leicester factory accused of operating during city's lockdown without social distancing measures
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Jamie Vardy scores his 100th and 101st Premier League goals as Leicester boost their hopes of achieving a top-four finish by beating Crystal Palace.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

City among top 20 per cent most deprived areas of England, says Save the Children
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Residents say the city has a "very eerie" atmosphere and police patrol the streets.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Sir Peter Soulsby urges residents of Leicester to “stick together”.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

A local lockdown has been introduced to stop the spread of Covid-19 in Leicester - but how will it work?
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Police can now fine people repeatedly flouting restrictions up to £3,200 from Saturday.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Relaxed restrictions do not apply to Leicester, which is subject to separate new laws
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

On one very confused road on the outskirts of Leicester, Samuel Lovett finds residents grappling with 'anger all over the estate. There's a lot of uncertainty'
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Police in Leicester will be monitoring for non-essential travel as pubs open outside the city.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Steve Borthwick has walked into a world of chaos on his first day as Leicester head coach. BBC Sport looks at turbulent times for Tigers.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

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