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as a talented character actor. In 1945, he was the first choice for the male lead role in ''Brief Encounter'', which in the end went to Trevor Howard. A Brief Encounter with Carnforth Station '''Michael Green''' (b. 2 January 1927, Leicester, England) is a British journalist and author of humorous books. He is best known for ''The Art of Coarse Rugby'', ''The Art of Coarse Acting'' and other books with similar titles. airdate 23 September 1997 frequency 106.0 MHz (FM) NOW Nottingham (Nottingham), Block 12C, 128kbit s (DAB (Digital audio broadcasting)) NOW Leicester (Leicester), Block 11B, 128kbit s(DAB (Digital audio broadcasting) NOW Derbyshire (in Derbyshire from 2008) share 8.3% It is transmitted from the Copt Oak transmitter close to the M1 (M1 motorway) north of Leicester in the National Forest (National Forest, England). The FM signal comes from the Sutton Coldfield transmitter (Sutton Coldfield television transmitter), and is audible throughout a large part of the Midlands, including the East Midlands towns of Leicester, Derby and parts of Nottingham. It can be heard with fairly decent audible quality in Kingswood Bristol. This is because Kingswood is very high up meaning there is a clear line of sight between the north and Kingswood. The station is available on DAB (Digital audio broadcasting), thanks to eight transmitters throughout the West Midlands (West Midlands (region)) on the MXR 12A multiplex, with strong signals from The Wrekin and Ilmington in south Warwickshire. thumb Soar valley between Barrow upon Soar (Image:Riversoar.JPG) and Mountsorrel The '''Soar Valley''' in Leicestershire, England is the basin of the River Soar, which rises south of Leicester and flows north through Charnwood before meeting the River Trent at Trent Lock on the Nottinghamshire border. Early EPs; ''Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing'' (1980–1982) In 1980, Discharge signed with Clay Records, and recorded their first single (single (music)) ''Realities of War'' in February 1980, which made the UK Indie Chart when it was released in April, after being played on John Peel's show, peaking at number 5 and spending 44 weeks in the chart. The band also performed their first shows outside of Stoke-on-Trent in 1980, playing in Leicester, Preston (Preston, Lancashire) and Glasgow. After two further EP (Extended play) releases in that same year, founding member Terry Roberts departed, later joining UK Subs, to be replaced initially by Keith Haynes (Keith Haynes (musician)) of Picture Frame Seduction and soon thereafter by Dave "Bambi" Ellesmere (Dave Ellesmere) (formerly of The Insane) before the ''Why? (Why? (Discharge album))'' EP was recorded. Ellesmere did not stay long, and the band replaced him with Garry Maloney of The Varukers on drums. ''Why?'' gave the band their first UK indie number one. The branches The Grand Junction's original act in 1793 authorised branches to Daventry, the River Nene at Northampton, to the turnpike (Turnpike trust) road at Old Stratford (north-west of the modern Milton Keynes), and to Watford in Hertfordshire: those to Daventry and Watford were not built. The branch to Old Stratford was amended before it was built (see below). The branch to Northampton was delayed as the plans of the Leicester and Northampton Union Canal to reach Northampton and thus join with the Grand Junction came to nothing. The link to Northampton was made by a tramroad transferred from Blisworth Tunnel, with the 5-mile (8-kilometre) canal from Gayton being opened in 1815. The link to Leicester was eventually achieved by the opening of the Grand Union Canal (Grand Union Canal (old)), which took a more direct route from Foxton (Foxton Locks) in Leicestershire to the Grand Junction at Norton Junction. Yeovilton is close to the route of the Fosse Way a Roman road that linked Exeter (''Isca Dumnoniorum'') in South West England to Lincoln (Lincoln, Lincolnshire) (''Lindum Colonia'') in the East Midlands, via Ilchester (''Lindinis''), Bath (Bath, Somerset) (''Aquae Sulis''), Cirencester (''Corinium (Corinium Dobunnorum)'') and Leicester (''Ratae Corieltauvorum''). There is evidence of a Romano-British farmstead under what is now the airfield.

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Island in 2005. Work on the debut album involved some input from guest artists associated with members of the band's musical past, most notably, Matthew (Midge) Day of Scum Pups. "KERRANG!" (no.418), November 14, 1992, Bauer Consumer Media Mathew Bethancourt left The Kings Of Frog Island in 2010 to concentrate on Cherry Choke, while Mark Buteux and Roger ‘Doj’ Watson continue work on tracks for a fourth album

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University year 2008 accessdate 2008-03-30 , which created the NHS Specialist Library for Ethnicity and Health, a web-based collection of research-based evidence and good practice information relating to the health needs of minority ethnic groups, and other resources relevant to multi-cultural health care. There is another Mary Seacole Research Centre, this one at De Montfort University in Leicester,

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book last1 William first1 David title UK Cities: A Look at Life and Major Cities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland date 13 October 2010 publisher New Africa Press isbn 9987160212 page 127 and it became an attractive destination for refugees fleeing persecution and political turmoil in continental Europe. Firms such as Corah and Liberty Shoes (Liberty Shoes (Leicester, England)) used their reputation for producing high-quality products to expand their businesses

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Smith (fashion designer) Paul Smith boutique. There are also various side streets and alleys that hide some interesting and often overlooked buildings and shops – streets such as '''Poultry Walk''', West End Arcade and Hurts Yard. These are home to many specialist shops, as is Derby Road, near the Cathedral and once the antiques area but now home to some the city's most interesting independent shops. At 4 pm, the time shown on Big Ben on the London Games symbol, the King declared the Games open, 2,500 pigeons were set free and the Olympic Flag raised to its

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of Arts BA (Hons) degree in Public Administration at Leicester Polytechnic (now called De Montfort University). Location Whittlesey is located between the city of Peterborough

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Distraction'' followed, accompanied by a third vinyl EP of the same name. From February 2008, Ferrari became a regular guest on a new ITV political show called "London Talking" starring Konnie Huq and featuring Vanessa Feltz. On 29 June 2008, Ferrari covered the Salute to Israel march and rally in London's Trafalgar Square, which celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, attended by over 40,000 people. On 19 November 2009 he

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friendly defeat to Ghana (Ghana national football team) at the Walkers Stadium, Leicester. That year he also played in a 0–6 friendly defeat to England (England national football team). - 1. 1 June 2006 Walkers Stadium, Leicester, England

came on as a 71st minute substitute in a 1–1 draw with the United States (United States men's national soccer team), a result which meant Jamaica were knocked out of the competition. On 1 June 2006 he scored in a 1–4 Exhibition game#Association football

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-flats-plan-replace-Charlotte-music-venue-Leicester story-12030324-detail story.html website http: www.leicestermercury.co.uk publisher Leicester Mercury accessdate 10 January 2015 1960s Leicester's main small venue for pop and rock was the Il Rondo on Silver Street. The roll call of bands who played at the Il Rondo runs like a who's Who of early–mid sixties pop and rock. The Yardbirds and The Animals played there before passing into rock history along with less well remembered groups like the Graham Bond Organisation. It also played host to many visiting American blues musicians including Howlin' Wolf, Freddie King, Lowell Fulson, Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker. The Beatles also came to De Montfort Hall. Colin Hyde (East Midlands Oral History Archive) carried out a range of interviews about growing up in Leicester in the 1950s and 1960s and began to map where all of the venues of the day were. talking history:the newsletter of the East Midlands Oral History Archive. Number 7: May 2003. He identified a number of clubs, pubs, and coffee bars like the Chameleon, run by Pete Joseph, the El Casa, or the El Paso – cafes which stayed open after the pubs closed. Among others, people also remembered the Blue Beat club on Conduit Street, run by Alex Barrows who later started the House of Happiness on Campbell Street. Night clubs such as the Burlesque or the Nite Owl became more popular as the 1960s progressed, and they opened up the opportunity to dance all night. A local beat band called The Foresights were signed to EMI. They were notable for all members wearing glasses. Also emerging during this period was the band Family (Family (band)), fronted by Leicester man Roger Chapman. 1970s The seventies saw the emergence of the well known cabaret band Showaddywaddy from the city with lead singer Dave Bartram and their 1950s-themed songs. The De Montfort Hall held the first of its annual One-World festivals, with the aim of celebrating the cultural diversity of the city and breaking down the barriers of hostility and suspicion that had a potential to foment racial conflict. Adult and children's groups performed traditional dances and music from the many communities settled here – British, Irish, East European, Asian, African and Caribbean. These festivals continued until the 1980s. 1980s The early 1980s saw Leicester punk band Rabid (Rabid (band)) have two minor indie hits, and there were greater successes later in the decade for Yeah Yeah Noh. The mid-1980s saw the emergence of bands such as Gaye Bykers on Acid, Crazyhead, The Bomb Party, and The Hunters Club, who were all associated with the Grebo (Grebo (music)) scene. The Deep Freeze Mice had formed in 1979 and went on to release ten albums in total. Diesel Park West had their first top 75 hits in the late 1980s. Other notable Leicester bands from this decade included Po!, Blab Happy and Chrome Molly. 1990s The band Prolapse (Prolapse (band)), was formed by a group of Leicester University and Polytechnic students in 1992. The band rose in popularity, and quickly gained a record deal with Cherry Red Records, recorded a number of John Peel sessions for Radio 1, and toured with Sonic Youth, Stereolab and Pulp. 1992 also saw the formation in Leicester of Cornershop, an Anglo-Asian agit pop band, who became most famous for the 1998 Number 1 single "Brimful of Asha". Perfume (Perfume (UK band)) and Delicatessen (Delicatessen (band)) both also rose to critical acclaim. Leicester is home of the influential Rave – Drum & Bass Formation Records label and associated 5HQ Record Shop, which was reopened in 2012 as an active recording studio. Post-2000 Since 2000 the city has once more seen a notable upsurge in the success of the local music scene. Several Leicester musicians and or acts have received considerable media attention in their fields since 2003–2004. Kasabian, followed by Pacific Ocean Fire, The Displacements,

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De Montfort Hall with the conducting being shared by Laszlo Heltay and Eric Pinkett. This CBS release included the 22nd Symphony, Brian’s setting of the 23rd Psalm (which clearly belongs to the mainstream British choral tradition of Vaughan Williams and Parry) and the English Suite ''Rustic Scenes'' which contains some highly original music. Work as record producer Robert Simpson was also the producer for the first commercially available recordings of Havergal Brian’s music

(which clearly belongs to the mainstream British choral tradition of Vaughan Williams and Parry) and the English Suite ''Rustic Scenes'' which contains some highly original music. '''Joseph Carey Merrick''' (5 August 1862 – 11 April 1890), sometimes incorrectly referred to as '''John Merrick''', was an English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity (Freak show) named the '''Elephant Man'''. He became well known in London society after he went to live


'''Leicester''' ( ) is a city (city status in the United Kingdom) and unitary authority area (Unitary authorities of England) in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire. The city lies on the River Soar and at the edge of the National Forest (National Forest, England).

In the 2011 census, the population of the Leicester unitary authority was 330,000, making it the largest unitary authority in the East Midlands region, whilst 509,000 people lived in the wider Leicester Urban Area, making Leicester the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom (List of largest United Kingdom settlements by population) and England's eleventh largest urban area (List of urban areas in the United Kingdom). It is the largest city and has the second largest urban area in the East Midlands region. Eurostat's Larger Urban Zone listed the population of Leicester LUZ at 836,484 (2011). According to the 2011 census Leicester had the largest proportion of people aged 19-and-under in the East Midlands with 27 per cent.

"Unlike almost every other city in the UK, Leicester has retained a remarkable record of its past in buildings that still stand today". Ancient Roman (Roman Britain) pavements and baths remain in Leicester from its early settlement as Ratae (Ratae Corieltauvorum), a Roman military outpost in a region inhabited by the Celtic Corieltauvi tribe. Following the Roman withdrawal from Britain, the early medieval Ratae is shrouded in obscurity, but when the settlement was captured by the Danes (Viking) it became one of five fortified towns important to the Danelaw and it appeared in the Domesday Book as "Ledecestre". Leicester continued to grow throughout the Early Modern period (Early Modern Britain) as a market town, although it was the Industrial Revolution that facilitated a process of rapid unplanned urbanisation in the area.

A newly constructed rail and canal network routed through the area stimulated industrial growth in the 19th century, and Leicester became a major economic centre with a variety of manufacturers engaged in engineering, shoemaking and hosiery production. The economic success of these industries, and businesses ancillary to them, resulted in significant urban expansion into the surrounding countryside. Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England, it was the centre of the bishopric from around 670, endowing it with city status (City status in the United Kingdom). However, it lost city status in the 11th century during a time of struggle between the church and the aristocracy. The boundaries of Leicester were extended several times in the 19th and 20th centuries; it became a county borough in 1889, and was re-granted city status in 1919.

Today, Leicester is located at the intersection of the north south Midland Main Line and east west Birmingham Leicester Cambridge CrossCountry railway lines and at the confluence of the M1 (M1 motorway) M69 motorways and the A46 (A46 road) A6 (A6 road) trunk routes. The city and metropolitan area is culturally diverse, with well established South Asian and Afro-Caribbean communities, in addition to more recent influxes from European Community countries, amongst others. Leicester is a major centre of learning: the University of Leicester is famous for the quality of its teaching and research; De Montfort University is very well regarded in many of its specialist fields. The city region also hosts many other notable institutions of higher and further education.

On 20 June 2013, Leicester was announced as one of four shortlisted cities for the second UK City of Culture award.

On 13 November 2014 Leicester City Council passed a motion resolving to "..boycott any produce originating from illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank until such time as it complies with international law and withdraws from Palestinian Occupied territories." http: www.leicester.gov.uk your-council-services council-and-democracy council-news our-news-service- full-council-motion-13th-november-2014

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