Leicester

What is Leicester known for?


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Mott (saxophone, guitar, vocals), Clarence Manuelo (tapes (audio tape), electronics) and Daniel Padden (keyboards (keyboard instrument), guitar, clarinet, vocals). Although the principal roles of each member are as listed, the group use a large array of additional sound-making objects to create their music. - 2005 Catonapotato CD Broken Face Digitalis Industries DIGI14 Recorded live in Leicester, Sheffield, Paris and Norrköping. Only Mott & Moore appear. - thumb right Riddington Road Farm (Image:Farm Riddington.jpg) '''Littlethorpe''' is a small village approximately 6 miles south of Leicester, separated from the village of Narborough (Narborough, Leicester) by the Leicester to Birmingham railway line, and the River Soar. He was knighted in 1426 at Leicester alongside King Henry VI (Henry VI of England). During his father's lifetime, he served as Lord Chancellor of Ireland. He was a Lancastrian (House of Lancaster), and served as Lord High Treasurer from 1456 to 1458, besides being created a Knight of the Garter in 1457. He was killed at the Battle of Northampton (Battle of Northampton (1460)). *“Charity, Orphans & Foundlings In the Pre-Modern Islamic World,” lecture by Dr. Gerald Hawting (Gerald Hawting) from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) held at the Foundling Museum. Other events planned by the Festival’s programme partners ranged from drama from the Middle East; a colourful contribution to the Edinburgh Festivals; a conference on “Faith and Identity in Contemporary Culture” in Manchester; a gathering of poets in Bradford and Leeds; contemporary British Muslim artists in Birmingham; a Pakistani film festival in Glasgow as well as a Sufi Festival; Muslim writers at the Hay Literary Festival (Hay-on-Wye); Quranic recitation in Leicester; an arts programme in Cardiff; and early music in York. alias origin Leicester, England genre Progressive rock, rock (rock music) '''Black Widow''' were a rock (rock music) band (musical ensemble) that formed in Leicester, England in September 1969. The band were mostly known for its early use of satanic (Satanism) and occult imagery in their music and stage act. The band were often compared with the better-known Heavy metal (Heavy metal music) band Black Sabbath, but the bands were only superficially similar.


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in east Dorset), Wiltshire (again, less so in eastern Wiltshire), and also in East Cornwall). The accents of Northern England (Northern English) are also distinctive including a range of variations: Northumberland, County Durham (Pitmatic), Newcastle upon Tyne (Geordie), Sunderland (Mackem), Cumbria (Cumbrian dialect), Lancashire (Lancashire dialect and accent) with regional variants in Bolton, Burnley, Blackburn, Manchester (Manchester dialect), Preston, Lancashire


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works part-time in the Charnwood Forest. Some of her books are set in Leicestershire, such as the recent Aetherial Tales series, depicting the lives, loves and adventures of magical people living hidden in this region, passing for - and sharing many cultural traits with - ordinary English people. As a teenager, he was vocalist in Leicester rock band the Marmite Sisters. He briefly developed a sideline as a bit-part actor, including a feature credit in '' Number One Longing, Number


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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


friendly football

July 2013 archivedate 5 July 2013 work Archant Community Media Ltd * Haskovo, Bulgaria (2008) Since 1973, the fire services (fire department) of Leicester and twin city Krefeld have played each other in an annual 'friendly' football match. ref name "BBC">


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Weymouth Drive and Winchester Drive. A few are named after Scottish placenames, including Grandtully Drive and Fortingall Avenue. In 2007 Bryant Homes controversially removed a large number of trees from a local lane to provide better access to a new housing development. The actor Robert Carlyle and leading local personality, Gay Waugh were among those who protested against the felling. In July 2009 a suspected arson attack caused considerable damage to the site. One


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the then 24-year-old Wilson's ''The Outsider (The Outsider (Colin Wilson))'' in 1956; the work examines the role of the social "outsider" in seminal works of various key literary and cultural figures. These include Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, William James, T. E. Lawrence, Vaslav Nijinsky and Vincent van Gogh; Wilson discusses his perception of social alienation in their work. The book became


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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

Leicester

'''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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