Man killed in Leicester car park stabbing named

By Kerri Stevenson

A 22-year-old man who died after being injured in a Leicester car park in Canonsleigh Road yesterday has been named as Pedro Godinho.

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Pedro Godinho

Police were called to the car park at about 6.20 on Sunday morning by the ambulance service after Mr Godinho was found with life threatening injuries including a severe stab wound, which he later died from in hospital.

A murder investigation was launched following his death, and police are urging anyone who has any information that may help with this to come forward.

A 19-year-old man from Leicester was arrested on suspicion of murder during the early hours of this morning and was in custody, where he was due to be questioned by police.
A 21-year-old woman, who was also in custody, was arrested on suspicion of assisting the offender.

Friends and family have paid tribute to Mr Godinho through social media, sharing emotional Facebook posts celebrating his life and sharing memories of him.

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The car park in Canonsleigh Road

A Gofundme page to raise money for funeral costs has also been set up today by a group of his childhood friends, which has so far raised £900 of it’s £7500 goal in the space of just four hours.

The campaign was set up by MirshadMeah, who said: “As childhood friends of Pedro, we feel it is our duty to try and support his family with funeral costs and other financial support for his family.”

“Never failing to make people smile, Pedro was the heart of the community, which will mourn the loss of his incredible personality.”

If you wish to donate, please visit the Gofundme page here.

Also, if you have any information or evidence regarding the circumstances of Mr Godinho’s death, please call Leicestershire Police on 101 or send an email to contactus@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leicestershire Police to review event risk form criticised by Grime rapper P Money

By Max Pearson

Leicestershire Police have confirmed they will review an events risk assessment form which Grime rapper P Money has labelled a “race thing.”

The form asks promoters for the ethnic make-up of the audience, as well as the genre of music being performed.

Talking to Victoria Derbyshire in an interview broadcast this morning, P Money said: “There’s trouble at all types of gigs.

“We know they’re just trying to shut down grime, because if it was anything else they wouldn’t have this issue.”

He claimed the Promotion Event Risk Assessment Form 696, which promoters, licensees and organisers are often asked to complete before hosting music events featuring DJs and MCs, is only used for certain performers.

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P Money (left) with Swifta Beater

In 2010, rapper Giggs had his tour cancelled following police advice and he publicly called last year on police to work more closely with grime acts to stop further shows being cancelled.

P Money claimed he had been taken off gig line-ups in the past because of information passed on via the form.

A Freedom of Information request also found a version of the form has now been adopted by 16 other forces in England.

P Money added: “If you’re gonna do that to protect people, it should be for every single club.

“Why only these ones?”

A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Police said: “We do use the form and we have already confirmed prior to today’s media coverage that the form is currently under review and its contents may well change.”

DMU Contour Fashion marks 70th anniversary

By Holly Hume

De Montfort University Contour Fashion course established in 1947, will enter its 8th decade of glory this year as it remains the most successful course of its kind in the country.

The world renowned course is run by Gillian Proctor, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the UK Lingerie Awards 2013, and a dedicated team.

Ms Proctor co-wrote the very first lingerie book and has featured on both TV and radio as an expert, as well as having history with Armani and Karl Lagerfeld.

The university has turned out students who have gone on to work for Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Triumph and ASOS among other huge names.

Graduates have also created their own prosperous labels over the years and continue to excel.

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Contour Fashion, 70 years on.

Indeed, many high quality lingerie, swimwear, leisurewear and nightwear brands feature a DMU graduate such is the success of the course.

Famous names to have worn DMU designs include Beyoncé, Paloma Faith and Rita Ora.

Throughout 2017, DMU shall be running several events to commemorate the course, details of which are expected to be announced later in the year.

The university will surely be hosting another of their renowned runway shows, which have proved to be immensely popular across social media.

Leicester Gay Pride to be cancelled if funding is not found

By Holly Hume

The annual Leicester Pride may face cancellation this year as the organisers struggle to raise funds for the event.

The event will need at least another £10,000 to be able to run due to a lack of consistency in sponsor support from year to year.

The festival has also become more expensive to run year on year, leaving Leicester Pride with no choice but to fund raise extensively in the hopes that it is enough.

Their donations page is live now and you can donate by texting PRDE22 to 70070 or via PayPal.

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Leicester Pride 2016

De Montfort students belonging to the LGBT community have voiced their concerns over the matter.

Nicola Duff, a second year student, said: “Today in this society I don’t believe we need to be proud to be gay, because it much more accepted.

“I believe that instead of just being proud that your gay, there should be a pride to celebrate all sexualities.

“Firstly, it would be highly funded and secondly it would bring together many more people.”

Kate Whitfield, another second year student said: “Leicester Gay Pride event is about the gay community becoming visible and belonging to a commuting.

“It’s a celebration of love and hope, and to not have it now at a time when we most need those things is just sad.”

Jodie Fortuin, a third year student, said, “Pride has always been a controversial event even within the gay community with people feeling like the event doesn’t normalise homosexuality but makes it more segregated from “normality”.

“As unfortunate as the lack of funding is hopefully the money has been spent on better things that will enhance living for the entire community.

“If pride is stopped and we see a decrease in acceptance then pride should come back but if it goes and there is no change in the community then its goal been achieved and people are accepting peoples’ sexualities so it has no need to continue.”

Ruth Harris, second year at DMU, said: “The pride should always run, even if people have to pay for a ticket to fund the event.

“If the pride does not happen then people will lose faith in the council, believing that they don’t care towards those from the LGBT Community.”

Leicester Pride is held in Victoria Park and has featured live acts over the years such as Sam Bailey, Lisa Lashes and Blazing Squad.

Everyman Barbers to open in Leicester

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The brand new store, soon to be open on Thursday

By Harry Rogers

Everyman Barbers franchise is to open a brand new shop in Leicester on Thursday (March 30), offering men across the city the ultimate haircut experience.

Free beer will be offered to all customers at the barbers (age restrictions apply) as well as a gaming station and constant live sport.

Everyman Barbers has invested £150,000 to ensure the success of their new shop in the city.

The chain already has stores in Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Nottingham and soon to be in Leicester.

Managing Director Noel Gilronan said: “Leicester is a great city with a fairly large population.

“There’s nothing in the city quite like an Everyman, that offers men a proper, comfortable, professional space to get a haircut — which is something women have had for many years now.”

Everycam will also be available for customers to go online and view a live stream of the shop to see if their favourite barber is working.

Mr Gilronan added: “It’s 2017 and we want to stay at the forefront of our industry.”

Students who visit will receive 20% off their cut, and customers who use the Everyman Barbers app can also claim discounted prices.

The grand opening event will take place on Thursday (March 30) between 3:00pm – 8:00pm and will include fine whisky, live jazz and haircuts from skilled barbers.