Live blog Nov 1: Coca Cola Truck to miss Leicester

15.29: Coca Cola Truck to miss Leicester

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Coca Cola Truck is to miss Leicester for the first time in three years.

Coca Cola truck tour to bypass Leicester for first time in three years

       14.48: Popular student bar could be demolished

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Dry Dock could be replace by student accommodation. Dry Dock pub in demolition danger

 

14.35pm: Gelato fever coming to Leicester

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Gelato festival brings Italian culture to St Martin’s Square

 

12.40am: Feature: Behind the doors of the new look O’Neill’s

One of Leicester’s best known pubs has reopened after a major revamp. Reporter Simon Sansome popped in to sample the atmosphere.

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Read the full feature here

12.35am: Leicester skateboarders offered Youtube opportunity

A Leicester skater has called for more enthusiasts to join his ever-growing YouTube channel, as he intends to give opportunities to young skaters.

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Full story here

12.30am: Leicester Citizens bless the rains down in Africa

A flash mob of  music fanatics appeared to sing an 80’s classic outside Town Hall, last Saturday night.

For just half-an-hour, the fountain outside Leicester town hall was flocked to by people who wanted to join in an impromptu rendition of Toto’s ‘Africa’.

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View full story here

12.20am: Teenager arrested in Leicester murder enquiry

A 16-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder following an incident at Ross Walk in Leicester.

Police attended the scene at around 9.15pm last night, with the ambulance service being called after reports of two people being found injured in the street.

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Full story can be found here

11.45am: More than 9000 parents sign petition to stop change to school half term holiday in Leicester

A petition requesting Leicester City Council to reconsider its plan to bring half term a week forward for Leicestershire County Council schools has gathered more than 9,000 signatures.

Full story here

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11.20am: De Montfort asked to supply names of Brexit lecturers by ‘show off’ MP

Alistair Jones, DMU politics expert, speaks about Conservative MP Chris Heaton-Harris’ letter to UK universities which requested a list of names of those who teach Brexit and access to those teaching materials.

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Watch our video to see what he said

11.14am: Leicester takeaway in regional finals for British Takeaway Awards

Bombay Bites in Leicester has made it into the final five of the East Midlands best takeaway award.

Bombay Bites on Evington Road is joined in the finals by two other takeaways from Leicester; Chris’s Fish and Chips and Square Pizza Company.

See what Bombay Bites owner Ahmed Wahid said here

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11am: Today’s weather

Dry today with sunny spells around midday, running through until around 4pm. Although it may turn rather cloudy from 4pm onwards until this evening. High temperature of around 13 degrees at 3pm.

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10.45am: Morning news meeting

Third year Journalism students holding news meeting now tracking stories coming in today.

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