DMU announces 2021 Pride celebrations

By Thomas Carter

De Montfort University’s 2021 Pride celebrations begin this week, to officially mark the start of LGBTQ+ history month.

The series of events, starting yesterday(MON,FEB1), will take place virtually for the first time, due to national restrictions not allowing students to return to campus.

Events being held include a discussion panel on transgender people in the world of sport, a quiz night hosted by the DMU Students’ Union, and a question and answer session with renowned author and LGBTQ+ campaigner Phyll Opoku-Gyimah.

More information on the Pride month celebrations and how you can get involved can be found at the DSU website: www.demontfortsu.com

Leicester City Council gives out free testing kits

By Joshua Solomon

Leicester City Council staff will be going door to door with coronavirus test kits this week.

Staff and trained volunteers will be knocking on doors to deliver testing kits and to speak with residents about the coronavirus.

The council has targeted certain areas that have a high number of cases.

This decision was made after the widespread community testing was an important factor in bringing down the infection rate over the summer in the city.

These are the current dates of visit:

Yesterday (MON,FEB1): Spinney Hill, Charnwood

Today(FEB2): Hamilton, St Saviours

Tomorrow(FEB3): Stoneygate, St Matthews and St Peters, Northfields

Thursday: Abbey, Belgrave, Hamilton

Friday: New Parks West, West End

The council is advising people to take a test even if they are not suffering from any Covid symptoms.

For more information about coronavirus or to order a free testing kit, visit www.leicestercitycouncil.com