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The A46 is an A road in England.
The A6 is one of the main historic north–south roads in England.
Abbey Park is a public park in Leicester, England, through which the River Soar flows. It is owned and managed by Leicester City Council. It opened in 1882 on the flood plain of the River Soar, and expanded in 1932 to include the area west of the river that had formerly been the medieval St Mary's Abbey, still bounded by large medieval walls. The park includes the archaeological sites of the Abbey and the ruins of Cavendish House, along with a wide range of decorative and recreational parkland features.
The Abbey Pumping Station is a museum of science and technology in Leicester, England, on Corporation Road, next to the National Space Centre.
Academy schools are state-funded schools in England which are directly funded by the Department for Education and independent of local authority control.
Adrian Albert Mole is the fictional protagonist in a series of books by English author Sue Townsend.
The Air Training Corps (ATC) is a British volunteer-military youth organisation, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence and the Royal Air Force.
In historiography, ancient Rome is Roman civilization from the founding of the city of Rome in the 8th century BC to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, encompassing the Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic and Roman Empire until the fall of the western empire.
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of annals in Old English chronicling the history of the Anglo-Saxons.
The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain describes the process which changed the language and culture of most of what became England from Romano-British to Germanic.
The terms anno Domini (AD) and before Christ (BC) are used to label or number years in the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
The Arch of Remembrance is a war memorial in Victoria Park, Leicester, designed by Edwin Lutyens, comprising a monumental tetrapylon quadrifrons triumphal arch in a railed enclosure.
Aristocracy (Greek ἀριστοκρατία aristokratía, from ἄριστος aristos "excellent", and κράτος kratos "power") is a form of government that places strength in the hands of a small, privileged ruling class.
Arriva Fox County is a bus company operating services in Leicestershire.
Arriva Midlands is a bus operator providing services in the East Midlands and West Midlands areas of England.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
The Attenborough Building is the tallest building on the campus of the University of Leicester, and houses arts and humanities departments.
Aylestone is a suburb of Leicester, England at.
Basketball is a team sport played on a rectangular court.
The Battle of Naseby was a decisive engagement of the English Civil War, fought on 14 June 1645 between the main Royalist army of King Charles I and the Parliamentarian New Model Army, commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell.
BBC Asian Network is a British radio station whose target audience are people aged 15-35 of South Asian descent (Bangladeshi/Indian/Pakistani), and/or those with an interest in South Asian affairs.
BBC Local Radio is the BBC's local and regional radio service for England and the Channel Islands, consisting of forty (40) stations.
BBC Radio Leicester is the BBC Local Radio service for the English counties of Leicestershire and Rutland.
Beaumont Leys is a suburb and electoral ward in north-western Leicester, England.
Beaumont Leys School is a co-educational comprehensive secondary school in Leicester, England, which caters for students aged between 11 and 16.
Beaumont Shopping Centre is located in Beaumont Leys, on the edge of Leicester.
The Beeching cuts (also Beeching Axe) were a reduction of route network and restructuring of the railways in Great Britain, according to a plan outlined in two reports, The Reshaping of British Railways (1963) and The Development of the Major Railway Trunk Routes (1965), written by Dr Richard Beeching and published by the British Railways Board.
Belgrave and Birstall railway station was a railway station opened by the Great Central Railway in 1899.
Belgrave Hall is a Queen Anne-style Grade II* listed building in Belgrave.
Belgrave is an electoral ward and administrative division of the city of Leicester, England, consisting of the Leicester suburb of Belgrave in its entirety.
Bengali, also known by its endonym Bangla (বাংলা), is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in South Asia.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Birmingham Airport, formerly Birmingham International Airport and before that, Elmdon Airport, is an international airport located east southeast of Birmingham city centre, slightly north of Bickenhill in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull, England.
Birmingham New Street is the largest and busiest of the three main railway stations in the Birmingham City Centre, England.
The Bishop of Leicester is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Leicester in the Province of Canterbury.
Black British are British citizens of Black origins or heritage, including those of African-Caribbean (sometimes called "Afro-Caribbean") background, and may include people with mixed ancestry.
Blanche of Lancaster (25 March 1345/1347 – 12 September 1368) was a member of the English royal House of Plantagenet and the daughter of the kingdom's wealthiest and most powerful peer, Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster.
Boden is a British clothing retailer selling primarily online and by mail order and catalogue.
Bradgate Park (local pronunciation) is a public park in Charnwood Forest, in Leicestershire, England, northwest of Leicester. It covers. The park lies between the villages of Newtown Linford, Anstey, Cropston, Woodhouse Eaves and Swithland. The River Lin runs through the park, flowing into Cropston Reservoir which was constructed on part of the park. To the north-east lies Swithland Wood. The park's two well known landmarks, Old John and the war memorial, both lie just above the contour. The park is part of the 399.3 hectare Bradgate Park and Cropston Reservoir Site of Special Scientific Interest, which has been designated under both biological and geological criteria. Following a fire in April 2017, the owners Bradgate Trust advised that all visitors are expected to be alert to the risk of causing fire, though another fire in June destroyed one of the ancient oaks.
Brantano Footwear was a European chain of retail stores specialising in footwear for men, women and children, that was founded in Belgium.
British African Caribbean (or Afro-Caribbean) people are residents of the United Kingdom whose ancestors were primarily indigenous to Africa.
British Arabs (عرب بريطانيا) are citizens or residents of the United Kingdom that are of Arab ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage or identity from Arab countries.
British Asians (also referred as South Asians in the United Kingdom, Asian British people or Asian Britons) are persons of South Asian descent who reside in the United Kingdom.
British Bangladeshis (ব্রিটিশ বাংলাদেশি) are people of Bangladeshi origin who have attained citizenship in the United Kingdom, through immigration and historical naturalisation.
British Chinese (also known as Chinese British, Chinese Britons) are people of Chineseparticularly Han Chineseancestry who reside in the United Kingdom, constituting the second or third largest group of overseas Chinese in Europe apart from the Chinese diaspora in France and the overseas Chinese community in Russia.
British Gas is an energy and home services provider in the United Kingdom.
British Indians (also Indian British or Indian Britons) are citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) whose ancestral roots lie in India.
The British Iron Age is a conventional name used in the archaeology of Great Britain, referring to the prehistoric and protohistoric phases of the Iron Age culture of the main island and the smaller islands, typically excluding prehistoric Ireland, which had an independent Iron Age culture of its own.
British Pakistanis (پاکستانی نژاد برطانوی; also known as Pakistani British people or Pakistani Britons) are citizens or residents of the United Kingdom whose ancestral roots lie in Pakistan.
During British Summer Time (BST), civil time in the United Kingdom is advanced one hour forward of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) (in effect, changing the time zone from UTC+0 to UTC+1), so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less.
The Brittonic, Brythonic or British Celtic languages (ieithoedd Brythonaidd/Prydeinig; yethow brythonek/predennek; yezhoù predenek) form one of the two branches of the Insular Celtic language family; the other is Goidelic.
BT Group plc (trading as BT and formerly British Telecom) is a British multinational telecommunications holding company with head offices in London, United Kingdom.
Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.
Cambridge & Counties Bank is a bank based and operating in the United Kingdom specialising in property finance and asset finance loans, and savings accounts for small to medium enterprises (SMEs).
Cambridge railway station is the principal station serving the city of Cambridge in the east of England.
Capital East Midlands is a regional radio station owned and operated by Global Radio as part of the Capital radio network.
Castle Donington is a small market town and civil parish in Leicestershire, England.
In the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, the Latin word castrum (plural castra) was a building, or plot of land, used as a fortified military camp.
Caterpillars are the larval stage of members of the order Lepidoptera (the insect order comprising butterflies and moths).
The Catholic Church in England and Wales is part of the worldwide Catholic Church in full communion with the Pope.
The term Cavalier was first used by Roundheads as a term of abuse for the wealthier Royalist supporters of King Charles I and his son Charles II of England during the English Civil War, the Interregnum, and the Restoration (1642 – c. 1679).
The Britons, also known as Celtic Britons or Ancient Britons, were Celtic people who inhabited Great Britain from the British Iron Age into the Middle Ages, at which point their culture and language diverged into the modern Welsh, Cornish and Bretons (among others).
Centrebus is a bus company operating services in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.
The ceremonial counties, also referred to as the lieutenancy areas of England, are areas of England to which a Lord Lieutenant is appointed.
Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649.
Chartism was a working-class movement for political reform in Britain that existed from 1838 to 1857.
Chongqing, formerly romanized as Chungking, is a major city in southwest China.
The Christadelphians are a millenarian Christian group who hold a view of Biblical Unitarianism.
The Church of England (C of E) is the state church of England.
St Mary de Castro is an ancient, Grade I listed church in Leicester, England, located within the former bailey of Leicester Castle.
The City of Leicester College is a mixed secondary school for ages 11–18 in Evington, Leicester, England.
City status in the United Kingdom is granted by the monarch of the United Kingdom to a select group of communities:, there are 69 cities in the United Kingdom – 51 in England, six in Wales, seven in Scotland and five in Northern Ireland.
In the history of Rome, the Latin term civitas (plural civitates), according to Cicero in the time of the late Roman Republic, was the social body of the cives, or citizens, united by law (concilium coetusque hominum jure sociati).
Solid Gold GEM AM (later Classic Gold GEM-AM) was a United Kingdom radio station, broadcasting to much of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and East Staffordshire from studios in Nottingham, and later Dunstable, Bedfordshire.
A number of different systems of classification of ethnicity in the United Kingdom exist.
A coat of arms is a heraldic visual design on an escutcheon (i.e., shield), surcoat, or tabard.
The Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) was a non-departmental public body in the United Kingdom which aimed to address racial discrimination and promote racial equality.
Common Brittonic was an ancient Celtic language spoken in Britain.
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.
Constance of Castile (1354 – 24 March 1394) was claimant of the Castilian throne after the death of her father Peter, King of Castile and León, also known as Peter the Cruel.
Continental or mainland Europe is the continuous continent of Europe excluding its surrounding islands.
A conurbation is a region comprising a number of cities, large towns, and other urban areas that, through population growth and physical expansion, have merged to form one continuous urban or industrially developed area.
Queen Cordelia was a legendary Queen of the Britons, as recounted by Geoffrey of Monmouth.
The Corieltauvi (formerly thought to be called the Coritani, and sometimes referred to as the Corieltavi) were a tribe of people living in Britain prior to the Roman conquest, and thereafter a civitas of Roman Britain.
The United Kingdom (UK) comprises four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
County borough is a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (excluding Scotland), to refer to a borough or a city independent of county council control.
A county town in Great Britain or Ireland is usually, but not always, the location of administrative or judicial functions within the county.
CrossCountry (legal name XC Trains Limited) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom owned by Arriva UK Trains, operating the New Cross Country franchise.
The Curve Theatre is a theatre in Leicester, England, based in the Cultural quarter in Leicester City Centre.
The Danelaw (also known as the Danelagh; Dena lagu; Danelagen), as recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, is a historical name given to the part of England in which the laws of the Danes held sway and dominated those of the Anglo-Saxons.
The Danes were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting southern Scandinavia, including the area now comprising Denmark proper, during the Nordic Iron Age and the Viking Age.
De Montfort Hall is a music and performance venue located in Leicester, England.
De Montfort University (DMU) is a public university in the city of Leicester, England.
Debenhams plc is a British multinational retailer operating under a department store format in the United Kingdom and Ireland with franchise stores in other countries. The company was founded in the eighteenth century as a single store in London and has now grown to 178 locations across the UK, Ireland and Denmark. It sells a range of clothing, household items and furniture and has been known since 1993 for its 'Designers at Debenhams' brand range. Headquartered in Regent's Place in the London Borough of Camden, Debenhams is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The company owns the Danish department store chain, Magasin du Nord, and has a subsidiary in Ireland.
DemonFM is a student radio station based at De Montfort University in Leicester, England.
A department store is a retail establishment offering a wide range of consumer goods in different product categories known as "departments".
DHL Express is a division of the German logistics company Deutsche Post DHL providing international courier, parcel, and express mail services.
Digital audio broadcasting (DAB) is a digital radio standard for broadcasting digital audio radio services, used in many countries across Europe, Asia, and the Pacific.
Direct election is a system of choosing political officeholders in which the voters directly cast ballots for the person, persons, or political party that they desire to see elected.
The Dissolution of the Monasteries, sometimes referred to as the Suppression of the Monasteries, was the set of administrative and legal processes between 1536 and 1541 by which Henry VIII disbanded monasteries, priories, convents and friaries in England and Wales and Ireland, appropriated their income, disposed of their assets, and provided for their former personnel and functions.
Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere).
Domesday Book (or; Latin: Liber de Wintonia "Book of Winchester") is a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of King William the Conqueror.
Dorchester on Thames (or Dorchester-on-Thames) is a village and civil parish in Oxfordshire, about northwest of Wallingford and southeast of Oxford.
Dunelm Group plc (formerly Dunelm Mill) is a British home furnishings retailer with 150 stores and over 100 in-store Pausa coffee shops, throughout the United Kingdom.
Earl of Leicester is a title that has been created seven times.
East Anglia is a geographical area in the East of England.
The East Midlands is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes.
East Midlands Airport is an international airport in the East Midlands of England, located in Leicestershire close to Castle Donington.
East Midlands Trains (EMT) is a British train operating company owned by Stagecoach Group.
Eastern Europe is the eastern part of the European continent.
The economic history of the United Kingdom deals with the economic history of England and Great Britain from 1500 to the early 21st century.
The Edict of Expulsion was a royal decree issued by King Edward I of England on 18 July 1290, expelling all Jews from the Kingdom of England.
The English Football League Championship (often referred to as the Championship for short or the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of the English Football League (EFL) and second-highest overall in the English football league system, after the Premier League.
Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on 24 March 1603.
The end of Roman rule in Britain was the transition from Roman Britain to post-Roman Britain.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
The English Civil War (1642–1651) was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians ("Roundheads") and Royalists ("Cavaliers") over, principally, the manner of England's governance.
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
The European Union (EU) has expanded a number of times throughout its history by way of the accession of new member states to the Union.
Eurostar is a high-speed railway service connecting London with Amsterdam, Avignon, Brussels, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Paris and Rotterdam.
Eurostat is a Directorate-General of the European Commission located in Luxembourg.
Everards is a regional brewery based in Leicester and founded in 1849 by William Everard and Thomas Hull.
Evington is an Electoral ward and administrative division of the city of Leicester, England.
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, England, with a population of 129,800 (mid-2016 EST).
A fire department (American English) or fire brigade (British English), also known as a fire protection district, fire authority or fire and rescue service is an organization that primarily provides firefighting services for a specific geographic area.
Leicester Citybus, Leicester Citybus Limited trading as First Leicester, is a bus operator providing services in Leicester.
The Five Boroughs or The Five Boroughs of the Danelaw (Old Norse: Fimm Borginn) were the five main towns of Danish Mercia (what is now the East Midlands).
A forum (Latin forum "public place outdoors", plural fora; English plural either fora or forums) was a public square in a Roman municipium, or any civitas, reserved primarily for the vending of goods; i.e., a marketplace, along with the buildings used for shops and the stoas used for open stalls.
Fosse Shopping Park is one of Britain's biggest out-of-town shopping parks and it is situated in Enderby parish, in Blaby district, on the southern edge of the city of Leicester, England.
The Fosse Way was a Roman road in England that linked Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) in South West England to Lincoln (Lindum Colonia) in Lincolnshire, via Ilchester (Lindinis), Bath (Aquae Sulis), Cirencester (Corinium) and Leicester (Ratae Corieltauvorum).
Frito-Lay, Inc. is an American subsidiary of PepsiCo that manufactures, markets, and sells corn chips, potato chips, and other snack foods.
Frog Island is an inner city area of Leicester, England, so named because it lies between the River Soar and the Soar Navigation (a continuation of the Grand Union Canal).
The Gas Museum, also known as the National Gas Museum, is situated in the former gatehouse of a gasworks in Leicester, England, and deals with the history of domestic and industrial gas supply.
Gem 106 is an English regional radio station broadcasting to the East Midlands, owned and operated by Bauer Radio. The station is transmitted from the Copt Oak transmitter close to the M1 north of Leicester in the National Forest.
Genetic testing, also known as DNA testing, allows the determination of bloodlines and the genetic diagnosis of vulnerabilities to inherited diseases.
Gents' of Leicester, also known as Gents & Company Limited, was established in Leicester, England, in 1872 by John Thomas Gent.
Geoffrey of Monmouth (Galfridus Monemutensis, Galfridus Arturus, Gruffudd ap Arthur, Sieffre o Fynwy; c. 1095 – c. 1155) was a British cleric and one of the major figures in the development of British historiography and the popularity of tales of King Arthur.
George Jacob Holyoake (13 April 1817 – 22 January 1906), was a British secularist, co-operator, and newspaper editor.
Gimson and Company were founded in 1840 by Josiah and Benjamin Gimson on Welford Road in Leicester.
Glenfield is a village in the civil parish of Glenfields in the Blaby district of Leicestershire, England.
Globalization or globalisation is the process of interaction and integration between people, companies, and governments worldwide.
The Golden Mile is a name given to a stretch of the Belgrave Road in Leicester, United Kingdom.
Gorse Hill City Farm is a city farm and community project practising humane farming based in Leicester.
Grace Road (known for sponsorship reasons as the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road) is a cricket ground in Leicester, England.
There are fourteen Grade I listed buildings in Leicester.
Graham Joyce (22 October 1954 – 9 September 2014) was a British writer of speculative fiction and the recipient of numerous awards, including the O Henry Award and the World Fantasy Award, for both his novels and short stories.
The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system.
The Grand Union Canal was a canal in England from Foxton, Leicestershire on the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal to Norton Junction, close to Long Buckby Wharf on the Grand Junction Canal.
The Great Central Railway (GCR) in England came into being when the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway changed its name in 1897 in anticipation of the opening in 1899 of its London Extension (see Great Central Main Line).
The Great Central Railway (GCR) is a heritage railway in Leicestershire, named after the company that originally built this stretch of railway.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is the mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London.
Greyfriars, Leicester, was a friary of the Friars Minor, commonly known as the Franciscans, established on the west side of Leicester by 1250, and dissolved in 1538.
Gujarati (ગુજરાતી) is an Indo-Aryan language native to the Indian state of Gujarat.
Haskovo (Хасково, Hasköy) is a city and the administrative centre of the Haskovo Province in southern Bulgaria, not far from the borders with Greece and Turkey.
Hastings Insurance Services Ltd is a UK personal lines insurance broker servicing customers online, by phone and by branch.
The Haymarket Shopping Centre is a shopping centre in the city centre of Leicester, England.
Heathrow Airport (also known as London Heathrow) is a major international airport in London, United Kingdom.
Heathrow Connect was a train service in London provided jointly by Heathrow Express and Great Western Railway (GWR), between Heathrow Airport and Paddington station.
Heathrow Express is an airport rail link between London Heathrow Airport and Paddington.
Henry Alworth Merewether (1780–1864) was an English serjeant-at-law, Town Clerk of London and author.
Henry IV (15 April 1367 – 20 March 1413), also known as Henry Bolingbroke, was King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1399 to 1413, and asserted the claim of his grandfather, Edward III, to the Kingdom of France.
Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster, 4th Earl of Leicester and Lancaster, KG (c. 1310 – 23 March 1361), also Earl of Derby, was a member of the English nobility in the 14th century, and a prominent English diplomat, politician, and soldier.
Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 1509 until his death.
Henry, 3rd Earl of Leicester and Lancaster (c. 1281 – 22 September 1345) was a grandson of King Henry III (1216–1272) of England and was one of the principals behind the deposition of King Edward II (1307–1327), his first cousin.
Highcross Leicester is a shopping centre in Leicester, England.
Hindi (Devanagari: हिन्दी, IAST: Hindī), or Modern Standard Hindi (Devanagari: मानक हिन्दी, IAST: Mānak Hindī) is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language.
Hindu refers to any person who regards themselves as culturally, ethnically, or religiously adhering to aspects of Hinduism.
Hindu Sanskar Radio (also known as Asian Plus on DAB Digital Radio) is a Hindu teachings based radio station broadcast from Leicester.
The History of the Britons (Historia Brittonum) is a purported history of the indigenous British (Brittonic) people that was written around 828 and survives in numerous recensions that date from after the 11th century.
Historia regum Britanniae (The History of the Kings of Britain), originally called De gestis Britonum (On the Deeds of the Britons), is a pseudohistorical account of British history, written around 1136 by Geoffrey of Monmouth.
The history of the cooperative movement concerns the origins and history of cooperatives.
Holy Cross Priory is a Roman Catholic Dominican priory in Leicester, England.
The House of Lords of the United Kingdom, also known as the House of Peers, is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
HSBC Holdings plc is a British multinational banking and financial services holding company, tracing its origin to a hong in Hong Kong.
Hugh Aston (also spelled Asseton, Assheton, Ashton, Haston; c. 1485 – buried 17 November 1558) was an English composer of the early Tudor period.
Humberstone & Hamilton is an electoral ward and administrative division of the City of Leicester, England.
Idi Amin Dada (2816 August 2003) was a Ugandan politician and military officer.
The Indian subcontinent is a southern region and peninsula of Asia, mostly situated on the Indian Plate and projecting southwards into the Indian Ocean from the Himalayas.
The Irish language (Gaeilge), also referred to as the Gaelic or the Irish Gaelic language, is a Goidelic language (Gaelic) of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people.
Irish migration to Great Britain has occurred from the earliest recorded history to the present.
Irish Travellers (an lucht siúil, meaning 'the walking people') are a traditionally itinerant ethnic group who maintain a set of traditions.
Isca Dumnoniorum, also known simply as Isca, was a town in the Roman province of Britannia at the site of present-day Exeter in the English county of Devon in the United Kingdom.
Jadoo is a food-feud family comedy feature film set in Leicester, released in cinemas on 6 September 2013.
Jainism, traditionally known as Jain Dharma, is an ancient Indian religion.
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus (IANVS (Iānus)) is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings.
The Jarrow March of 5 – 31 October 1936, also known as the Jarrow Crusade, was an organised protest against the unemployment and poverty suffered in the English Tyneside town of Jarrow during the 1930s.
Jewellery (British English) or jewelry (American English)see American and British spelling differences consists of small decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and cufflinks.
The Jewish Historical Society of England was founded in 1893 by several Anglo-Jewish scholars, including Lucien Wolf, who became the society's first president.
The Jewry Wall is a substantial ruined wall of 2nd-century Roman masonry, with two large archways, in Leicester, England.
The Jewry Wall Museum is a museum in Leicester.
Jews (יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3, Israeli pronunciation) or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group and a nation, originating from the Israelites Israelite origins and kingdom: "The first act in the long drama of Jewish history is the age of the Israelites""The people of the Kingdom of Israel and the ethnic and religious group known as the Jewish people that descended from them have been subjected to a number of forced migrations in their history" and Hebrews of the Ancient Near East.
The John Lewis Partnership PLC (JLP) is a British company which operates John Lewis department stores, Waitrose supermarkets, its banking and financial services, and other retail-related activities.
John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, KG (6 March 1340 – 3 February 1399) was an English nobleman, soldier, statesman, and prince, the third of five surviving sons of King Edward III of England.
Jonathan Michael Graham Ashworth (born 14 October 1978) is a British Labour and Co-operative party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Leicester South since 2011, and is Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
Judgemeadow Community College is a mixed community secondary school, located in the Evington area of Leicester in the English county of Leicestershire.
Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz (born 26 November 1956) is a British Labour Party politician who, as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicester East since the 1987 general election, is the British Parliament's longest-serving British Asian MP.
Kinchbus is a bus operator in Loughborough, England.
King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare.
The King Power Stadium (also known as the Leicester City Stadium due to UEFA sponsorship regulations and formerly known as the Walkers Stadium) is a football stadium in Leicester, England.
Knighton is a residential suburban area of Leicester, situated between Clarendon Park to the north, Stoneygate to the east, Oadby and Wigston to the south and the Saffron Lane estate to the west.
KPMG is a professional service company and one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY), and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Krefeld, also known as Crefeld until 1929, is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.
Lady Jane Grey (Her exact date of birth is uncertain; many historians agree on the long-held estimate of 1537 while others set it in the later half of 1536 based on newer research. – 12 February 1554), known also as Lady Jane Dudley (after her marriage) and as "the Nine Days' Queen", was an English noblewoman and de facto Queen of England and Ireland from 10 July until 19 July 1553.
A landslide victory is an electoral victory in a political system, when one candidate or party receives an overwhelming supermajority of the votes or seats in the elected body, thus utterly eliminating the opponents.
The larger urban zone (LUZ), or Functional Urban Area (FUA), is a measure of the population and expanse of metropolitan areas in Europe and OECD countries.
Latinisation or Latinization is the practice of rendering a non-Latin name (or word) in a Latin style.
The League of Nations (abbreviated as LN in English, La Société des Nations abbreviated as SDN or SdN in French) was an intergovernmental organisation founded on 10 January 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War.
The Abbey of Saint Mary de Pratis, more commonly known as Leicester Abbey, was an Augustinian religious house in the city of Leicester, in the English Midlands.
Leicester Airport is an aerodrome located to the east of Stoughton, Leicestershire, England, about east of Leicester City Centre by road.
The Leicester and Swannington Railway (L&S) was one of England's first railways, being opened on 17 July 1832 to bring coal from collieries in west Leicestershire to Leicester.
The Leicester Bike Park is a bicycle parking facility in Leicester Town Hall, England.
Leicester Caribbean Carnival is an annual event, held in early August in Leicester, England.
Leicester Castle is in the city of the same name in the English county of Leicestershire.
The Cathedral Church of St Martin, Leicester, usually known as Leicester Cathedral, is a Church of England cathedral in the English city of Leicester and the seat of the Bishop of Leicester.
Leicester Central was a railway station in Leicester, England.
Leicester City Centre is Leicester's historical commercial, cultural and transport hub and is home to its central business district.
Leicester City Council is a unitary authority responsible for local government in the city of Leicester, England.
Leicester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in Leicester.
The Leicester Comedy Festival is an annual comedy festival held in a number of venues across Leicester, England early in the year.
Leicester Coritanian Athletics Club is an athletics club based in Leicester, England.
Leicester East is a constituency of the United Kingdom House of Commons represented since 1987 by Keith Vaz, a member of the Labour Party.
Leicester Forest was a Royal Forest that existed to the West of Leicester.
The Guildhall in Leicester, England, is a Grade I listed timber framed building, with the earliest part dating from c. 1390.
The Leicester Haymarket Theatre is a theatre in Leicester, England, based in the Haymarket Shopping Centre on Belgrave Gate in Leicester City centre.
Leicester Lions are a speedway team which originally operated from 1968 until 1983.
Leicester Market is a market in The City of Leicester, England, on Market Place just south of the clock tower.
The Leicester Mercury is a British regional newspaper for the city of Leicester and the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicester Pride is an annual LGBT pride event in Leicester, England, which started to take place in 2001.
Leicester railway station (formerly Leicester London Road) serves the city of Leicester in Leicestershire, England.
The Leicester Riders, officially known as the Jelson Homes Leicester Riders for sponsorship reasons, is a British professional basketball team that play in the British Basketball League (BBL).
Leicester Secular Hall is a Grade II listed building built in 1881 for the city's Secular Society.
Leicester Secular Society is the world's oldest Secular Society.
Leicester South is a constituency, recreated in 1974, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2011 by Jon Ashworth of the Labour Co-operative Party (which denotes he is a member of the Labour Party and Co-operative Party, one of 27 such current Labour MPs, and requires members to contribute practically to a cooperative business).
Leicester Tigers (officially Leicester Football Club) is an English professional rugby union club based in Leicester, England.
Leicester Town Hall stands in the city centre of Leicester, England, in a square which contains a fountain.
The Leicester Urban Area or Leicester Built Up Area (2011 onwards) is an urban agglomeration defined by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), centred on the City of Leicester in the English Midlands.
Leicester West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Liz Kendall of the Labour Party.
Leicestershire (abbreviation Leics.) is a landlocked county in the English Midlands.
Leicestershire County Council is the county council for the English non-metropolitan county of Leicestershire.
Leicestershire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales.
Leicestershire Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing Leicestershire and Rutland in England.
Leir was a legendary king of the Britons whose story was recounted by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his pseudohistorical 12th-century History of the Kings of Britain.
The Liberal Democrats (often referred to as Lib Dems) are a liberal British political party, formed in 1988 as a merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), a splinter group from the Labour Party, which had formed the SDP–Liberal Alliance from 1981.
Liberal Judaism (until 2002: Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues) is one of the two WUPJ-affiliated denominations in the United Kingdom.
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire in the East Midlands of England.
Lindum Colonia, was the Roman name for the settlement which is now the City of Lincoln in Lincolnshire.
A list of roads designated A1, sorted by alphabetical order of country.
This is a list of Celtic tribes, listed in order of the Roman province (after Roman conquest) or the general area in which they lived.
This is a list of telephone dialling codes in the United Kingdom.
This is a list of districts of England showing their ethnic composition as recorded in the 2011 census.
List of the 326 districts of England (English Municipalities) by population, estimated figures for from the Office for National Statistics.
This list of kings and queens of the Kingdom of England begins with Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, one of the petty kingdoms to rule a portion of modern England.
The fifty-sixth Parliament of the United Kingdom was the legislature of the United Kingdom following the 2015 general election of Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons.
This list of sovereign states provides an overview of sovereign states around the world, with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty.
This is a list of the most populous urban areas as at the 2011 census, as defined by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), although the basis for the sourced list (used for its ready availability of the data) is Citypopulation.de.
A listed building, or listed structure, is one that has been placed on one of the four statutory lists maintained by Historic England in England, Historic Environment Scotland in Scotland, Cadw in Wales, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland.
The Little Theatre is a theatre venue based in Leicester, England which is operated by the Leicester Drama Society (LDS).
Elizabeth Louise Kendall (born 11 June 1971) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicester West since 2010.
Local education authorities (LEAs) are the local councils in England and Wales that are responsible for education within their jurisdiction.
The Local Government Act 1972 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales on 1 April 1974.
The Loire (Léger; Liger) is the longest river in France and the 171st longest in the world.
London Stansted Airport is an international airport located at Stansted Mountfitchet in the district of Uttlesford in Essex, northeast of Central London and from the Hertfordshire border.
The London Underground (also known simply as the Underground, or by its nickname the Tube) is a public rapid transit system serving London and some parts of the adjacent counties of Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.
The position of Lord Mayor of Leicester is a mainly ceremonial post, being the title of the chairman of the Leicester City Council, elected annually by the members of the council.
Loughborough University (abbreviated as Lough for post-nominals) is a public research university in the market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire, in the East Midlands of England.
London Luton Airport, previously called Luton International Airport, is an international airport located east of the town centre in the Borough of Luton in Bedfordshire, England, and is north of Central London.
The M1 is a motorway in England connecting London to Leeds, where it joins the A1(M) near Aberford, to connect to Newcastle.
The M42 motorway is a major road in England.
The M6 motorway runs from junction 19 of the M1 at the Catthorpe Interchange, near Rugby via Birmingham then heads north, passing Stoke-on-Trent, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, Lancaster, Carlisle and terminating at the Gretna junction (J45).
The M69 is a dual three lane dual carriageway motorway in Leicestershire and Warwickshire, England.
The Magazine Gateway (aka The Magazine and also called Newarke Gateway) is a Grade I listed building in Leicester.
Mansfield is a market town in Nottinghamshire, England.
Mary de Bohun (c. 1368 – 4 June 1394) was the first wife of King Henry IV of England and the mother of King Henry V. Mary was never queen, as she died before her husband came to the throne.
Masaya is the capital city of Masaya department in Nicaragua.
The directly elected mayor of Leicester is responsible for the executive function of Leicester City Council.
Mazars is a global audit, accounting and consulting group employing more than 20,000 professionals in 86 countries through member firms.
A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.
Mercia (Miercna rīce) was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy.
The Middle Angles were an important ethnic or cultural group within the larger kingdom of Mercia in England in the Anglo-Saxon period.
The Midland Counties' Railway (MCR) was a railway company in the United Kingdom which existed between 1839 and 1844, connecting Nottingham, Leicester and Derby with Rugby and thence, via the London and Birmingham Railway, to London.
The Midland Main Line is a major railway line in England from London to Sheffield in the north of England.
MATV (Midlands Asian Television) is a specialist Asian content TV channel based in Wembley, England featuring Indian programming in Hindi, English, Gujarati and Punjabi.
Sir Miles Fleetwood of Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire (died 8 March 1641) was an English office-holder and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1641.
Mixed is an ethnicity category that has been used by the United Kingdom's Office for National Statistics since the 1991 Census.
A Muslim (مُسلِم) is someone who follows or practices Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion.
The Romani people are also known by a variety of other names; in English as gypsies or gipsies (seen by some as a slur, as discussed below) and Roma, in Greek as γύφτοι (gíftoi) or τσιγγάνοι (tsingánoi), in Central and Eastern Europe as Tsingani (and variants), in France as gitans besides the dated bohémiens, manouches, in Italy as zingari and gitani, in Spain as gitanos, and in Portugal as ciganos.
The National Cycle Network (NCN) is the national cycling route network of the United Kingdom, which was established to encourage cycling throughout Britain, as well as for the purposes of bicycle touring.
Parts of the route are currently incomplete and some sections follow other routes.
The National Space Centre is a museum and educational resource covering the fields of space science and astronomy, along with a space research programme in partnership with the University of Leicester.
The Nelson Mandela Park is a public park in Leicester, England.
Nennius — or Nemnius or Nemnivus — was a Welsh monk of the 9th century.
The New Model Army of England was formed in 1645 by the Parliamentarians in the English Civil War, and was disbanded in 1660 after the Restoration.
The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery is a museum on New Walk in Leicester, England, not far from the city centre.
Newark-on-Trent or Newark is a market town and civil parish in the Newark and Sherwood district of the county of Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands of England.
The Newarke Houses Museum is a public museum in Leicester, England.
Next, styled as next, is a British multinational clothing, footwear and home products retailer headquartered in Enderby, Leicestershire.
The Classification of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS; French: Nomenclature des unités territoriales statistiques) is a geocode standard for referencing the subdivisions of countries for statistical purposes.
The Norman conquest of England (in Britain, often called the Norman Conquest or the Conquest) was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, Flemish and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy, later styled William the Conqueror.
North Evington is an area of the city of Leicester, England which is an inclusion of Highfields.
North West Leicestershire is a local government district in Leicestershire, England.
Oadby is a small town in Leicestershire, three miles south east of Leicester city centre.
Oadby and Wigston is a local government district and borough in the English county of Leicestershire.
An oceanic or highland climate, also known as a marine or maritime climate, is the Köppen classification of climate typical of west coasts in higher middle latitudes of continents, and generally features cool summers (relative to their latitude) and cool winters, with a relatively narrow annual temperature range and few extremes of temperature, with the exception for transitional areas to continental, subarctic and highland climates.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the executive office of the UK Statistics Authority, a non-ministerial department which reports directly to the UK Parliament.
The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) is a non-ministerial department of the UK government, reporting to Parliament.
An oppidum (plural oppida) is a large fortified Iron Age settlement.
The Ordnance Survey National Grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references used in Great Britain, distinct from latitude and longitude.
An origin myth is a myth that purports to describe the origin of some feature of the natural or social world.
Orthodox Judaism is a collective term for the traditionalist branches of Judaism, which seek to maximally maintain the received Jewish beliefs and observances and which coalesced in opposition to the various challenges of modernity and secularization.
The term Other White is a classification of ethnicity in the United Kingdom and has been used in documents such as the 2011 UK Census to describe people who self-identify as white persons who are not of the English, Welsh, Scottish or Irish ethnic groupings.
Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.
The Palace of Whitehall (or Palace of White Hall) at Westminster, Middlesex, was the main residence of the English monarchs from 1530 until 1698, when most of its structures, except for Inigo Jones's Banqueting House of 1622, were destroyed by fire.
Park and ride (or incentive parking) facilities are parking lots with public transport connections that allow commuters and other people heading to city centres to leave their vehicles and transfer to a bus, rail system (rapid transit, light rail, or commuter rail), or carpool for the remainder of the journey.
The Peepul Centre is an arts centre in Belgrave, Leicester.
Sir Peter Alfred Soulsby (born 27 December 1948) is a British Labour Party politician and the current Mayor of Leicester.
Peterborough railway station serves the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England.
Phoenix Cinema and Arts Centre is a cinema, art gallery and café bar in the city centre of Leicester, England.
In biology or human geography, population growth is the increase in the number of individuals in a population.
Potentilla is a genus containing over 300Guillén, A., et al.
The Premier League is the top level of the English football league system.
Pride parades (also known as pride marches, pride events, and pride festivals) are events celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) culture and pride.
Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Duke of Cumberland (17 December 1619 – 29 November 1682) was a noted German soldier, admiral, scientist, sportsman, colonial governor and amateur artist during the 17th century.
A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, typically, but not always, in the context of a monarchic government.
Punjabi (Gurmukhi: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ; Shahmukhi: پنجابی) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by over 100 million native speakers worldwide, ranking as the 10th most widely spoken language (2015) in the world.
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
The Radicals were a loose parliamentary political grouping in Great Britain and Ireland in the early to mid-19th century, who drew on earlier ideas of radicalism and helped to transform the Whigs into the Liberal Party.
Radio X is a commercial radio station brand focused on alternative music, primarily indie rock, which is owned by Global.
Rafael Viñoly Beceiro (born 1944) is an Uruguayan architect.
Rajkot (Rājkot) is the fourth-largest city in the state of Gujarat, India, after Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara.
Ratae Corieltauvorum or simply Ratae was a town in the Roman province of Britannia.
Ratby is a commuter village and civil parish in the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire, England.
Ratcliffe-on-Soar is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire on the River Soar.
Raw Dykes is a Roman earthwork and scheduled monument in Leicester.
The regions of England, formerly known as the government office regions, are the highest tier of sub-national division in England.
Ireland (Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland.
Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field.
Ringforts, ring forts or ring fortresses are circular fortified settlements that were mostly built during the Bronze age up to about the year 1000.
The River Soar is a major tributary of the River Trent in the English East Midlands and is the principal river of Leicestershire.
The River Trent is the third-longest river in the United Kingdom.
Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (24 June 1532 – 4 September 1588) was an English nobleman and the favourite and close friend of Elizabeth I's, from her first year on the throne until his death.
Robert Grosseteste (Robertus Grosseteste; – 9 October 1253) was an English statesman, scholastic philosopher, theologian, scientist and Bishop of Lincoln.
Rod Duncan (born 1962, Wales) is a British writer.
Roger Brian Blackmore (born 1941) is a Liberal Democrat politician.
Roman Britain (Britannia or, later, Britanniae, "the Britains") was the area of the island of Great Britain that was governed by the Roman Empire, from 43 to 410 AD.
The Roman conquest of Britain was a gradual process, beginning effectively in AD 43 under Emperor Claudius, whose general Aulus Plautius served as first governor of Roman Britain (Britannia).
Roman roads (Latin: viae Romanae; singular: via Romana meaning "Roman way") were physical infrastructure vital to the maintenance and development of the Roman state, and were built from about 300 BC through the expansion and consolidation of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire.
Roundheads were supporters of the Parliament of England during the English Civil War.
A roundhouse is a type of house with a circular plan, usually with a conical roof.
A royal charter is a formal document issued by a monarch as letters patent, granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate.
A royalist supports a particular monarch as head of state for a particular kingdom, or of a particular dynastic claim.
Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.
Sabras Radio is an Asian commercial radio station based in Leicester, England, available on 1260AM and DAB.
Saffron Lane sports centre is a large 8 lane (9 lane straight) 400 metre synthetic floodlight lit running track which includes a steeplechase water jump, in Leicester, England.
Samworth Brothers are a Leicestershire-based food manufacturer, the owner of Cornish pasty maker Ginsters, and the largest maker of certified Melton Mowbray pork pies.
Santander UK plc is a British bank, wholly owned by the Spanish Santander Group.
A sari, saree, or shariThe name of the garment in various regional languages include:শাড়ি, साड़ी, ଶାଢୀ, ಸೀರೆ,, साडी, कापड, चीरे,, സാരി, साडी, सारी, ਸਾਰੀ, புடவை, చీర, ساڑى is a female garment from the Indian subcontinent that consists of a drape varying from five to nine yards (4.5 metres to 8 metres) in length and two to four feet (60 cm to 1.20 m) in breadth that is typically wrapped around the waist, with one end draped over the shoulder, baring the midriff.
There are ten scheduled monuments in Leicester.
Secularism is the principle of the separation of government institutions and persons mandated to represent the state from religious institution and religious dignitaries (the attainment of such is termed secularity).
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England.
Shoe Zone (stylised as shoezone) is a footwear retailer in the United Kingdom and Ireland which sells shoes at low prices.
Shree Jalaram Prarthana Mandal is a Hindu mandir on Narborough Road in the West End of Leicester, England.
A Sikh (ਸਿੱਖ) is a person associated with Sikhism, a monotheistic religion that originated in the 15th century based on the revelation of Guru Nanak.
Silver Arcade is a Grade II listed building in the centre of Leicester, England.
Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (– 4 August 1265), also called Simon de Munford and sometimes referred to as Simon V de Montfort to distinguish him from other Simons de Montfort, was a French-English nobleman who inherited the title and estates of the earldom of Leicester in England.
Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.
Smooth East Midlands is a Independent Local Radio station for the East Midlands, which replaced Saga 106.6 FM at 6am on Monday 26 March 2007.
Smooth Radio is a network of adult contemporary local radio stations broadcasting on FM and MW stations in the United Kingdom.
Soar Valley College is a co-educational comprehensive secondary school in Leicester, England.
The Society of Antiquaries of London (SAL) is a learned society "charged by its Royal Charter of 1751 with 'the encouragement, advancement and furtherance of the study and knowledge of the antiquities and history of this and other countries'." It is based at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London (a building owned by the UK government), and is a registered charity.
Somali Retrieved on 21 September 2013 (Af-Soomaali) is an Afroasiatic language belonging to the Cushitic branch.
Somalis (Soomaali, صوماليون) are an ethnic group inhabiting the Horn of Africa (Somali Peninsula).
South Asia or Southern Asia (also known as the Indian subcontinent) is a term used to represent the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan SAARC countries and, for some authorities, adjoining countries to the west and east.
St Pancras railway station, also known as London St Pancras and officially since 2007 as St Pancras International, is a central London railway terminus located on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden.
Stagecoach Midlands is the name for most bus routes in Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.
A stake is an administrative unit composed of multiple congregations in certain denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement.
Standard Brands was formed in 1929 by J. P. Morgan with the merger of.
Stoneygate is part of the City of Leicester, England.
Strasbourg (Alsatian: Strossburi; Straßburg) is the capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France and is the official seat of the European Parliament.
The Streisand effect is a phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.
Susan Lillian "Sue" Townsend, FRSL (2 April 194610 April 2014) was an English writer and humorist whose work encompasses novels, plays and works of journalism.
Sue Townsend Theatre (formerly the Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix Arts Centre and Upper Brown Street Theatre) is a theatre in the city of Leicester, England.
Takeover Radio is a community radio station broadcasting on FM to Leicester, to the Ashfield district in Nottinghamshire and on the Internet, specialising in helping children gain experience and direct participative involvement in radio broadcasting.
Thameslink is a 24 hour, 115-station main-line route in the British railway system running from,, and via central London to Sutton,, and.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), often informally known as the Mormon Church, is a nontrinitarian, Christian restorationist church that is considered by its members to be the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus Christ.
The City Rooms is located in the heart of the City of Leicester in England.
The Girl with Brains in Her Feet is a 1997 British comedy film directed by Roberto Bangura.
The National Forest is an environmental project in central England run by The National Forest Company.
The Sleepover Club is a series of children's books by authors Rose Impey, Narinder Dhami, Lorna Read, Fiona Cummings, Louis Catt, Sue Mongredien (aka Lucy Diamond), Angie Bates, Ginny Deals, Harriet Castor and Jana Novotny Hunter.
Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen (30 November 1817 – 1 November 1903) was a German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician and archaeologist.
In ancient Rome, thermae (from Greek θερμός thermos, "hot") and balneae (from Greek βαλανεῖον balaneion) were facilities for bathing.
Thomas Cooper (20 March 1805 – 15 July 1892) was a poet and one of the leading Chartists.
Thomas Wolsey (c. March 1473 – 29 November 1530; sometimes spelled Woolsey or Wulcy) was an English churchman, statesman and a cardinal of the Catholic Church.
Thurmaston is a village and civil parish in Leicestershire, England, located within the Borough of Charnwood.
Topps Tiles plc is a British national retailer based in Enderby, Leicestershire.
The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London.
A trade union or trades union, also called a labour union (Canada) or labor union (US), is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve many common goals; such as protecting the integrity of its trade, improving safety standards, and attaining better wages, benefits (such as vacation, health care, and retirement), and working conditions through the increased bargaining power wielded by the creation of a monopoly of the workers.
Traffic Radio was a digital radio station based in England.
Trelleborg AB is a global engineering group focused on polymer technology, with headquarters in Trelleborg, Sweden, with approximately 23,000 employees (2017), and with yearly revenue of 32 billion SEK.
Tudor Grange Samworth Academy, A Church of England School, previously known as Samworth Enterprise Academy, is a school with Academy status located in Leicester, England.
Unitary authorities of England are local authorities that are responsible for the provision of all local government services within a district.
A unitary authority is a type of local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area or performs additional functions which elsewhere in the relevant country are usually performed by national government or a higher level of sub-national government.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
A nationwide census, known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday, 29 April 2001.
A census of the population of the United Kingdom is taken every ten years.
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust was created in April 2000 with the merger of the Leicester General Hospital, Glenfield Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary.
The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England.
The University of Leicester Harold Martin Botanic Garden is a botanic garden close to the halls of residence for the University of Leicester in Oadby, Leicestershire, England.
The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England, formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester.
Urdu (اُردُو ALA-LC:, or Modern Standard Urdu) is a Persianised standard register of the Hindustani language.
Victoria Park in Leicester, England is a public park of 69 acres (279,000 m²).
Viking expansion is the process by which the Vikings sailed most of the North Atlantic, reaching south to North Africa and east to Russia, Constantinople and the Middle East as looters, traders, colonists and mercenaries.
Walkers is a British snack food manufacturer mainly operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The Wars of the Roses were a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the House of Lancaster, associated with a red rose, and the House of York, whose symbol was a white rose.
The Watermead Country Park is a network of artificial lakes in the valley of the River Soar and the old Grand Union Canal, to the north of Leicester, in the Borough of Charnwood in Leicestershire.
Welford Road is a rugby union stadium in Leicester, England, and is the home ground for Leicester Tigers.
The placenames of Wales derive in most cases from the Welsh language, but have also been influenced by linguistic contact with the Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Anglo-Normans and modern English.
The West Midlands is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes.
The Western Rising was a series of riots which took place during 1626–1632 in Gillingham Forest on the Wiltshire-Dorset border, Braydon Forest in Wiltshire, and Dean Forest, Gloucestershire, in response to disafforestation of royal forests, sale of royal lands and enclosure of property by the new owners.
White British is an ethnicity classification used in the 2011 United Kingdom Census.
White people is a racial classification specifier, used mostly for people of European descent; depending on context, nationality, and point of view, the term has at times been expanded to encompass certain persons of North African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian descent, persons who are often considered non-white in other contexts.
Wigston, or Wigston Magna, is a town in Leicestershire, England, just south of Leicester on the A5199.
William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
William Somner (1598–1669) was an English antiquarian scholar, the author of the first dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon language.
William I (c. 1028Bates William the Conqueror p. 33 – 9 September 1087), usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087.
Woodgate is an area in Leicester in Fosse Ward.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
A wyvern (sometimes spelled wivern) is a legendary creature with a dragon's head and wings, a reptilian body, two legs, and a tail often ending in a diamond- or arrow-shaped tip.
Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (also known as YPD2) is a 2013 Bollywood action comedy film directed by Sangeeth Sivan.
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