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  • Leicester-based band Kasabian gets eight nods at NME Awards 2015 December 18, 2014

    London: Alternative rock band Kasabian has topped the nomination list for the NME Awards 2015 with a total of eight nods. The Leicester-based band are in the running for: Best Band; Best Live Band; Best Track and Dance Floor Filler (both for lead single 'Eez-Eh'); Best Music Film (Kasabian: Summer Solstice);...
  • Lampard scores Manchester City beat Leicester 1-0 in Premier League December 13, 2014

    Leicester: Frank Lampard scored in the first half to give defending champion Manchester City a 1-0 win at last-place Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday that came at the price of two more costly injuries. Lampard was left totally unmarked in front of goal to slot in a low cross...
  • Vincent Kompany set for Manchester City return at Leicester December 12, 2014

    London: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will return for their game at Leicester City as the champions bid to maintain the pressure on leaders Chelsea with a fifth straight Premier League win, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. Kompany has sat out City's last three games, including the superb 2-0 midweek...
  • Under-pressure manager Nigel Pearson hits out at Leicester City fans December 3, 2014

    Leicester City fans should stay at home if they are not prepared to support the Premier League's bottom club during a dismal run of form, manager Nigel Pearson said following their 3-1 home defeat by Liverpool on Tuesday. After taking an early lead against Brendan Rodgers's inconsistent Liverpool side, Leicester slipped...
  • Steven Gerrard scores as Liverpool beat Leicester City 3-1 December 3, 2014

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard made a goal-scoring return to the starting lineup as his team came from behind to beat 10-man Leicester 3-1 in the Premier League on Tuesday. The 34-year-old midfielder, who is yet to sign a contract for next season, powered in the decisive second goal in the 54th...
  • EPL: QPR edge past Leicester 3-2 in relegation battle November 29, 2014

    London: Charlie Austin scored the winning goal in the 73rd minute as Queens Park Rangers came from a goal behind to earn a 3-2 victory over Leicester on Saturday and push the visitors into last place in the Premier League. In an entertaining back-and-forth game, Esteban Cambiasso put Leicester ahead in...
  • Leicester Cricket Club looking to tap South Asian talent November 16, 2014

    Leicester Cricket Club trying to get more South Asian players on course to play at the County level in England. ...
  • Indian-origin British politician Keith Vaz named 'Labour MP of the Year' November 7, 2014

    London: Indian-origin British politician Keith Vaz has been named as the Labour MP of the year 2014 for his valuable work for underrepresented, deprived and minority sections of the country. "I am honoured to have been chosen for this award. In my constituency of Leicester East, I work with individuals and...
  • Sunderland beat Stoke 3-1; Burnley draw at Leicester in Premier League October 4, 2014

    Steven Fletcher scored twice to give Sunderland a 3-1 win over Stoke on Saturday for their first Premier League victory of the season. Fletcher made it 2-1 in the 23rd minute and then put the result beyond doubt in the 79th as Sunderland ended a run of five draws in six...
  • EPL: Leicester City stun Manchester United 53 September 21, 2014

    Leicester: Manchester United twice surrendered a twogoal lead to lose 53 to Leicester in a wild Premier League game on Sunday, with the promoted side scoring four times in 20 minutes to cap their thrilling comeback. Angel Di Maria's exquisite chip put United 20 ahead in the 16th minute but...
  • Arsenal held 11 by newcomer Leicester City in EPL August 31, 2014

    England: Arsenal were frustrated by newcomer Leicester on Sunday, dropping points for the second time in three Premier League games in a 11 draw. Alexis Sanchez followed up his first Champions League goal for Arsenal on Wednesday with his first domestic strike in the 20th minute in central England. But Leonardo Ulloa...
  • Costa, Hazard inspire Chelsea to a 20 win over Leicester City August 23, 2014

    London: Diego Costa and Eden Hazard scored in the second half as Chelsea finally broke down Leicester's stubborn resistance for a 20 victory in the Premier League on Saturday. The newly promoted visitors had threatened a major upset until Costa controlled a deflected pass from Branislav Ivanovic in front of goal...
  • Leicester City not to be underestimated, says Jose Mourinho August 22, 2014

    After beating one promoted club in Burnley, Chelsea must avoid the mistake of underestimating another in their home game with Leicester City, manager Jose Mourinho told a news conference on Friday. Chelsea received widespread praise for their performance in winning 31 at Burnley on Monday, when Mourinho described Spanish midfielder Cesc...
  • EPL Team Preview: Avoiding relegation the aim for promoted Leicester August 15, 2014

    England: Leicester were once an established member of the Premier League, securing four straight top10 finishes from 19972000 and winning the League Cup twice during that fouryear spell. Regaining that status is the aim of the Midlands club now that they are back in the country's top tier for the first...
  • Promoted Leicester City sign former England defender Matthew Upson May 23, 2014

    Promoted Leicester City have moved to strengthen their squad for life in the Premier League next season by snapping up former England central defender Matthew Upson on a free. Leicester said on Friday the 35yearold former Arsenal, West Ham United and Birmingham City player had agreed a oneyear deal. Upson, who was...
  • Burnley promoted to Premier League with win April 22, 2014

    London: Burnley have secured promotion to the Premier League, returning to England's top flight for the first time since 2010. Burnley beat Wigan 2-0 on Monday to secure a top-two finish in the second-tier League Championship, joining Leicester in gaining automatic promotion to the Premier League next season. Ashley Barnes and...
  • Leicester City clinch Premier League promotion April 6, 2014

    London: Leicester City ended a 10-year absence from the Premier League and clinched their promotion after their two main rivals lost their respective matches. Leicester are currently sitting top of the championship league table, nine points clear of second-placed Burnley. With third-placed Queens Park Rangers and fourth-ranked Derby both suffering defeat, Leicester,...
  • Britaineducated man among four arrested for robbery January 29, 2014

    A man educated in Britain is among four people arrested for a robbery in which seven armed men looted Rs.19 lakh and valuables from a stamp vendor in Ghaziabadin December, police said on Wednesday. Arun Nehra, who holds a diploma in information technology from Leicester College, and his associates committed the...
  • Capital One Cup: Sunderland knock out Chelsea, Man City advance December 18, 2013

    London: Substitute Ki sungYueng drove in an extratime winner to take the Premier League's bottom club Sunderland into the League Cup semifinals with a dramatic 21 victory over Chelsea on Tuesday. Ki smashed home in the 118th minute after being teed up by Fabio Borini, who had come off the bench...
  • Two Indian-origin men jailed for child prostitution in Leicester August 31, 2013

    Two Indian-origin men are among six persons jailed in Britain for paying or offering to pay a 16-year-old girl for sex. Leicester Crown Court heard how the "vulnerable and damaged" British Sikh girl had been used as a "sexual commodity". While 25-year-old Bharat Modhwadia was jailed for 16 months for paying for...
  • UK: Indian visa centre to come up in Leicester June 1, 2013

    London: An Indian visa centre will be set up at Leicester after a 20year campaign by its citizens seeking the establishment of the facility in the city which has a significant Indianorigin population. The announcement was made by Deputy High Commissioner of India Dr Virender Paul on Thursday. The Indian government...
  • Hull back in Premier League after 3year absence May 4, 2013

    Hull: Hull returned to the Premier League on Saturday after a threeyear absence by clinching a secondplace finish in England's second tier ahead of Watford on a dramatic final day. After drawing 22 with alreadypromoted Cardiff, Hull would have been denied the automatic promotion place if Watford had beaten Leeds in...
  • Face of Richard III, England's 'king in the car park', revealed February 6, 2013

    London: With a large chin, a prominent slightly arched nose and delicate lips, the "face" of England's King Richard III was unveiled on Tuesday, a day after researchers confirmed his remains had finally been found after 500 years. A team of university archaeologists and scientists announced on Monday that a skeleton...
  • UK: King Richard III's skeleton to be reinterred in cathedral February 5, 2013

    DNA tests confirmed that the skeleton found under a parking lot in Leicester was Britain's King Richard the Third. ...
  • UK: Scientists claim to have found King Richard III's skeleton February 4, 2013

    Leicester: Scientists say they have found the 500yearold remains of England's King Richard III under a parking lot in the city of Leicester. University of Leicester researchers say it is "beyond reasonable doubt" that a battlescarred skeleton unearthed last year is the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth...
  • Indianorigin woman pulls UK bus with hair August 19, 2012

    London: A 21yearold Indianorigin woman has created something of a record by pulling a doubledecker bus in Leicester by a rope tied to her hair. The feat, performed by Asha Rani on Saturday in front of a large gathering of admiring crowds in the Leicester city centre, will now be verified...
  • UK expert to study slum tourism in India May 22, 2012

    London: The growing phenomenon of rich tourists visiting slums in Mumbai and elsewhere for entertainment, mainly sparked off by movie 'Slumdog Millionaire', is the subject of a new study at the University of Leicester. The study is also examining whether slum tourism can help tackle global inequalities and injustices, by analysing...
  • NRI is first Muslim Lord Mayor of UK town May 18, 2012

    London: Indianorigin councillor Abdul Razak Osman has become the first Lord Mayor of the Islamic faith to hold the high office in the multicultural town of Leicester, which has a large minority of Indian origin people. Osman was born in Kenya and arrived in the UK in 1971. His late father...
  • 'Chelsea revival down to return of passion' March 17, 2012

    London: Chelsea's return to form since the sacking of Portuguese Andre VillasBoas is down to the players rediscovering their passion for the game, interim manager Roberto Di Matteo said on Friday. The Italian has overseen three consecutive wins since VillasBoas was axed, culminating in the enthralling 54 aggregate victory over Napoli...