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Introducing Leicester

Filled with the sense of excitement that comes from a mix of cultures and ethnicities, Leicester (les-ter) may not be beautiful but it certainly has a lot going on. Around since the Roman times, Leicester had an unwelcome face-lift from the Luftwaffe, while industrial decline hollowed it out and poor urban planning capped off the aesthetic crimes against the city. But Leicester has reinvented itself as a socially and environmentally progressive melting pot with a lot going on. It has a large and vibrant Asian community, with many interesting events staged around religious festivals such as Holi, Diwali and Eid-ul-Fitr.