Thousands of people attended celebrations in Leicester as the city's Diwali lights were switched on. There were dancers, fireworks and stalls for those who gathered on the Golden Mile.
See a full video of the evening's entertainment below.
Thousands turned out to see the Diwali lights being switched on in Leicester last night. Here are some of the best photos from last nighT.Read the full story ›
Thousands of people have turned out to see the Diwali lights switch-on at Belgrave Road in Leicester.Read the full story ›
Around three weeks to go until thousands of fireworks light up the East Midlands' night sky for Diwali. Leicester is already home to some of the biggest celebrations outside of India and the city's newest attraction for the big party is now in place.
This 110-foot Leicester Wheel of Light is now on Belgrave Road ahead of thousands of Diwali well-wishers coming to the area. Diwali itself is on the November 11, with an annual lights switch-on event on November 1.
The wheel will stay in Leicester for Christmas celebrations too.
Click here for information about this year's Diwali celebrations in Leicester.Read the full story ›
Every year, thousands of people of all faiths turn out to take part in the celebrations.Read the full story ›
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A Midlands-based Sikh organisation is preparing to take aid to migrants living in makeshift camps in Calais
While attention has turned in recent weeks to the flow of people entering the EU through Hungary, there are still thousands of people sleeping rough in Calais waiting to cross the Channel to Britain.
Aid volunteers here say those in the camps are desperate for help, and are asking for donations to take with them this weekend. Chris Halpin reports.
A Walsall based Sikh organisation is packing up supplies of food, drink, sleeping bags and medical aid to take to migrants in Calais.
The Midland Langar Seva society organises hunger relief efforts all over the world. This is their second trip to France in a fortnight.
The volunteers will also offer food to migrants in Calais.
Twelve places across the East and West Midlands have drop off points for people wanting to donate.
- Baba Deep Singh Shaheed Gurdwarda, Birmingham
- Gurdwara Guru Hargobind Sahib, Dudley
- Gurpal Oppal Solicitors, Smethwick
- Guru Nanak Parkash Gurdwara, Coventry
- Ramgarhia Gurdwara, Coventry
- Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, Coventry
- Guru Panth Parkash, Leicester
- Respect Fitness, Oadby, Leicester
- Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Northampton
- Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Walsall
- Darbar Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Gurdwara, Walsall
- Sarbloh Gym, Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Wolverhampton
Hundreds of Muslims from the East Midlands have travelled to Hampshire for a conference where they've pledged to defy extremism.Read the full story ›