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Communities unite to condemn Brussels attacks

Muslims and Christians in Lincoln have come together in condemnation of the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday which killed more than thirty people.

Richard DaleImam, Tanweer Ahmed and The Revered Bruce Thompson

After an open air service at the city's Stonebow, members of the Lincoln Churches together group held a procession to join with Muslims at the end of Friday prayers. The chairman of the Islamic Association of Lincoln said the atrocities in Belgium go against everything his religion stands for.

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Ferris wheel in Leicester as the city celebrates Diwali and Christmas

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.

Read: Guide to this year's Diwali celebrations in Leicester

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Midlands Sikh society prepares aid for Calais migrants

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.

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