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Vigil for a 'united, tolerant' Leicester

A vigil was held in Leicester to show city is 'united, tolerant and stands together' to face any challenge after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Crowd gathered at Jubilee Square in Leicester. Credit: Pukaar News

The Leicester Council of Faiths organised the 'We are Together' vigil at Jubilee Square this afternoon.

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We must stay confident in our ability to live together and need to continue our work as we have been doing in the past.

We must offer some positive channel now for people/communities to come together locally, to raise their concerns through a peaceful and democratic way and show our unity.

– Leicester Council of Faiths
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Rally in Derby to unite against xenophobia

A rally promoting unity against racism and xenophobia is underway in Derby.

Dozens are gathering in Derby for the rally Credit: ITV News Central / Charlotte Cross

Called 'Derby Stands Together', it is taking place outside the Council House, and has been organised and supported by a number of groups including Hope not Hate, Derby 38 Degrees, Derby Unite Community branch and Derby Peoples Assembly.

It's not the first rally to take place in the East Midlands calling for unity after the country voted to leave the European Union. Nottingham and Leicester staged events earlier this week.

It's been organised to unite people against racism and xenophobia Credit: ITV News Central / Charlotte Cross
There have been reports of a rise in xenophobia since the EU referendum Credit: ITV News Central / Charlotte Cross

A vigil is also taking place at Jubilee Square in Leicester this afternoon, organised by the Council of Faiths, to show the city is united and tolerant.


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Weekend Picks: Car Festival

Masters Festival: Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd July (Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby)

A grid full of historic Formula One vehicles will entertain crowds at the Masters Festival at Donington Park this weekend.

Legendary F1 cars from the 1960s to the 1980s will be showcased at Donington Park Credit: Pete Austin

The event is a rare chance for visitors to see cars from 1966 through to 1985 in a competitive environment.

There’ll also be a one hour race for the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship which will feature a number of Porsche, Lola, Ferrari and Chevron sports cars from 1962 up to 1974.

Other series competing over the weekend include Formula Classic, Scottish Classic Sports & Saloon Championship, Scottish BMW Compact Cup and the SRCC Sports 2000 Championship.

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