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Thousands head to Leicester for Pride festival

Thousands of people have crowded into the streets of Leicester as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities celebrate the fifth annual Pride festival.

Some of the people who turned up to take part in the Leicester Pride parade today Credit: Pukaar News

A parade was held, taking people through the city centre before ending up in Victoria Park, where there is music, cabaret and dancing, as well as a fairground and stalls.

Parade stewards in Leicester Credit: Pukaar News
Some of the people parading through the city centre Credit: Pukaar News

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JLS will still appear at Birmingham Pride despite split

Aston Merrygold (left) is from Peterborough Credit: PA

Organisers of Birmingham's annual Gay Pride festival have confirmed that JLS will still perform their 60-minute DJ set at the end of May, despite the group’s announcing they’re splitting up.

Last week, Birmingham Pride organisers announced the event’s biggest ever line-up. Alongside JLS, the 2013 festival will also include live performances from Bananarama, Stooshe, Lucy Spraggan, and a DJ set by Paloma Faith.