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Weekend Picks: The Women of the Great War

Leicester: Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens - Sunday from 2pm

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The efforts of the Women of the Great War have long been credited as a significant reason for the winning of the female vote.

With the political landscape of the past 12 months being at the forefront of everyones mind, it's hard to imagine a time where half the population were denied the freedom of expression or political opinion.

Hosted by Cynthia Brown, this talk will look at the experiences and contributions of women to the efforts of the first world war, and the effect those efforts had in later years.

The talk will focus on the wartime roles of women in the home and in local industries, as wives and widows of men in the forces, and on their own account in the Women’s Land Army and other wartime services.

Refreshments will be available, booking is essential.


Family pay tribute to murdered woman found in suitcase

The family of a woman whose body was found in a suitcase in Leicester have paid tribute to her as a 'much loved mum, daughter, sister and auntie'.

Kiran Daudia's body was found off Cromer Street yesterday morning.

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Kiran was a much loved mum, daughter, sister and auntie, and she will be deeply missed by us all.

We ask that our privacy be respected during this very difficult time.

– Kiran's family

50-year-old Ashwin Daudia, of Lyme Road, Leicester, has been charged with her murder.


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