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Leicester carnival celebrates its 30th year

The Leicester carnival is celebrating its 30th year on Saturday and organisers are expecting around 100,000 people to watch the parade and party in Victoria Park.

The theme of the celebration this year is The Americas.

Carnival Queen Charis Betts says her troupe, Inspired Masquerade, has been researching all things native american to look the part.

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Family pay tribute to murdered mother Hayley Pointon

The family of murdered mother-of-two Hayley Pointon have paid tribute to her.

Hayley Pointon Credit: Leicestershire Police

It comes after Aaron Power and Aaron Newman from Coventry were found guilty of her murder. She was shot dead on her boyfriend's doorstep.

It has been a soul destroying two and a half years since Hayley’s death. This verdict although the one we needed and Hayley deserves is now only the start to us rebuilding our shattered lives without Hayley there. She can never be replaced in our lives and therefore we feel that there can never be any true justice for Hayley and her children.”

– Kerry Pointon, Hayley's mother

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Guilty verdict sends 'no guns on streets of Leicester' message

Leicestershire police have said the conviction of two men found guilty of murdering a mother from Coventry sends a message that guns will not be tolerated.

Hayley Pointon was killed by mistake in February 2013 in Hinckley.

Aaron Power and Aaron Newman denied killing her. They will be sentenced on Monday.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Yarwood said they want information on the whereabouts of the gun.

Pair found GUILTY of murder of mum Hayley Pointon

Two men from Coventry have been found guilty of murdering a mother-of-two from Coventry who was shot dead on her boyfriend's doorstep.

Hayley Pointon Credit: ITV Central News

Hayley Pointon was killed by mistake in February 2013 in Hinckley.

Aaron Power and Aaron Newman denied killing her. They will be sentenced on Monday.

Another man Dylan Whitty was found guilty of assisting an offender, three others Jamie Simpson, Craig Adamson and Matthew Dicey were found not guilty of assisting an offender.

Whitty will be sentenced on 8th September.

Disruptions expected in Leicestershire this weekend due to Caribbean Carnival

Police are reminding motorists and shoppers that there will be disruption on the roads around the city centre this Saturday (August 1 2015) during the Caribbean Carnival.

The Caribbean Carnival in Leicestershire. Credit: Leicestershire Police

Approximately 80,000 people are expected to join the celebrations along the parade route.

There will be three music stages plus a variety of art, craft and food stalls from the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, children's village and funfair.

The official opening ceremony begins at 12.30pm followed by the street carnival. The procession will set off from Victoria Park, travel down London Road and Charles Street before returning to the park via Gallowtree Gate, Granby Street and London Road arriving back at the park at about 4.30pm. The carnival ends at 8pm.

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