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Weekend picks: Leicester Mela

Leicester Mela Credit: Leicester Belgrave Mela

The Leicester Mela comes to the city centre this Bank Holiday Monday where spectators can enjoy a whole host of South Asian arts and cultural activities throughout the city centre and experience live entertainment on the main stage. There will also be delicious cuisine from across the Indian subcontinent to enjoy.

“On Bank Holiday Monday 31stAugust 2015 Star Plus are inviting the whole of the UK to come and experience a glittering mix of live music, dance, food, fashion, entertainment, arts and Indian culture at the Leicester Belgrave Mela Festival”

– Pravin Mistry, Festival Director



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Liz Kendall in favour of Assisted Dying Bill

Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall has said she intends to vote in favour of the Assisted Dying Bill.

Kendall says other countries are more open to discussing death Credit: Reuters

Kendall told LBC radio that she believed the right safeguards - diagnosis of a terminal illness, certification from two doctors and judicial oversight - for the bill to be taken forward.

I believe in giving people as much power and control over what happens to them as possible.

People need the ability to die in their own homes. I believe this will be a step forward.

– Liz Kendall

The Assisted Dying Bill, drafted by Lord Falcanor is due to be debated in the House of Commons on September 11.

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