The annual Caribbean Carnival left Victoria Park just after 1pm this afternoon and is making its way down London Road into the city centre.
Leicester Caribbean Carnival is now in its 27th year, featuring a renowned procession in which people young and old dress up in costumes.
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Into the evening it will remain dry with the best of the clear spells in the west.
Some evening sunshine, although low cloud will spread from the coast into many areas early in the night.
Mr Parnell, from Sileby in Leicestershire, was celebrating his first wedding anniversary.