Leicester is currently bidding to become the UK's city of culture for 2017, and the city's annual Caribbean carnival is likely to give the judges something to think about.
Held today, the event is now a firmly established fixture for an estimated 20,000 spectators who join in the fun.
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Duller conditions moving back towards the coast through the morning, leaving a mainly dry day with warm sunny spells.
Showery outbreaks of rain will become more widespread through Thursday with heavy and locally thundery downpours possible.
Pollen: West Midlands Update