Leicester

Gb United Kingdom

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  • Leicester
  • 279921
  • 0 - 19 : 29.5 %
    20 - 29 : 15.7 %
    30 - 44 : 21.9 %
    45 - 59 : 16.0 %
    > 60 : 16.9 %
  • Leicester Web Site
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  • The city is close to the M1 motorway, and is on the Midland Main Line from London to Sheffield, Nottingham and Leeds. High-speed trains operated by Midland Mainline can reach London in just over an hour. Major industries in Leicester today include food processing, hosiery, footwear, knitwear, engineering, electronics, printing and plastics. Leicester City Centre is home to the Haymarket and the Shires (soon to be renamed Highcross Quarter) shopping centers, both of which face the Clock Tower. Leicester also has its famous market, the largest covered market in Europe, which boasts a range of wares. In 2009 & 2010, the market won the NABMA Britain’s Favorite Market award. The success of this and its presence is reflected on the retail elsewhere within Leicester’s city centre. There are a number of major developments on the horizon implemented by the Leicester Regeneration Company including the £51 million Leicester Performing Arts Centre designed by Rafael Viñoly. The city is set to become the first major urban area in the UK with a non-white ethnic majority population, by the time of the next census in 2011.
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