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(ˈlɛstəˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a county of central England: absorbed the small historical county of Rutland in 1974; Rutland and Leicester city became independent unitary authorities in 1997: largely agricultural. Administrative centre: Leicester. Pop (excluding Leicester city): 619 200 (2003 est). Area (excluding Leicester city): 2084 sq km (804 sq miles). Shortened form: Leicester Abbreviation: Leics
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(ˈlɛs tərˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a county in central England. 890,800; 986 sq. mi. (2555 sq. km). Also called Leicester.
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Noun1.Leicestershire - a largely agricultural county in central EnglandLeicestershire - a largely agricultural county in central England
Bosworth Field - the battle that ended the Wars of the Roses (1485); Richard III was killed and Henry Tudor was crowned as Henry VII
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Leicester - an industrial city in Leicestershire in central England; built on the site of a Roman settlement
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Service of thanksgiving to take place at Nuneaton Methodist Church, Abbey Street, Nuneaton on Friday 28th September at 1.00pm, followed by interment at Stoke Golding Cemetery, Wykin Lane.
"I think it will head over to Wykin Village or Higham on the Hill.
Will was doing a magazine feature to see how he approached a venue he'd not see before, but it was local knowledge that shone through, with Wykin's AC rod Danny Ross taking a nice scalp thanks to a 47-1-0 of bag of carp, taken from peg 8 in the margins on double corn.
This postcode covers the areas near Hinckley and Burbage such as Sharnford, Wigston Parva and Wykin.
The cadets from both Squadrons worked together to each take part in the map reading as they navigated their way around the two-day route through the Leicestershire countryside between Congerstone and Wykin, sleeping under canvas overnight at Upton Barn.
Two years ago he was immersed in controversy when it emerged he was running a private clinic, the Central England Clinic, in a converted barn at his home at Wykin Fields Farm, near Hinckley, which at that time had not been registered.