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New Salon

A new city centre salon is set to bring a team of award-winning stylists to the high street.

 

New Nursery

A nursery is now officially open, offering families places for up to 60 local children.

 

Cathy Stephens

Leicester jeweller herds sheep over London Bridge in a style of her own...

 

BBC Award

A deli in Loughborough has been shortlisted for BBC Good Food’s award, for the third year.

 

Leicester Racecourse

Leicester Racecourse prepare for Ladies Day 2017 with record breaking figures.

 

Wildlife Trust

Tips for getting children playing outside from Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust.

 

Bom Bom

Bom Bom brings a slice of sweet Brazilian success to Loughborough.

 

Rush Hair

An award-winning hairdressing group has picked Leicester for its first East Midlands salon.

 

Divine Boutique

Divine Boutique teams up with Miss Leicestershire in stunning shoot.

 

Harborough volunteers

Volunteers rewarded for their efforts helping to create a greener Market Harborough...

 

The Foxy Ladies

Another Leicestershire team crowned Champions of Champions! 

 

#Backing Leicester!

Leicester business to pitch Richard Branson in his Virgin Business #Voom competition.

 

Sally Mackness

Abstract artist Sally Mackness puts the finishing touches to her bespoke Blue Rose Artworks.

 

The Dog Parlour

“Legally Blonde” lands at ‘The Dog Parlour’ for a VIP day of pampered grooming...

 

Hammer & Pincers

Read our Hammer & Pincers Food review written by Karen Bull...

 

Market Harborough

Market Harborough makes the top twenty market towns list - again.

 

Desford restaurant

Emily Lang has won a national competition organised by an Italian restaurant group.

 

Chutney Ivy

Leicester's Chutney Ivy wows press with diverse and innovative menu...

 

Cocoa Amore

Leicester’s Cocoa Amore is launching a new pop-up shop in Highcross.

 

Boutique Hotel

Spring City Break at Boutique Hotel in the bustling heart of Nottingham...

 

Conservatory...

Five things to take into account when you’re considering a conservatory by Verdi Home Improvements.

 

Cycle Ride

A bigger cycling event with two new routes promises organisers of MME Charnwood Forest Cycle Ride.

 

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival

Take the World’s Quickest Theatre Festival,and throw comedians into the mix...

 

Barrie Stephen

The glamour of awards season moved to Leicester last night on Monday the 25th of January with Barrie Stephen Hair.

 

Saturday Night Forever

Saturday Night Forever – reviewed by James Cooke. Read the review now...

 

Fun Run

A Leicestershire housebuilder has extended its sponsorship of the annual Lutterworth Santa Fun Run.

 

Chutney Ivy

Leicester-based Chutney Ivy Restaurant is being tipped for success at the 2015 National Curry Awards.

 

Chutney Ivy

Leicester-based Chutney Ivy Restaurant is being tipped for success at the 2015 National Curry Awards.

 

Belper Arms

The Belper Arms in Newton Burgoland has been voted the best pub in the county...

 

St. Peter’s Primary

Parents and carers join children at Belgrave St. Peter’s Primary School for a special outdoor school session.

 

Sapori

Independent family run Sapori’s of Leicestershire walk away with two awards at the National Food Awards.

 

Circus Starr

Forget your troubles and escape to the magic world of Circus Starr!

 

Menphys Donation

A Leicestershire gift shop has raised an impressive £2,500 for Menphys following its exclusive Christmas Preview event.

 

Chocolate

Award winning chocolate shop unwraps new Leicester store on Thursday 29 October.

 

Frasers Hospitality

Frasers Hospitality raises the ante on designer living, with the launch of 'Mercedes-Benz Living @ Fraser' this November.

 

Breast Cancer

Rock Kitchen Harris is launching an online auction of sought-after gifts to raise funds for Breast Cancer Now.

 

Newlife Foundation

Shoppers are invited to trade in their old bags for a brand new piece of luggage at a charity suitcase exchange event.

 

Mary Poppins Review

Mary Poppins at Curve Theatre, Leicester - Read the review by Karen Dench.

 

Le Bistrot Pierre

Julia Whitehead helps develop Le Bistrot Pierre’s children’s activity pack and menu.

 

Quality Time

More people than ever living in Leicester are choosing to eat out with their family.

 

Aura Boutique

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY to our friends at Aura Boutique and to celebrate get a 20% off offer.

 

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days offers experience gifts for every and all tastes...

 

Good Food Show

River Street Events are proud to present four shows around the country for all food lovers.

 

Much Ado Review

Megan Hughes reviews Much Ado About Nothing at Curve Leicester.

 

Loughborough Deli

Delice Deli Café is shortlisted for BBC Good Food’s Midlands Best Deli 2015 award.

 

Leicester comedy

Leicestershire comedienne Ishi-Khan Jackson brings her fresh brand of comedy to home turf.

 

Strictly is Back

Strictly Come Dancing returns to TV screens this month for an exciting new series.

 

Curve

Curve announces its win in the prestigious UK Theatre Awards for The Promotion of Diversity.

 

Celebrate Diwali

Curve is proud to present a host of extraordinary South Asian artists from all over the UK.

 

Fashion Week... 2

Local hairdresser Grace Blackburn gets involved with London Fashion Week.

 

Fashion Week... 1

Local hairdresser Elise Ricketts gets involved with London Fashion Week.

 

Royal Visit

His Royal Highness The Duke of York visits Charnwood Forest Golf Club...

 

Loughborough 10k

Newby Castleman gets set to sponsor the inaugural Loughborough 10k race.

 

Health For All

The city of Leicester shall be hosting the Health For All festival on Sunday 4th October 2015.

 

REMAP

Special Aids for Special Problems... REMAP - The Charity with the CAN DO Attitude.

 

Mary Poppins

The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane...

 

Wedding Fayre

A Wonderful Wedding Fayre invites you to The Nottinghamshire.

 

Chrysanthemums

You are invited to the Leicester Chrysanthemum Society Flower Show on 19th September.

 

Thrilled and Delighted!

Our Lady's Convent School, Loughborough, celebrate their GCSE results.

 

Odd John

Coming to the heart of Charnwood in September 2015, is Odd John's Kitchen.

 

100% Pass Rate

100% Pass Rate for A Levels at Our Lady’s Convent School, Loughborough.

 

Charity

Courageous local Leicester Lady is going to 'Brave the Shave' to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

 

Cricket

Housebuilder stumps up support for Hathern Old Cricket Club.

 

Sun Sea & Style

If you want to evoke that last great get away, then using a product you used when on holiday is a good way to do it.

 

mi360 Virtual Tours

Leicester Photography company nominated as Finalist in the Chamber Business Awards.

 

Malcolm Murphy Hair

Leicester's Malcolm Murphy Hair named as a finalist at HJ's British Hairdressing Awards.

 

Best Parties Ever

Leading Christmas party specialist predicts millionth guest booking imminent.

 

Chutney Ivy

U Fit Studio teams up with Chutney Ivy for how to eat Indian on a diet event.

 

Richard III review

“A thrilling and dramatic performance that had us hooked from the very beginning...”

 

The Big Knit

Calling all knitters! It’s time to join The Big Knit for Age UK in Leicestershire & Rutland.

 

Raj Takes the Leap

Raj Sethi of Barrie Stephen Hair, Leicester secures a place on the Schwarzkopf team.

 

The Orange Tree

Switch from the ordinary to the extraordinary and celebrate with A Nordic Christmas.

 

Westival

Community-run street festival to return to West End for a second year.

 

Phil Tufnell

Phil Tufnell, cricket legend and King Of The Jungle exhibits at Antidote Art.

 

Business Support

Have you ever thought about setting up your own business in Loughborough Town Centre?

 

Eastenders Visit

Eastenders actress Rakhee Thakrar visits Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.

 

Belper Arms

Leicestershire’s oldest pub is in the finals of the Great British Pub Awards.

 

HMRC

HMRC closes in on undeclared letting income.

 

Curve 360°

Curve releasing a 360° panoramic performance of the hit musical Calamity Jane.

 

Competition Winner

Congratulations from The Beacon team to Oaklands competition winner Andy Baker.

 

Great British Bake Off

Great British Bake Off Winner opens The Woodlands event venue and luxury treehouse, Leicestershire.

 

Founders Day

Father Simon Giles joins with students and staff of our Lady’s Convent School (OLCS) to celebrate Mass.

 

Indoor Climbing

iDID's crowdfunding project has launched with the aim of building an indoor climbing centre in Corby.

 

Kingfishers’ Pool Vineyard

Kingfishers’ Pool Vineyard wins two medals in the prestigious UKVA competition.

 

Nick Baker

Famous naturalist helps Leicester school children get to grips with nature.

 

Leicester Pride

Leicester Pride announce inaugural ‘Unsung Hero Award 2015’.

 

Charity

England Rugby Official Anthem Singer Laura Wright will sing at Robbie’s Rugby Festival.

 

Emma Brown Hair

Clarendon Park Road hair salon Emma Brown Hair has proved it’s a cut above the rest...

 

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Bring your Pre-school children and have some fun at the Grace Dieu Teddy Bears’ Picnic!

 

Skincare

Look as young as you feel and stimulate the growth of your epidermal stem cells with Dr. Vincent Wong Skincare.

 

Charity

Belvoir Castle hot shots hit charity target for Loughborough children’s hospice Rainbows.

 

Nature Gardens

Local schools win the chance to build nature gardens with help of the Wildlife Trust.

 

Classic Cars

Loughborough’s Car Show is back for the third year, and it’s going to be the biggest yet!

 

Help for Heroes

Crown Carveries, Sizzling Pubs and O’Neill’s announce support Scheme for the Forces.

 

Back to school

34 Windsor St. go back to school to create the perfect Children's Menu.

 

Fundraiser

Fundraisers at Hörmann have been out in force, generating funds for Alzheimer's Society.

 

West Lodge

West Lodge Farm Park, in Desborough, has been nominated for a national award.

 

Qualvis Print

Children Learn About Carton Manufacture at Qualvis Print & Packaging.

 

Pamper Me

The Northamptonshire Health, Beauty and Fashion Fair will be at Franklin's Gardens on 6th September 2015.

 

Tailor Made Weddings

Announcing the next Tailor Made Weddings ~ How to Plan Your Wedding Workshop.

 

Calamity Jane

Catch the 'Deadwood Stage' and take a journey to "The Black Hills of Dakota" with Calamity Jane at Curve Leicester.

 

Dance Crew

Dance crews from across the country can enter to be in with a chance of being crowned UK's Best Dance Crew.

 

Men In Sheds

Age UK is delighted to announce that its first Men in Sheds project will open in Loughborough.

 

Eurovision Fever

Eurovision Fever with the first Eurovision Dance Contest at Our Lady's Convent School.

 

Barticulate

If you like cocktails, why not visit Barticulate at the O Bar and try something out of the ordinary.

 

George's hairdressing

Rianna strikes it lucky with an opportunity to dye for at George's hairdressing...

 

Barrie Stephen

Barrie Stephen celebrates his one year of ambassadorship with RSPCA Woodside.

 

London Marathon

Leicestershire & Northamptonshire runners proudly complete the challenging 26.2 mile circuit.

 

Woodside Animal Centre

Woodside Animal Centre ambassador Barrie Stephen on a roll with fundraising.

 

Cystic Fibrosis

Sunflowers for Cystic Fibrosis: Making a Difference during the Year of the Sunflower.

 

The Last Tango

Vincent and Flavia to perform at De Montfort Hall as part of their final ever tour.

 

A Family Affair

Former William Davis Homes development in Lutterworth proves to be an inspiration.

 

Rigoletto

Three unusual cast members will be taking to the De Montfort Hall stage on 29 April.

 

Bowling Club

Little Bowden Bowling Club Open day on Saturday May 9th 10.00am to 2.00pm.

 

Travel Counsellor

Hi, my name is Ann Marie and I am a Travel Counsellor. It's Nice To Meet You!

 

London Marathon

Harborough couple Sharon and Steve Foxon team up for London Marathon effort.

 

Mad About Horses

Horse lover from Leicestershire turns her lifelong passion into a business.

 

Kathryn Pinkham

How sleep workshops can improve employee health and company profits!

 

Ridge & Partners

Disused squash courts transformed to create brand new conference & event venue.

 

Everards Celebrates

Everards Celebrates another year of success at Annual Race Lunch!

 

George's Hairdressing

Leicester's premier salon group George's Hairdressing visit terminally ill patients at LOROS.

 

Christmas musical

Curve theatre has announced its Christmas musical for 2015 will be a new production of Oliver!

 

Inside Out

Curve's Inside Out Festival returns to put emerging east midlands artists centre stage.

 

Fun Run

SJS professional carpet cleaners sponsor of The 'Beacon Bunny Fun Run'!

 

Cycle for charity!

The Charnwood Forest Cycle Ride is back for its 5th year on Sunday, 10th May 2015.

 

Sailing

Leicestershire & Rutland gets set to push the boat out!

 

Krispy Kreme

The new Krispy Kreme store at Highcross has got off to a sweet start with over 23,000 fans.

 

Wildlife Trust

Leic. & Rutland Wildlife Trust offers children chance to win wildlife area for their school.

 

Bollywood

World's biggest Bollywood dance academy set for premiere student show in the Midlands.

 

Panto

Mirror mirror on the wall, what's this year's panto at De Montfort Hall?

 

Pig and Tipple

Pig out in style this bank holiday at Leicester's The Smokehouse.

 

The Denwick

Seek extra inspiration from the newly launched showhome by William Davis Homes.

 

Charity Sky Dive

Sky Diving Wish Warriors raise an amazing £13,500 for Alex's Wish.

 

Spring Showcase

Are you planning an outdoor wedding or searching for a truly unique personalised wedding venue?

 

Campfire Communications

Is your microbusiness invisible? New one-day course to change that.

 

Farm Park award

Local West Lodge Farm Park is nominated for a national award.

 

George's

George's Hairdressing celebrate their inspirational year in fitting style.

 

DIY SOS

BBC's DIY SOS is coming to Leicester and The Big Build needs you!

 

Bistrot Pierre

Celebrate fête des mères with one of Leicester's most popular restaurants.

 

Aspiring Business Women

Networking with us in the East Midlands.

 

One Night Only

Ryan Joseph "A Night to Remember".

 

Bouncy Wouncy

Ten Tips For Running A Successful Community Event.

 

The Full Monty

Check out our review of The Full Monty by Karen Glover, now playing at Curve.

 

Krispy Kreme

Leicester stands in line for its first taste of Krispy Kreme.

 

Norman Wisdom

The exhibition at De Montfort Hall of Sir Norman Wisdom, will remain open until Saturday 2 May 2015.

 

Coles Nurseries

Coles Nurseries have gained CPD accreditation for their course 'An Awareness of the National Plant Specification".

 

Rotary Youth Speaks

A team from Our Lady’s Convent School have won the Rotary International District 1070 Semi-Finals.

 

Fosse Singers

Local Choir Fosse Singers will join Richard & Adam on stage at De Montfort Hall.

 

Essence of Ireland

Pupils from the Leicester School of Irish Dancing will be dancing with the cast from Essence of Ireland. 

 

Festival of Cycling

Have an enjoyable Sunday morning out in the countryside whilst raising money for charity.

 

OLCS

Top Ranking for Our Lady's Convent School in Loughborough.

 

LGS Big Band

Annual charity concert this year supporting the work of Leicestershire and Rutland Red Cross.

 

Adrian Mole Cast

Curve announces the cast for Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole.

 

Santa's little saviours

George's Hairdressing give up their time to make it a merry little Christmas for all in the community.

 

Clock Tower

Everards Brewery is delighted to brew 'Clock Tower'. A deep golden ale brewed with four types of hops.

 

Joseph

Get ready for double the X Factor as Marcus Collins joins fellow X-contestant Lloyd Daniels, in Joseph.

 

The Sound of Music

Our review of The Sound of Music The Sound of Music at the Curve by David Beck.

 

George's Jumble Sale

George's rally to make it a merry little Christmas for all in the community.

 

George's Jumble Sale

Fancy picking up a bargain whilst helping those less fortunate this Christmas?

 

Ferris Wheel

Christmas Ferris Wheel comes to Loughborough Town Centre this year!

 

The Snowman

Our review of The Snowman at Curve Theatre, Leicester by Pete & Brooke Farmer.

 

Crafty Sew&So

Join Crafty Sew&So for their Christmas Extravaganza on the 14th December.

 

Geoff Parling

Spend an evening with Geoff Parling and his Tigar teammates.

 

British Red Cross

Sample six enticing wines from around the world and enjoy delicious cheeses.

 

Leicester girl joins Joan Armatrading

Hannah Boleyn will join leading singer-songwriter, Joan Armatrading at De Montfort Hall.

 

New home for Newlyweds

Derbyshire newlyweds, Luke and Rebecca Hinckley move in to their brand new home.

 

Blood Brothers

Read our review of De Montfort Hall's Blood Brothers by Lisa Schulze...

 

Pantomime

Fairy Godmother urges readers to 'make the most of those Halloween pumpkins'.

 

Abigail's Party

Read our review of Abigail's Party at Curve Leicester, by Gill Wootton...

 

Obar in Leicester

The Obar in Leicester brings tastes from around the world as it unveils a new range of beers.

 

To Kill a Mockingbird

Read our review of Curve's production of Harper Lee's US literary classic.

 

Theatre Review

Read our One Man, Two Guvnors review by Tracey Kitchen...

 

Blood Brothers

Following sell out international seasons the smash hit musical BLOOD BROTHERS continues to tour the UK.

 

England Expects

Read our review of "England Expects" playing at Leicester’s first pub theatre...

 

Leics.tv

Leics.tv are looking for you to produce a 2 minute video in Leicestershire.

 

Edward Hilsum

International Magic Champion Edward Hilsum to appear in Leicester...

 

Crazy for Gershwin

Leicester boy Oliver Botterill, comes home and takes to the De Montfort Hall stage!

 

Barnum Review

Curve launches the official opening night of Cameron Mackintosh's Barnum.

 

Dandelion Ball

Star studded Dandelion Ball in aid of the Alex Wish charity returns for its second year.

 

Dear Father

Bollywood star and recently elected MP for Ahmedabad, Paresh Rawal, brings Dear Father, to Leicester.

 

Sponsorship

A Leicestershire cricket club has benefitted from sponsorship from William Davis Homes.

 

Where were you on 11 September 1944?

De Montfort Hall is calling for anyone with a connection to the US 82 Airborne division.

 

Stasia

Stasia takes its first baby steps towards the future.

 

Shuttlewood Clarke

Bespoke Gifts and Unique Crafts in Support of Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation.

 

Readymade Home

Ditch the DIY & Buy a Readymade Home in Market Harborough.

 

Curve Auditions

Childrens' auditions announced for Curve's new musical The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾.

 

De Montfort Hall Panto

De Montfort Hall announce the line-up for this year's pantomime Cinderella.

 

Rent

Challenging storylines about the lives of New York bohemians... RENT reviewed by Karen Dench.

 

 

Red Hot World Buffet

Things are hotting up in Leicester as the city’s biggest restaurant opens its doors.

 

Melton Mowbray Food Festival

The Food Festival is inviting food and drink suppliers to this year's Festival.

 

Femi Health & Beauty

Femi Health & Beauty chosen to supply beauty treatments at British Par 3 Championship.

 

Lighthouse Fashion

Lighthouse Fashion is proud to be holding our 48-hour makeover photoshoot on Bank Holiday weekend.

 

WW1 Centenary

The Leicestershire village of Hoby will be commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

 

The Gun Dog

A village pub in Leicestershire will retrace its history as part of an overhaul aimed at celebrating local life.

 

The Lansdowne Bar

Popular Leicester bar The Lansdowne has unveiled a summer menu.

 

Honk!

Karen Dench reviews Tim Ford's Curve Young Company production...

 

Earth Work Cosmetics

A word about me and The Earth Work Cosmetics...

 

Femi Health & Beauty

Femi Health & Beauty crowned as the UK's Number One Salon of the Year.

 

Cinderella

Youngster's wanted to Join Cinderella at the Ball This Christmas.

 

Big(ger) Buggy Push!

A local charity is asking for hundreds of families in the Charnwood area to help raise funds for Alex's Wish.

 

Heaven Sent

Heaven Sent From Shae, is a newly formed charity set up to provide support to families who have lost children.

 

Rutland County Show

A record 13000 visitors flock to the 2014 Rutland County Show to see its new home!

 

Charity Fundraisers

A Summer party at Langley Priory, Diseworth, which raised over £3,000 to support local farming families in need.

 

Rugby Festival

Robbie's Rugby Festival, in aid of The Robbie Anderson Cancer Trust and The Jake McCarthy Foundation.

 

MarHarathon

Toe2Toe – Octane Challenge & Fit Girls versus Fat Boys.

 

New flexi VARIO

Dog owners in the UK can now get their hands on the multi-award winning flexi VARIO lead.

 

Sound of Music

Open auditions announced for The Sound of Music's Von Trapp children.

 

Teenage Challenge

Three teenagers are taking on a gruelling challenge to raise funds for a children's hospice.

 

Fame the Musical

Gary Lloyd's updated version of the musical reviewed by Hannah Khalifa...

 

imago

Burleigh Court continues award winning streak with Gold at VisitEngland Awards.

 

Curve Award

Leicester's Curve wins top national tourism award for the second time.

 

Charity Cycle

Belmont Hotel Operations Manager James Bowie cycles for charity.

 

The Full Monty

GARY LUCY will lead the cast of THE FULL MONTY coming to De Montfort Hall.

 

Charity Golf Day

Rothley Park Golf Club recently held the Matt Cort Challenge Golf Day.

 

John Lewis

John Lewis Leicester kicks off 150th anniversary celebrations with a series of local events.

 

Smokehouse

Leicester pop-up restaurant The Smokehouse becomes permanent in the West End.

 

Charity Art Show

Rutland resident Rosemary Lorkings is organising an "Art for Heart's Sake" show.

 

34 Windsor St.

The Midlands' latest must-visit restaurant turns one next month and celebrates with a bang.

 

Kelmarsh Hall

The popular Hot Air Balloon and Jazz Night makes a return to Kelmarsh Hall.

 

Family Farm Day

Family Farm Day aims to raise money for restoration St Mary's 13th Century village church.

 

Woodside Animal Centre

Meadow is ready to find his happy ending after being restored to good health.

 

Music Charity

Local music charity to stage free anniversary concert to celebrate 10th anniversary.

 

Film Investment

Local film company is seeking investment for their new feature film "The Crossing".

 

Spring Fashion Fix

Retailers report a surge in demand for clothes in pastel-tones and bright hues.

 

Pets snap selfies!

Pets snap selfies for Leicestershire RSPCA at Woodside Animal Centre.

 

Search for families

A new factual TV series is searching for families to take part in the show...

 

Quorn May Day

Quorn May Day Spectacular on Monday 5th May 2014 at Stafford Orchard.

 

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers neededto join the Chaplaincy Teams at Glenfield Hospital or Leicester Royal Infirmary.

 

The Believers

Review by Karen Dench: "...a compelling piece of modern theatre."

 

Mumpreneur

Mumpreneur's the word for new kid's online gift store in Leicestershire.

 

Coles Nurseries

Coles Nurseries have been awarded the Best Training Initiative Award!

 

Skinny Whistle

Skinny Whistle in Quorn have been nominated for Village Shop of the Year.

 

Vote for Jo!

Jo Helcke is short-listed for the Fitness Professional of the Year award!

 

Hairspray

Review by Karen Dench. Bouffants, Bee-hives & Back Combing!

 

Lingdale Golf Club

4 Chances to win £5,000 for a hole-in-one...

 

William Davis Homes

Spoilt for choice at Grange Park as more new homes become available.

 

Kelmarsh Hall...

...opens on Sunday 23rd March to show what a country house wedding looks like.

 

Simon Says

After the sell-out success of last year's event, Simon Says returns to De Montfort Hall.

 

Coles Garden

Coles builds a garden for local school as part of Centenary Celebrations.

 

Goscote Nurseries

Norths Cafe is opening soon at Goscote Nurseries...

 

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters set to open at Highcross, Leicester.

 

Manor Grove Spa

Special Spring Product Launch on Friday 7th March.

 

Star Dog!

Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star?

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