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Diamond Jubilee: Leicestershire and Rutland celebrates

Mominul Hoque with his wife and children at Humberstone Gate in Leicester
Image caption Mominul Hoque was at the Jubilee party at the big screen at Humberstone Gate with his family

Hundreds of people celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in Leicester on Sunday as the city council hosted a street party.

More than 130 street parties were taking place across Leicestershire and Rutland during the Jubilee weekend.

The party around the big screen in Leicester started at midday and included a viewing of the celebrations from London.

More than 70 beacons are being lit in the two counties on Monday.

Other events included picnics in parks and at museums and a film looking back at the monarch's 60-year reign.

There will also be a live broadcast of the Diamond Jubilee concert from Buckingham Palace on the screen on Monday.

Public street parties will see many roads closed across the county for the celebrations.

One organiser, Andrew Southerden, landlord of the Coach and Horses in Kibworth, said the pub had been transformed into "HMS Coach and Horses".

"We've been praised for the amount of detail with the lifeboats and portholes, I must say it looks stunning," he said.

As well as street parties, picnics were being held at Cutts Close in Oakham; Mallory Park in Kirkby Mallory; Brocks Hill Country Park in Oadby; and on the grounds of Newarke House and Belgrave Hall museum in Leicester on Sunday.

On Monday, thousands of beacons are being lit. Lutterworth Country Park, Abbey Park in Leicester and Beacon Hill in Woodhouse Eaves are the venues for three of the beacon events being held around the city and county.

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