Live: Build-up to Diwali 2016 lights switch-on in Leicester
Thousands of people will travel to the Golden Mile in Leicester today for the annual Diwali lights switch-on.
The event has attracted as many as 37,000 people in the past, with many travelling from all over the UK to mark the most important date in the Hindu religious calendar.
Read more: Diwali 2016 lights switch-on in Leicester - What you need to know about Sunday's celebrations
Organisers believe this year could be the biggest celebration yet with more than 100,000 people in total expected at the main events from the lights switch-on today until Diwali Day on October 30.
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