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Work to link Leicester’s Golden Mile with city centre to begin

Work to transform a stretch of road linking Leicester’s Golden Mile to the city centre will get under way next month. Leicester City Council plans to create a safer and more attractive route for pedestrians and cyclists along Belgrave Gate, from the new Haymarket Bus Station to Belgrave Circle. A first phase of work will begin...

Leicester has sixth fastest growing city centre population

The population of Leicester city centre is one of the fastest growing in the UK, according to a new study by the BBC. Leicester's city centre population has risen by a huge 145% between 2002 and 2015 - from 6,000 to 14,700, much of it focused on the cultural quarter around the Curve theatre. This is...

£3.9m transformation of Leicester’s London Road to start

A major transformation of Leicester’s busy London Road is due to get underway this summer. Leicester City Council will be revamping the route between Granby Street and the Victoria Park roundabout, to create a safer and more attractive route for cyclists and pedestrians. New cycle lanes will be created on either side of London Road, between...

Multi-million pound redevelopment of Leicester’s Belgrave Gate revealed

A multi million pound redevelopment project of the Belgrave Gate area has been proposed, which would house a new hotel complex and revamp the existing Haymarket car park. Leicester City Council hopes the regeneration will bring a significant annual income for the Council. It wants to invest £10million in a scheme that would allow it to...

Revealed: Where Leicester features in cities with highest disposable income in the UK

Londoners living in the boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham enjoy the largest disposable income in the UK, whilst cities in the East Midlands, like Nottingham and Leicester, have some of the lowest disposable incomes. According to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), all of the top 10 areas...

Leicester woman shocked as vase she bought for £20 sells for £22,000

A woman from Leicester who bought a vase for £20 from a car boot sale many years ago has fetched almost £22,000 at an arts auction in Market Harborough. The 1950s ceramic, tall vase was bought in the 1990s by the lady, but little did she know it was made by the German-born British studio...

Twycross Zoo in lockdown after animal escapes enclosure

Twycross Zoo had to temporarily shutdown this morning after a gibbon escaped its enclosure. The incident happened shortly after the zoo opened this morning, with all visitors asked to stay in the Himalaya Centre in the zoo while the incident was dealt with. The £2m Gibbon Forest habitat opened in February 2016, and is a key...

Loughborough mum forces Boots to withdraw ‘over sexualised’ make-up from stores

A mother from Leicestershire has forced retailer Boots to withdrew what she describes as "sexualised" make-up off its shelves. Mother of two, Angela Fitzsimons, 46, from Loughborough, was left outraged when her 17-year-old daughter Grace came home with the ‘Obsession Obsessive Eyes Makeup Palette’. The set included colour shades called “milf", "foreplay" and "sugar daddy". Ms...

Concern over the number of proposed developments across Leicestershire

Councillors have put on record their concerns over the "sheer volume" of major development proposals currently under consideration. Councillor David Bill from the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council expressed concern at the number of proposed developments in Hinckley and the wider Leicestershire area. He moved a motion at the Council meeting to highlight issues surrounding the...

Free wi-fi plans for Leicester City Centre

A number of new proposals are being considered to help regenerate the city, including the provision of free wi-fi throughout Leicester city centre. A conference is being held later this week to explore ways in which the city can be improved, and access to free wi-fi is set to be on the agenda. Big companies,...

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