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Lost cat returns home after nine years

A woman was astonished after being reunited with her cat who disappeared from her garden in Leicester nine years ago. Victoria Roberts said she was ‘surprised’ when Spike was found fifteen miles from where he went missing. Spike was last seen in her garden in Thornhill...

Is a happy spouse the secret to growing old gracefully?

A new study has found that if your husband or wife is a happy person, you’re more likely to lead a healthier and longer life. The study found that a spouse’s life satisfaction has more of an impact on your health than your own life satisfaction.

Teenage pregnancies fall by two-thirds in Leicestershire in favour of online relationships

Teenage pregnancy figures for under 18’s across Leicestershire are down for the tenth consecutive year, with many experts linking this to the amount of time young people spend online. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) believes the changing social interactions of teenagers, with growing use of social media and...

New expressway in Leicestershire could ‘devastate’ countryside

Concern is growing across Leicestershire about proposals for an A46 expressway in the county. The plans would see the new expressway running round the eastern and southern sides of Leicester as a by-pass for the city (see dotted green line in image) The plans are part...

Plans approved for huge student village in Leicester

Plans to build a massive "student village" at the University of Leicester have been approved. Leicester City Council approved plans for the new Student Village at the Freeman’s Common site on Wednesday (3 April). The proposal will include residences for around 1,200 students and a new...

Plans approved to spend £1.8m to improve area around Clock Tower

Plans to spend £1.8m resurfacing the Leicester Clock Tower area have been approved. Councillors said the pedestrian area around the Clock Tower was last revamped in 2008 and is in need of repaving and smartening up. The resurfacing will include Churchgate and the Haymarket area, which...

Leicester gets it’s own version of iconic board game Monopoly

Leicester is getting it’s own edition of the world famous board game Monopoly. Soon you will be able to buy some of the city’s most famous landmarks such as the King Power Stadium or the National Space Centre and charge all your visitors for stopping by.

Concerns over new ‘student village’ development in Leicester

Concerns have been raised over plans to build a new "student village" by the University of Leicester. The Freemen's Common Student Village will include residences for around 1,200 students and a new 550-space multi-storey car park. A Teaching and Learning Centre will also be created, providing...

Council Tax to increase across Leicester and Leicestershire

Proposals to increase council tax in Leicester and Leicestershire have been agreed. The county council approved an increase of just under 4%, while the city council voted for a rise of just under 3%.  Leicestershire County Council said its increase will allow an additional £94m to...

Rescue dog on ‘brink of death’ makes unlikely best friend

A dog rescued from the ‘brink of death’ by the RSPCA in Leicester has found a loving family and an unlikely new friend in George the lizard. The Woodside Animal Centre in Beaumont Leys said Skye, who is a Staffordshire bull terrier, was the skinniest dog ever rescued by...

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