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Leicester Tigers announces plans to sell club

Leicester Tigers has today announced plans for the sale of the club. The club said the move follows the investment in Premiership Rugby Ltd by CVC, which will pump cash into the top clubs. The investment by CVC generated interest in the Tigers from new...

Changes to HS2 route in Leicestershire

Proposed changes to the HS2 route in Leicestershire will be reviewed by county councillors next week. The changes include a re-alignment of an eight-mile section of the line between Ashby and Diseworth to avoid former open-cast mines and old landfill sites. The county council is...

New cycle lanes planned on three main roads in Leicester

Plans have been revealed for three new cycle lanes creating a safer and more direct route between Clarendon Park and Leicester city centre. The plans include a two-way cycle lane from the Queens Road and Victoria Park Road junction across Victoria Park and along the full length of Lancaster...

Cat makes miraculous recovery after being shot in Leicester

A cat had a "lucky escape" after he was "deliberately" shot with a crossbow in Leicester. The RSPCA said the cat, dubbed Robin Hood, was found injured in Glenfield. They described the attack as “sickening” after the crossbow bolt lodged into Robin’s shoulder and came...

£70 fine for parents parking outside these 24 Leicester schools

Anyone stopping or parking on ‘keep clear’ markings outside 24 schools in Leicester could now be captured on camera and fined. A new Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) will allow the city council to use evidence captured by a camera car to fine parents flouting the regulations and putting children’s...

1,000 new homes to be created in Melton Mowbray, Lutterworth and Coalville

A £13m Government grant has been awarded to help create over 1,000 new homes in Leicestershire. Leicestershire county council will receive £13.2m to kickstart development of land in Melton Mowbray, Lutterworth and Snibston in Coalville. The money will fund much-needed new homes, infrastructure and regeneration as...

Major improvements to Haymarket car park costing £1.8m begins

A number of improvements are being made to the Haymarket Car Park in order to make it safer, cleaner and easier for motorists to use. Work is due to begin today (Tuesday 7 May) on extensively repairing and revamping the ageing building which will cost £1.8m.

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...

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