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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...

Work on next phase of transforming Leicester’s London Road to begin

Work on the transformation of Leicester’s London Road will move to two busy junctions when roadworks resumes tomorrow. Leicester City Council is set to revamp the route between Granby Street and Mayfield Road roundabout as part of a £3.9million scheme to create a safer and more attractive route for cyclists and pedestrians. From Monday 7 January,...

Leicestershire council starts camera patrols at these 23 schools to catch illegal parking

Leicestershire County Council has revealed that a camera car will be sent to 23 schools across the county to catch drivers who park illegally. The County Council says it will deploy the patrol vehicle outside schools it has identified as having a problem with motorists who ignore parking restrictions. The car will be appearing at dropping...

Changes to bin collection days in Leicestershire over Christmas and New Year

Changes to bin collection days over the Christmas and New Year period have been announced across Leicestershire. We have compiled a list of changes to collection days in your area. Please click on the link below for your area: Leicester City Charnwood Borough Council Oadby and Wigston Borough Council Melton Borough Council Harborough District Council Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Blaby...

Leicester woman issues shock pictures after botox injection goes wrong

A woman who’s lips swelled up after a botched Botox party in Leicester is warning others of the dangers. Rachael Knappier’s lips ballooned so much that they touched her nose. The 29-year-old from Enderby wants to warn others of the dangers after she had filler injected into her lips at a private Botox party. Rachael who attended...

Oadby and Wigston council ban drones to ‘reduce risk to the public’

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council has banned drones or model aircrafts from being flown above any of its privately owned land. The new policy came into effect last week in response to an upsurge in public requests which includes parks and public open spaces. Drones or model aircrafts are now prohibited from flying from or above...

Leicester city council to buy properties to create more affordable homes

Leicester city council is spending £8m to purchase properties to let to families on its housing register, in an attempt to create more affordable housing in the city. The council plans to purchase 50 properties, a mixture of privately owned homes within existing council sites and new-build houses being developed. The funding would cover the cost...

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