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Transformation plans for Leicester Clock Tower area revealed

The area around Leicester’s Clock Tower is set to be transformed under proposals announced by City Mayor Peter Soulsby. Two of the most popular shopping streets – Belgrave Gate/Haymarket and Church Gate – will be reconstructed, similar to nearby Silver Street and Guildhall Lane. New trees on Belgrave Gate would also enhance the approach...

Watch this amazing surprise proposal at the Highcross Leicester

A couple's regular shopping trip to the Highcross Shopping Centre was transformed into an amazingly choreographed marriage proposal. Matthew Brookes from Thurmaston in Leicester wanted to propose to Roxanne Gyles in a really special way. So he chose the Highcross Shopping Centre, along with music, choreographed dancers and pictures of the couple on the big screen. The...

Memories of Leicester in the 1950s

Rare video footage of Leicester in the 1950s, including prominent buildings, landmarks and life in the city. Leicester was a confident and prosperous city in the 1950's and one of Britain's most important industrial centres. The video shows prominent landmarks including the Clocktower, New Walk Museum, De Montfort Hall as well as the nightlife in the...

Warren Hill in Leicester most expensive street to buy home in East Midlands

Leicester's Warren Hill has been named the most expensive street to buy a property in the East Midlands, with a home costing an average of £1.3m. The Newtown Linford address tops the list for the East Midlands in a report that shows every English region now contains "million pound" streets. Warren Hill made it to the...

The Coca-Cola truck is coming to Leicester this week

The Coca-Cola truck will be in Leicester this week as part of its national tour, offering a new Christmas experience and drinks to the public. The truck will be in Leicester on Tuesday 13 December in the car park of Tesco Hamilton between 1pm to 9pm. The visit to the Highcross Centre last year saw hundreds...

Council Tax to rise by 4% in Leicester

Leicester City Council has announced a 4% increase in council tax from April 2017, whilst warning of further cuts to major services. The 4% increase is the maximum permitted increase by law and comes after Sir Peter Soulsby warned of troubling times ahead. Government funding for councils across the country have been slashed, requiring councils to...

Leicester’s National Space Centre wins Venue of the Year 2016 award

The National Space Centre has scooped the 2016 Unique Venue of the Year award in London, beating stiff competition in the category including the iconic view from the Shard. The award was presented at the UK Events Awards 2016, which was hosted at a glitteringly black tie event in London's Grosvenor Square. The UK Events Awards...

The 2016 Rich List for Leicestershire revealed

The wealthiest people in Leicestershire have been revealed in this years 2016 Rich List. The report estimates how much they are worth, how they made their money and how they contribute to the local economy. The report by the Leicester Mercury reveals the wealthiest people in the county come from a variety of industries including...

Christmas lights switch on in Leicester

Yes it's that time of the year with Christmas fast approaching. To mark the festive season the Christmas lights switch on will take place in Leicester on Thursday 17 November on Humberstone Gate West. City Mayor, Peter Soulsby will be joined by X Factor winner Sam Bailey along with co-actors from the pantomime Jack and...

£80million Waterside regeneration project announced

Leicester City Council have announced extensive plans to regenerate Leicester's Waterside area on the banks of the River Soar. Construction of the £80million project has been awarded to Keepmoat Homes Ltd. Keepmoat will lead the transformation of the largely derelict industrial area to build over 300 new homes with another 5,500 sqm of office space...

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