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Leicester man wins £823,000 from just a £19 bet

A lucky punter from Leicester has scooped an incredible £823,000 from a £19 accumulator bet on Friday afternoon. Betting site Coral said it's the biggest ever horse racing pay-out in the firm’s history and the winner this morning described it as “the realisation of a lifetime dream”. The man in his forties, who wishes to remain...

Top Trumps release Leicester version of classic card game

A classic card game that captivated millions of children of all ages now includes a version dedicated to Leicester and its attractions. The new Top Trumps game - 'Leicester: 30 Things to See and Do’ - features key Leicester landmarks and doubles up as a guide to features of interest. Each of the 30 cards bear...

Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester house for sale. Want to take a look inside?

Claudio Ranieri's four bedroom house in the Stoneygate area of Leicester has been put on the market for £695,000. Estate agents James Sellicks, who are selling the property, said Ranieri was selling the home as he was "moving on to new adventures". The agents describe the house as "unassuming yet stylish", much like the man himself....

Cheering crowds greet the Queen in Leicester

Crowds of cheering fans lined the streets of Leicester City Centre to welcome the Queen and Prince Philip today. Spectators lined the length of the parade route as Her Majesty's limousine drove past Humberstone Gate, the Clock Tower, High Street, ending at Jubilee Square. The Queen, wearing a deep jade dress with a matching coat...

Sunday likely to be hottest day of the year so far

Sun-seekers in Leicester can enjoy an early taste of summer this weekend with Sunday expected to be the hottest day of the year so far. The Easter holidays will kick off with clear skies, sunshine and unusually warm weather throughout most of the country. The forecast for Leicester will be warm all weekend reaching a high...

Procession route for Queen’s visit to Leicester announced

The procession route has been announced for the Queen's visit to Leicester next week. On the morning of Thursday 13th April, the Queen will enter the city centre at Humberstone Gate and go pass the Clock Tower, before travelling up the High Street to Jubilee Square. Her Majesty will then attend a Royal Maundy service at...

After 70 years of marriage, husband and wife die minutes apart

An elderly couple who had been married for 71 years passed away just minutes apart from each other. The couple, from Leicester, met when Vera was 16 and Wilf was 18. Wilf who fought in World War Two died at a care home at 6:50am on Wednesday. Four minutes later, just a few miles away at the...

One day only: Bargains for students at the Highcross

For one day only, students can bag some real bargains at the Highcross Shopping Centre. The ever popular Student Sessions kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday 7 March) at the Highcross in Leicester at 8:30pm. The event gives students the chance to grab some bargains, with exclusive shopping discounts and entertainment on offer. The shopping mall will be...

Search for £100,000 National Lottery winner continues with only few days remaining

The National Lottery is still hunting for the person who bought a winning lottery ticket in Leicestershire and hasn't claimed their winnings of £100,000. The winning ticket was purchased in the Melton or Charnwood area and the winner has just a few more days to collect the prize money - it will expire on 23...

The Queen to visit Leicester in April

After Prince Charles's recent visit to Leicester it was announced the Queen will also be visiting the city in April. She will be attending the traditional Maundy Thursday ceremony with Prince Philip at Leicester Cathedral on 13th April. Maundy Thursday is a religious service held the day before Good Friday. At the service, the Queen distributes...

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