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77-year-old from Wigston travels all around the UK on a ‘tuk tuk’ for charity

A 77-year-old man from Leicester has completed his challenge of travelling around the UK in his 'tuk tuk'. Steve Gibbs from Wigston, drove the vehicle for 3,000 miles to raise money for a Leicestershire charity. He arrived back to Wigston this morning, three weeks later, where well wishers had gathered to cheer him on. Steve set...

Cyclists embark on 410-mile ride from Leicester to Luxembourg raising £69k for charity

A group from Leicester have embarked on a 410-mile cycle ride from Leicester city centre to Luxembourg, raising over £69k for charity. The Riders of Shaam event departed from Leicester Clock Tower on Saturday 5th August at 9.30am. The group consists of 22 cyclists and 2 support personnel, who will cycle to the port of...

The Outdoor Cinema comes to Leicester this weekend

Leicester will host its first ever summer outdoor cinema this weekend. The event will take place tomorrow (5 August) at the Leicester Racecourse ground in Oadby, in association with The Event Planning Company. For one day only, three movies will be screened on an outdoor LED screen. The first movie which will be aired is...

Twycross Zoo names new snow leopard cubs – watch the cutest video of twins

Twycross Zoo has named its two adorable new snow leopard cubs. The twin sisters, who made their first public appearance last month, are called Eva (meaning 'life') and Ceba (meaning 'dear to hold'). This is the third pair of cubs for mum Irma and dad Suou. Keepers at the zoo hope the two young girls...

Road closures and safety advice for Leicester Carnival this weekend

The Caribbean Carnival is set to take place this weekend, with thousands of people expected to join the vibrant parade. The one-day event, which has been running in Leicester for more than 30 years, will take place on Saturday 5 August. The Carnival Village will open at 11am at Victoria Park. The official opening of the...

Latest jobs with Leicester City Council

If you are looking for a new challenge or just starting out in your career, Leicester City Council have a number of job opportunities currently available. Here is a selection of the latest vacancies: Independent Chair Salary details: £37,306 - £40,057 per annum Closing date: 03 August 2017 Social Worker (Adoption) Salary details: £20,333 - £22,122 per annum Closing date: 10...

Leicester named one of the cheapest university cities for students

If you are thinking of heading to uni but haven’t made up your mind yet, a new study from marbles.com reveals which city would allow you to stretch your money the most. The study has analysed the average weekly cost of rent, travel, a pint, kebab and social activities such as the cinema and gym...

Police begin moving beggars and street drinkers out of Leicester City Centre

A new initiative has been taking place in the city centre this week to move beggars and street drinkers out of the area. Between Monday 17 July and Wednesday 19 July, Police have been speaking with beggars, street drinkers and rough sleepers and using Section 35 dispersal orders to move a number of them on. The...

Plans to redevelop Belgrave Gate costing £2m revealed

Leicester City Council have revealed new plans to redevelop the Belgrave Gate area in the city centre. The £2million development will improve the road linking the Golden Mile to Leicester city centre. The aim is to create a safer and more attractive route for pedestrians and cyclists along Belgrave Gate, from the new Haymarket Bus Station...

25-year-old from Leicester wins Miss Universe Great Britain 2017

The city of Leicester has once again been put on the map after a local 25-year-old was crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2017. Anna Burdzy is celebrating after winning the title, beating off competition from 34 other finalists at a beauty pageant which took place over the weekend in Cardiff. The dress Anna wore has...

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