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Leicestershire could see hottest day of the year on Monday

Leicestershire will be basking in sunshine this week as temperatures are set to soar. Monday could see one of the hottest days of the year so far, with a maximum tempreture of 23 °C in Leicestershire. The Met Ofice expects a bright and sunny start to the day, with some cloud increasing through the day, but...

Jamie Vardy’s £1.25m home for sale. Want to take a look inside?

Jamie Vardy has put his £1.25m home in Melton Mowbray for sale. The house was where the wild celebrations took place this time last year, when Leicester won the Premier League title, realising one of the greatest achievement in sporting history. But ironically, those celebrations, and the pictures of them that were beamed around the world,...

New enforcement cameras being brought in across Leicester

New enforcement cameras are being brought in to tackle illegal or dangerous parking across Leicester. This includes parking on yellow zig-zags outside schools, stopping in bus lanes and entrance clearways outside ambulance bays and fire stations. The new plans could see 24-hour camera enforcement outside Leicester Railway Station brought in as early as June 2017. This follows...

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...

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