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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...

Amazing video of a starling murmuration at Cossington in Leicestershire

A Leicestershire photographer caught this stunning footage of a starling murmuration over the skies of Cossington. The video was captured last week by Bill Newsinger. It is an amazing sight as hundreds of starlings form sweeping ball like shapes to create a magnificent starling murmuration. As they fly, they seem to be connected together. They twist...

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...

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