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Annual Remembrance Day celebrated in Leicester

This years annual Remembrance Day will be celebrated on Sunday 12 November, with a parade held at Leicester's Victoria Park. The service and parade will include military veterans, local civic dignitaries and members of the public expected to make up a crowd of around 3,000 people. It will commemorate the nations fallen servicemen and women...

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...

Space Centre reveals ambitious £7.8m expansion plans

The National Space Centre has unveiled proposals for a multi-million pound expansion. The award winning centre already has the UK’s largest planetarium, with six interactive galleries, a unique 3D Simulator Experience and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower. The new plans include the creation of a new main entrance, an extension for live presentations, and a...

Work on next phase of transforming Leicester’s London Road to begin

Work on the transformation of Leicester’s London Road will move to two busy junctions when roadworks resumes tomorrow. Leicester City Council is set to revamp the route between Granby Street and Mayfield Road roundabout as part of a £3.9million scheme to create a safer and more attractive route for cyclists and pedestrians. From Monday 7 January,...

Leicestershire house prices rising at one of the fastest rates in the UK

Homeowners in the East Midlands and Wales saw the value of their properties rise faster than anywhere else in the UK last year, according to the UK's largest mortgage lender. Halifax said both regions saw price rises of 8% during 2017, significantly higher than the rest of the UK, which rose by 2.7%. This supports research...

Leicester City Council given £10 million for new housing development

The Government has announced today that Leicester City Council will be given £10 million of funding for highway infrastructure enabling further investment in a new housing development. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid met with Leicester’s City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby at...

Work begins on £500k cycle lane near Leicester city centre

Part of Leicester’s busy inner ring road will be getting a new cycle track as part of a nine-month improvement project

Newborn kittens dumped in plastic bag in Leicester

Two newborn kittens were dumped in a plastic bag and left to die in Leicester

Supermoon will be visible over the skies of Leicester today

Today will witness the only “supermoon” of the year, when the full moon appears larger and brighter than normal in the sky. A supermoon occurs when a new or full moon closely coincides with perigee – the moon's closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. This will make the moon appear about 7% larger and...

Revealed: The huge amounts Leicester Hospitals make from car parking charges

An investigation has revealed how much hospitals in Leicester and across England are making from car parking charges. It reveals the trust which runs Leicester Hospitals car parking charge scheme has made more than £4 million over the last year. Just over two thirds of the charges came from patients and visitors, while the rest...

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