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Friday, April 10, 2020

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Council to purchase land by force for new city centre road

Leicester City Council has started the process of forcing the owners of a car park to sell their land, allowing the council to build a new link road in the city centre. The council has been trying to purchase the land for three years but negotiations have failed. The land comprises of a car park...

Temperature rise warning: Leicestershire sees rise in dogs left in hot cars

With temperatures set to increase considerably this weekend across the county, dog owners have been warned not to leave their pets in hot cars. The RSPCA said in Leicestershire, 112 calls were made to the charity about dogs in hot cars last year compared to 96 in 2017 -...

Sizzling weather expected to continue in Leicester as Summer finally arrives

For those of you who enjoyed the sunshine today, there's good news. There's more on the way with Leicester set to bask in the sunshine. The hot weather is expected to last through the weekend, with the Met Office predicting 'warm and sunny weather' all the way through to Sunday. Although Thursday may start a...

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...

Cat makes miraculous recovery after being shot in Leicester

A cat had a "lucky escape" after he was "deliberately" shot with a crossbow in Leicester. The RSPCA said the cat, dubbed Robin Hood, was found injured in Glenfield. They described the attack as “sickening” after the crossbow bolt lodged into Robin’s shoulder and came...

New cycle lanes planned on three main roads in Leicester

Plans have been revealed for three new cycle lanes creating a safer and more direct route between Clarendon Park and Leicester city centre. The plans include a two-way cycle lane from the Queens Road and Victoria Park Road junction across Victoria Park and along the full length of Lancaster...

Shoppers queue from 6am in Leicester for the Boxing Day sales

Just when you thought you’ve finished with shopping for the year, the Boxing Day sales have started. Retailers are slashing prices on everything, from clothes to electronics, homeware to handbags – and things you’ve never known you needed. People across Leicester have got up early to grab a sales bargain, with queues forming outside some stores...

Work begins on new Sexual Health Clinic in Leicester’s Haymarket Shopping Centre

Work has started on a new £1.6 million sexual health clinic in Leicester’s Haymarket shopping centre. The new clinic will cover Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The clinic will be located on the first floor of the Haymarket Shopping Centre, on the site of the old TX Maxx store. The clinic is currently based at St Peter’s...

Leicester gets it’s own version of iconic board game Monopoly

Leicester is getting it’s own edition of the world famous board game Monopoly. Soon you will be able to buy some of the city’s most famous landmarks such as the King Power Stadium or the National Space Centre and charge all your visitors for stopping by.

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...

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