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Leicester named ‘one of worst places for women to live in Britain’

A new report has revealed Leicester is one of the worst places for a woman to live in Britain. The research was based on a number of factors, such as income, wellbeing, safety, education and housing. Out of the 380 places analysed, Leicester ranked at 360. The research was carried out by BBC's Radio 4 Woman's...

Proposals being drawn to scrap all district councils in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council Leader Nick Rushton has set out plans for a huge shake-up, which would see all eight district councils scrapped and an entirely new one formed. The council leader believes a single authority would reduce costs and improve services. The proposal would see Leicestershire County Council disbanded and Harborough District Council, Melton Borough...

Rebekah and Jamie Vardy reveal name of baby daughter

Rebekah and Jamie Vardy have revealed the name of their newborn daughter, sharing a photo with fans of their new arrival

Leicester’s National Space Centre wins Venue of the Year 2016 award

The National Space Centre has scooped the 2016 Unique Venue of the Year award in London, beating stiff competition in the category including the iconic view from the Shard. The award was presented at the UK Events Awards 2016, which was hosted at a glitteringly black tie event in London's Grosvenor Square. The UK Events Awards...

Major improvements to Haymarket car park costing £1.8m begins

A number of improvements are being made to the Haymarket Car Park in order to make it safer, cleaner and easier for motorists to use. Work is due to begin today (Tuesday 7 May) on extensively repairing and revamping the ageing building which will cost £1.8m.

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...

Two major development projects get underway in the city

Motorists are being warned of traffic disruption affecting Leicester’s busy city centre roads in the new year, as preliminary road works get underway as part of two major redevelopment projects. Work will start in early January at sites in both Great Central Street and on two sections of Vaughan Way, as the two...

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...

New market supporting local producers launched in Leicester

Leicestershire folk are being encouraged to ‘think, act and support local’ with the launch of The Makers’ Market. The new initiative will promote the finest food, drink, art and craft producers across the county, showcasing their talent in Leicester City Centre. The New Market Square in Leicester – the new public space behind the existing market...

Is a happy spouse the secret to growing old gracefully?

A new study has found that if your husband or wife is a happy person, you’re more likely to lead a healthier and longer life. The study found that a spouse’s life satisfaction has more of an impact on your health than your own life satisfaction.

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