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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...

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...

The 2016 Rich List for Leicestershire revealed

The wealthiest people in Leicestershire have been revealed in this years 2016 Rich List. The report estimates how much they are worth, how they made their money and how they contribute to the local economy. The report by the Leicester Mercury reveals the wealthiest people in the county come from a variety of industries including...

Christmas lights switch on in Leicester

Yes it's that time of the year with Christmas fast approaching. To mark the festive season the Christmas lights switch on will take place in Leicester on Thursday 17 November on Humberstone Gate West. City Mayor, Peter Soulsby will be joined by X Factor winner Sam Bailey along with co-actors from the pantomime Jack and...

£80million Waterside regeneration project announced

Leicester City Council have announced extensive plans to regenerate Leicester's Waterside area on the banks of the River Soar. Construction of the £80million project has been awarded to Keepmoat Homes Ltd. Keepmoat will lead the transformation of the largely derelict industrial area to build over 300 new homes with another 5,500 sqm of office space...

Leicester braced for a chilly week

The Met Office has issued a warning of snow for tonight and tomorrow for the East Midlands. Temperatures have already dwindled to single digits, with a minimum temperature of 0°C expected tonight. The snow is due to a large band of cloud and rain pushing in from the West, colliding with cold air over the...

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck is coming to Leicester

You’ve seen the Coca-Cola Christmas truck on TV… now see it in real life! The tour dates for the Coca-Cola truck have been revealed and it's coming back to Leicester on Tuesday 13th December. The visit to the Highcross Centre last year saw hundreds of families come along to have their picture taken with the...

Leicestershire Towns could be crowned Britain’s best High Street

Two Leicestershire towns are in the running to win the title of Britain's best high street and win £10,000. Hinckley and Market Harborough have been selected as finalists in The Great British High Street Competition 2016. Both towns have been selected in the Market Town (large) category alongside Bridgnorth in Shropshire. The organisers said they were bowled...

Leicester could see some of the hottest weather in UK this week

The East Midlands is expected to have some of the hottest weather in the UK over the next day or two. Temperatures could soar and exceed the hottest September day in the UK for more than 50 years. NHS England has issued a level-two heat alert, which means there is a high chance that...

Leicester tops ‘least railway stations per population’ poll

Leicester has the fewest number of railway stations per population, reveals new research by the Press Association. The city has just one station serving almost 350,000 people. Hull is in second place with a single station serving nearly 260,000 people, while Oldham is third with one for 230,000 residents. At the peak of the railway boom in...

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