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Leicester named one of the top food destinations in the UK

Leicester has been named as one of top food destinations in the U.K. by travel website Booking.com. The city featured at number eight in the Top 10 food destinations in the UK, beating cities like London and Manchester. The ranking was based on feedback from 118 million traveller's on Booking.com. Padlow, a picturesque village in...

Council extends city-wide drinking controls to cover ‘legal highs’

Hundreds of people across Leicester have backed plans to continue a city-wide ban on antisocial public drinking, and extend it to cover so-called ‘legal highs’. The legislation, called Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), gives Police the power to tackle a wide range of antisocial behaviour problems linked to alcohol, noise and nuisance dogs. These controls on...

Twycross Zoo in lockdown after animal escapes enclosure

Twycross Zoo had to temporarily shutdown this morning after a gibbon escaped its enclosure. The incident happened shortly after the zoo opened this morning, with all visitors asked to stay in the Himalaya Centre in the zoo while the incident was dealt with. The £2m Gibbon Forest habitat opened in February 2016, and is a key...

Changes to HS2 route in Leicestershire

Proposed changes to the HS2 route in Leicestershire will be reviewed by county councillors next week. The changes include a re-alignment of an eight-mile section of the line between Ashby and Diseworth to avoid former open-cast mines and old landfill sites. The county council is...

Plans announced for £4million revamp of Leicester city centre streets

Leicester City Council have announced major improvement plans to three busy city centre streets costing £4million

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...

Council crackdown on dangerous parking with immediate fines

Drivers who park dangerously and cause a hazard to other road users and pedestrians are being targeted in a road safety crackdown by Leicester City Council. Motorists will now face immediate fines if they park recklessly in areas such as school zig-zag markings, in bus clearways, or on double yellow lines in dangerous locations such...

Dog nativity picture by Leicestershire woman goes viral

A woman from Leicestershire has been overwhelmed by the response after posting a picture of the nativity scene with her dogs. The post on Twitter was liked more than 83,000 times and retweeted over 29,000 times. Jo Kingston, who runs a dog walking and grooming business with her husband in Mountsorrel, said “It’s gone bonkers". Jo posted...

Leicester city council to buy properties to create more affordable homes

Leicester city council is spending £8m to purchase properties to let to families on its housing register, in an attempt to create more affordable housing in the city. The council plans to purchase 50 properties, a mixture of privately owned homes within existing council sites and new-build houses being developed. The funding would cover the cost...

Happiness figures released for Leicester and Leicestershire

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released its latest figures for happiness across the country

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