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Changes to bin collection days in Leicestershire over Christmas and New Year

Changes to bin collection days over the Christmas and New Year period have been announced across Leicestershire. We have compiled a list of changes to collection days in your area. Please click on the link below for your area: Leicester City Charnwood Borough Council Oadby and Wigston Borough Council Melton Borough Council Harborough District Council Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Blaby...

Leicester woman issues shock pictures after botox injection goes wrong

A woman who’s lips swelled up after a botched Botox party in Leicester is warning others of the dangers. Rachael Knappier’s lips ballooned so much that they touched her nose. The 29-year-old from Enderby wants to warn others of the dangers after she had filler injected into her lips at a private Botox party. Rachael who attended...

Oadby and Wigston council ban drones to ‘reduce risk to the public’

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council has banned drones or model aircrafts from being flown above any of its privately owned land. The new policy came into effect last week in response to an upsurge in public requests which includes parks and public open spaces. Drones or model aircrafts are now prohibited from flying from or above...

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...

Duke and Duchess visit Leicester City to pay tribute to helicopter crash victims

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were at Leicester City Football Club today to pay their personal tribute to the victims of the recent helicopter crash. The couple were shown around the stadium by Mr Aiyawatt, the son of the late club chairman Mr Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. He died in the helicopter crash with four others...

Leicester’s biggest firework display this weekend

Leicester's biggest bonfire and fireworks display will take place in Abbey Park on Saturday 3rd November. Watch the skies light up at this annual family event, with a programme of live entertainment, funfair and plenty of warming food stalls. The lighting of the bonfire and main display is always a spectacular sight – with a quieter...

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...

£1million lottery prize remains unclaimed by Leicester resident

There is only a week left for a Leicester resident to claim a £1m National Lottery prize. The owner of the winning ticket, bought for a draw on 21 February, has until 20 August to take home the money. The ticket has the winning Millionaire Raffle code TEAL 7501 2587. Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The...

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...

Work to link Leicester’s Golden Mile with city centre to begin

Work to transform a stretch of road linking Leicester’s Golden Mile to the city centre will get under way next month. Leicester City Council plans to create a safer and more attractive route for pedestrians and cyclists along Belgrave Gate, from the new Haymarket Bus Station to Belgrave Circle. A first phase of work will begin...

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