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Leicester woman shocked as vase she bought for £20 sells for £22,000

A woman from Leicester who bought a vase for £20 from a car boot sale many years ago has fetched almost £22,000 at an arts auction in Market Harborough. The 1950s ceramic, tall vase was bought in the 1990s by the lady, but little did she know it was made by the German-born British studio...

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...

Loughborough mum forces Boots to withdraw ‘over sexualised’ make-up from stores

A mother from Leicestershire has forced retailer Boots to withdrew what she describes as "sexualised" make-up off its shelves. Mother of two, Angela Fitzsimons, 46, from Loughborough, was left outraged when her 17-year-old daughter Grace came home with the ‘Obsession Obsessive Eyes Makeup Palette’. The set included colour shades called “milf", "foreplay" and "sugar daddy". Ms...

Concern over the number of proposed developments across Leicestershire

Councillors have put on record their concerns over the "sheer volume" of major development proposals currently under consideration. Councillor David Bill from the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council expressed concern at the number of proposed developments in Hinckley and the wider Leicestershire area. He moved a motion at the Council meeting to highlight issues surrounding the...

Free wi-fi plans for Leicester City Centre

A number of new proposals are being considered to help regenerate the city, including the provision of free wi-fi throughout Leicester city centre. A conference is being held later this week to explore ways in which the city can be improved, and access to free wi-fi is set to be on the agenda. Big companies,...

Major revamp of Leicester Market starts this month

A year-long programme of works that will transform Leicester’s historic outdoor market gets underway this month. The £1.86million scheme will include simple measures – a deep clean, a coat of paint and new LED lighting – as well as more significant changes that will have a big impact on the look and feel of...

Changes to bin collection for Leicester residents during Easter

Recycling and waste collections for some city residents will change this week due to the Easter holidays. People who normally get their bins and orange bags collected on a Friday will not have a collection on Good Friday (30 Mar). Instead, a double collection will take place on Friday 6 April. All other regular collection days...

Want to see what the new Leicester hotel with rooftop bar will look like

Plans have been submitted to convert the upper floors of the former Fenwick building into a 92-room Aparthotel together with a rooftop bar. This will sit alongside a separate application to convert the ground floor into four retail units. The Aparthotel will include studio, one and two bedroom suites and all have been designed to...

More details provided on £50million Vaughan Way redevelopment

Highcross Leicester hosted a public exhibition this week highlighting the extensive works taking place on Vaughan Way, as part of a major city centre redevelopment. The £50million scheme, which was granted planning permission in October 2017, comprises of two new hotels, the creation of 35,000 sq ft of new office space and a new public...

Want to know what’s planned for former BHS store in Leicester city centre?

Work is progressing on the site of the former BHS store in Leicester city centre. The shop on Gallowtree Gate is being split into a number of new outlets including Sports Direct, USC, Everlast Fitness Club and Flannels. Preparatory work started on the site last year after the building was taken on by Mike Ashley, the...

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