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The Outdoor Cinema comes to Leicester this weekend

Leicester will host its first ever summer outdoor cinema this weekend. The event will take place tomorrow (5 August) at the Leicester Racecourse ground in Oadby, in association with The Event Planning Company. For one day only, three movies will be screened on an outdoor LED screen. The first movie which will be aired is...

Leicester salon offering Halloween makeovers

A newly opened hair salon on London Road is offering a unique experience this Halloween to have a horror makeover. The makeover includes hair raising updos and gruesome make-up looks to get people Halloween party ready. The event is taking place at Leicester salon, London Rd Hair, on Tuesday 31st October, with appointments available to book...

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...

Revealed: The huge amounts Leicester Hospitals make from car parking charges

An investigation has revealed how much hospitals in Leicester and across England are making from car parking charges. It reveals the trust which runs Leicester Hospitals car parking charge scheme has made more than £4 million over the last year. Just over two thirds of the charges came from patients and visitors, while the rest...

Plans to transform the area around Leicester’s Clock Tower

Plans to transform the area around the Clock Tower in Leicester city centre have been unveiled, with people invited to give their views on the proposal. Leicester City Council is proposing a major revamp of Belgrave Gate, Haymarket and Church Gate, which would see traffic being removed from the area between 11am and 5pm. The popular...

Plans to convert factory into £9million office space in Leicester city centre

Leicester city council is redeveloping a former factory building in the city centre to create more office space and units for start-ups and growing businesses

Leicester man wins £823,000 from just a £19 bet

A lucky punter from Leicester has scooped an incredible £823,000 from a £19 accumulator bet on Friday afternoon. Betting site Coral said it's the biggest ever horse racing pay-out in the firm’s history and the winner this morning described it as “the realisation of a lifetime dream”. The man in his forties, who wishes to remain...

Revealed: Where Leicester features in cities with highest disposable income in the UK

Londoners living in the boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham enjoy the largest disposable income in the UK, whilst cities in the East Midlands, like Nottingham and Leicester, have some of the lowest disposable incomes. According to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), all of the top 10 areas...

After 70 years of marriage, husband and wife die minutes apart

An elderly couple who had been married for 71 years passed away just minutes apart from each other. The couple, from Leicester, met when Vera was 16 and Wilf was 18. Wilf who fought in World War Two died at a care home at 6:50am on Wednesday. Four minutes later, just a few miles away at the...

Turkish restaurant praised for opening doors to the homeless and elderly on Christmas Day

A Turkish restaurant in Leicester has been praised for offering free food to the homeless and elderly people on Christmas Day. Saray Mangal, on Highfield Street, off London Road, served a three-course meal to all to ensure ‘no one eat alone at Christmas’. Motivated by his own experiences of homelessness when he first moved to...

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