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World-class festival set to light up Leicester

Leicester city centre will be lit up with amazing illuminated artworks in March as part of a brand new international festival

Council axes weekly refuse and recycling collections to save costs

Blaby District Council is switching it’s bin collection from weekly to fortnightly, affecting tens of thousands of homes. The council says it's due to cuts in government and county council funding worth almost £750,000. The changes include moving from weekly collections to alternate weeks and providing larger households with bigger refuse and recycling bins. The council ran...

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...

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...

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...

Work begins on £4m road in Leicester city centre

Work to build a new £4 million link road in Leicester city centre has started this week

Procession route for Queen’s visit to Leicester announced

The procession route has been announced for the Queen's visit to Leicester next week. On the morning of Thursday 13th April, the Queen will enter the city centre at Humberstone Gate and go pass the Clock Tower, before travelling up the High Street to Jubilee Square. Her Majesty will then attend a Royal Maundy service at...

Annual Remembrance Day celebrated in Leicester

This years annual Remembrance Day will be celebrated on Sunday 12 November, with a parade held at Leicester's Victoria Park. The service and parade will include military veterans, local civic dignitaries and members of the public expected to make up a crowd of around 3,000 people. It will commemorate the nations fallen servicemen and women...

£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...

£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...

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