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Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Plan for major new road and thousands of homes in Leicester

Thousands of new homes and a new road to cope with the extra housing is being planned across Leicester and Leicestershire. All the local councils in the county are working towards a strategic growth plan and residents are being consulted on the proposals. The plan, which goes up to 2050, aims to build thousands of new...

Sexual health clinic set to open in Leicester shopping centre

Leicester City Council is looking to spend £1.6m on a new sexual health clinic which will be based in a city centre shopping centre. The council wants to open the clinic in an unused unit on the first floor of the Haymarket Shopping Centre. The council’s sexual health service currently operates from St Peter’s Health Centre...

Last chance to get your skates on in Leicester

Time is running out for those who still want a spin on the ice, with Leicester’s Christmas ice rink scheduled to close at 8pm on Monday 8 January. The real ice rink has proved popular with both local people and visitors, with around 22,000 tickets snapped up since the attraction in Jubilee Square opened...

Two major development projects get underway in the city

Motorists are being warned of traffic disruption affecting Leicester’s busy city centre roads in the new year, as preliminary road works get underway as part of two major redevelopment projects. Work will start in early January at sites in both Great Central Street and on two sections of Vaughan Way, as the two...

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...

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...

Shoppers queue from 6am in Leicester for the Boxing Day sales

Just when you thought you’ve finished with shopping for the year, the Boxing Day sales have started. Retailers are slashing prices on everything, from clothes to electronics, homeware to handbags – and things you’ve never known you needed. People across Leicester have got up early to grab a sales bargain, with queues forming outside some stores...

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...

Plans submitted to redevelop the iconic Fenwick building in Leicester

Plans to develop the former Fenwick building in Leicester city centre have been submitted to the council. Developers Aimrok Holdings will be seeking planning approval for four retail units, a Champagne bar, restaurant and gym across the basement and ground floor. It is thought the building was sold for an undisclosed seven-figure sum to the new...

Space Centre reveals ambitious £7.8m expansion plans

The National Space Centre has unveiled proposals for a multi-million pound expansion. The award winning centre already has the UK’s largest planetarium, with six interactive galleries, a unique 3D Simulator Experience and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower. The new plans include the creation of a new main entrance, an extension for live presentations, and a...

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