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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

City Life

Diwali set to light up Leicester this weekend

Leicester’s famous Diwali lights will be lighting up the city’s Golden Mile this weekend

New opening times at waste sites across Leicestershire

A seasonal change in opening hours for Leicestershire’s recycling and household waste sites comes into effect

Fairytale proposal after Grease performance in Leicester

There was a fairytale proposal after a performance of Grease in Leicester

Syston woman travels 3 hours for Tinder date only to be called ‘fat’ and dumped

A woman from Leicester who travelled for three hours to see a man she met on Tinder claims she was called ‘fat’ and dumped when she turned up for their date. Jade Savage set up a GoFundMe page as a joke to claw back the £93 the date cost...

Newborn kittens dumped in plastic bag in Leicester

Two newborn kittens were dumped in a plastic bag and left to die in Leicester

Big names in music and comedy announced for Leicester’s City Festival

The first artists have been announced for a major programme of music, comedy and entertainment at Leicester’s City Festival. The 2019 City Festival takes place over seven fun-packed days from August 19 to 25, including a street art programme. The centrepiece of the festival will be a...

Temperature rise warning: Leicestershire sees rise in dogs left in hot cars

With temperatures set to increase considerably this weekend across the county, dog owners have been warned not to leave their pets in hot cars. The RSPCA said in Leicestershire, 112 calls were made to the charity about dogs in hot cars last year compared to 96 in 2017 -...

Cameras will issue £60 fines in these four bus lanes in Leicester

Enforcement cameras are set to be used on four bus lanes in Leicester to catch drivers illegally using the lanes. The proposal follows traffic surveys revealing up to 56,000 drivers are illegally using bus lanes each month. The cameras will be installed on inbound and outbound...

Leicester Tigers announces plans to sell club

Leicester Tigers has today announced plans for the sale of the club. The club said the move follows the investment in Premiership Rugby Ltd by CVC, which will pump cash into the top clubs. The investment by CVC generated interest in the Tigers from new...

Changes to HS2 route in Leicestershire

Proposed changes to the HS2 route in Leicestershire will be reviewed by county councillors next week. The changes include a re-alignment of an eight-mile section of the line between Ashby and Diseworth to avoid former open-cast mines and old landfill sites. The county council is...

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