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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...

Supermoon will be visible over the skies of Leicester today

Today will witness the only “supermoon” of the year, when the full moon appears larger and brighter than normal in the sky. A supermoon occurs when a new or full moon closely coincides with perigee – the moon's closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. This will make the moon appear about 7% larger and...

Work starts on Leicester’s spectacular festive ice rink

Work started this week on constructing Leicester’s spectacular Christmas ice rink. Featuring real ice, the attraction will be a key part of the city’s Christmas celebrations and will sit at the heart of a winter wonderland in Jubilee Square. The ice rink will open on Saturday 9 December. It will be huge 30×15 metres long...

Plans for new Haymarket Theatre building which will open next year

Over £3m is being spent on Leicester’s disused Haymarket Theatre, transforming it into a 863-seat music, arts and e-sports venue, which will open to the public next year. A brand new entrance will welcome visitors to the building, along with a remodelled lobby area, with glazed walls allowing light to flood in to the space. The...

Police crackdown on cyclists and antisocial behaviour on New Walk

A strong Police presence has been seen in Leicester's New Walk this week, in an operation to reduce the number of bikes riding along the route and cracking down on anti-social behaviour. This follows concerns raised by residents and businesses on New Walk and King Street of criminal activity in the area. Concerns include thefts...

Oadby Council agrees to keep street lighting on into early hours after recent burglaries

Concerned residents are pleased after their local borough has agreed to keep street lighting on into the early hours, after a spate of burglaries in the area. Residents from the Oadby area of Leicester signed online petitions to have street lighting put back on after dark. The move comes after an increase in thefts in...

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