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77-year-old from Wigston travels all around the UK on a ‘tuk tuk’ for charity

A 77-year-old man from Leicester has completed his challenge of travelling around the UK in his 'tuk tuk'. Steve Gibbs from Wigston, drove the vehicle for 3,000 miles to raise money for a Leicestershire charity. He arrived back to Wigston this morning, three weeks later, where well wishers had gathered to cheer him on. Steve set...

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...

Duke and Duchess visit Leicester City to pay tribute to helicopter crash victims

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were at Leicester City Football Club today to pay their personal tribute to the victims of the recent helicopter crash. The couple were shown around the stadium by Mr Aiyawatt, the son of the late club chairman Mr Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. He died in the helicopter crash with four others...

Work begins on £500k cycle lane near Leicester city centre

Part of Leicester’s busy inner ring road will be getting a new cycle track as part of a nine-month improvement project

Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester house for sale. Want to take a look inside?

Claudio Ranieri's four bedroom house in the Stoneygate area of Leicester has been put on the market for £695,000. Estate agents James Sellicks, who are selling the property, said Ranieri was selling the home as he was "moving on to new adventures". The agents describe the house as "unassuming yet stylish", much like the man himself....

New trampoline park to open near city centre creating 50 new jobs

A new trampoline park is set to open in Leicester, creating over fifty new jobs. The park is set to open in the former iconic Leicester Mercury building in December 2017. It vows to bring bright and vibrant leisure activities to the city. The people behind the idea are a Northampton based company called Boost...

Mum with terminal cancer writes book to explain her illness to her children

A mum from Loughborough has written a storybook explaining her diagnosis of cancer to her young children. Sarah West, 34, has been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and a year ago she was given the devastating news it had spread to her brain. Sarah, mum to five year old Olivia and three year old Amelia,...

Plans approved to spend £1.8m to improve area around Clock Tower

Plans to spend £1.8m resurfacing the Leicester Clock Tower area have been approved. Councillors said the pedestrian area around the Clock Tower was last revamped in 2008 and is in need of repaving and smartening up. The resurfacing will include Churchgate and the Haymarket area, which...

2020 Bank Holidays: When are all the Bank Holidays this year

Here are all the the Bank and Public holidays in 2020 for England

Leicestershire Towns could be crowned Britain’s best High Street

Two Leicestershire towns are in the running to win the title of Britain's best high street and win £10,000. Hinckley and Market Harborough have been selected as finalists in The Great British High Street Competition 2016. Both towns have been selected in the Market Town (large) category alongside Bridgnorth in Shropshire. The organisers said they were bowled...

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