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New market supporting local producers launched in Leicester

Leicestershire folk are being encouraged to ‘think, act and support local’ with the launch of The Makers’ Market. The new initiative will promote the finest food, drink, art and craft producers across the county, showcasing their talent in Leicester City Centre. The New Market Square in Leicester – the new public space behind the existing market...

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...

Oadby and Wigston council ban drones to ‘reduce risk to the public’

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council has banned drones or model aircrafts from being flown above any of its privately owned land. The new policy came into effect last week in response to an upsurge in public requests which includes parks and public open spaces. Drones or model aircrafts are now prohibited from flying from or above...

Special surprise at Leicester’s biggest firework display this weekend

Preparations are underway at Abbey Park for Leicester’s biggest, family-friendly Bonfire Night and fireworks celebrations

Leicester man wins £823,000 from just a £19 bet

A lucky punter from Leicester has scooped an incredible £823,000 from a £19 accumulator bet on Friday afternoon. Betting site Coral said it's the biggest ever horse racing pay-out in the firm’s history and the winner this morning described it as “the realisation of a lifetime dream”. The man in his forties, who wishes to remain...

Diwali set to light up Leicester

Leicester’s Diwali celebrations return to light up our streets this October. Diwali has been celebrated in Leicester for many years and it is one of the most significant cultural events in the Hindu, Sikh and Jain calendars. The celebrations in Leicester are one of the biggest Diwali events outside of India. The festival kicks off with...

Leicester City Council given £10 million for new housing development

The Government has announced today that Leicester City Council will be given £10 million of funding for highway infrastructure enabling further investment in a new housing development. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid met with Leicester’s City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby at...

New expressway in Leicestershire could ‘devastate’ countryside

Concern is growing across Leicestershire about proposals for an A46 expressway in the county. The plans would see the new expressway running round the eastern and southern sides of Leicester as a by-pass for the city (see dotted green line in image) The plans are part...

HMP Leicester Prison donates food parcels to people in need

Staff and Prisoners at Leicester’s Welford Road prison have come together to tackle food poverty and help the less fortunate in the city

Leicester braced for a chilly week

The Met Office has issued a warning of snow for tonight and tomorrow for the East Midlands. Temperatures have already dwindled to single digits, with a minimum temperature of 0°C expected tonight. The snow is due to a large band of cloud and rain pushing in from the West, colliding with cold air over the...

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