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This is how the £2.9m revamp of London Road will look with Dutch-style cycle lanes

Plans have been revealed for a major transformation of a stretch of Leicester’s busy London Road. Leicester City Council is proposing a £2.9milllion revamp of the busy route between Granby Street and the Mayfield Road roundabout, to create a safer and more appealing route for pedestrians and cyclists. New off-road 'Dutch-style' cycle lanes will be created...

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...

Teenage pregnancies fall by two-thirds in Leicestershire in favour of online relationships

Teenage pregnancy figures for under 18’s across Leicestershire are down for the tenth consecutive year, with many experts linking this to the amount of time young people spend online. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) believes the changing social interactions of teenagers, with growing use of social media and...

Exclusive discounts and offers for students at Highcross this week

The ever popular Student Sessions is back at the Highcross shopping centre, and for one day only, students can bag some real bargains. The event gives students the opportunity to get some great deals, with exclusive shopping discounts and entertainment on offer. Highcross will be transformed for students from 8:30pm-12am, on Tuesday 10 October, with over...

Amazing video of a starling murmuration at Cossington in Leicestershire

A Leicestershire photographer caught this stunning footage of a starling murmuration over the skies of Cossington. The video was captured last week by Bill Newsinger. It is an amazing sight as hundreds of starlings form sweeping ball like shapes to create a magnificent starling murmuration. As they fly, they seem to be connected together. They twist...

Plans approved for huge student village in Leicester

Plans to build a massive "student village" at the University of Leicester have been approved. Leicester City Council approved plans for the new Student Village at the Freeman’s Common site on Wednesday (3 April). The proposal will include residences for around 1,200 students and a new...

Plans to transform the area around Leicester’s Clock Tower

Plans to transform the area around the Clock Tower in Leicester city centre have been unveiled, with people invited to give their views on the proposal. Leicester City Council is proposing a major revamp of Belgrave Gate, Haymarket and Church Gate, which would see traffic being removed from the area between 11am and 5pm. The popular...

Continental market returns to city centre

European treats and delicacies are on offer next week as the continental market returns to Leicester. The market will be in Gallowtree Gate and Humberstone Gate from Wednesday 27 September until Sunday 1 October. Over 50 different traders from all over the world will put up their stalls offering a range of continental flavours and unique...

Watch this amazing surprise proposal at the Highcross Leicester

A couple's regular shopping trip to the Highcross Shopping Centre was transformed into an amazingly choreographed marriage proposal. Matthew Brookes from Thurmaston in Leicester wanted to propose to Roxanne Gyles in a really special way. So he chose the Highcross Shopping Centre, along with music, choreographed dancers and pictures of the couple on the big screen. The...

Work on next phase of transforming Leicester’s London Road to begin

Work on the transformation of Leicester’s London Road will move to two busy junctions when roadworks resumes tomorrow. Leicester City Council is set to revamp the route between Granby Street and Mayfield Road roundabout as part of a £3.9million scheme to create a safer and more attractive route for cyclists and pedestrians. From Monday 7 January,...

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