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Friday, April 10, 2020

City Life

Rare nostalgic pictures of Leicester

There's something about old, nostalgic pictures that make us feel good. So for this Throwback Thursday, here's some rare images of Leicester City Centre and surrounding areas. Gallowtree Gate, Leicester City Centre (1963) Fox Lane - between Marks & Spencer & Lewis's (1965) Leicester Market & Corn Exchange (1971) Leicester Bus Station (now replaced by the new St...

Leicester woman issues shock pictures after botox injection goes wrong

A woman who’s lips swelled up after a botched Botox party in Leicester is warning others of the dangers. Rachael Knappier’s lips ballooned so much that they touched her nose. The 29-year-old from Enderby wants to warn others of the dangers after she had filler injected into her lips at a private Botox party. Rachael who attended...

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,...

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...

World-class festival set to light up Leicester

Leicester city centre will be lit up with amazing illuminated artworks in March as part of a brand new international festival

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

Leicestershire could see hottest day of the year on Monday

Leicestershire will be basking in sunshine this week as temperatures are set to soar. Monday could see one of the hottest days of the year so far, with a maximum tempreture of 23 °C in Leicestershire. The Met Ofice expects a bright and sunny start to the day, with some cloud increasing through the day, but...

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...

Lost cat returns home after nine years

A woman was astonished after being reunited with her cat who disappeared from her garden in Leicester nine years ago. Victoria Roberts said she was ‘surprised’ when Spike was found fifteen miles from where he went missing. Spike was last seen in her garden in Thornhill...

Major revamp of Leicester Market starts this month

A year-long programme of works that will transform Leicester’s historic outdoor market gets underway this month. The £1.86million scheme will include simple measures – a deep clean, a coat of paint and new LED lighting – as well as more significant changes that will have a big impact on the look and feel of...

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