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Twycross Zoo in lockdown after animal escapes enclosure

Twycross Zoo had to temporarily shutdown this morning after a gibbon escaped its enclosure. The incident happened shortly after the zoo opened this morning, with all visitors asked to stay in the Himalaya Centre in the zoo while the incident was dealt with. The £2m Gibbon Forest habitat opened in February 2016, and is a key...

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...

Changes to HS2 route in Leicestershire

Proposed changes to the HS2 route in Leicestershire will be reviewed by county councillors next week. The changes include a re-alignment of an eight-mile section of the line between Ashby and Diseworth to avoid former open-cast mines and old landfill sites. The county council is...

Is a happy spouse the secret to growing old gracefully?

A new study has found that if your husband or wife is a happy person, you’re more likely to lead a healthier and longer life. The study found that a spouse’s life satisfaction has more of an impact on your health than your own life satisfaction.

Diwali set to light up Leicester this weekend

Leicester’s famous Diwali lights will be lighting up the city’s Golden Mile this weekend

Leicester Tigers announces plans to sell club

Leicester Tigers has today announced plans for the sale of the club. The club said the move follows the investment in Premiership Rugby Ltd by CVC, which will pump cash into the top clubs. The investment by CVC generated interest in the Tigers from new...

Want to return unwanted Christmas gifts? We round-up refund deadlines from shops

If you don’t like what you’ve been given for Christmas, a number of retailers are giving you longer to take things back

Want to see what the new Leicester hotel with rooftop bar will look like

Plans have been submitted to convert the upper floors of the former Fenwick building into a 92-room Aparthotel together with a rooftop bar. This will sit alongside a separate application to convert the ground floor into four retail units. The Aparthotel will include studio, one and two bedroom suites and all have been designed to...

Council wants to stop weekly refuse and recycling collections to save costs

Blaby District Council is proposing to change its refuse and recycling collections from June 2018, following a substantial reduction in funding. The changes include moving from weekly collections to alternate weeks and providing larger households with bigger refuse and recycling bins. The changes are due to the council's budget reducing by £740,000 from June 2018, which...

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...

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