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Monday, January 18, 2021

Council Tax to increase across Leicester and Leicestershire

Proposals to increase council tax in Leicester and Leicestershire have been agreed. The county council approved an increase of just under 4%, while the city council voted for a rise of just under 3%.  Leicestershire County Council said its increase will allow an additional £94m to...

Free things for families to do this Christmas holidays in Leicester

There’s lots of free activities for families to do during the Christmas holidays in Leicester

Highcross carrying out random bag searches for increased security

The Highcross Shopping Centre is carrying out random bag searches as part of its increased security measures. The Highcross has assured customers that the searches aren’t in response to a specific threat, but is part of an ‘enhanced security procedure’ following recent terror attacks. Customers passing through the centre will be chosen on a random basis...

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...

Free wi-fi plans for Leicester City Centre

A number of new proposals are being considered to help regenerate the city, including the provision of free wi-fi throughout Leicester city centre. A conference is being held later this week to explore ways in which the city can be improved, and access to free wi-fi is set to be on the agenda. Big companies,...

£70 fine for parents parking outside these 24 Leicester schools

Anyone stopping or parking on ‘keep clear’ markings outside 24 schools in Leicester could now be captured on camera and fined. A new Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) will allow the city council to use evidence captured by a camera car to fine parents flouting the regulations and putting children’s...

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

The Coca-Cola truck is coming to Leicester this week

The Coca-Cola truck will be in Leicester this week as part of its national tour, offering a new Christmas experience and drinks to the public. The truck will be in Leicester on Tuesday 13 December in the car park of Tesco Hamilton between 1pm to 9pm. The visit to the Highcross Centre last year saw hundreds...

The Outdoor Cinema comes to Leicester this weekend

Leicester will host its first ever summer outdoor cinema this weekend. The event will take place tomorrow (5 August) at the Leicester Racecourse ground in Oadby, in association with The Event Planning Company. For one day only, three movies will be screened on an outdoor LED screen. The first movie which will be aired is...

Supermoon will be visible over the skies of Leicester today

Today will witness the only “supermoon” of the year, when the full moon appears larger and brighter than normal in the sky. A supermoon occurs when a new or full moon closely coincides with perigee – the moon's closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. This will make the moon appear about 7% larger and...

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