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Leicester’s National Space Centre wins Venue of the Year 2016 award

The National Space Centre has scooped the 2016 Unique Venue of the Year award in London, beating stiff competition in the category including the iconic view from the Shard. The award was presented at the UK Events Awards 2016, which was hosted at a glitteringly black tie event in London's Grosvenor Square. The UK Events Awards...

Latest jobs with Leicester City Council

If you are looking for a new challenge or just starting out in your career, Leicester City Council have a number of job opportunities currently available. Here is a selection of the latest vacancies: Independent Chair Salary details: £37,306 - £40,057 per annum Closing date: 03 August 2017 Social Worker (Adoption) Salary details: £20,333 - £22,122 per annum Closing date: 10...

Police crackdown on cyclists and antisocial behaviour on New Walk

A strong Police presence has been seen in Leicester's New Walk this week, in an operation to reduce the number of bikes riding along the route and cracking down on anti-social behaviour. This follows concerns raised by residents and businesses on New Walk and King Street of criminal activity in the area. Concerns include thefts...

Leicester has sixth fastest growing city centre population

The population of Leicester city centre is one of the fastest growing in the UK, according to a new study by the BBC. Leicester's city centre population has risen by a huge 145% between 2002 and 2015 - from 6,000 to 14,700, much of it focused on the cultural quarter around the Curve theatre. This is...

One day only: Bargains for students at the Highcross

For one day only, students can bag some real bargains at the Highcross Shopping Centre. The ever popular Student Sessions kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday 7 March) at the Highcross in Leicester at 8:30pm. The event gives students the chance to grab some bargains, with exclusive shopping discounts and entertainment on offer. The shopping mall will be...

Huge ice rink planned for this year in Leicester City Centre

Plans for the city’s Christmas celebrations are taking shape with the announcement that a spectacular ice rink will sit at the heart of a winter wonderland in Jubilee Square. Featuring real ice, the attraction will be open every day (apart from Christmas Day) from 9th December for a whole month. The ice rink will be a...

Last chance to get your skates on in Leicester

Time is running out for those who still want a spin on the ice, with Leicester’s Christmas ice rink scheduled to close at 8pm on Monday 8 January. The real ice rink has proved popular with both local people and visitors, with around 22,000 tickets snapped up since the attraction in Jubilee Square opened...

Leicester Riverside Festival this weekend

This year celebrates the 20th year of Leicester Riverside Festival, one of Leicester's biggest free festivals and a lively weekend of activities for the whole family. The event has grown from a small Sunday afternoon event in Bede Park into a major two day festival and a summer highlight of the city's programme. The festival offers...

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 bin collection for Leicester residents during Easter

Recycling and waste collections for some city residents will change this week due to the Easter holidays. People who normally get their bins and orange bags collected on a Friday will not have a collection on Good Friday (30 Mar). Instead, a double collection will take place on Friday 6 April. All other regular collection days...

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