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£80million Waterside regeneration project announced

Leicester City Council have announced extensive plans to regenerate Leicester's Waterside area on the banks of the River Soar. Construction of the £80million project has been awarded to Keepmoat Homes Ltd. Keepmoat will lead the transformation of the largely derelict industrial area to build over 300 new homes with another 5,500 sqm of office space...

Police begin moving beggars and street drinkers out of Leicester City Centre

A new initiative has been taking place in the city centre this week to move beggars and street drinkers out of the area. Between Monday 17 July and Wednesday 19 July, Police have been speaking with beggars, street drinkers and rough sleepers and using Section 35 dispersal orders to move a number of them on. The...

Annual Remembrance Day celebrated in Leicester

This years annual Remembrance Day will be celebrated on Sunday 12 November, with a parade held at Leicester's Victoria Park. The service and parade will include military veterans, local civic dignitaries and members of the public expected to make up a crowd of around 3,000 people. It will commemorate the nations fallen servicemen and women...

Multi-million pound redevelopment of Leicester’s Belgrave Gate revealed

A multi million pound redevelopment project of the Belgrave Gate area has been proposed, which would house a new hotel complex and revamp the existing Haymarket car park. Leicester City Council hopes the regeneration will bring a significant annual income for the Council. It wants to invest £10million in a scheme that would allow it to...

The Queen to visit Leicester in April

After Prince Charles's recent visit to Leicester it was announced the Queen will also be visiting the city in April. She will be attending the traditional Maundy Thursday ceremony with Prince Philip at Leicester Cathedral on 13th April. Maundy Thursday is a religious service held the day before Good Friday. At the service, the Queen distributes...

Latest Jobs at the Highcross Leicester

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Turkish restaurant praised for opening doors to the homeless and elderly on Christmas Day

A Turkish restaurant in Leicester has been praised for offering free food to the homeless and elderly people on Christmas Day. Saray Mangal, on Highfield Street, off London Road, served a three-course meal to all to ensure ‘no one eat alone at Christmas’. Motivated by his own experiences of homelessness when he first moved to...

Jamie Vardy’s £1.25m home for sale. Want to take a look inside?

Jamie Vardy has put his £1.25m home in Melton Mowbray for sale. The house was where the wild celebrations took place this time last year, when Leicester won the Premier League title, realising one of the greatest achievement in sporting history. But ironically, those celebrations, and the pictures of them that were beamed around the world,...

Florist from Leicestershire to star in the new series of The Apprentice

The new series of The Apprentice is about to get under way, with 18 more ambitious hopefuls vying to be Alan Sugar's business partner. One of those candidates is florist Elizabeth McKenna. The 39-year-old has strong roots in Leicestershire, attendeding Brooksby College in Melton Mowbray and opening her first shop in Shepshed. Much of Elizabeth's...

More details provided on £50million Vaughan Way redevelopment

Highcross Leicester hosted a public exhibition this week highlighting the extensive works taking place on Vaughan Way, as part of a major city centre redevelopment. The £50million scheme, which was granted planning permission in October 2017, comprises of two new hotels, the creation of 35,000 sq ft of new office space and a new public...

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