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Special surprise at Leicester’s biggest firework display this weekend

Preparations are underway at Abbey Park for Leicester’s biggest, family-friendly Bonfire Night and fireworks celebrations

Transformation plans for Leicester Clock Tower area revealed

The area around Leicester’s Clock Tower is set to be transformed under proposals announced by City Mayor Peter Soulsby. Two of the most popular shopping streets – Belgrave Gate/Haymarket and Church Gate – will be reconstructed, similar to nearby Silver Street and Guildhall Lane. New trees on Belgrave Gate would also enhance the approach...

Leicester man wins £823,000 from just a £19 bet

A lucky punter from Leicester has scooped an incredible £823,000 from a £19 accumulator bet on Friday afternoon. Betting site Coral said it's the biggest ever horse racing pay-out in the firm’s history and the winner this morning described it as “the realisation of a lifetime dream”. The man in his forties, who wishes to remain...

Diwali set to light up Leicester

Leicester’s Diwali celebrations return to light up our streets this October. Diwali has been celebrated in Leicester for many years and it is one of the most significant cultural events in the Hindu, Sikh and Jain calendars. The celebrations in Leicester are one of the biggest Diwali events outside of India. The festival kicks off with...

Leicester City Council given £10 million for new housing development

The Government has announced today that Leicester City Council will be given £10 million of funding for highway infrastructure enabling further investment in a new housing development. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid met with Leicester’s City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby at...

New expressway in Leicestershire could ‘devastate’ countryside

Concern is growing across Leicestershire about proposals for an A46 expressway in the county. The plans would see the new expressway running round the eastern and southern sides of Leicester as a by-pass for the city (see dotted green line in image) The plans are part...

HMP Leicester Prison donates food parcels to people in need

Staff and Prisoners at Leicester’s Welford Road prison have come together to tackle food poverty and help the less fortunate in the city

Plans to redevelop Belgrave Gate costing £2m revealed

Leicester City Council have revealed new plans to redevelop the Belgrave Gate area in the city centre. The £2million development will improve the road linking the Golden Mile to Leicester city centre. The aim is to create a safer and more attractive route for pedestrians and cyclists along Belgrave Gate, from the new Haymarket Bus Station...

City Mayor outlines spending priorities for £116m project fund

Improving neighbourhoods, creating more school places and boosting the local economy are among the top spending priorities being put forward for Leicester City Council's next capital programme. Over £116million of new investment has been earmarked for a range of schemes and projects from 2018 to 2020. This capital budget is made up of cash from...

Leicester woman shocked as vase she bought for £20 sells for £22,000

A woman from Leicester who bought a vase for £20 from a car boot sale many years ago has fetched almost £22,000 at an arts auction in Market Harborough. The 1950s ceramic, tall vase was bought in the 1990s by the lady, but little did she know it was made by the German-born British studio...

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