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Plans approved for huge student village in Leicester

Plans to build a massive "student village" at the University of Leicester have been approved. Leicester City Council approved plans for the new Student Village at the Freeman’s Common site on Wednesday (3 April). The proposal will include residences for around 1,200 students and a new...

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck is coming to Leicester

You’ve seen the Coca-Cola Christmas truck on TV… now see it in real life! The tour dates for the Coca-Cola truck have been revealed and it's coming back to Leicester on Tuesday 13th December. The visit to the Highcross Centre last year saw hundreds of families come along to have their picture taken with the...

25-year-old from Leicester wins Miss Universe Great Britain 2017

The city of Leicester has once again been put on the map after a local 25-year-old was crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2017. Anna Burdzy is celebrating after winning the title, beating off competition from 34 other finalists at a beauty pageant which took place over the weekend in Cardiff. The dress Anna wore has...

Leicester ranks third in list of most improved cities in the UK

A recent survey has named Leicester as one of the fastest improving cities in the UK over the last 12 months. Leicester came in third place in the study, which ranked cities on factors like employment, health, income and affordability of housing. Derby also featured on the index, coming in at tenth position, suggesting cities...

Revealed: Where Leicester features in cities with highest disposable income in the UK

Londoners living in the boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham enjoy the largest disposable income in the UK, whilst cities in the East Midlands, like Nottingham and Leicester, have some of the lowest disposable incomes. According to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), all of the top 10 areas...

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...

New market supporting local producers launched in Leicester

Leicestershire folk are being encouraged to ‘think, act and support local’ with the launch of The Makers’ Market. The new initiative will promote the finest food, drink, art and craft producers across the county, showcasing their talent in Leicester City Centre. The New Market Square in Leicester – the new public space behind the existing market...

Shoppers queue from 6am in Leicester for the Boxing Day sales

Just when you thought you’ve finished with shopping for the year, the Boxing Day sales have started. Retailers are slashing prices on everything, from clothes to electronics, homeware to handbags – and things you’ve never known you needed. People across Leicester have got up early to grab a sales bargain, with queues forming outside some stores...

Oadby and Wigston council ban drones to ‘reduce risk to the public’

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council has banned drones or model aircrafts from being flown above any of its privately owned land. The new policy came into effect last week in response to an upsurge in public requests which includes parks and public open spaces. Drones or model aircrafts are now prohibited from flying from or above...

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...

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