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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...

Amazing video of a starling murmuration at Cossington in Leicestershire

A Leicestershire photographer caught this stunning footage of a starling murmuration over the skies of Cossington. The video was captured last week by Bill Newsinger. It is an amazing sight as hundreds of starlings form sweeping ball like shapes to create a magnificent starling murmuration. As they fly, they seem to be connected together. They twist...

Rare nostalgic pictures of Leicester

There's something about old, nostalgic pictures that make us feel good. So for this Throwback Thursday, here's some rare images of Leicester City Centre and surrounding areas. Gallowtree Gate, Leicester City Centre (1963) Fox Lane - between Marks & Spencer & Lewis's (1965) Leicester Market & Corn Exchange (1971) Leicester Bus Station (now replaced by the new St...

Revealed: The huge amounts Leicester Hospitals make from car parking charges

An investigation has revealed how much hospitals in Leicester and across England are making from car parking charges. It reveals the trust which runs Leicester Hospitals car parking charge scheme has made more than £4 million over the last year. Just over two thirds of the charges came from patients and visitors, while the rest...

Leicester woman issues shock pictures after botox injection goes wrong

A woman who’s lips swelled up after a botched Botox party in Leicester is warning others of the dangers. Rachael Knappier’s lips ballooned so much that they touched her nose. The 29-year-old from Enderby wants to warn others of the dangers after she had filler injected into her lips at a private Botox party. Rachael who attended...

New enforcement cameras being brought in across Leicester

New enforcement cameras are being brought in to tackle illegal or dangerous parking across Leicester. This includes parking on yellow zig-zags outside schools, stopping in bus lanes and entrance clearways outside ambulance bays and fire stations. The new plans could see 24-hour camera enforcement outside Leicester Railway Station brought in as early as June 2017. This follows...

A couple who met in Leicester celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

A special couple who met in Leicester over 70 years ago celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary in September. Dennis and Pauline Brooke met in the city at the end of World War II. They got married on 20 September 1947, after meeting in an amusement arcade. Dennis was working in Leicester as a soldier when he...

Want to know what’s planned for former BHS store in Leicester city centre?

Work is progressing on the site of the former BHS store in Leicester city centre. The shop on Gallowtree Gate is being split into a number of new outlets including Sports Direct, USC, Everlast Fitness Club and Flannels. Preparatory work started on the site last year after the building was taken on by Mike Ashley, the...

£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...

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