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Duke and Duchess visit Leicester City to pay tribute to helicopter crash victims

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were at Leicester City Football Club today to pay their personal tribute to the victims of the recent helicopter crash. The couple were shown around the stadium by Mr Aiyawatt, the son of the late club chairman Mr Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. He died in the helicopter crash with four others...

Big names in music and comedy announced for Leicester’s City Festival

The first artists have been announced for a major programme of music, comedy and entertainment at Leicester’s City Festival. The 2019 City Festival takes place over seven fun-packed days from August 19 to 25, including a street art programme. The centrepiece of the festival will be a...

Work begins on £500k cycle lane near Leicester city centre

Part of Leicester’s busy inner ring road will be getting a new cycle track as part of a nine-month improvement project

Major revamp of Leicester Market starts this month

A year-long programme of works that will transform Leicester’s historic outdoor market gets underway this month. The £1.86million scheme will include simple measures – a deep clean, a coat of paint and new LED lighting – as well as more significant changes that will have a big impact on the look and feel of...

Plans unveiled for new state-of-the-art school in Leicestershire

A planning application is being submitted for the state-of-the-art Holywell Spring Farm primary school in Ashby

1,000 new homes to be created in Melton Mowbray, Lutterworth and Coalville

A £13m Government grant has been awarded to help create over 1,000 new homes in Leicestershire. Leicestershire county council will receive £13.2m to kickstart development of land in Melton Mowbray, Lutterworth and Snibston in Coalville. The money will fund much-needed new homes, infrastructure and regeneration as...

Continental market returns to city centre

European treats and delicacies are on offer next week as the continental market returns to Leicester. The market will be in Gallowtree Gate and Humberstone Gate from Wednesday 27 September until Sunday 1 October. Over 50 different traders from all over the world will put up their stalls offering a range of continental flavours and unique...

Plan for major new road and thousands of homes in Leicester

Thousands of new homes and a new road to cope with the extra housing is being planned across Leicester and Leicestershire. All the local councils in the county are working towards a strategic growth plan and residents are being consulted on the proposals. The plan, which goes up to 2050, aims to build thousands of new...

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...

The 2016 Rich List for Leicestershire revealed

The wealthiest people in Leicestershire have been revealed in this years 2016 Rich List. The report estimates how much they are worth, how they made their money and how they contribute to the local economy. The report by the Leicester Mercury reveals the wealthiest people in the county come from a variety of industries including...

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