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Proposals being drawn to scrap all district councils in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council Leader Nick Rushton has set out plans for a huge shake-up, which would see all eight district councils scrapped and an entirely new one formed. The council leader believes a single authority would reduce costs and improve services. The proposal would see Leicestershire County Council disbanded and Harborough District Council, Melton Borough...

Want to see what the new Leicester hotel with rooftop bar will look like

Plans have been submitted to convert the upper floors of the former Fenwick building into a 92-room Aparthotel together with a rooftop bar. This will sit alongside a separate application to convert the ground floor into four retail units. The Aparthotel will include studio, one and two bedroom suites and all have been designed to...

Work starts on Leicester’s spectacular festive ice rink

Work started this week on constructing Leicester’s spectacular Christmas ice rink. Featuring real ice, the attraction will be a key part of the city’s Christmas celebrations and will sit at the heart of a winter wonderland in Jubilee Square. The ice rink will open on Saturday 9 December. It will be huge 30×15 metres long...

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...

Happiness figures released for Leicester and Leicestershire

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released its latest figures for happiness across the country

Sizzling weather expected to continue in Leicester as Summer finally arrives

For those of you who enjoyed the sunshine today, there's good news. There's more on the way with Leicester set to bask in the sunshine. The hot weather is expected to last through the weekend, with the Met Office predicting 'warm and sunny weather' all the way through to Sunday. Although Thursday may start a...

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...

Council crackdown on dangerous parking with immediate fines

Drivers who park dangerously and cause a hazard to other road users and pedestrians are being targeted in a road safety crackdown by Leicester City Council. Motorists will now face immediate fines if they park recklessly in areas such as school zig-zag markings, in bus clearways, or on double yellow lines in dangerous locations such...

Leicestershire house prices rising at one of the fastest rates in the UK

Homeowners in the East Midlands and Wales saw the value of their properties rise faster than anywhere else in the UK last year, according to the UK's largest mortgage lender. Halifax said both regions saw price rises of 8% during 2017, significantly higher than the rest of the UK, which rose by 2.7%. This supports research...

Hair and beauty salons could stay closed for six MORE months over coronavirus safety fears

Hair and beauty salons could stay closed for six more months, with Government scientists unable to find a safe way for them to reopen

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