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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...

Is a happy spouse the secret to growing old gracefully?

A new study has found that if your husband or wife is a happy person, you’re more likely to lead a healthier and longer life. The study found that a spouse’s life satisfaction has more of an impact on your health than your own life satisfaction.

Free wi-fi plans for Leicester City Centre

A number of new proposals are being considered to help regenerate the city, including the provision of free wi-fi throughout Leicester city centre. A conference is being held later this week to explore ways in which the city can be improved, and access to free wi-fi is set to be on the agenda. Big companies,...

Leicestershire sees mini-boom in house prices

House prices in Leicestershire have grown by 6.9% annually, according to the latest Rightmove House Price Index for August. This compares to an annual growth rate of 3.1% across England and Wales. House prices in the month of August itself cooled slightly by 0.9% across the UK, with the average asking price dropping slightly from...

Oadby Council agrees to keep street lighting on into early hours after recent burglaries

Concerned residents are pleased after their local borough has agreed to keep street lighting on into the early hours, after a spate of burglaries in the area. Residents from the Oadby area of Leicester signed online petitions to have street lighting put back on after dark. The move comes after an increase in thefts in...

Work begins on £4m road in Leicester city centre

Work to build a new £4 million link road in Leicester city centre has started this week

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...

Helping hand for businesses to offer young people work placements

Businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire are being offered a helping hand to take on disadvantaged young people for work placements. The Leicester Jobs Fund is offering firms based in the city or county grants of up to £2,500 to support young people on a work placement of six months or more. The scheme is designed to...

Syston woman travels 3 hours for Tinder date only to be called ‘fat’ and dumped

A woman from Leicester who travelled for three hours to see a man she met on Tinder claims she was called ‘fat’ and dumped when she turned up for their date. Jade Savage set up a GoFundMe page as a joke to claw back the £93 the date cost...

2020 Bank Holidays: When are all the Bank Holidays this year

Here are all the the Bank and Public holidays in 2020 for England

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