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Huge ice rink planned for this year in Leicester City Centre

Plans for the city’s Christmas celebrations are taking shape with the announcement that a spectacular ice rink will sit at the heart of a winter wonderland in Jubilee Square. Featuring real ice, the attraction will be open every day (apart from Christmas Day) from 9th December for a whole month. The ice rink will be a...

£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...

77-year-old from Wigston travels all around the UK on a ‘tuk tuk’ for charity

A 77-year-old man from Leicester has completed his challenge of travelling around the UK in his 'tuk tuk'. Steve Gibbs from Wigston, drove the vehicle for 3,000 miles to raise money for a Leicestershire charity. He arrived back to Wigston this morning, three weeks later, where well wishers had gathered to cheer him on. Steve set...

Sexual health clinic set to open in Leicester shopping centre

Leicester City Council is looking to spend £1.6m on a new sexual health clinic which will be based in a city centre shopping centre. The council wants to open the clinic in an unused unit on the first floor of the Haymarket Shopping Centre. The council’s sexual health service currently operates from St Peter’s Health Centre...

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...

Latest jobs with Leicester City Council

If you are looking for a new challenge or just starting out in your career, Leicester City Council have a number of job opportunities currently available. Here is a selection of the latest vacancies: Independent Chair Salary details: £37,306 - £40,057 per annum Closing date: 03 August 2017 Social Worker (Adoption) Salary details: £20,333 - £22,122 per annum Closing date: 10...

Florist from Leicestershire to star in the new series of The Apprentice

The new series of The Apprentice is about to get under way, with 18 more ambitious hopefuls vying to be Alan Sugar's business partner. One of those candidates is florist Elizabeth McKenna. The 39-year-old has strong roots in Leicestershire, attendeding Brooksby College in Melton Mowbray and opening her first shop in Shepshed. Much of Elizabeth's...

Memories of Leicester in the 1950s

Rare video footage of Leicester in the 1950s, including prominent buildings, landmarks and life in the city. Leicester was a confident and prosperous city in the 1950's and one of Britain's most important industrial centres. The video shows prominent landmarks including the Clocktower, New Walk Museum, De Montfort Hall as well as the nightlife in the...

Leicestershire Towns could be crowned Britain’s best High Street

Two Leicestershire towns are in the running to win the title of Britain's best high street and win £10,000. Hinckley and Market Harborough have been selected as finalists in The Great British High Street Competition 2016. Both towns have been selected in the Market Town (large) category alongside Bridgnorth in Shropshire. The organisers said they were bowled...

Leicester has sixth fastest growing city centre population

The population of Leicester city centre is one of the fastest growing in the UK, according to a new study by the BBC. Leicester's city centre population has risen by a huge 145% between 2002 and 2015 - from 6,000 to 14,700, much of it focused on the cultural quarter around the Curve theatre. This is...

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