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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...

Leicester could see some of the hottest weather in UK this week

The East Midlands is expected to have some of the hottest weather in the UK over the next day or two. Temperatures could soar and exceed the hottest September day in the UK for more than 50 years. NHS England has issued a level-two heat alert, which means there is a high chance that...

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...

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...

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...

Happiness figures released for Leicester and Leicestershire

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

City Mayor outlines spending priorities for £116m project fund

Improving neighbourhoods, creating more school places and boosting the local economy are among the top spending priorities being put forward for Leicester City Council's next capital programme. Over £116million of new investment has been earmarked for a range of schemes and projects from 2018 to 2020. This capital budget is made up of cash from...

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...

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...

Cat makes miraculous recovery after being shot in Leicester

A cat had a "lucky escape" after he was "deliberately" shot with a crossbow in Leicester. The RSPCA said the cat, dubbed Robin Hood, was found injured in Glenfield. They described the attack as “sickening” after the crossbow bolt lodged into Robin’s shoulder and came...

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