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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...

Leicester gets ready to welcome Charles, Camilla, William and Kate

Palace officials have revealed key figures of the royal family are due to visit Leicester and Leicestershire

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...

Twycross Zoo in lockdown after animal escapes enclosure

Twycross Zoo had to temporarily shutdown this morning after a gibbon escaped its enclosure. The incident happened shortly after the zoo opened this morning, with all visitors asked to stay in the Himalaya Centre in the zoo while the incident was dealt with. The £2m Gibbon Forest habitat opened in February 2016, and is a key...

Leicester Tigers announces plans to sell club

Leicester Tigers has today announced plans for the sale of the club. The club said the move follows the investment in Premiership Rugby Ltd by CVC, which will pump cash into the top clubs. The investment by CVC generated interest in the Tigers from new...

Council Tax to rise by 4% in Leicester

Leicester City Council has announced a 4% increase in council tax from April 2017, whilst warning of further cuts to major services. The 4% increase is the maximum permitted increase by law and comes after Sir Peter Soulsby warned of troubling times ahead. Government funding for councils across the country have been slashed, requiring councils to...

More details provided on £50million Vaughan Way redevelopment

Highcross Leicester hosted a public exhibition this week highlighting the extensive works taking place on Vaughan Way, as part of a major city centre redevelopment. The £50million scheme, which was granted planning permission in October 2017, comprises of two new hotels, the creation of 35,000 sq ft of new office space and a new public...

Leicester Riverside Festival this weekend

This year celebrates the 20th year of Leicester Riverside Festival, one of Leicester's biggest free festivals and a lively weekend of activities for the whole family. The event has grown from a small Sunday afternoon event in Bede Park into a major two day festival and a summer highlight of the city's programme. The festival offers...

Leicester council offers financial support to people during coronavirus crisis

Leicester city council has outlined the support available to people who are experiencing financial hardship due to the Coronavirus crisis

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...

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