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Exclusive discounts and offers for students at Highcross this week

The ever popular Student Sessions is back at the Highcross shopping centre, and for one day only, students can bag some real bargains. The event gives students the opportunity to get some great deals, with exclusive shopping discounts and entertainment on offer. Highcross will be transformed for students from 8:30pm-12am, on Tuesday 10 October, with over...

Space Centre reveals ambitious £7.8m expansion plans

The National Space Centre has unveiled proposals for a multi-million pound expansion. The award winning centre already has the UK’s largest planetarium, with six interactive galleries, a unique 3D Simulator Experience and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower. The new plans include the creation of a new main entrance, an extension for live presentations, and a...

This is how the £2.9m revamp of London Road will look with Dutch-style cycle lanes

Plans have been revealed for a major transformation of a stretch of Leicester’s busy London Road. Leicester City Council is proposing a £2.9milllion revamp of the busy route between Granby Street and the Mayfield Road roundabout, to create a safer and more appealing route for pedestrians and cyclists. New off-road 'Dutch-style' cycle lanes will be created...

Want to know what’s planned for former BHS store in Leicester city centre?

Work is progressing on the site of the former BHS store in Leicester city centre. The shop on Gallowtree Gate is being split into a number of new outlets including Sports Direct, USC, Everlast Fitness Club and Flannels. Preparatory work started on the site last year after the building was taken on by Mike Ashley, the...

Council axes weekly refuse and recycling collections to save costs

Blaby District Council is switching it’s bin collection from weekly to fortnightly, affecting tens of thousands of homes. The council says it's due to cuts in government and county council funding worth almost £750,000. The changes include moving from weekly collections to alternate weeks and providing larger households with bigger refuse and recycling bins. The council ran...

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...

Warren Hill in Leicester most expensive street to buy home in East Midlands

Leicester's Warren Hill has been named the most expensive street to buy a property in the East Midlands, with a home costing an average of £1.3m. The Newtown Linford address tops the list for the East Midlands in a report that shows every English region now contains "million pound" streets. Warren Hill made it to the...

Leicester named one of the cheapest university cities for students

If you are thinking of heading to uni but haven’t made up your mind yet, a new study from marbles.com reveals which city would allow you to stretch your money the most. The study has analysed the average weekly cost of rent, travel, a pint, kebab and social activities such as the cinema and gym...

Transformation plans for Leicester Clock Tower area revealed

The area around Leicester’s Clock Tower is set to be transformed under proposals announced by City Mayor Peter Soulsby. Two of the most popular shopping streets – Belgrave Gate/Haymarket and Church Gate – will be reconstructed, similar to nearby Silver Street and Guildhall Lane. New trees on Belgrave Gate would also enhance the approach...

New enforcement cameras being brought in across Leicester

New enforcement cameras are being brought in to tackle illegal or dangerous parking across Leicester. This includes parking on yellow zig-zags outside schools, stopping in bus lanes and entrance clearways outside ambulance bays and fire stations. The new plans could see 24-hour camera enforcement outside Leicester Railway Station brought in as early as June 2017. This follows...

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