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Amazing video of a starling murmuration at Cossington in Leicestershire

A Leicestershire photographer caught this stunning footage of a starling murmuration over the skies of Cossington. The video was captured last week by Bill Newsinger. It is an amazing sight as hundreds of starlings form sweeping ball like shapes to create a magnificent starling murmuration. As they fly, they seem to be connected together. They twist...

Twycross Zoo names new snow leopard cubs – watch the cutest video of twins

Twycross Zoo has named its two adorable new snow leopard cubs. The twin sisters, who made their first public appearance last month, are called Eva (meaning 'life') and Ceba (meaning 'dear to hold'). This is the third pair of cubs for mum Irma and dad Suou. Keepers at the zoo hope the two young girls...

Leicestershire could see hottest day of the year on Monday

Leicestershire will be basking in sunshine this week as temperatures are set to soar. Monday could see one of the hottest days of the year so far, with a maximum tempreture of 23 °C in Leicestershire. The Met Ofice expects a bright and sunny start to the day, with some cloud increasing through the day, but...

25-year-old from Leicester wins Miss Universe Great Britain 2017

The city of Leicester has once again been put on the map after a local 25-year-old was crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2017. Anna Burdzy is celebrating after winning the title, beating off competition from 34 other finalists at a beauty pageant which took place over the weekend in Cardiff. The dress Anna wore has...

Leicester woman shocked as vase she bought for £20 sells for £22,000

A woman from Leicester who bought a vase for £20 from a car boot sale many years ago has fetched almost £22,000 at an arts auction in Market Harborough. The 1950s ceramic, tall vase was bought in the 1990s by the lady, but little did she know it was made by the German-born British studio...

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,...

Work to link Leicester’s Golden Mile with city centre to begin

Work to transform a stretch of road linking Leicester’s Golden Mile to the city centre will get under way next month. Leicester City Council plans to create a safer and more attractive route for pedestrians and cyclists along Belgrave Gate, from the new Haymarket Bus Station to Belgrave Circle. A first phase of work will begin...

Council to purchase land by force for new city centre road

Leicester City Council has started the process of forcing the owners of a car park to sell their land, allowing the council to build a new link road in the city centre. The council has been trying to purchase the land for three years but negotiations have failed. The land comprises of a car park...

Concern over the number of proposed developments across Leicestershire

Councillors have put on record their concerns over the "sheer volume" of major development proposals currently under consideration. Councillor David Bill from the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council expressed concern at the number of proposed developments in Hinckley and the wider Leicestershire area. He moved a motion at the Council meeting to highlight issues surrounding the...

Council extends city-wide drinking controls to cover ‘legal highs’

Hundreds of people across Leicester have backed plans to continue a city-wide ban on antisocial public drinking, and extend it to cover so-called ‘legal highs’. The legislation, called Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), gives Police the power to tackle a wide range of antisocial behaviour problems linked to alcohol, noise and nuisance dogs. These controls on...

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