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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...

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 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...

Plans unveiled for new state-of-the-art school in Leicestershire

A planning application is being submitted for the state-of-the-art Holywell Spring Farm primary school in Ashby

Leicester’s biggest firework display this weekend

Leicester's biggest bonfire and fireworks display will take place in Abbey Park on Saturday 3rd November. Watch the skies light up at this annual family event, with a programme of live entertainment, funfair and plenty of warming food stalls. The lighting of the bonfire and main display is always a spectacular sight – with a quieter...

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...

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...

Lost cat returns home after nine years

A woman was astonished after being reunited with her cat who disappeared from her garden in Leicester nine years ago. Victoria Roberts said she was ‘surprised’ when Spike was found fifteen miles from where he went missing. Spike was last seen in her garden in Thornhill...

Council Tax to increase across Leicester and Leicestershire

Proposals to increase council tax in Leicester and Leicestershire have been agreed. The county council approved an increase of just under 4%, while the city council voted for a rise of just under 3%.  Leicestershire County Council said its increase will allow an additional £94m to...

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...

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