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Multi-million pound redevelopment of Leicester’s Belgrave Gate revealed

A multi million pound redevelopment project of the Belgrave Gate area has been proposed, which would house a new hotel complex and revamp the existing Haymarket car park. Leicester City Council hopes the regeneration will bring a significant annual income for the Council. It wants to invest £10million in a scheme that would allow it to...

Leicester braced for a chilly week

The Met Office has issued a warning of snow for tonight and tomorrow for the East Midlands. Temperatures have already dwindled to single digits, with a minimum temperature of 0°C expected tonight. The snow is due to a large band of cloud and rain pushing in from the West, colliding with cold air over the...

Revealed: The huge amounts Leicester Hospitals make from car parking charges

An investigation has revealed how much hospitals in Leicester and across England are making from car parking charges. It reveals the trust which runs Leicester Hospitals car parking charge scheme has made more than £4 million over the last year. Just over two thirds of the charges came from patients and visitors, while the rest...

Leicester ranks third in list of most improved cities in the UK

A recent survey has named Leicester as one of the fastest improving cities in the UK over the last 12 months. Leicester came in third place in the study, which ranked cities on factors like employment, health, income and affordability of housing. Derby also featured on the index, coming in at tenth position, suggesting cities...

Leicester’s National Space Centre wins Venue of the Year 2016 award

The National Space Centre has scooped the 2016 Unique Venue of the Year award in London, beating stiff competition in the category including the iconic view from the Shard. The award was presented at the UK Events Awards 2016, which was hosted at a glitteringly black tie event in London's Grosvenor Square. The UK Events Awards...

Helping hand for businesses to offer young people work placements

Businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire are being offered a helping hand to take on disadvantaged young people for work placements. The Leicester Jobs Fund is offering firms based in the city or county grants of up to £2,500 to support young people on a work placement of six months or more. The scheme is designed to...

Jamie Vardy’s £1.25m home for sale. Want to take a look inside?

Jamie Vardy has put his £1.25m home in Melton Mowbray for sale. The house was where the wild celebrations took place this time last year, when Leicester won the Premier League title, realising one of the greatest achievement in sporting history. But ironically, those celebrations, and the pictures of them that were beamed around the world,...

Historic buildings not usually open to the public open their doors

People will have the chance to look around buildings and places that are not normally open to the public this week, as a four-day celebration of Leicester’s history and heritage gets under way. Civic buildings, university sites, a heritage tram depot and even a disused railway tunnel will all open during the Heritage Open Days...

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...

Plan for major new road and thousands of homes in Leicester

Thousands of new homes and a new road to cope with the extra housing is being planned across Leicester and Leicestershire. All the local councils in the county are working towards a strategic growth plan and residents are being consulted on the proposals. The plan, which goes up to 2050, aims to build thousands of new...

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