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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...

New expressway in Leicestershire could ‘devastate’ countryside

Concern is growing across Leicestershire about proposals for an A46 expressway in the county. The plans would see the new expressway running round the eastern and southern sides of Leicester as a by-pass for the city (see dotted green line in image) The plans are part...

Police crackdown on cyclists and antisocial behaviour on New Walk

A strong Police presence has been seen in Leicester's New Walk this week, in an operation to reduce the number of bikes riding along the route and cracking down on anti-social behaviour. This follows concerns raised by residents and businesses on New Walk and King Street of criminal activity in the area. Concerns include thefts...

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,...

Oadby Council agrees to keep street lighting on into early hours after recent burglaries

Concerned residents are pleased after their local borough has agreed to keep street lighting on into the early hours, after a spate of burglaries in the area. Residents from the Oadby area of Leicester signed online petitions to have street lighting put back on after dark. The move comes after an increase in thefts in...

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...

Mum with terminal cancer writes book to explain her illness to her children

A mum from Loughborough has written a storybook explaining her diagnosis of cancer to her young children. Sarah West, 34, has been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and a year ago she was given the devastating news it had spread to her brain. Sarah, mum to five year old Olivia and three year old Amelia,...

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...

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...

Plans to transform the area around Leicester’s Clock Tower

Plans to transform the area around the Clock Tower in Leicester city centre have been unveiled, with people invited to give their views on the proposal. Leicester City Council is proposing a major revamp of Belgrave Gate, Haymarket and Church Gate, which would see traffic being removed from the area between 11am and 5pm. The popular...

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