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£80million Waterside regeneration project announced

Leicester City Council have announced extensive plans to regenerate Leicester's Waterside area on the banks of the River Soar. Construction of the £80million project has been awarded to Keepmoat Homes Ltd. Keepmoat will lead the transformation of the largely derelict industrial area to build over 300 new homes with another 5,500 sqm of office space...

Council Tax to rise by 4% in Leicester

Leicester City Council has announced a 4% increase in council tax from April 2017, whilst warning of further cuts to major services. The 4% increase is the maximum permitted increase by law and comes after Sir Peter Soulsby warned of troubling times ahead. Government funding for councils across the country have been slashed, requiring councils to...

Road closures and safety advice for Leicester Carnival this weekend

The Caribbean Carnival is set to take place this weekend, with thousands of people expected to join the vibrant parade. The one-day event, which has been running in Leicester for more than 30 years, will take place on Saturday 5 August. The Carnival Village will open at 11am at Victoria Park. The official opening of the...

Leicester’s biggest firework display this weekend

Leicester's biggest bonfire and fireworks display will take place in Abbey Park on Saturday 4th November. The famous display offers a great night out and this year's event includes a live stage show, fire jugglers and games for the whole family. This year, the event will start at 5pm, with last entry to Abbey Park at...

Christmas lights switch on in Leicester

Yes it's that time of the year with Christmas fast approaching. To mark the festive season the Christmas lights switch on will take place in Leicester on Thursday 17 November on Humberstone Gate West. City Mayor, Peter Soulsby will be joined by X Factor winner Sam Bailey along with co-actors from the pantomime Jack and...

New market supporting local producers launched in Leicester

Leicestershire folk are being encouraged to ‘think, act and support local’ with the launch of The Makers’ Market. The new initiative will promote the finest food, drink, art and craft producers across the county, showcasing their talent in Leicester City Centre. The New Market Square in Leicester – the new public space behind the existing market...

Cyclists embark on 410-mile ride from Leicester to Luxembourg raising £69k for charity

A group from Leicester have embarked on a 410-mile cycle ride from Leicester city centre to Luxembourg, raising over £69k for charity. The Riders of Shaam event departed from Leicester Clock Tower on Saturday 5th August at 9.30am. The group consists of 22 cyclists and 2 support personnel, who will cycle to the port of...

After 70 years of marriage, husband and wife die minutes apart

An elderly couple who had been married for 71 years passed away just minutes apart from each other. The couple, from Leicester, met when Vera was 16 and Wilf was 18. Wilf who fought in World War Two died at a care home at 6:50am on Wednesday. Four minutes later, just a few miles away at the...

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...

Leicestershire house prices rising at one of the fastest rates in the UK

Homeowners in the East Midlands and Wales saw the value of their properties rise faster than anywhere else in the UK last year, according to the UK's largest mortgage lender. Halifax said both regions saw price rises of 8% during 2017, significantly higher than the rest of the UK, which rose by 2.7%. This supports research...

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