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Council plans to create thousands of new homes in Leicestershire

Leicestershire county council is planning to create 2,750 much-needed new homes near Lutterworth. The 550-acre development on land east of the town – including around 1,000 affordable homes, over 100 hectares of green space and two new primary schools – would generate 2,500 jobs. Leicestershire County...

New Sexual Health Clinic opens in the Haymarket Shopping Centre

Leicester’s new sexual health clinic opened in the Haymarket Shopping Centre over the weekend. The state of the art centre provides a fully integrated sexual health service, with services and support for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), pregnancy testing, contraception and counselling services. The clinic is located...

Concerns over new ‘student village’ development in Leicester

Concerns have been raised over plans to build a new "student village" by the University of Leicester. The Freemen's Common Student Village will include residences for around 1,200 students and a new 550-space multi-storey car park. A Teaching and Learning Centre will also be created, providing...

Work on next phase of transforming Leicester’s London Road to begin

Work on the transformation of Leicester’s London Road will move to two busy junctions when roadworks resumes tomorrow. Leicester City Council is set to revamp the route between Granby Street and Mayfield Road roundabout as part of a £3.9million scheme to create a safer and more attractive route for cyclists and pedestrians. From Monday 7 January,...

Leicestershire council starts camera patrols at these 23 schools to catch illegal parking

Leicestershire County Council has revealed that a camera car will be sent to 23 schools across the county to catch drivers who park illegally. The County Council says it will deploy the patrol vehicle outside schools it has identified as having a problem with motorists who ignore parking restrictions. The car will be appearing at dropping...

Changes to bin collection days in Leicestershire over Christmas and New Year

Changes to bin collection days over the Christmas and New Year period have been announced across Leicestershire. We have compiled a list of changes to collection days in your area. Please click on the link below for your area: Leicester City Charnwood Borough Council Oadby and Wigston Borough Council Melton Borough Council Harborough District Council Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Blaby...

Road closures around Leicester city centre for annual sikh procession

Motorists are being advised of possible traffic disruption caused by a religious procession in Leicester today. The annual Nagar Kirtan procession, which every year attracts about 10,000 Sikhs, will be making its way through the city on Sunday 4th November. Nagar Kirtan is a major event in Leicester’s religious and cultural calendar, which celebrates the birth...

60 streets across Leicester to be changed to 20mph zones

Around sixty streets across Leicester will be adapted to introduce new 20mph zones in a bid to improve road safety. The improvement of these streets have been divided into four schemes. The plans have been approved by Sir Peter Soulsby following public consultations with local residents. The work is part of a citywide programme of introducing...

Leicester council changes school term dates to align with county

Leicester council has decided to change school term dates to match the county for 2019/20. Over 4,000 people completed a consultation which ran from June to September, asking whether school term dates should be aligned between the city and county. Eighty per cent of respondents said they wanted to see term dates aligned between the two...

Prince Harry and Megan visit Leicestershire today

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be visiting Leicestershire today, in their first visit to the county together. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the Coach Core Awards at Loughborough University. The Coach Core is an apprenticeship programme that helps young people aged between 16 - 24 to build a career through a national...

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