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Changes to HS2 route in Leicestershire

Proposed changes to the HS2 route in Leicestershire will be reviewed by county councillors next week. The changes include a re-alignment of an eight-mile section of the line between Ashby and Diseworth to avoid former open-cast mines and old landfill sites. The county council is...

Leicester restaurant owner raises £600k for charity

A Leicester restaurant owner has raised an incredible £600k for a number of local and national charities. Syed Rahman has been holding special charity dinner nights at his restaurant for 11 years. He came up with the idea after witnessing the devastation caused by the Tsunami in 2004. 

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...

Plans approved to spend £1.8m to improve area around Clock Tower

Plans to spend £1.8m resurfacing the Leicester Clock Tower area have been approved. Councillors said the pedestrian area around the Clock Tower was last revamped in 2008 and is in need of repaving and smartening up. The resurfacing will include Churchgate and the Haymarket area, which...

Vigil at Leicester Clocktower to stand against hate after Christchurch terror attack

A vigil is being held in Leicester city centre today for all communities to stand against hate, following the terrorist attack in New Zealand. The shooting at two mosques in Christchurch has left 49 people dead and many more injured. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed...

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...

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