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New contactless cash points in Leicester give 100% of donations to help homeless

People who want to help rough sleepers in the city will now be able to give money to support a Leicester night shelter using new contactless donation points

Time to apply for primary or secondary school places in Leicester

Families in Leicester who have children due to start primary, junior or secondary school next year can now apply for a school place. Children who were born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 can take up a full-time place to start at a primary or infant school...

New enforcement cameras being installed in two locations in Leicester

Enforcement cameras are being installed at two more sites in Leicester to deter motorists from driving in areas designated for public transport. Cameras will be installed at the newly-created bus lane outside Leicester Railway Station, and also at the junction of Abbey Street and Belgrave Gate.

Leicester Council buys private homes to meet affordable housing needs

Leicester city council has completed the purchase of more private homes and is setting aside a further £9.3m for future purchases, to help meet demand for affordable housing in the city. A privately-owned block of flats that can house 33 people has been bought to use as council housing....

Leicestershire Police spend 70% of their time on non-crime related incidents

Leicestershire Police's deputy chief constable has said more than 70% of police time is spent dealing with incidents "most people wouldn't associate with crime". Rob Nixon was speaking at a meeting of the Police and Crime Commissioner's Ethics Committee and said a significant part of the force’s work is...

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...

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