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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...

Must watch: Fire crew from Leicestershire take the Baby Shark challenge

Firefighters from Oakham Fire Station took inspiration from the latest Baby Shark Challenge craze to engage with their communities about fire safety. The video was filmed while the crew was doing water training at Rutland Water. Here's their attempt at the challenge! To keep up with all the latest news, please like our Facebook Page

Plans to provide daily meals for thousands in need in Leicester announced

Students are set to help provide thousands of daily meals to people in need across Leicester under a new proposal announced by De Montfort University Leicester (DMU). The plans were revealed at the United Nations (UN) in New York this week by Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard. He outlined a commitment from students to run the...

Proposals being drawn to scrap all district councils in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council Leader Nick Rushton has set out plans for a huge shake-up, which would see all eight district councils scrapped and an entirely new one formed. The council leader believes a single authority would reduce costs and improve services. The proposal would see Leicestershire County Council disbanded and Harborough District Council, Melton Borough...

£3.9m transformation of Leicester’s London Road to start

A major transformation of Leicester’s busy London Road is due to get underway this summer. Leicester City Council will be revamping the route between Granby Street and the Victoria Park roundabout, to create a safer and more attractive route for cyclists and pedestrians. New cycle lanes will be created on either side of London Road, between...

Thousands celebrate Eid across Leicester

Thousands of Muslims across Leicester are celebrating Eid today, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. This morning saw Leicester’s Muslim communities come together to join in prayer, hailing one of the most important days in the Muslim calendar. The day is then spent with families and enjoying festivities. One of the biggest events...

Bishops welcomed by Leicester Muslims during Ramadan

The Bishops of Leicester and Lougborough have been welcomed by the Muslim community in Leicester during their visits to local mosques in Ramadan. Bishop Martyn visited Masjid Ul Imam Al Bukhari on Loughborough Road for iftari, the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fasting at sunset. It was a very informal gathering...

Concern over the number of proposed developments across Leicestershire

Councillors have put on record their concerns over the "sheer volume" of major development proposals currently under consideration. Councillor David Bill from the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council expressed concern at the number of proposed developments in Hinckley and the wider Leicestershire area. He moved a motion at the Council meeting to highlight issues surrounding the...

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