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Sexual health clinic set to open in Leicester shopping centre

Leicester City Council is looking to spend £1.6m on a new sexual health clinic which will be based in a city centre shopping centre. The council wants to open the clinic in an unused unit on the first floor of the Haymarket Shopping Centre. The council’s sexual health service currently operates from St Peter’s Health Centre...

Two major development projects get underway in the city

Motorists are being warned of traffic disruption affecting Leicester’s busy city centre roads in the new year, as preliminary road works get underway as part of two major redevelopment projects. Work will start in early January at sites in both Great Central Street and on two sections of Vaughan Way, as the two...

Turkish restaurant praised for opening doors to the homeless and elderly on Christmas Day

A Turkish restaurant in Leicester has been praised for offering free food to the homeless and elderly people on Christmas Day. Saray Mangal, on Highfield Street, off London Road, served a three-course meal to all to ensure ‘no one eat alone at Christmas’. Motivated by his own experiences of homelessness when he first moved to...

Plans for new Haymarket Theatre building which will open next year

Over £3m is being spent on Leicester’s disused Haymarket Theatre, transforming it into a 863-seat music, arts and e-sports venue, which will open to the public next year. A brand new entrance will welcome visitors to the building, along with a remodelled lobby area, with glazed walls allowing light to flood in to the space. The...

Police crackdown on cyclists and antisocial behaviour on New Walk

A strong Police presence has been seen in Leicester's New Walk this week, in an operation to reduce the number of bikes riding along the route and cracking down on anti-social behaviour. This follows concerns raised by residents and businesses on New Walk and King Street of criminal activity in the area. Concerns include thefts...

Oadby Council agrees to keep street lighting on into early hours after recent burglaries

Concerned residents are pleased after their local borough has agreed to keep street lighting on into the early hours, after a spate of burglaries in the area. Residents from the Oadby area of Leicester signed online petitions to have street lighting put back on after dark. The move comes after an increase in thefts in...

Annual Remembrance Day celebrated in Leicester

This years annual Remembrance Day will be celebrated on Sunday 12 November, with a parade held at Leicester's Victoria Park. The service and parade will include military veterans, local civic dignitaries and members of the public expected to make up a crowd of around 3,000 people. It will commemorate the nations fallen servicemen and women...

City Mayor outlines spending priorities for £116m project fund

Improving neighbourhoods, creating more school places and boosting the local economy are among the top spending priorities being put forward for Leicester City Council's next capital programme. Over £116million of new investment has been earmarked for a range of schemes and projects from 2018 to 2020. This capital budget is made up of cash from...

Council wants to stop weekly refuse and recycling collections to save costs

Blaby District Council is proposing to change its refuse and recycling collections from June 2018, following a substantial reduction in funding. The changes include moving from weekly collections to alternate weeks and providing larger households with bigger refuse and recycling bins. The changes are due to the council's budget reducing by £740,000 from June 2018, which...

Helping hand for businesses to offer young people work placements

Businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire are being offered a helping hand to take on disadvantaged young people for work placements. The Leicester Jobs Fund is offering firms based in the city or county grants of up to £2,500 to support young people on a work placement of six months or more. The scheme is designed to...

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