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Have your say on where we build new homes, schools, shops and invest in jobs

Do you want the chance to help improve our city? Do you have ideas and views that could change Leicester for the better? Leicester City Council has opened a consultation on the new Local Plan and is asking you to have your say and help put those views into action. The urban area of Leicester is...

Historic buildings not usually open to the public open their doors

People will have the chance to look around buildings and places that are not normally open to the public this week, as a four-day celebration of Leicester’s history and heritage gets under way. Civic buildings, university sites, a heritage tram depot and even a disused railway tunnel will all open during the Heritage Open Days...

Leicestershire is the lowest-funded county in the country

Leicestershire remains the lowest-funded county in the country. If it was funded at the same level as Surrey, it would be £104 million per year better off, or £350 million, compared to Camden. With budget pressures intensifying, Leicestershire County Council is stepping up its campaign for reform and asking residents to support them. The council, like...

77-year-old from Wigston travels all around the UK on a ‘tuk tuk’ for charity

A 77-year-old man from Leicester has completed his challenge of travelling around the UK in his 'tuk tuk'. Steve Gibbs from Wigston, drove the vehicle for 3,000 miles to raise money for a Leicestershire charity. He arrived back to Wigston this morning, three weeks later, where well wishers had gathered to cheer him on. Steve set...

Cyclists embark on 410-mile ride from Leicester to Luxembourg raising £69k for charity

A group from Leicester have embarked on a 410-mile cycle ride from Leicester city centre to Luxembourg, raising over £69k for charity. The Riders of Shaam event departed from Leicester Clock Tower on Saturday 5th August at 9.30am. The group consists of 22 cyclists and 2 support personnel, who will cycle to the port of...

Rain fails to ruin the party as the Leicester Caribbean Carnival hits the streets

Leicester's Caribbean Carnival welcomed visitors from around the world this afternoon. Despite the rain, the conditions failed to dampen spirits as the procession of colourful costumes, dancers and booming music hit the streets. Tens of thousands of people are thought to have attended the event, which set off from Victoria Park, moving into the city...

World Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua backs Leicestershire Police’s anti-knife campaign

World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua is backing Leicestershire Police’s #LivesNotKnives campaign and asking young people in Leicestershire to make the right choice. In a specially recorded video, Anthony, who made a well-publicised choice to pursue a life of sport over crime, says: "You know who I am, where I have come from and what I am...

Traffic warden caught parking on double yellow whilst issuing parking fines

A traffic warden has infuriated drivers by handing out parking fines whilst his own car was on double yellow lines on a school corner. Angry parents challenged the man outside All Saints Primary School in Wigston Magna, Leicestershire. The warden responded by saying 'I can park wherever I like'. Wendy Scott shamed the warden on Facebook...

Vigil to be held in Leicester for victims of Grenfell Tower fire

A vigil will be held on Monday in Leicester City Centre to grieve for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster. The vigil has been organised by the Leicester Council of Faiths and will take place at the Clock Tower at 6pm. As part of the event, white balloons will be released in memory of...

Open air ice rink planned for Leicester City Centre

An open air ice risk is planned to be a key focal point for this year's Christmas fair in Leicester City Centre. The rink will be set up in the newly created £1.6m public square, the space that used to be occupied by the indoor market. The ice rink could either be temporary – using the...

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