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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...

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...

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