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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...

Leicestershire council starts camera patrols at these 23 schools to catch illegal parking

Leicestershire County Council has revealed that a camera car will be sent to 23 schools across the county to catch drivers who park illegally. The County Council says it will deploy the patrol vehicle outside schools it has identified as having a problem with motorists who ignore parking restrictions. The car will be appearing at dropping...

Things to do this weekend: Leicester Mela

This weekend will see a mix of live music, dance, food and fashion at the Leicester Mela. Events will take place across various locations around the city centre. Leicester Market will be transformed into the UK’s biggest shopping bazaar featuring a giant Indian Food Court. The festival will host two live entertainment stages featuring everything from...

Teaching Assistant stole £3,384 raised by children at Primary School

A Teaching Assistant has been found guilty of stealing money raised by children at a primary school in Leicester. Nadine Ledwith, 46, admitted stealing the cash from Montrose Primary School in Wigston. She was accused of taking £3,384 raised by children, parents and staff at various events at the school. Ledwith was the treasurer and...

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...

Help for businesses in Leicester to become more accessible to young people

With 1 in 5 young people in the UK not in education, employment or training, a new social enterprise has been launched in Leicester to help businesses become more accessible to inexperienced young people. Access Generation will provide free practical guidance to businesses to help them make the workplace more accessible for young people. They will...

Plans unveiled for Oakham town centre redevelopment

Rutland County Council have revealed two different plans for the redevelopment of Oakham town centre. The first option (pictured above) is a one-way system between New Street and Mill Street, with wider pavements, trees and more public seating. The second option (pictured below) keeps the current two-way traffic flow along the High Street but has an...

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...

Imam and Priest’s festive message in Amazon Christmas advert

Amazon has launched a new TV advert, ahead of Black Friday and Christmas, featuring an imam and a vicar exchanging gifts. The touching advert stars Zubeir Hassam from Leicester and pushes a message of inter-faith friendship at a divisive time in the UK and US. With anti-Muslim incidents in the UK increasing, Amazon said its...

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...

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