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10-year-old from Leicestershire wins ‘Young Hero of the Year’

Gideon Jones from Coalville has been named 'Young Hero of the Year' after raising the alarm and helping to prolong the life of his mother who suffered a seizure at home. The 10-year-old's mother Holly, was suffering from cancer when the incident occurred at their home. Gideon supported his mum's head with a pillow and rushed...

Major revamp of Leicester Market starts this month

A year-long programme of works that will transform Leicester’s historic outdoor market gets underway this month. The £1.86million scheme will include simple measures – a deep clean, a coat of paint and new LED lighting – as well as more significant changes that will have a big impact on the look and feel of...

Thousands of runners take to the streets for the Leicester Marathon

Thousands of runners will take to the city's streets today to raise money for charity in the annual Leicester Marathon. The Marathon will raise money for local charities including cancer hospice LOROS. Victoria Park will serve as the start and finish for a number of races on the day, including the main 26 mile...

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...

Loughborough market voted best outdoor market in Britain

Loughborough market has been crowned Britain's Best Large Outdoor Market of the Year. The East Midlands has a number of great markets such as Leicester and Newark market, however Loughborough won the title of UK's Best Large Outdoor Market at the British Market of the Year Awards. The market has been running for eight centuries...

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...

Be aware of this scam – victims lose thousands

The public are being warned after a number of people have been coerced into handing over £100,000 in cash in return for a winning lottery ticket. Victims have been approached in the street by one or two people who claim that they have won the lottery but are unable to claim the winnings as they...

Muslims across Leicester celebrate Ramadan

Muslims across Leicester have been fasting this month during the holy month of Ramadan. The month is an incredibly sacred time for Muslims, who focus on spirituality, worship and charity. During the month, Muslims fast during the hours of daylight and are not allowed to eat or drink while the sun is up. By going without...

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...

Christmas lights switch on in Leicester

Yes it's that time of the year with Christmas fast approaching. To mark the festive season the Christmas lights switch on will take place in Leicester on Thursday 17 November on Humberstone Gate West. City Mayor, Peter Soulsby will be joined by X Factor winner Sam Bailey along with co-actors from the pantomime Jack and...

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