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Hundreds sign petition to stop children’s centres closing

Parents are campaigning to stop the proposed closure of children's centres across Leicestershire. Hundreds of signatures have been collected to stop the closure of 25 children’s services as part of Leicestershire County Council plans to merge and re-shape the existing facilities. The council wants to merge four of its services, which currently work with children...

Family builds lodge for grieving parents in memory of their ten month old boy

The parents of a 10-month-old boy who died from choking have spent the last three years raising money to provide a holiday home for other bereaved families to use following the death of a child. The lodge will open this weekend. Bodie Hodges from Leicester died from a choking accident in 2012. He showed...

Thousands celebrate Eid across Leicester

Thousands of Muslims across Leicester are celebrating Eid today, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. This morning saw Leicester’s Muslim communities come together to join in prayer, hailing one of the most important days in the Muslim calendar. The day is then spent with families and enjoying festivities. One of the biggest events...

Must watch: Fire crew from Leicestershire take the Baby Shark challenge

Firefighters from Oakham Fire Station took inspiration from the latest Baby Shark Challenge craze to engage with their communities about fire safety. The video was filmed while the crew was doing water training at Rutland Water. Here's their attempt at the challenge! To keep up with all the latest news, please like our Facebook Page

People urged to make New Year’s pledge to fight loneliness in Leicestershire

As many of us make our New Year's resolution, Health and Care Leicestershire is urging people to make a pledge to fight loneliness and improve the lives of people in Leicestershire. Lonliness can affect anybody but is particularly common with older age groups. 1 in 10 people aged over 65 report loneliness. To raise awareness of...

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...

Eid celebrated across Leicester today

Muslims across Leicester have come together to celebrate Eid today, which marks the end of the holy pilgrimage of Hajj. Thousands of people gathered in Leicester's Victoria Park this morning to pray and celebrate Eid. The festival was supported by Leicester City Council, which flew flags from the Town Hall proclaiming 'Eid Mubarak' (Eid Blessings). Abu...

Family fan zone set up today for big game with fun activities, food and entertainment

There will be two fan zones in Leicester city centre to celebrate Leicester City's Champions League quarter-final against Atlético Madrid today. The first fan zone will be in Jubilee Square between 12pm - 7pm and will provide live entertainment, food and drink stalls for supporters of Leicester City and Atletico Madrid who want to soak...

Concern grows after ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letter received in Leicester

Muslim communities in Leicester have been urged to remain vigilant after a letter titled ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ has been sent to at least one confirmed address in the city. The malicious A4 letter, which calls on recipients to attack Muslims, has been sent to addresses across the UK, including London, Bradford, Cardiff and Sheffield. The...

Hundreds send birthday card to autistic boy they’ve never met

A father is appealing to the public to help his son break the record for the most birthday cards received. Kyle Busby suffers from autism and has no friends and this time of year receives no birthday cards outside his small family circle. His father, Stuart Busby, started an appeal on social media which has gathered...

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