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Plans to build a permanent Opera House in Leicestershire

Carphone Warehouse founder David Ross is planning to build the first permanent opera house in over a decade in Leicestershire. Mr Ross wants to transform the listed stables at his stately home into a 400-seat opera theatre. If approved, construction will start at the Nevill Holt Opera in late 2016. Mr Ross's goal is to replace the...

Over 100 Police Officers line street for funeral of officer who died suddenly on duty

Over 100 Police officers lined up outside Leicester Cathedral to pay their respects to PC Austin Jackson at his funeral on Friday. The 38-year-old officer died suddenly while on duty on 16 March and was given a full Police funeral. As his hearse was driven towards the cathedral, it was accompanied by two police motorbikes riding...

Leicester City Council given £10 million for new housing development

The Government has announced today that Leicester City Council will be given £10 million of funding for highway infrastructure enabling further investment in a new housing development. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid met with Leicester’s City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby at...

Buildings being released to community groups in Leicester. Expression of interest sought

Leicester City Council is looking to release selected buildings to community groups and organisations and are inviting expression of interests to take these on. The first phase sees the release of three buildings and the deadline to apply is 25th November. As part of the Councils Transforming Neighbourhood Services programme, three community centres are initially...

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...

Plans to provide daily meals for thousands in need in Leicester announced

Students are set to help provide thousands of daily meals to people in need across Leicester under a new proposal announced by De Montfort University Leicester (DMU). The plans were revealed at the United Nations (UN) in New York this week by Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard. He outlined a commitment from students to run the...

Generosity of locals sees homeless man in hotel over festive season

A kind gesture by a man who paid for a homeless persons accommodation over Christmas has sparked others to help. Over £1,600 has been raised in two days, ensuring the homeless man has a bed over Christmas and into the New Year. Paul met the homeless man, Adam, in Loughborough town centre on Christmas Eve....

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 plans to create thousands of new homes in Leicestershire

Leicestershire county council is planning to create 2,750 much-needed new homes near Lutterworth. The 550-acre development on land east of the town – including around 1,000 affordable homes, over 100 hectares of green space and two new primary schools – would generate 2,500 jobs. Leicestershire County...

Leicester Central Mosque signs pledge to support armed forces

The Leicester Central Mosque has become the first in the UK to sign a pledge to support army servicemen and veterans. The armed forces covenant was signed by the Imam of the Central Mosque, Muhammad Shahid Raza, at a ceremony attended by local army officers. The covenant is a voluntary pledge from businesses, charities and...

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