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Thousands expected to attend Vaisakhi parade in Leicester

Thousands of people are expected to take part in a major Sikh parade through Leicester on Sunday 30th April, which will mean the temporary closure of some city roads. Organisers expect up to 15,000 people to take part in the Vaisakhi procession, walking from the Guru Nanak Gurdwara at Holy Bones to the Gurdwara in...

Homeless man from Leicester given helping hand by Good Samaritan

A homeless man from Leicester has been given a helping hand from a Good Samaritan after appearing on TV. Jimmy was living rough in a garage after he lost his job and the death of his mother. His story was featured on ITV during the recent freezing weather and the story went viral. It was seen...

Police issue safety guidelines ahead of Diwali Celebrations

Thousands of people are expected at the Diwali lights switch-on taking place today on Belgrave Road and Cossington Street Recreation Ground. Leicestershire Poice have issued some crime prevention measures to ensure everyone enjoys the festivities safely. The festivities will take place between 5.30pm-8pm, with the illumination of the Diwali lights along Belgrave Road starting at 7.30pm....

Rain fails to ruin the party as the Leicester Caribbean Carnival hits the streets

Leicester's Caribbean Carnival welcomed visitors from around the world this afternoon. Despite the rain, the conditions failed to dampen spirits as the procession of colourful costumes, dancers and booming music hit the streets. Tens of thousands of people are thought to have attended the event, which set off from Victoria Park, moving into the city...

60 streets across Leicester to be changed to 20mph zones

Around sixty streets across Leicester will be adapted to introduce new 20mph zones in a bid to improve road safety. The improvement of these streets have been divided into four schemes. The plans have been approved by Sir Peter Soulsby following public consultations with local residents. The work is part of a citywide programme of introducing...

Ranieri surprises children at primary school

Claudio Ranieri surprised schoolchildren in the city when he arrived to open a new primary school. He unveiled a plaque to mark the official opening of Forest Lodge Community Primary School in New Parks. Forest Lodge has been completely rebuilt with £4.4million of government funding. Ranieri had Filbert Fox for company and posed for photographs with...

Plans for new Haymarket Theatre building which will open next year

Over £3m is being spent on Leicester’s disused Haymarket Theatre, transforming it into a 863-seat music, arts and e-sports venue, which will open to the public next year. A brand new entrance will welcome visitors to the building, along with a remodelled lobby area, with glazed walls allowing light to flood in to the space. The...

Police appeal after 90 year old man assaulted in Leicester City Centre

Police are carrying out enquiries after a 90-year-old man was assaulted in Market Street in Leicester City Centre. The victim was approached by a man who pushed him causing the victim to fall backwards hitting his head on a bench. The incident took place near Greggs Bakery in Market Place around midday on Wednesday...

First look at the new Leicester Cathedral

A Project to restore Leicester Cathedral has been awarded £3.3m this week, in a bid to renew it's status as a key icon of culture and faith in the multi-cultural city of Leicester. And these pictures show what the new Cathedral will look like once restoration work is complete. The Cathedral - which is the final...

Leicester Council sets up own housing company to build affordable housing

Leicester City Council has announced plans to set up its own housing company to build affordable housing in Leicester. The council aims to build 50 affordable homes in the first year of the company’s operation, with work starting on site at the end of this year. The homes will be built on land already owned by...

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