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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...

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...

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