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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...

Children from Wigston raise £1,800 by running 500 miles for Menphys

Over 500 children from Parklands Primary School in South Wigston ran 500 miles to help raise money for local charity Menphys. The children joined neighbourhood police officer, PC Carl Sutherley, for a one mile run to help the charity. The children ran a mile each by running ten laps of the playground. They were encouraged along...

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...

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