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Help for businesses in Leicester to become more accessible to young people

With 1 in 5 young people in the UK not in education, employment or training, a new social enterprise has been launched in Leicester to help businesses become more accessible to inexperienced young people. Access Generation will provide free practical guidance to businesses to help them make the workplace more accessible for young people. They will...

Plans unveiled for Oakham town centre redevelopment

Rutland County Council have revealed two different plans for the redevelopment of Oakham town centre. The first option (pictured above) is a one-way system between New Street and Mill Street, with wider pavements, trees and more public seating. The second option (pictured below) keeps the current two-way traffic flow along the High Street but has an...

Bishops welcomed by Leicester Muslims during Ramadan

The Bishops of Leicester and Lougborough have been welcomed by the Muslim community in Leicester during their visits to local mosques in Ramadan. Bishop Martyn visited Masjid Ul Imam Al Bukhari on Loughborough Road for iftari, the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fasting at sunset. It was a very informal gathering...

Imam and Priest’s festive message in Amazon Christmas advert

Amazon has launched a new TV advert, ahead of Black Friday and Christmas, featuring an imam and a vicar exchanging gifts. The touching advert stars Zubeir Hassam from Leicester and pushes a message of inter-faith friendship at a divisive time in the UK and US. With anti-Muslim incidents in the UK increasing, Amazon said its...

Historic buildings not usually open to the public open their doors

People will have the chance to look around buildings and places that are not normally open to the public this week, as a four-day celebration of Leicester’s history and heritage gets under way. Civic buildings, university sites, a heritage tram depot and even a disused railway tunnel will all open during the Heritage Open Days...

Thousands sign up to stop child abuse

More than 5,000 people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have backed a campaign to stop children being sexually abused and exploited. Among those who have given their support are the parents of Measham teenager Kayleigh Haywood who was groomed online over 13 days before being raped and murdered last year. The campaign is called CEASE,...

Prince Harry to visit Leicester in March

Prince Harry will be travelling to Leicester on Tuesday 21st March to visit local charities and projects in the city. The visit follows the recent trip by Prince Charles to the city and the upcoming visit by the Queen to attend the Maundy Thursday service in April. One of his key engagements on the day will...

Council to purchase land by force for new city centre road

Leicester City Council has started the process of forcing the owners of a car park to sell their land, allowing the council to build a new link road in the city centre. The council has been trying to purchase the land for three years but negotiations have failed. The land comprises of a car park...

Local Muslim community donate £20,000 for new scanner at Leicester’s Hospitals

The local muslim community in Leicester has donated an amazing £20,000 for a new scanner at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital. The cheque was presented to Leicester's Hospitals Chairman Karamjit Singh CBE who said: "We are truly grateful for the generosity of the local Muslim community”. The money was raised for a much needed Ultrasound scanner. ...

Open air ice rink planned for Leicester City Centre

An open air ice risk is planned to be a key focal point for this year's Christmas fair in Leicester City Centre. The rink will be set up in the newly created £1.6m public square, the space that used to be occupied by the indoor market. The ice rink could either be temporary – using the...

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