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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...

Leicestershire Towns could be crowned Britain’s best High Street

Two Leicestershire towns are in the running to win the title of Britain's best high street and win £10,000. Hinckley and Market Harborough have been selected as finalists in The Great British High Street Competition 2016. Both towns have been selected in the Market Town (large) category alongside Bridgnorth in Shropshire. The organisers said they were bowled...

Cyclists embark on 410-mile ride from Leicester to Luxembourg raising £69k for charity

A group from Leicester have embarked on a 410-mile cycle ride from Leicester city centre to Luxembourg, raising over £69k for charity. The Riders of Shaam event departed from Leicester Clock Tower on Saturday 5th August at 9.30am. The group consists of 22 cyclists and 2 support personnel, who will cycle to the port of...

Chinese New Year celebrated in Leicester City Centre

The Chinese New Year was celebrated in Leicester today with a dazzling display of live dance, music and art. It's the year of the Rooster and the East Asian Community took the opportunity to showcase their beautiful and fascinating culture. A live performance area was created inside the Highcross. The entertainment included live martial arts, traditional...

Turkish restaurant praised for opening doors to the homeless and elderly on Christmas Day

A Turkish restaurant in Leicester has been praised for offering free food to the homeless and elderly people on Christmas Day. Saray Mangal, on Highfield Street, off London Road, served a three-course meal to all to ensure ‘no one eat alone at Christmas’. Motivated by his own experiences of homelessness when he first moved to...

Sir David Attenborough recalls fond memories of Leicestershire

Sir David Attenborough says growing up in Leicester provided him with a rich cultural upbringing. He also recalled fond memories of Bradgate Park, where his love for the natural world first developed. Sir David was in Leicester to open a new visitor centre in Bradgate Park and unveil a new portrait of himself at...

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