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Fearless Foxes train named in honour of Leicester’s Premier League win

East Midlands Trains have honoured Leicester City Football Club by unveiling a train called 'The Fearless Foxes' in tribute to the team's incredible achievement last season. The high speed train was unveiled by Claudio Ranieri and Wes Morgan on Friday 14th October and will be used for services from East Midlands to London. After the unveiling...

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...

Sexual health clinic set to open in Leicester shopping centre

Leicester City Council is looking to spend £1.6m on a new sexual health clinic which will be based in a city centre shopping centre. The council wants to open the clinic in an unused unit on the first floor of the Haymarket Shopping Centre. The council’s sexual health service currently operates from St Peter’s Health Centre...

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...

Major revamp of Leicester Market starts this month

A year-long programme of works that will transform Leicester’s historic outdoor market gets underway this month. The £1.86million scheme will include simple measures – a deep clean, a coat of paint and new LED lighting – as well as more significant changes that will have a big impact on the look and feel of...

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...

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...

Leicester Tigers bring festive cheer to City hospitals

Leicester Tigers players bought some festive cheer and handed out early Christmas presents to patients, family members and staff during visits to Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital. The players handed out goodie bags, T-shirts and chocolates, as they chatted and joked with patients and their families. The fun turned to delight for one of...

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...

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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