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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...

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...

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...

Students encouraged to stay safe during freshers week in Leicester Universities

With thousands of students starting their studies in universities this week, the Police have launched a campaign to encourage students to 'Stay Safe'. Aimed at new students arriving at Loughborough, Leicester and De Montfort Universities during Freshers Week, the campaign encourages students to look after themselves and their belongings. Students are being reminded to: Look after themselves Enjoy...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Have your say on where we build new homes, schools, shops and invest in jobs

Do you want the chance to help improve our city? Do you have ideas and views that could change Leicester for the better? Leicester City Council has opened a consultation on the new Local Plan and is asking you to have your say and help put those views into action. The urban area of Leicester is...

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...

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