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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...

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...

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...

Changes to bin collection days in Leicestershire over Christmas and New Year

Changes to bin collection days over the Christmas and New Year period have been announced across Leicestershire. We have compiled a list of changes to collection days in your area. Please click on the link below for your area: Leicester City Charnwood Borough Council Oadby and Wigston Borough Council Melton Borough Council Harborough District Council Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Blaby...

Family fan zone set up today for big game with fun activities, food and entertainment

There will be two fan zones in Leicester city centre to celebrate Leicester City's Champions League quarter-final against Atlético Madrid today. The first fan zone will be in Jubilee Square between 12pm - 7pm and will provide live entertainment, food and drink stalls for supporters of Leicester City and Atletico Madrid who want to soak...

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...

Police issue safety guidelines ahead of Diwali Celebrations

Thousands of people are expected at the Diwali lights switch-on taking place today on Belgrave Road and Cossington Street Recreation Ground. Leicestershire Poice have issued some crime prevention measures to ensure everyone enjoys the festivities safely. The festivities will take place between 5.30pm-8pm, with the illumination of the Diwali lights along Belgrave Road starting at 7.30pm....

£3.9m transformation of Leicester’s London Road to start

A major transformation of Leicester’s busy London Road is due to get underway this summer. Leicester City Council will be revamping the route between Granby Street and the Victoria Park roundabout, to create a safer and more attractive route for cyclists and pedestrians. New cycle lanes will be created on either side of London Road, between...

Buildings being released to community groups in Leicester. Expression of interest sought

Leicester City Council is looking to release selected buildings to community groups and organisations and are inviting expression of interests to take these on. The first phase sees the release of three buildings and the deadline to apply is 25th November. As part of the Councils Transforming Neighbourhood Services programme, three community centres are initially...

Leicester’s City Festival

The City Festival celebrates Leicester in the heart of the city. For ten fun–packed days, between Saturday 20 August to Monday 29 August, the city will be buzzing with activity for all the family as streets and venues are filled with entertainment, street arts, sports, culture, music, heritage and more. Now in...

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