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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...

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...

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...

Council wants to stop weekly refuse and recycling collections to save costs

Blaby District Council is proposing to change its refuse and recycling collections from June 2018, following a substantial reduction in funding. The changes include moving from weekly collections to alternate weeks and providing larger households with bigger refuse and recycling bins. The changes are due to the council's budget reducing by £740,000 from June 2018, which...

Children from Wigston raise £1,800 by running 500 miles for Menphys

Over 500 children from Parklands Primary School in South Wigston ran 500 miles to help raise money for local charity Menphys. The children joined neighbourhood police officer, PC Carl Sutherley, for a one mile run to help the charity. The children ran a mile each by running ten laps of the playground. They were encouraged along...

Concern grows after ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letter received in Leicester

Muslim communities in Leicester have been urged to remain vigilant after a letter titled ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ has been sent to at least one confirmed address in the city. The malicious A4 letter, which calls on recipients to attack Muslims, has been sent to addresses across the UK, including London, Bradford, Cardiff and Sheffield. The...

Leicestershire is the lowest-funded county in the country

Leicestershire remains the lowest-funded county in the country. If it was funded at the same level as Surrey, it would be £104 million per year better off, or £350 million, compared to Camden. With budget pressures intensifying, Leicestershire County Council is stepping up its campaign for reform and asking residents to support them. The council, like...

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...

Must watch: Fire crew from Leicestershire take the Baby Shark challenge

Firefighters from Oakham Fire Station took inspiration from the latest Baby Shark Challenge craze to engage with their communities about fire safety. The video was filmed while the crew was doing water training at Rutland Water. Here's their attempt at the challenge! To keep up with all the latest news, please like our Facebook Page

Thousands expected to attend Vaisakhi parade in Leicester

Thousands of people are expected to take part in a major Sikh parade through Leicester on Sunday 30th April, which will mean the temporary closure of some city roads. Organisers expect up to 15,000 people to take part in the Vaisakhi procession, walking from the Guru Nanak Gurdwara at Holy Bones to the Gurdwara in...

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