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10-year-old from Leicestershire wins ‘Young Hero of the Year’

Gideon Jones from Coalville has been named 'Young Hero of the Year' after raising the alarm and helping to prolong the life of his mother who suffered a seizure at home. The 10-year-old's mother Holly, was suffering from cancer when the incident occurred at their home. Gideon supported his mum's head with a pillow and rushed...

Annual Remembrance Day celebrated in Leicester

This years annual Remembrance Day will be celebrated on Sunday 12 November, with a parade held at Leicester's Victoria Park. The service and parade will include military veterans, local civic dignitaries and members of the public expected to make up a crowd of around 3,000 people. It will commemorate the nations fallen servicemen and women...

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...

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...

Vigil to be held in Leicester for victims of Grenfell Tower fire

A vigil will be held on Monday in Leicester City Centre to grieve for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster. The vigil has been organised by the Leicester Council of Faiths and will take place at the Clock Tower at 6pm. As part of the event, white balloons will be released in memory of...

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...

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...

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...

Eid celebrated across Leicester today

Muslims across Leicester have come together to celebrate Eid today, which marks the end of the holy pilgrimage of Hajj. Thousands of people gathered in Leicester's Victoria Park this morning to pray and celebrate Eid. The festival was supported by Leicester City Council, which flew flags from the Town Hall proclaiming 'Eid Mubarak' (Eid Blessings). Abu...

Road closures around Leicester city centre for annual sikh procession

Motorists are being advised of possible traffic disruption caused by a religious procession in Leicester today. The annual Nagar Kirtan procession, which every year attracts about 10,000 Sikhs, will be making its way through the city on Sunday 4th November. Nagar Kirtan is a major event in Leicester’s religious and cultural calendar, which celebrates the birth...

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