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Multi-million pound redevelopment of Leicester’s Belgrave Gate revealed

A multi million pound redevelopment project of the Belgrave Gate area has been proposed, which would house a new hotel complex and revamp the existing Haymarket car park. Leicester City Council hopes the regeneration will bring a significant annual income for the Council. It wants to invest £10million in a scheme that would allow it to...

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...

Woman arrested for growing cannabis in loft after house catches fire

Police have launched an investigation after cannabis plants were found in a loft fire at a property in Leicester. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue were called to the blaze in Peverel Road, Braunstone at 5.15pm on Monday 28 May. A concerned passer by stopped to raise the alarm after he could see smoke coming from the roof...

Grandma attacked and robbed by drug addict while walking to McDonald’s

A court has heard how a woman was assaulted and robbed by a drug addict as she walked to McDonald’s to buy a cup of tea in Leicester city centre. Derek Bannister from Syston targeted the grandmother in the early hours of Tuesday 24 April. Leicester Crown Court was told the woman has difficulty sleeping due...

Revealed: Where Leicester features in cities with highest disposable income in the UK

Londoners living in the boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham enjoy the largest disposable income in the UK, whilst cities in the East Midlands, like Nottingham and Leicester, have some of the lowest disposable incomes. According to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), all of the top 10 areas...

Leicester woman shocked as vase she bought for £20 sells for £22,000

A woman from Leicester who bought a vase for £20 from a car boot sale many years ago has fetched almost £22,000 at an arts auction in Market Harborough. The 1950s ceramic, tall vase was bought in the 1990s by the lady, but little did she know it was made by the German-born British studio...

Police persuade woman not to jump from M69 bridge near Hinckley

Police officers had to talk a woman down from a motorway bridge on the M69, after she threatened to jump. The incident happened on the evening of Tuesday 8 May. Officers persuaded the woman not to jump as she stood on the wrong side of a bridge on the M69 near Burbage. The incident was handled...

Elderly woman finds two burglars in her bedroom in Oadby

Police are looking for two men after an elderly woman was burgled in her home in Oadby. The two men are believed to have stolen sentimental jewellery belonging to the elderly victim, after telling her they were looking for a cat. The incident happened yesterday afternoon (8 May) at an address in Uplands Road, at around...

Mother and son treated in Leicester after mystery liquid thrown in their faces

A mother and son were treated in hospital after an unidentified liquid was thrown at them in a Leicester street. The incident happened at around 6pm yesterday (3 May), while the pair were stood in Knighton Road, near the junction with Queens Road. A dark blue Volkswagen Golf with blacked-out windows drove past and a liquid...

Beware of new patrols cracking down on dangerous parking in Leicester

Drivers who park so dangerously that they cause a hazard to other road users and pedestrians are being targeted in a road safety crackdown led by Leicester City Council. Concerns have been raised about dangerous and obstructive parking in the city centre and residential areas as well as the main arterial routes into the city. This...

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