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Turkish restaurant praised for opening doors to the homeless and elderly on Christmas Day

A Turkish restaurant in Leicester has been praised for offering free food to the homeless and elderly people on Christmas Day. Saray Mangal, on Highfield Street, off London Road, served a three-course meal to all to ensure ‘no one eat alone at Christmas’. Motivated by his own experiences of homelessness when he first moved to...

Burglar impersonates Police officer to gain entry and burgle home

Police are warning residents in Leicester to be vigilant following a distraction burglary, where a thief claimed to be a police officer to gain entry to a house. The incident happened in Glenfield between 8pm and 8.15pm on Thursday 21 December. An elderly resident in Stamford Street noticed a man in his garden who claimed...

Men follow sat nav into “icy water” and are stranded on car roof

Two men were rescued from their car after they blindly followed their sat nav into “icy water” in Leicestershire. The pair were forced to climb onto the roof of their car after landing in the three-feet-deep water in Watery Gate, Thurlaston. They were finally rescued by firefighters using a raft. Police from Market Bosworth and Hinckley...

Shocking dashcam footage shows man driving recklessly before crashing

Shocking dashcam footage has been released by Police of a man driving recklessly and crashing into another car, whilst using his mobile phone. 34-year-old Craig Barlow was found guilty of dangerous driving this week, after he attempted to undertake drivers and swerve between lorries whilst using his phone. As a result of his driving, Barlow...

Decision made to save Children’s Heart Unit at Glenfield Hospital

NHS England has decided to save the Children's Heart Unit in Glenfield Hospital at a board meeting in London today. It will remain open on the basis that they make the improvements they've promised to make, grow the number of operations at the unit and move Children's Heart Services over to the Leicester Royal Infirmary...

Extra park and ride services throughout December to Leicester city centre

Leicester's Park and Ride services will be running additional services in December, making it easier for people to enjoy everything the city centre has to offer this Christmas. The service makes it easier to get into the city centre, without having to worry about traffic or find parking. You can park up for free at...

Leicester ranks third in list of most improved cities in the UK

A recent survey has named Leicester as one of the fastest improving cities in the UK over the last 12 months. Leicester came in third place in the study, which ranked cities on factors like employment, health, income and affordability of housing. Derby also featured on the index, coming in at tenth position, suggesting cities...

Council extends city-wide drinking controls to cover ‘legal highs’

Hundreds of people across Leicester have backed plans to continue a city-wide ban on antisocial public drinking, and extend it to cover so-called ‘legal highs’. The legislation, called Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), gives Police the power to tackle a wide range of antisocial behaviour problems linked to alcohol, noise and nuisance dogs. These controls on...

‘Millionaire’ conman who cheated investors ordered to pay back £1

A company director who posed as a multimillionaire to persuade investors to fund £3 million into his failing business has been told to pay back just £1 in compensation. Alan Chandler, 46, from Melton was found guilty of falsely claiming his company was thriving, to gain an investment of £2,954,597 for his green energy company,...

Helping hand for businesses to offer young people work placements

Businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire are being offered a helping hand to take on disadvantaged young people for work placements. The Leicester Jobs Fund is offering firms based in the city or county grants of up to £2,500 to support young people on a work placement of six months or more. The scheme is designed to...

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