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Generosity of locals sees homeless man in hotel over festive season

A kind gesture by a man who paid for a homeless persons accommodation over Christmas has sparked others to help. Over £1,600 has been raised in two days, ensuring the homeless man has a bed over Christmas and into the New Year. Paul met the homeless man, Adam, in Loughborough town centre on Christmas Eve....

Memories of Leicester in the 1950s

Rare video footage of Leicester in the 1950s, including prominent buildings, landmarks and life in the city. Leicester was a confident and prosperous city in the 1950's and one of Britain's most important industrial centres. The video shows prominent landmarks including the Clocktower, New Walk Museum, De Montfort Hall as well as the nightlife in the...

Two cancer patients from Leicestershire feature in national TV advert

The moving story of two women from Leicestershire who met and became friends whilst being treated for cancer will feature in a national TV advert for Cancer Research UK. Mandie Stace from Melton Mowbray and Jude Price from Loughborough are supporting the 'Right Now' campaign, which calls on people to take action in the fight...

What’s on this festive season in Leicester

Planning your Christmas entertainment? There's loads to do in Leicester this festive season. We've picked some of the festive highlights for you. Santa's Log Cabin Experience on now until 24 December Highcross Journey through the winter garden into Santa's log cabin to meet the big man himself! Jack and the Beanstalk on now until 3 January De Montfort Hall A family...

Leicester Tigers bring festive cheer to City hospitals

Leicester Tigers players bought some festive cheer and handed out early Christmas presents to patients, family members and staff during visits to Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital. The players handed out goodie bags, T-shirts and chocolates, as they chatted and joked with patients and their families. The fun turned to delight for one of...

Leicester’s National Space Centre wins Venue of the Year 2016 award

The National Space Centre has scooped the 2016 Unique Venue of the Year award in London, beating stiff competition in the category including the iconic view from the Shard. The award was presented at the UK Events Awards 2016, which was hosted at a glitteringly black tie event in London's Grosvenor Square. The UK Events Awards...

Imam and Priest’s festive message in Amazon Christmas advert

Amazon has launched a new TV advert, ahead of Black Friday and Christmas, featuring an imam and a vicar exchanging gifts. The touching advert stars Zubeir Hassam from Leicester and pushes a message of inter-faith friendship at a divisive time in the UK and US. With anti-Muslim incidents in the UK increasing, Amazon said its...

£150m extension to Fosse Park approved

A £150m extension to the retail area next to Fosse Park has been approved by Blaby District Council. The Castle Acres Shopping Park will include a range of new shops, restaurants and cafes next to Fosse Park. The council’s planning committee approved the application after an 18-month consultation process. The project is being developed by Next...

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck is coming to Leicester

You’ve seen the Coca-Cola Christmas truck on TV… now see it in real life! The tour dates for the Coca-Cola truck have been revealed and it's coming back to Leicester on Tuesday 13th December. The visit to the Highcross Centre last year saw hundreds of families come along to have their picture taken with the...

What are the dream jobs for modern youngsters in Leicester?

When it comes to a dream job, modern youngsters now aspire to be writers/bloggers, artists and YouTube sensations over more traditional careers. A survey of young people aged between 12 to 25 and adults over 50 has found 92% of youngsters would prefer not to follow in their parent’s footsteps, moving away from careers such...

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