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1 in 5 people in Leicester cannot pay their regular monthly bills

A new survey has revealed more than a fifth of people in Leicester are missing bill payments consecutively, with the city featured in the top 10 areas of the UK with debt problems. The research, carried out by the Money Advice Service, found 21% of residents in Leicester have problems with debt. The picture is...

New trampoline park to open near city centre creating 50 new jobs

A new trampoline park is set to open in Leicester, creating over fifty new jobs. The park is set to open in the former iconic Leicester Mercury building in December 2017. It vows to bring bright and vibrant leisure activities to the city. The people behind the idea are a Northampton based company called Boost...

Police officially ask for more funds to continue search for Maddie

The Police search for Madeleine McCann has officially requested additional funding to continue the investigation. Detectives have asked the Home Office for more money, three weeks before their funding was due to run out, to continue to explore one last theory about her disappearance. It's believed Ministers are likely to approve a cash injection so long...

Four police officers sacked for posting offensive messages on WhatsApp

Four police officers have been sacked for posting offensive messages on WhatsApp after being found guilty of gross misconduct yesterday. The officers shared offensive messages about gay people and disability on a private group chat on WhatsApp between 2013 and 2014. The lengthy disciplinary process concluded yesterday with the sacking of the four officers, and warnings...

Twycross Zoo names new snow leopard cubs – watch the cutest video of twins

Twycross Zoo has named its two adorable new snow leopard cubs. The twin sisters, who made their first public appearance last month, are called Eva (meaning 'life') and Ceba (meaning 'dear to hold'). This is the third pair of cubs for mum Irma and dad Suou. Keepers at the zoo hope the two young girls...

James Blunt’s cheeky comment about Leicester shop goes viral

James Blunt's cheeky comment about a shop sign in Leicester has gone viral, amusing his fans and followers. The 43-year-old singer shared a picture on Twitter and Instagram of the shopfront of Blunts Shoes in Leicester City Centre. However, the first ’s’ from the word ‘shoes’ had fallen off - leading to the sign to say...

Leicester named one of the cheapest university cities for students

If you are thinking of heading to uni but haven’t made up your mind yet, a new study from marbles.com reveals which city would allow you to stretch your money the most. The study has analysed the average weekly cost of rent, travel, a pint, kebab and social activities such as the cinema and gym...

Dazzling treasures of India on display in new exhibition

Some of the finest Indian treasures from the Royal Collection will go on display at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery from today. The Splendours of the Subcontinent exhibition tells the story of the grand tour made by the Prince of Wales across India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal as part of efforts to...

Leicester named one of the top food destinations in the UK

Leicester has been named as one of top food destinations in the U.K. by travel website Booking.com. The city featured at number eight in the Top 10 food destinations in the UK, beating cities like London and Manchester. The ranking was based on feedback from 118 million traveller's on Booking.com. Padlow, a picturesque village in...

Parents angry after school proposes to finish at lunchtime on Fridays

A primary school in Leicestershire has been criticised after it revealed plans of closing early on Friday afternoons to try and cut costs and save money. Parents were furious when children came home with the letters suggesting that Danemill Primary School in Enderby was purposing to close at 1:05pm from the autumn term in October. The...

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