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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...

Major transformation of Highcross moves a step closer

Planning permission has been granted to redevelop the House of Fraser store at Highcross in Leicester, allowing for larger stores and new brands to take its place. Three of the new units have already been earmarked for specific companies, including larger stores for Zara and JD Sports and a new crazy golf course. The plans will...

‘Miracle baby’ born at just 22 weeks and weighing 1lb defies odds to survive

One of Britain's most premature babies has defied the odds after surviving being born at 22 weeks weighing just 1lb 4oz. Little Austin Douglas weighed the same as half a bag of sugar when he arrived 18 weeks early on March 31. Doctors told parents Helen, 30 and Rhys, 25, there was very little chance their...

Open air ice rink planned for Leicester City Centre

An open air ice risk is planned to be a key focal point for this year's Christmas fair in Leicester City Centre. The rink will be set up in the newly created £1.6m public square, the space that used to be occupied by the indoor market. The ice rink could either be temporary – using the...

Leicester named as one of Britain’s top property hotspots

The property hotspots for 2017 have been revealed and Leicester has been identified as one of the most in-demand places to live in the UK. Property website Zoopla has revealed the most popular areas to live in the country and Leicester features at number 5 on the list. Edinburgh topped the list, followed by Croydon,...

Kayleigh’s film on the dangers of online grooming nominated for national award

A short film made by Leicestershire Police has been shortlisted for a national award. 'Kayleigh's Love Story' is a film about a Leicester schoolgirl who was raped and murdered in 2015 after she was groomed online. The five minute film tells the story of 15 year-old Kayleigh Haywood, from Measham, and how the last two weeks...

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...

Terrifying tarantula the size of a hand found on Leicester street

A man was shocked and terrified when he found one of the world's largest tarantulas on a street near his house. The discovery was made by Michael Fields, as he was leaving his house on Friday 5 May. He noticed a plastic box at the junction of Narborough Road and Ivy Road in Leicester. As he...

Crowd comes together to lift two-ton car to save trapped 7-year-old

A crowd of passers-by helped to lift a two-ton car to save the life of a 7-year-old trapped below. The young boy was hit by the car on St Peters Road, in the Highfields area of Leicester on Sunday. About 15 people joined in to lift the Mercedes A Class and pull the boy free. The...

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