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Dad raises over £2,000 for hospitals that saved his twin daughters lives

A father of premature twin girls has raised over £2,000 for two neonatal units that saved their lives. Nathan Curtis (26) and his wife Steffanie (27) were devastated when complications during her pregnancy meant that both babies were born 10 weeks early at Leicester Royal Infirmary. They were in intensive care for around...

Children from Wigston raise £1,800 by running 500 miles for Menphys

Over 500 children from Parklands Primary School in South Wigston ran 500 miles to help raise money for local charity Menphys. The children joined neighbourhood police officer, PC Carl Sutherley, for a one mile run to help the charity. The children ran a mile each by running ten laps of the playground. They were encouraged along...

Cheering crowds greet the Queen in Leicester

Crowds of cheering fans lined the streets of Leicester City Centre to welcome the Queen and Prince Philip today. Spectators lined the length of the parade route as Her Majesty's limousine drove past Humberstone Gate, the Clock Tower, High Street, ending at Jubilee Square. The Queen, wearing a deep jade dress with a matching coat...

Over 100 Police Officers line street for funeral of officer who died suddenly on duty

Over 100 Police officers lined up outside Leicester Cathedral to pay their respects to PC Austin Jackson at his funeral on Friday. The 38-year-old officer died suddenly while on duty on 16 March and was given a full Police funeral. As his hearse was driven towards the cathedral, it was accompanied by two police motorbikes riding...

Prince Harry is greeted by adoring fans during his visit to Leicester

Prince Harry was in Leicester today visiting a number of chartities and was met by crowds of adoring fans and schoolgirls. The Prince followed the footsteps of his late mother, visiting an aids charity 26 years after Diana's visit back in 1991. The Prince visited Leicester AIDS Support Service (LASS) to find out how the charity,...

Over £10k raised for local policeman who died suddenly on duty

Over £10,000 has been raised in just 5 days for a policeman who was taken ill and passed away suddenly. Austin Jackson, 38, was taken ill on 16th March whilst on duty. He was a very popular officer, who left behind a wife and 4 children. Austin joined Leicestershire Police in 2007 and worked in the...

£191m upgrade to M1 Junction in Leicestershire officially open

A £191 million upgrade to the Catthorpe Interchange in Leicestershire was officially opened this week. The major upgrade to improve traffic at junction 19 of the M1, where it meets the M6 and A14, will improve the journeys made by more than 150,000 vehicles each day. The project started in 2013 and culminated with the opening...

Oadby Imam who starred in Amazon TV advert invited to lunch with Queen

An Imam from Leicester who was seen in the Christmas Amazon advert has been invited to lunch with the Queen when she visits the city in April. Zubeir Hassam is the principal of the Muslim School Oadby and featured in the Amazon advert alongside Priest Gary Bradley. In the advert, the two play friends who...

Memorial for young doctor who died after raising £120,000 for charity

A young doctor who managed to raise £120,000 for Cancer Research UK was remembered at a memorial service at the University of Leicester today. Dr Mark Sims, 28, died in January after battling a malignant melanoma, a condition which also affects his brother, father, aunt and grandmother. He was 15 when he was first diagnosed with...

Government approves plans to create 21,000 jobs in Leicestershire

The government has agreed plans to create a new enterprise zone in Leicestershire, creating tens of thousands of new jobs. The zone, the second in the county, will create an incentive for national and global businesses to invest here. It is expected to create 6,500 jobs in ten years, rising to 21,000 jobs and £123m...

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