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Dying mum desperate to raise £100k for treatment to spend more time with baby daughter

A mother from Leicester who has terminal cancer is desperately trying to raise £100k in a bid to prolong her life to spend more time with her new born baby daughter. The justGiving Page has raised over £91,000, over 90% of the target needed. In December 2017, Kate Geraghty, 34, who lives with her partner Paul...

300 new homes planned for one of Leicester’s most desirable locations

Residents living near Stoughton and Oadby are being asked for their opinion on a new housing proposal. Plans are currently being drawn up for a new housing development on land near Stoughton Road and Gartree Road. The proposed plan is to build over 300 homes, 30% of which will be social housing, on the...

Leicestershire man wins £165k Bentley and £20k cash

A man from Leicestershire was left ‘gobsmacked’ after winning a luxury Bentley worth £165,000 and a whopping £20,000 in cash. Philip Bodycote, from Shepshed discovered he had won the prize after a representative from the BOTB (Best of the Best), a dream car competition company surprised him at a hotel bar last week. The company gives...

Leicestershire Gender Pay Gap figures released

Every public sector body in Leicester and Leicestershire pay women less on average than men, newly-released figures show. The pay gap in some public sector organisations in the county is as high as 25%, compared to an overall gender pay gap (GPG) for all employees in the UK of 18%. The figures come after all companies...

Leicester Council sets up own housing company to build affordable housing

Leicester City Council has announced plans to set up its own housing company to build affordable housing in Leicester. The council aims to build 50 affordable homes in the first year of the company’s operation, with work starting on site at the end of this year. The homes will be built on land already owned by...

Homeless man from Leicester given helping hand by Good Samaritan

A homeless man from Leicester has been given a helping hand from a Good Samaritan after appearing on TV. Jimmy was living rough in a garage after he lost his job and the death of his mother. His story was featured on ITV during the recent freezing weather and the story went viral. It was seen...

Man who killed girlfriend in Leicestershire crash tries to flee country

A man has been jailed for more than seven years after killing his girlfriend in an 100mph crash near Coleorton, Leicestershire. Varanjot Singh-Kandola was driving the car when the collision occurred on Loughborough Road, Coleorton, on 13 January. The accident led to the death of 25-year-old Tanvi Makwana. Singh-Kandola refused to let the police analyse...

What happens next after Hinckley Road tragedy?

Residents in the Hinckley Road area are being reassured that support is in place to help the community recover from the tragic event. Emergency services have now completed their investigations at the scene of the explosion, and work to make the area safe and reopen the road has been handed over to Leicester City Council. Properties...

Leicester mum loses half her body weight after getting stuck in rollercoaster

A mother-of-two has lost half her body weight after being left embarrassed when she became stuck on a rollercoaster ride at a theme park. Laura Cosbie, 35, from Leicester was nearly 19st (120kgs) when she got wedged in a ride at Alton Towers. She vowed to turn her life around after it took three men...

Plans to create new road to link Welford Road and Aylestone Road

Leicester City Council is proposing to create a new road linking Aylestone Road and Welford Road in Leicester. The proposal involves using the route of the existing Putney Road, connecting the end section of Putney Road West directly to Aylestone Road, and creating a through-route to the junction of Welford Road and Victoria Park Road. The...

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