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Multi-million pound redevelopment of Leicester’s Belgrave Gate revealed

A multi million pound redevelopment project of the Belgrave Gate area has been proposed, which would house a new hotel complex and revamp the existing Haymarket car park. Leicester City Council hopes the regeneration will bring a significant annual income for the Council. It wants to invest £10million in a scheme that would allow it to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Burglar impersonates Police officer to gain entry and burgle home

Police are warning residents in Leicester to be vigilant following a distraction burglary, where a thief claimed to be a police officer to gain entry to a house. The incident happened in Glenfield between 8pm and 8.15pm on Thursday 21 December. An elderly resident in Stamford Street noticed a man in his garden who claimed...

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...

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