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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...

Leicester Comedy Festival is back

The Leicester Comedy Festival kicks off today, featuring over 800 shows over 19 days. This year’s festival runs from 8 to 26 February, with something for every comedy fan. The performances will feature at various venues across the city including De Montfort Hall, Town Hall, Hansom Hall and The Guildhall. Among the high-profile names lined up...

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...

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...

Three men wielding crowbars and axe burgle property in Leicester

Three men wearing balaclavas and armed with crowbars and an axe forced their way into a property in Leicester demanding access to a safe. Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for the public to come forward with information. The burglary happened at about 8.30pm on Sunday (September 9) in Station Road, Glenfield. The three men...

£3.9m transformation of Leicester’s London Road to start

A major transformation of Leicester’s busy London Road is due to get underway this summer. Leicester City Council will be revamping the route between Granby Street and the Victoria Park roundabout, to create a safer and more attractive route for cyclists and pedestrians. New cycle lanes will be created on either side of London Road, between...

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...

Man slashes his own throat in Leicester Crown Court after being found guilty

A man found guilty of sexually abusing his own daughter has slashed his own throat with a razor at Leicester Crown Court. The man, who cannot be named to protect his six-year-old victim, tried to kill himself after he was told that he was guilty of the offence. After hearing two guilty verdicts of sexual...

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...

Last images of missing Leicester man released

Police searching for a missing Leicester man have released new images of him walking along a canal footpath. Michal Zygan, who is originally from Poland, left his home in Hopefield Road at around 7.30am last Wednesday morning (25 July) on his way to work in Percy Street. He was first reported missing by one of his...

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