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New £5.5m business park in Coalville unveiled

A preview of a new £5.5m work space set to boost business in Coalville has been revealed. Vulcan Park is being created by Leicestershire County Council to support start-ups and firms looking to expand, and will create more than 120 jobs. The 41,000 sq ft building – part-funded by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP)...

Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre to reopen

Leicester's Haymarket Theatre will reopen next week, more than 10 years after it closed its doors. The Haymarket shut after ongoing funding problems in 2007 and was replaced by the £61m Curve arts centre, which opened in November 2008. Over £3m has been spent on the disused Haymarket Theatre, transforming it into a 863-seat music, arts...

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...

Devastated family’s flu warning after tragic death of teenager

The family of a teenager who died from a flu virus are warning others to look out for the signs and not to delay visiting the doctor. 18-year-old, Melissa Whiteley, from Staffordshire died at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital, where she was transferred after falling ill. Melissa was rushed to hospital after becoming unwell over Christmas. Her parents,...

Increase in council tax planned for both Leicester and Leicestershire

Homeowners across Leicester and Leicestershire will have to pay more for council services, after both councils announced plans to raise council tax by 6%. The proposed plans will see council tax bills increase by 6% from April. Over half the homes in Leicester fall in Band A for Council Tax and annual bills for this band...

Leicester City Council given £10 million for new housing development

The Government has announced today that Leicester City Council will be given £10 million of funding for highway infrastructure enabling further investment in a new housing development. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid met with Leicester’s City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby at...

Council axes weekly refuse and recycling collections to save costs

Blaby District Council is switching it’s bin collection from weekly to fortnightly, affecting tens of thousands of homes. The council says it's due to cuts in government and county council funding worth almost £750,000. The changes include moving from weekly collections to alternate weeks and providing larger households with bigger refuse and recycling bins. The council ran...

Mum with terminal cancer writes book to explain her illness to her children

A mum from Loughborough has written a storybook explaining her diagnosis of cancer to her young children. Sarah West, 34, has been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and a year ago she was given the devastating news it had spread to her brain. Sarah, mum to five year old Olivia and three year old Amelia,...

Council to purchase land by force for new city centre road

Leicester City Council has started the process of forcing the owners of a car park to sell their land, allowing the council to build a new link road in the city centre. The council has been trying to purchase the land for three years but negotiations have failed. The land comprises of a car park...

Plan for major new road and thousands of homes in Leicester

Thousands of new homes and a new road to cope with the extra housing is being planned across Leicester and Leicestershire. All the local councils in the county are working towards a strategic growth plan and residents are being consulted on the proposals. The plan, which goes up to 2050, aims to build thousands of new...

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