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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...

Leicestershire Police warn residents after people duped out of large sums of money

Leicestershire Police are warning the public to be vigilant after a number of people have been duped to take part in an undercover operation. In the scam, people have been approached by fake police officers asking for their help in an investigation. Eight such scams have been reported since November last year, and officers are...

Sexual health clinic set to open in Leicester shopping centre

Leicester City Council is looking to spend £1.6m on a new sexual health clinic which will be based in a city centre shopping centre. The council wants to open the clinic in an unused unit on the first floor of the Haymarket Shopping Centre. The council’s sexual health service currently operates from St Peter’s Health Centre...

Turkish restaurant praised for opening doors to the homeless and elderly on Christmas Day

A Turkish restaurant in Leicester has been praised for offering free food to the homeless and elderly people on Christmas Day. Saray Mangal, on Highfield Street, off London Road, served a three-course meal to all to ensure ‘no one eat alone at Christmas’. Motivated by his own experiences of homelessness when he first moved to...

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...

Men follow sat nav into “icy water” and are stranded on car roof

Two men were rescued from their car after they blindly followed their sat nav into “icy water” in Leicestershire. The pair were forced to climb onto the roof of their car after landing in the three-feet-deep water in Watery Gate, Thurlaston. They were finally rescued by firefighters using a raft. Police from Market Bosworth and Hinckley...

Shocking dashcam footage shows man driving recklessly before crashing

Shocking dashcam footage has been released by Police of a man driving recklessly and crashing into another car, whilst using his mobile phone. 34-year-old Craig Barlow was found guilty of dangerous driving this week, after he attempted to undertake drivers and swerve between lorries whilst using his phone. As a result of his driving, Barlow...

Decision made to save Children’s Heart Unit at Glenfield Hospital

NHS England has decided to save the Children's Heart Unit in Glenfield Hospital at a board meeting in London today. It will remain open on the basis that they make the improvements they've promised to make, grow the number of operations at the unit and move Children's Heart Services over to the Leicester Royal Infirmary...

Extra park and ride services throughout December to Leicester city centre

Leicester's Park and Ride services will be running additional services in December, making it easier for people to enjoy everything the city centre has to offer this Christmas. The service makes it easier to get into the city centre, without having to worry about traffic or find parking. You can park up for free at...

Leicester ranks third in list of most improved cities in the UK

A recent survey has named Leicester as one of the fastest improving cities in the UK over the last 12 months. Leicester came in third place in the study, which ranked cities on factors like employment, health, income and affordability of housing. Derby also featured on the index, coming in at tenth position, suggesting cities...

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