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Teen injured in crash over the weekend dies

A teenager who was seriously injured in a road traffic collision near Coalville over the weekend has died in hospital. The incident took place at 12.35am on Saturday morning (18 August). The 19-year-old, who was the driver of a grey Vauxhall Astra, collided with a lorry on the A511 on Ashby Road, Sinope. Two other teenagers...

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...

Dad raises over £2,000 for hospitals that saved his twin daughters lives

A father of premature twin girls has raised over £2,000 for two neonatal units that saved their lives. Nathan Curtis (26) and his wife Steffanie (27) were devastated when complications during her pregnancy meant that both babies were born 10 weeks early at Leicester Royal Infirmary. They were in intensive care for around...

Leicester named one of the top food destinations in the UK

Leicester has been named as one of top food destinations in the U.K. by travel website Booking.com. The city featured at number eight in the Top 10 food destinations in the UK, beating cities like London and Manchester. The ranking was based on feedback from 118 million traveller's on Booking.com. Padlow, a picturesque village in...

Leicester named one of the cheapest university cities for students

If you are thinking of heading to uni but haven’t made up your mind yet, a new study from marbles.com reveals which city would allow you to stretch your money the most. The study has analysed the average weekly cost of rent, travel, a pint, kebab and social activities such as the cinema and gym...

Diwali set to light up Leicester

Leicester’s Diwali celebrations return to light up our streets this October. Diwali has been celebrated in Leicester for many years and it is one of the most significant cultural events in the Hindu, Sikh and Jain calendars. The celebrations in Leicester are one of the biggest Diwali events outside of India. The festival kicks off with...

Terrifying tarantula the size of a hand found on Leicester street

A man was shocked and terrified when he found one of the world's largest tarantulas on a street near his house. The discovery was made by Michael Fields, as he was leaving his house on Friday 5 May. He noticed a plastic box at the junction of Narborough Road and Ivy Road in Leicester. As he...

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...

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...

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...

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