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Government approves plans to create 21,000 jobs in Leicestershire

The government has agreed plans to create a new enterprise zone in Leicestershire, creating tens of thousands of new jobs. The zone, the second in the county, will create an incentive for national and global businesses to invest here. It is expected to create 6,500 jobs in ten years, rising to 21,000 jobs and £123m...

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...

Twelve-year-old’s video helps mum raise £50,000 for cancer treatment

A twelve-year-old boy has made an emotional video to help his mum raise £50,000 for the first phase of her life-saving cancer treatment. Louise Gleadell, 37 was diagnosed with cervical cancer in February 2015. She has gone through months of radiotherapy and chemotherapy and now doctors say there is no other treatment available to her...

Loughborough market voted best outdoor market in Britain

Loughborough market has been crowned Britain's Best Large Outdoor Market of the Year. The East Midlands has a number of great markets such as Leicester and Newark market, however Loughborough won the title of UK's Best Large Outdoor Market at the British Market of the Year Awards. The market has been running for eight centuries...

Students from Leicester film stunning images of the Earth’s curvature

Students from the University of Leicester filmed breathtaking views of cloud tops and the curvature of the earth using a high altitude weather balloon. The ballon captured beautiful near-space images of Earth from 15 miles above the planet surface and in temperatures of around -56C. The unmanned balloon, named by the students as Aether One, reached...

Fenwick to close iconic Leicester department store

The Fenwick department store in Leicester city centre is set to close after 50 years of business. The landmark store on Market Street was bought by Fenwick in 1962 and has been a mainstay of the city's shopping scene ever since. However, changing shopping habits have hit the store hard and the decision has been taken...

Over 2 million watch harrowing video of Kayleigh’s Love Story

More than 2m people watched Kayleigh’s Love Story within the first 36 hours of the film being posted online. The film, about the last two weeks of 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood, was posted on the website and Facebook page of Leicestershire Police on Tuesday at 9am. Within 24 hours, the film was viewed over a million times,...

Generosity of locals sees homeless man in hotel over festive season

A kind gesture by a man who paid for a homeless persons accommodation over Christmas has sparked others to help. Over £1,600 has been raised in two days, ensuring the homeless man has a bed over Christmas and into the New Year. Paul met the homeless man, Adam, in Loughborough town centre on Christmas Eve....

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...

Two cancer patients from Leicestershire feature in national TV advert

The moving story of two women from Leicestershire who met and became friends whilst being treated for cancer will feature in a national TV advert for Cancer Research UK. Mandie Stace from Melton Mowbray and Jude Price from Loughborough are supporting the 'Right Now' campaign, which calls on people to take action in the fight...

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