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Spectacular new christmas ice rink opens in Leicester this week

The highly popular Christmas ice rink is set to open its doors to the public this week. It has taken over three days and 65,000 litres of water to create the thick layers of ice needed for the ice rink. The city centre attraction opens at 11am on Thursday 6 December and will give skaters an...

Face of mother found guilty of murdering newborn baby in Leicestershire

A woman has been found guilty of murdering her newborn baby in Leicestershire. Hannah Cobley, 29, was convicted today (6 June) of the murder of the baby girl, born at 32-weeks, following a four-week trial at Leicester Crown Court. The body of the baby was found...

Young woman groped and pushed into canal in Leicester

A young woman was touched inappropriately and pushed into a canal by a stranger as she walked on a towpath in Leicester

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...

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...

£1million transformation of Leicester city centre street completed

A major transformation of King Street in Leicester city centre has been completed following a £1million refurbishment. The street has been completely revamped by the city council, with wider pavements, an attractive new outdoor seating area and a missing link restored in New Walk’s Victorian promenade. Footpaths have been reconstructed in high quality block paving and...

Investigation launched after death of woman in Leicestershire

An investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Market Harborough. Police were called shortly after midday on Thursday (21 February) following concerns for the woman at an address in Douglass Drive, Market Harborough. When Police arrived, an ambulance and Leicestershire Fire and...

Three supermarkets to close stores in Leicester

Three supermarket chains have revealed that they will be closing stores in Leicester by the end of the year. Sainsbury’s has become the latest supermarket to announce the closure of their store on Narborough Road blaming poor sales. This is in addition to the closure...

Leicestershire Police cash in on eBay selling items seized from criminals

Leicestershire Police is selling items seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Cat

Leicester Tigers bring festive cheer to City hospitals

Leicester Tigers players bought some festive cheer and handed out early Christmas presents to patients, family members and staff during visits to Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital. The players handed out goodie bags, T-shirts and chocolates, as they chatted and joked with patients and their families. The fun turned to delight for one of...

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