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What’s on this festive season in Leicester

Planning your Christmas entertainment? There's loads to do in Leicester this festive season. We've picked some of the festive highlights for you. Santa's Log Cabin Experience on now until 24 December Highcross Journey through the winter garden into Santa's log cabin to meet the big man himself! Jack and the Beanstalk on now until 3 January De Montfort Hall A family...

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...

Leicester mum loses half her body weight after getting stuck in rollercoaster

A mother-of-two has lost half her body weight after being left embarrassed when she became stuck on a rollercoaster ride at a theme park. Laura Cosbie, 35, from Leicester was nearly 19st (120kgs) when she got wedged in a ride at Alton Towers. She vowed to turn her life around after it took three men...

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...

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...

Beware of new patrols cracking down on dangerous parking in Leicester

Drivers who park so dangerously that they cause a hazard to other road users and pedestrians are being targeted in a road safety crackdown led by Leicester City Council. Concerns have been raised about dangerous and obstructive parking in the city centre and residential areas as well as the main arterial routes into the city. This...

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...

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,...

£3.9m transformation of Leicester’s London Road to start

A major transformation of Leicester’s busy London Road is due to get underway this summer. Leicester City Council will be revamping the route between Granby Street and the Victoria Park roundabout, to create a safer and more attractive route for cyclists and pedestrians. New cycle lanes will be created on either side of London Road, between...

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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