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Fire at Big John’s restaurant closes major route into city

A huge fire at Big John’s restaurant on Humberstone Road is causing traffic delays this morning. The fire was reported to Leicestershire Fire and Rescue at 7.28am this morning. Area Traffic Control has advised that Humberstone Road is closed in both directions between Dysart Way and the St Georges island, due to the fire. We will bring...

Man’s body found in alleyway in Leicester

A man’s body has been found in an alleyway in Leicester. The body was discovered at around 10pm yesterday (15 June) near Southfields Drive in the Saffron Lane Estate. It’s believed the body was found by a member of the public. The alleyway has been cordoned...

Open air ice rink planned for Leicester City Centre

An open air ice risk is planned to be a key focal point for this year's Christmas fair in Leicester City Centre. The rink will be set up in the newly created £1.6m public square, the space that used to be occupied by the indoor market. The ice rink could either be temporary – using the...

Leicester City Council given £10 million for new housing development

The Government has announced today that Leicester City Council will be given £10 million of funding for highway infrastructure enabling further investment in a new housing development. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid met with Leicester’s City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby at...

Man has substance thrown in his face on Leicester street

A 51-year-old man was treated by paramedics after a substance was thrown into his face and eyes in Leicester city centre. The incident happened on Market Street on Monday 13th August shortly before 11.30pm. The man was treated by ambulance staff and firefighters, who washed the man’s face and eyes with water. Police are searching for two...

Council plans to create thousands of new homes in Leicestershire

Leicestershire county council is planning to create 2,750 much-needed new homes near Lutterworth. The 550-acre development on land east of the town – including around 1,000 affordable homes, over 100 hectares of green space and two new primary schools – would generate 2,500 jobs. Leicestershire County...

Traffic warden fights with driver in shocking brawl in Leicester

A traffic warden has been suspended after he was involved in a shocking brawl with a motorist who stopped in a parking bay. The video filmed in Leicester city centre shows the warden wearing a high vis vest walking towards a black Volskwagen before smashing the door, hitting the...

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...

New trampoline park to open near city centre creating 50 new jobs

A new trampoline park is set to open in Leicester, creating over fifty new jobs. The park is set to open in the former iconic Leicester Mercury building in December 2017. It vows to bring bright and vibrant leisure activities to the city. The people behind the idea are a Northampton based company called Boost...

Leicester Council sets up own housing company to build affordable housing

Leicester City Council has announced plans to set up its own housing company to build affordable housing in Leicester. The council aims to build 50 affordable homes in the first year of the company’s operation, with work starting on site at the end of this year. The homes will be built on land already owned by...

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