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Work to improve parking areas and laybys for residents in Leicester to begin

Plans to install new parking areas and laybys in residential areas across Leicester gets underway from the end of this month. Leicester City Council is spending nearly £330,000 on seven schemes tackling parking issues by creating new parking bays and extending existing ones. The scheme will concentrate on creating new parking spaces in streets in Eyres...

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...

This is how the £2.9m revamp of London Road will look with Dutch-style cycle lanes

Plans have been revealed for a major transformation of a stretch of Leicester’s busy London Road. Leicester City Council is proposing a £2.9milllion revamp of the busy route between Granby Street and the Mayfield Road roundabout, to create a safer and more appealing route for pedestrians and cyclists. New off-road 'Dutch-style' cycle lanes will be created...

300 new homes planned for one of Leicester’s most desirable locations

Residents living near Stoughton and Oadby are being asked for their opinion on a new housing proposal. Plans are currently being drawn up for a new housing development on land near Stoughton Road and Gartree Road. The proposed plan is to build over 300 homes, 30% of which will be social housing, on the...

Police release further details after bodies discovered in Leicester

Police are continuing their enquiries after two bodies were discovered inside a property in Glenfield. Police were called at around 11.50pm on Tuesday night (27 November) by a member of the public concerned for the welfare of the occupants at an address in Tatlow Road. Officers attended, along with the East Midlands Ambulance Service, and...

Over 100 Police Officers line street for funeral of officer who died suddenly on duty

Over 100 Police officers lined up outside Leicester Cathedral to pay their respects to PC Austin Jackson at his funeral on Friday. The 38-year-old officer died suddenly while on duty on 16 March and was given a full Police funeral. As his hearse was driven towards the cathedral, it was accompanied by two police motorbikes riding...

Men follow sat nav into “icy water” and are stranded on car roof

Two men were rescued from their car after they blindly followed their sat nav into “icy water” in Leicestershire. The pair were forced to climb onto the roof of their car after landing in the three-feet-deep water in Watery Gate, Thurlaston. They were finally rescued by firefighters using a raft. Police from Market Bosworth and Hinckley...

Woman arrested for growing cannabis in loft after house catches fire

Police have launched an investigation after cannabis plants were found in a loft fire at a property in Leicester. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue were called to the blaze in Peverel Road, Braunstone at 5.15pm on Monday 28 May. A concerned passer by stopped to raise the alarm after he could see smoke coming from the roof...

Teen arrested after man hit by BMW in Leicester

A 16-year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, after a man was hit by a car in the Belgrave area of the city. The incident happened on Canon Street at around 9:45pm on Thursday (7 February), leaving the man with serious injuries.

£150m extension to Fosse Park approved

A £150m extension to the retail area next to Fosse Park has been approved by Blaby District Council. The Castle Acres Shopping Park will include a range of new shops, restaurants and cafes next to Fosse Park. The council’s planning committee approved the application after an 18-month consultation process. The project is being developed by Next...

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