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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...

Leicester man mistakenly circumcised in hospital mix-up

A man from Leicester was mistakenly circumcised in a hospital mix-up, a new report has revealed. The error happened at one of Leicester’s hospitals when the patient was admitted to have a cystoscopy (where a camera is inserted into the bladder). But surgeons instead performed the...

Decision made to save Children’s Heart Unit at Glenfield Hospital

NHS England has decided to save the Children's Heart Unit in Glenfield Hospital at a board meeting in London today. It will remain open on the basis that they make the improvements they've promised to make, grow the number of operations at the unit and move Children's Heart Services over to the Leicester Royal Infirmary...

Thieves ram raid Flannels designer store in Leicester city centre

Thieves have broken into a clothing designer store in Leicester city centre stealing hundreds of pounds worth of high end items. The ram raid occurred at the Flannels designer store on Halford Street, where BHS was once located. Police were alerted just after midnight today (March...

Tories lose Hinckley and Bosworth Council but retain Melton and North West Leicestershire

The Conservatives have lost control of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. The Liberal Democrats are now the largest party, having won 21 of 34 seats, with the Conservatives second on 11, having lost 10 seats. This means the Lib Dem’s have regained control of Hinckley and...

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...

Young dad dies after getting trapped under cinema chair while searching for car keys

A father-of-one who had been watching a film at a Vue Cinema died after becoming trapped under his chair, an inquest has heard. Ateeq Rafiq, 24, had been to see a film with his wife at the Star City complex in Birmingham in March last year. After...

Devastated family’s flu warning after tragic death of teenager

The family of a teenager who died from a flu virus are warning others to look out for the signs and not to delay visiting the doctor. 18-year-old, Melissa Whiteley, from Staffordshire died at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital, where she was transferred after falling ill. Melissa was rushed to hospital after becoming unwell over Christmas. Her parents,...

Man who killed girlfriend in Leicestershire crash tries to flee country

A man has been jailed for more than seven years after killing his girlfriend in an 100mph crash near Coleorton, Leicestershire. Varanjot Singh-Kandola was driving the car when the collision occurred on Loughborough Road, Coleorton, on 13 January. The accident led to the death of 25-year-old Tanvi Makwana. Singh-Kandola refused to let the police analyse...

Leicester ranks third in list of most improved cities in the UK

A recent survey has named Leicester as one of the fastest improving cities in the UK over the last 12 months. Leicester came in third place in the study, which ranked cities on factors like employment, health, income and affordability of housing. Derby also featured on the index, coming in at tenth position, suggesting cities...

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