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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...

Police chase ends in crash in Leicester

A busy Leicester road was closed this afternoon after a suspected stolen car collided into another vehicle. Moments before the crash, Leicestershire Police were given authority to pursue one of the vehicles involved in the crash after it was spotted in the area. The stolen car...

Three men wielding crowbars and axe burgle property in Leicester

Three men wearing balaclavas and armed with crowbars and an axe forced their way into a property in Leicester demanding access to a safe. Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for the public to come forward with information. The burglary happened at about 8.30pm on Sunday (September 9) in Station Road, Glenfield. The three men...

Leicester council changes school term dates to align with county

Leicester council has decided to change school term dates to match the county for 2019/20. Over 4,000 people completed a consultation which ran from June to September, asking whether school term dates should be aligned between the city and county. Eighty per cent of respondents said they wanted to see term dates aligned between the two...

Lost cat returns home after nine years

A woman was astonished after being reunited with her cat who disappeared from her garden in Leicester nine years ago. Victoria Roberts said she was ‘surprised’ when Spike was found fifteen miles from where he went missing. Spike was last seen in her garden in Thornhill...

Students from Leicester film stunning images of the Earth’s curvature

Students from the University of Leicester filmed breathtaking views of cloud tops and the curvature of the earth using a high altitude weather balloon. The ballon captured beautiful near-space images of Earth from 15 miles above the planet surface and in temperatures of around -56C. The unmanned balloon, named by the students as Aether One, reached...

Bishops welcomed by Leicester Muslims during Ramadan

The Bishops of Leicester and Lougborough have been welcomed by the Muslim community in Leicester during their visits to local mosques in Ramadan. Bishop Martyn visited Masjid Ul Imam Al Bukhari on Loughborough Road for iftari, the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fasting at sunset. It was a very informal gathering...

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...

Wigston man due to stand trial found dead in prison cell

A man from Wigston who was due to stand trial for murder has been found dead in his Leicester prison cell. Martley Matthew, 63, was found dead at HMP Leicester on 24 June. Matthew was charged with the murder of Ashton Slatcher, 43, who was attacked...

10-year-old from Leicestershire wins ‘Young Hero of the Year’

Gideon Jones from Coalville has been named 'Young Hero of the Year' after raising the alarm and helping to prolong the life of his mother who suffered a seizure at home. The 10-year-old's mother Holly, was suffering from cancer when the incident occurred at their home. Gideon supported his mum's head with a pillow and rushed...

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