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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...

Plans to create new road to link Welford Road and Aylestone Road

Leicester City Council is proposing to create a new road linking Aylestone Road and Welford Road in Leicester. The proposal involves using the route of the existing Putney Road, connecting the end section of Putney Road West directly to Aylestone Road, and creating a through-route to the junction of Welford Road and Victoria Park Road. The...

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...

Burglar impersonates Police officer to gain entry and burgle home

Police are warning residents in Leicester to be vigilant following a distraction burglary, where a thief claimed to be a police officer to gain entry to a house. The incident happened in Glenfield between 8pm and 8.15pm on Thursday 21 December. An elderly resident in Stamford Street noticed a man in his garden who claimed...

Imam and Priest’s festive message in Amazon Christmas advert

Amazon has launched a new TV advert, ahead of Black Friday and Christmas, featuring an imam and a vicar exchanging gifts. The touching advert stars Zubeir Hassam from Leicester and pushes a message of inter-faith friendship at a divisive time in the UK and US. With anti-Muslim incidents in the UK increasing, Amazon said its...

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...

Major transformation of Highcross moves a step closer

Planning permission has been granted to redevelop the House of Fraser store at Highcross in Leicester, allowing for larger stores and new brands to take its place. Three of the new units have already been earmarked for specific companies, including larger stores for Zara and JD Sports and a new crazy golf course. The plans will...

Council extends city-wide drinking controls to cover ‘legal highs’

Hundreds of people across Leicester have backed plans to continue a city-wide ban on antisocial public drinking, and extend it to cover so-called ‘legal highs’. The legislation, called Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), gives Police the power to tackle a wide range of antisocial behaviour problems linked to alcohol, noise and nuisance dogs. These controls on...

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...

Leicestershire farmer’s heartbreak as 55 cows die in suspected poisoning

A Leicestershire farmer was horrified to find 55 of his cows dead in a suspected poisoning at his farm. An investigation is currently underway after farmer Tom Rawson discovered dozens of dead livestock at his farm in Houghton on the Hill on Tuesday 19 June. Mr Rawson, who runs Evolution Farming, said they first realised they...

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