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The Coca-Cola Christmas truck is coming to Leicester

You’ve seen the Coca-Cola Christmas truck on TV… now see it in real life! The tour dates for the Coca-Cola truck have been revealed and it's coming back to Leicester on Tuesday 13th December. The visit to the Highcross Centre last year saw hundreds of families come along to have their picture taken with the...

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...

£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...

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...

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...

Plan for major new road and thousands of homes in Leicester

Thousands of new homes and a new road to cope with the extra housing is being planned across Leicester and Leicestershire. All the local councils in the county are working towards a strategic growth plan and residents are being consulted on the proposals. The plan, which goes up to 2050, aims to build thousands of new...

October half-term dates for city schools could be changed

Leicester City Council is reviewing whether the city’s half-term break in October 2019 should be changed, to bring it in line with dates recently announced for schools in the county. The council is asking for views from people on whether next year’s October half term should be brought forward by a week – or whether...

Cheering crowds greet the Queen in Leicester

Crowds of cheering fans lined the streets of Leicester City Centre to welcome the Queen and Prince Philip today. Spectators lined the length of the parade route as Her Majesty's limousine drove past Humberstone Gate, the Clock Tower, High Street, ending at Jubilee Square. The Queen, wearing a deep jade dress with a matching coat...

Council to purchase land by force for new city centre road

Leicester City Council has started the process of forcing the owners of a car park to sell their land, allowing the council to build a new link road in the city centre. The council has been trying to purchase the land for three years but negotiations have failed. The land comprises of a car park...

£1 million pound drugs operation foiled in Leicestershire

Two men from Leicester have been jailed for their role in a large scale drugs operation believed to be worth over a £1 million. The men were sentenced at Leicester Crown Court for a total of 11 years for drugs offences across Leicestershire and West Yorkshire. Mark Longland, 56, of Cairnsford Road was found guilty of...

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