February 26th, 2018Five people are now confirmed to have died following an explosion at a property in Hinckley Road, Leicester, last night.
Five other people remain in hospital, one of which is in a critical condition.
Rescue work continues at the scene following the explosion and the then consequent fire.
Hinckley Road, from its junction with...By February 26th, 20180 comments
December 11th, 2017An explosion in Birstall has left two houses collapsed, with cars and between 30-50 houses damaged following the blast that happened at 07:30 this morning.
Two people were taken to hospital by air ambulance with "significant" injuries, whilst one other person escaped with just minor injuries.
Matt Cane, Group Manager at...By December 11th, 20170 comments
February 22nd, 2015The New Walk Centre may have been part of the skyline of Leicester for more than 40 years, but it took seconds for them to come crashing down in a controlled demolition today.
The two towers which were the headquarters of Leicester City Council were collapsed within their own footprint, in front of hundreds of...By February 22nd, 20150 comments
February 21st, 2015This Sunday will see Leicester's New Walk Centre brought down into a huge pile of rubble during a controlled demolition.
The former headquarters of Leicester City Council will use a method which will collapse the two towers within their own footprint, and means the buildings can be demolished, the surrounding area cleaned...By February 21st, 20150 comments
February 11th, 2015Details for the demolition of Leicester's New Walk Centre have been announced, including the exclusion zone around the centre.
A video has also been produced which shows an animated version of the demolition which is due to take place later this...By February 11th, 20150 comments
January 9th, 2015The former head quarters of Leicester City Council are due to be demolished, via a controlled collapse in February.
The New Walk Centre will be demolished on 22 February in a controlled explosion, known as a "double blow-down", which will see the two blocks brought down into their own footprint in a matter of...By January 9th, 20150 comments
July 11th, 2014A blaze at a Leicester electricity substation on Millstone Lane caused 260 homes to be left without power last night after an explosion due to an electrical fault.
Fire crews were called to the substation, located inside a disused office block on Millstone Lane, at about 22:00 BST on Thursday.
Leicestershire Fire and...By July 11th, 20140 comments
January 27th, 2014
Leicester worshippers had a lucky escape this weekend when the roof collapsed on the Ramgarhia Temple on Meynell Road, after being struck by lightning. Freak electrical storms battered the country on Saturday, and the temple was hit at around 3pm, damaging the roof, and destroying a section of the building. Kirpal Singh...By January 27th, 20140 comments
Disclaimer: Pukaar News holds copyright to all text and media. We cannot accept responsibility for any material received and any views expressed by advertisers or contributors may not be those of the publisher. All materials sent out to Pukaar News are assumed to be copyright free unless otherwise advised.