January 11th, 2016A family run printing business 'Service Press', visit the remains of the building that caught fire on Ross Walk in Leicester on the 28th of December at around 2.15pm.
The Blaze which had spread from a connected building caused vast amounts of damage, destroying various businesses in its wake and took over two days to be...By January 11th, 20160 comments
December 28th, 2015A factory which was believed to be disused, caught fire in the Belgrave area of Leicester on the 28th of December at around 2.15pm.
Hundreds of people were evacuated from their nearby homes, including an elderly care home, situated too close to the blaze which had engulfed the entire factory building within...By December 28th, 20150 comments
March 6th, 2015Thousands of people took part in the colourful Holi celebrations in Leicester yesterday, with two large events at Spinney Hill Park and Cossington Recreation Ground.
The festival which welcomes the arrival of spring, and the victory of good over evil is celebrated by Hindus throughout the world, in Leicester the celebrations...By March 6th, 20150 comments
February 25th, 2015Firefighters in Leicestershire are on a 24 hour strike today along with the rest of the country in a long running dispute with the government over pensions.
The strike started at 7am this morning.
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service will continue to provide a fire and rescue response cover, although on a much...By February 25th, 20150 comments
December 11th, 2014Firefighters were called out to a blaze at a disused factory on Belgrave Street in Leicester, in the early hours of this morning.
It was discovered alight at around 3am.
By 9am the fire had been put out and the remainder of firefighters had finished damping down the building.
...By December 11th, 20140 comments
September 25th, 2014Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, Leicester City Council, Leicestershire Police and Crimestoppers have joined hands to launch the ‘Celebrate Safely Campaign’ that includes tips to keep safe over the festivities taking place from 24 September and 5 November.
With events such as Diwali, Eid, Navratri, Halloween and even...By September 25th, 20140 comments
September 15th, 2014Its one year since Dr Muhammad Taufiq Sattar's family were wrongly targeted in a revenge attack on their home, killing his wife, and three children. Shehnila Taufiq and her children Zainab, Bilal and Jamil died in the fire at their home in Wood Hill on September 13 last year.
Dr Taufiq who worked in Dublin at...By September 15th, 20140 comments
September 13th, 2014A service was held yesterday to mark the one year anniversary since sports coach Antoin Akpom was murdered. The 20-year-old was stabbed in Kent Street in September last year during a confrontation. A teenager is serving a life sentence for his murder.
A plaque was also unveiled and balloons released at the...By September 13th, 20140 comments
August 7th, 2014Pictures showing the fire at a factory on Melton Road in Leicester.
At the height of the factory fire around 50 firefighters were tackling the blaze. The fire was first reported at around 7:15am.
By August 7th, 20140 comments
August 7th, 2014A large blaze at a factory in Leicester has closed Melton Road today.
At the height of the fire around 50 firefighters were tackling the blaze. The fire was first reported at around 7:15am.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Melton Road at the junctions with Troon Way, Windsor Avenue,...By August 7th, 20140 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
July 7th, 2014Fire crews were called out last night just after 3am to a flat fire on Charles street in Leicester. A second storey flat in Charles Street, on the junction of Humberstone Gate was alight. Police closed Charles Street in both directions between the Halford Street junction and the Humberstone Gate junction just before 3.30am. No one...By July 7th, 20140 comments
June 24th, 2014The trial of the arson attack in Wood Hill is finally nearing a close. Dr Muhammad Taufiq’s family was killed in the house fire last September. This week saw the 8 suspects charged in court this week. All eight of the offenders were convicted, two for murder and the others for manslaughter.
This week, 7 men...By June 24th, 20140 comments
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