December 15th, 2017National cancer charity, Mesothelioma UK has moved its operational team to offices at The Sidings in Leicester, and has held an official opening on today, Friday 15 December 2017.
Mesothelioma UK is a specialist resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. The charity was previously located at Glenfield...By December 15th, 20170 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
December 9th, 2017The judges of this year's Leicester's Got Talent were impressed by the standard of the 21 finalists, with singer song-writer, Eva Rose being chosen as this year's winner.
The show took place on Saturday 9 December at a packed-out Leicester YMCA, with family and friends supporting those performing.
There was a wide range of acts,...By December 9th, 20170 comments
December 4th, 2017Parents of special educational needs children from across Leicestershire are worried that potential changes to their transport could see them unable to attend college.
Leicestershire County Council have released a consultation period with parents who can share their views with the council on the cuts which has some parents...By December 4th, 20170 comments
December 1st, 2017Christmas arrives at two Leicester City Council museums this weekend, with special events taking place at both the Guildhall and the Abbey Pumping Station.
Saturday (2 December) sees the return of the popular Christmas Craft Fair to the city’s medieval Guildhall.
Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of the 600-year-old...By December 1st, 20170 comments
November 30th, 2017Mouth cancer has risen in Leicester by 30 per cent since 2001 according to Public Health England.
The Oral Health Foundation state that the disease causes more deaths per year than testicular and cervical cancer combined and mouth cancer has started to become more common in the city.
Dental Health Consultant, Jasmine...By November 30th, 20170 comments
November 20th, 2017After releasing a five-year plan to tackle homelessness in Leicester, Councillor Andy Connolly has told Pukaar News that the council want to stop rough sleeping by 2020.
The council announced plans to work alongside the private sector in landlords, to help ease the housing crisis, as the UK's lack of social housing continues which has...By November 20th, 20170 comments
November 20th, 2017Leicester Curry Awards 2017 took place back in April at the Athena in Leicester, as hundreds turned out to celebrate the best of what the city has got to offer when it comes down to curry.
Seven months later, owners from restaurants across the city who were lucky enough to pick up one of the awards, say their business is better than...By November 20th, 20170 comments
November 14th, 2017The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, arrived in Leicester today as he visits the city and Leicestershire over the next few days.
Earlier today, the Archbishop stopped off at Guildhall before making his way to Leicester Cathedral for a special service, with choirs from local schools performing to celebrate his arrival.
The...By November 14th, 20170 comments
November 13th, 2017Sir David Attenborough returned to his hometown of Leicester alongside his nephew, Michael, to open a new state-of-the-art medical building at the University of Leicester.
The building, which has been described as a 'new cutting edge medical teaching and research' centre, has been named in honour of George Davies, the founder of...By November 13th, 20170 comments
November 9th, 2017Leicester's annual Remembrance Day service and parade will take place at Victoria Park on Sunday 12 November, with military veterans, local civic dignitaries and members of the public expected to make up a crowd of around 3,000 people.
The parade will set off from De Montfort Hall and make its way along the new Centenary Walk, through...By November 9th, 20170 comments
November 6th, 2017Christmas may be seven weeks away but plans released by Leicester City Council show the celebrations this year are set to be the biggest so far, with an ice rink returning for the first time in nine years.
The rink, which will be next to the 'wheel of light' in Jubilee Square, will have a capacity of 170 skaters and will even have a...By November 6th, 20170 comments
November 2nd, 2017Back in October, The University of Leicester announced a transformative £500 million programme of investment that will improve student and academic facilities as well as public spaces over the next decade.
Now, as part of that programme, the University and their development partners Equitix and Kier have revealed the first images...By November 2nd, 20170 comments
October 31st, 2017Students at the University of Leicester swapped their pens and lectures, for a swab and a signature at the Leicester Heroes Day as campaigners aim to get more young people on the stem cell donor register which helps treat blood cancer patients.
Leicester Heroes was a collaboration between Leicester charity The Rik Basra Leukaemia...By October 31st, 20170 comments
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