September 18th, 2015Plans to transform Leicester's historic market have been unveiled by Leicester city mayor Sir Peter Souslby.
If the new proposals are given the go-ahead, the 800 year-old outdoor market could be set for a stunning transformation.
Sir Peter Soulsby is considering major investment in the 800 year-old...By September 18th, 20150 comments
May 14th, 2015Plans have been unveiled for a new development combining office space, shops and homes on the former Leicester City Council New Walk Centre head quarters.
The two crumbling 1970's office blocks which stood on the 2 acre site were demolished in February.
Leicester's City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby announced the...By May 14th, 20150 comments
February 17th, 2015A group of historic buildings in Leicester city centre have been saved from immediate demolition after the city council stepped in.
The 19th century properties include what is thought to be one of Leicester’s last remaining ‘one-up, one-down’ cottages, in Garden Street in the city centre. It was built in the early 1800s...By February 17th, 20150 comments
January 7th, 2015
Plans for a multi-million pound regeneration of Leicester's Waterside have been unveiled by Leicester's City Mayor.
The 15 year plan sets out to transform the 60-hectare area around the River Soar and Frog Island and provide high quality housing, business developments, as well as improvements...By January 7th, 20150 comments
December 8th, 2014Properties in the Greyfriars area of Leicester city centre are set to benefit from major improvements, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Leicester City Council will receive a grant of £1.1 Million from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Townscape Heritage programme to help restore and regenerate buildings in the...By December 8th, 20140 comments
November 26th, 2014Two trees were planted in Castle Park yesterday to commemorate the victims of domestic and sexual violence. It's the start of a new campaign designed to encourage victims of domestic and sexual violence to get help and support.
On average two women die every year in Leicester and Leicestershire at the hands of a violent...By November 26th, 20140 comments
November 20th, 2014Six former shops are set to be demolished over the coming weekend, as the site prepares for the construction of Leicester’s new £13.5 million Haymarket bus station.
Work will begin work to bring down the small block of vacant buildings on the corner of Charles Street and Belgrave Gate from this...By November 20th, 20140 comments
November 13th, 2014A business park for the food and drink industry in Leicester is now open for business and will be welcoming its first tenants within weeks.
It is hoped the £5.8 million Food Park will attract new start-up businesses, provide space for existing food and drink businesses to grow, and create dozens of new...By November 13th, 20140 comments
October 10th, 2014Leicester's High Cross monument has been relocated close to its original 16th century location as construction work at Jubilee Square nears completion.
The single stone pillar, which stood close to Leicester Market in Cheapside since 1977, will be moved to the High Street side of Jubilee Square, where it once...By October 10th, 20140 comments
June 17th, 2014Leicester’s annual cultural festival An Indian Summer yesterday had a colourful launch when dancers from the Shiamak dance academy performed a flash mob in the city centre. Speaking to Pukaar News, Jiten Anand, the Event Project Manager, commented: “We thought about what we should do at the start of each festival and a flash mob is...By June 17th, 20140 comments
June 5th, 2014Leicester's new cathedral gardens is one step closer to completion with the planting of 50 new trees over the next few weeks, as work on the ambitious £2million project enters its final stages.
With a lot of the hard landscaping and paving nearly complete, and work to lay the new lawns now well under way, the...By June 5th, 20140 comments
May 23rd, 2014Today saw the grand opening of Leicester's new food hall.
Hundreds of shoppers flooded through the doors at the opening today after the ribbon was cut by City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby and Jade Pole from Country Fayre.
The 5,500sqft building provides a new home for the eight traders re-locating from...By May 23rd, 20140 comments
May 23rd, 2014The High Court has ruled that Leicester will bury the remains of King Richard III in the city's cathedral.
The Bishop of Leicester The Right Reverend Tim Stevens announced the results this morning at a press conference at the cathedral in front of reporters and television cameras.
He said of the...By May 23rd, 20140 comments
May 20th, 2014Leicester’s statue of King Richard III was supposed to begin its journey on Monday to its new home in the heart of the city’s Cathedral Quarter, but it proved to difficult for restorers to remove the statue which is currently located at Castle Gardens. After trying for many hours to remove the monument even armed with a mini...By May 20th, 20140 comments
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