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Road still closed after factory fire in Leicester

Road still closed after factory fire Credit: Leicester City Police Twitter

A road is still closed after a factory fire in Leicester this morning.

It started late last night at a derelict building on St John Street.

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Factory fire underway in Leicester city centre

Factory fire underway in city centre Credit: Leicester City Police Twitter

Firefighters are battling a factory fire in Leicester city centre this morning.

It started at around 10:30pm on Tuesday (24 May) at a derelict factory on St John Street.

Leicestershire Police are advising drivers to approach the scene with care and say St John Street is likely to remain closed for some time.

Factory fire underway in city centre Credit: Leicester City Police Twitter

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Weekend Picks: BioBlitz Leicester

BioBlitz Leicester: Friday 20th - Sat 21st May (Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester)

Events run from 7pm - midnight on Friday and 7am-3pm on Saturday Credit: Leicester City Council

Help search for 500 species in just two days at the annual Bioblitz event in Leicester.

Families of all ages are invited to record the diversity of plants, birds and mammals in less than 24 hours.

There is something for everyone to get involved in, either joining in on a single activity or getting involved in as many surveys over the two days.

People can take part in some bat detecting or a night-time moth safari or join an early morning ‘dawn chorus’ bird walk. On Saturday visitors can follow a number of nature trails through the wildflower meadows and woodlands.

“Every BioBlitz throws up some surprises in the wildlife that the volunteers find living on the city’s parks and green spaces. It’s a wonderful reminder that you don’t need to travel far to enjoy a huge range of wildlife – it’s right here on our doorsteps.” - Cllr Adam Clarke, Assistant City Mayor for Sustainability

“BioBlitz has something for all ages and we welcome hundreds of budding nature detectives at the events each year”.

– Helen O’Brien, City Council Nature Conservation Officer

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.leicester.gov.uk/promoting-biodiversity

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