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.
St John Street, off Burleys Way, is still closed after a building fire last night. Ring road open as normal, but take care during rush hour.
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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.
St John Street is closed due to a fire & will remain so for some time. Burleys Way open but smoke over the carriageway, approach with care
St John Street is closed due to a fire & will remain so for some time. Burleys Way open but smoke over the carriageway, approach with care.
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BioBlitz Leicester: Friday 20th - Sat 21st May (Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester)
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”.
For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.leicester.gov.uk/promoting-biodiversity