Leicester's Haymarket bus station scheme sees shops demolished
Work has begun on demolishing a row of shops as part of a £13.5m bus station redevelopment.
The small block of vacant buildings on the corner of Charles Street and Belgrave Gate will be removed to allow an expansion of the station site.
Most of the work will take place overnight this week, with the nearby Haymarket car park being closed.
Construction of the new bus station is due to begin in the new year, with an opening date of December 2015.
City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: "The new Haymarket bus station will transform this part of the city centre, and the demolition of this rather rundown block of buildings will be the first clear sign of that."
Northampton bus bay signs auction raises £500 for Rotary Club
Vehicle bay signs and other notices from the former Northampton bus station raised £500 for charity at auction.Sale proceeds went to Northampton Becket Rotary Club who support a youth cancer charity and groups funding young people with learning difficulties.
The signs went under the hammer at JP Humbert Auctioneers at Towcester on Wednesday evening.
The bus station, built nearly 40 years ago, is expected to be demolished by explosion in March next year.