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Plans unveiled for new £22m hotel on Granby Halls car park site

New plans for a £22m development, which includes a 165 room hotel, on the grounds of the Granby Hall car park have been revealed. The plans have been developed by Leicester Tigers and the site will be situated next to their Welford Road ground. The hotel will be one of the largest corporate event venues in...

Final week for the iconic Fenwick store in Leicester

This week will see the last week of trading at the iconic Fenwick store in Leicester, with the branch set to close down on Friday 31st March. The department store has been a prominent sight in Leicester city centre for over 50 years. However, changing shopping habits and the rise of online shopping has hit...

Government approves plans to create 21,000 jobs in Leicestershire

The government has agreed plans to create a new enterprise zone in Leicestershire, creating tens of thousands of new jobs. The zone, the second in the county, will create an incentive for national and global businesses to invest here. It is expected to create 6,500 jobs in ten years, rising to 21,000 jobs and £123m...

Sheehans Music is latest Leicester store to close

Another well known retail name in Leicester City Centre has closed. Sheehans Music store, which has operated in Leicester for 32 years has closed down. It comes a day after department store Fenwick said it was going to close its store in the city. The business employed 12 full-time staff at its London Road store. In...

Fenwick to close iconic Leicester department store

The Fenwick department store in Leicester city centre is set to close after 50 years of business. The landmark store on Market Street was bought by Fenwick in 1962 and has been a mainstay of the city's shopping scene ever since. However, changing shopping habits have hit the store hard and the decision has been taken...

Amazon need 1,000 more staff in Leicestershire

Amazon needs a 1,000 more staff in its Coalville distribution centre to cope with demand over the festive period. The new warehouse in North West Leicestershire created 500 jobs when it opened. It now needs another 1,000 temporary staff to assist with the run up to Christmas. The festive season is the companies busiest time...

£150m extension to Fosse Park approved

A £150m extension to the retail area next to Fosse Park has been approved by Blaby District Council. The Castle Acres Shopping Park will include a range of new shops, restaurants and cafes next to Fosse Park. The council’s planning committee approved the application after an 18-month consultation process. The project is being developed by Next...

Leicester businesses offered £615,000 in funding

Leicester City Council is offering £615,000 in match funding to independent Leicester businesses to improve their properties. Independent retailers can apply for match-funding to improve their shop fronts and help give important gateways into the city a makeover. So far, over 100 businesses have been supported through the scheme and grants of over £370,000 have been...

Help for businesses in Leicester to become more accessible to young people

With 1 in 5 young people in the UK not in education, employment or training, a new social enterprise has been launched in Leicester to help businesses become more accessible to inexperienced young people. Access Generation will provide free practical guidance to businesses to help them make the workplace more accessible for young people. They will...

Aviva axes 82 jobs in Leicester

Amid the growth of its digital platform, Aviva has announced 82 job losses from it's Leicester office today. The growing number of policies transacted online has prompted the insurance company to make changes to its commercial underwriting teams in Leicester. The changes will take effect from January 2017. The company is looking to create a digital...

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