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Amazon has over 2,000 Christmas jobs in Coalville

With Christmas just around the corner, internet retailer Amazon is looking for thousands of extra people to work over the busy festive period. The internet giant has a number of sites across the UK and is looking to recruit 20,000 new staff across the country. This includes people who can help pick, pack and ship...

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...

Approval given for expansion of controversial site creating 10,000 jobs in Leicestershire

Harborough District Council has approved the controversial plans to expand Europe's largest distribution park in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. Magna Park sits along the busy A5 in South Leicestershire. The distribution storage centre is used by many well known big brands like Asda, Argos and Lidl, with easy access to the M1 and M69. The go-ahead was...

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...

Walkers celebrates its 70th anniversary with six limited edition flavours

Walkers Crisps is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion the company is introducing six new flavours. The limited edition flavoured crisps are all based on famous dishes from the last six decades of the iconic brand’s existence. Walkers was founded in 1948 in Leicester by Henry Walker and initially started off...

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...

Plans revealed for Leicester’s new £75million space park

This is what the new £75m Leicester Space Park could look like when it is completed. The new image has been revealed ahead of a public consultation and a planning application being submitted this summer. The University of Leicester is working with Leicester City Council, Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) and the National Space Centre...

£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...

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...

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...

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