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Man dies after being pulled from Leicester canal

A man has died in hospital after being pulled out of a canal in Leicester. The man was found near the rowing club at Upperton Road on 8 August at 3.20pm. Police are treating his death as unexplained. The man has not been named but police said it was not Michal Zygan, who has been missing...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Samworth Brothers continue expansion in Leicester

Samworth Brothers, the company behind brands such as Ginsters and Soreen, has agreed a deal with Leicester City Council to lease 1.7 acres of land, in a bid to continue expanding its operations. The food giant will lease the land at Ashton Green, with an ‘option to buy’ clause once the lease expires. Samworth Brothers said...

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...

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