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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...

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...

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...

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...

New Leicester estate agents shortlisted for national award

A new Leicester based estate agency has been shortlisted for a national award at a prestigious ceremony in London this evening. Harry Albert Lettings & Estates has been nominated in the New Agency Award 2018 category at The Negotiator Awards 2018. The Negotiator Awards is organised by the residential property trade magazine, The Negotiator, and celebrates excellence...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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