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£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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Work starts on new Coalville business park

Building work has started on a new business park set to create more than 120 jobs in Coalville. The £5.5m Vulcan Park is being built by Leicester City Council and will boost business in the town by supporting start-ups and firms looking to expand. The venture is part-funded by £2.4m from the Local Growth Fund and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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