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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

£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...

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...

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