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Outrage as Leicester pharmacy charges £9.99 for Paracetamol and £19.99 for Calpol

A pharmacy chain has sparked outrage after their stores significantly increased prices for Paracetamol and Calpol bottles

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...

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 to begin on new hotel development at Leicester stadium

Work will begin this week on a new hotel development at Leicester Tiger’s Welford Road stadium

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...

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...

£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...

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...

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...

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