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Helping hand for businesses to offer young people work placements

Businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire are being offered a helping hand to take on disadvantaged young people for work placements. The Leicester Jobs Fund is offering firms based in the city or county grants of up to £2,500 to support young people on a work placement of six months or more. The scheme is designed to...

Major revamp of Leicester Market starts this month

A year-long programme of works that will transform Leicester’s historic outdoor market gets underway this month. The £1.86million scheme will include simple measures – a deep clean, a coat of paint and new LED lighting – as well as more significant changes that will have a big impact on the look and feel of...

1,000 new homes to be created in Melton Mowbray, Lutterworth and Coalville

A £13m Government grant has been awarded to help create over 1,000 new homes in Leicestershire. Leicestershire county council will receive £13.2m to kickstart development of land in Melton Mowbray, Lutterworth and Snibston in Coalville. The money will fund much-needed new homes, infrastructure and regeneration as...

Award-winning Vegan chef from Leicester passes away

An award-winning vegan chef from Leicester has sadly died just months after opening her restaurant in Oadby

Council Tax to rise by 4% in Leicester

Leicester City Council has announced a 4% increase in council tax from April 2017, whilst warning of further cuts to major services. The 4% increase is the maximum permitted increase by law and comes after Sir Peter Soulsby warned of troubling times ahead. Government funding for councils across the country have been slashed, requiring councils to...

Twycross Zoo names new snow leopard cubs – watch the cutest video of twins

Twycross Zoo has named its two adorable new snow leopard cubs. The twin sisters, who made their first public appearance last month, are called Eva (meaning 'life') and Ceba (meaning 'dear to hold'). This is the third pair of cubs for mum Irma and dad Suou. Keepers at the zoo hope the two young girls...

Work starts on Leicester’s spectacular festive ice rink

Work started this week on constructing Leicester’s spectacular Christmas ice rink. Featuring real ice, the attraction will be a key part of the city’s Christmas celebrations and will sit at the heart of a winter wonderland in Jubilee Square. The ice rink will open on Saturday 9 December. It will be huge 30×15 metres long...

Proposals being drawn to scrap all district councils in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council Leader Nick Rushton has set out plans for a huge shake-up, which would see all eight district councils scrapped and an entirely new one formed. The council leader believes a single authority would reduce costs and improve services. The proposal would see Leicestershire County Council disbanded and Harborough District Council, Melton Borough...

Fairytale proposal after Grease performance in Leicester

There was a fairytale proposal after a performance of Grease in Leicester

Hair and beauty salons could stay closed for six MORE months over coronavirus safety fears

Hair and beauty salons could stay closed for six more months, with Government scientists unable to find a safe way for them to reopen

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