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‘Millionaire’ conman who cheated investors ordered to pay back £1

A company director who posed as a multimillionaire to persuade investors to fund £3 million into his failing business has been told to pay back just £1 in compensation. Alan Chandler, 46, from Melton was found guilty of falsely claiming his company was thriving, to gain an investment of £2,954,597 for his green energy company,...

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...

This is how the £2.9m revamp of London Road will look with Dutch-style cycle lanes

Plans have been revealed for a major transformation of a stretch of Leicester’s busy London Road. Leicester City Council is proposing a £2.9milllion revamp of the busy route between Granby Street and the Mayfield Road roundabout, to create a safer and more appealing route for pedestrians and cyclists. New off-road 'Dutch-style' cycle lanes will be created...

Florist from Leicestershire to star in the new series of The Apprentice

The new series of The Apprentice is about to get under way, with 18 more ambitious hopefuls vying to be Alan Sugar's business partner. One of those candidates is florist Elizabeth McKenna. The 39-year-old has strong roots in Leicestershire, attendeding Brooksby College in Melton Mowbray and opening her first shop in Shepshed. Much of Elizabeth's...

Diwali set to light up Leicester

Leicester’s Diwali celebrations return to light up our streets this October. Diwali has been celebrated in Leicester for many years and it is one of the most significant cultural events in the Hindu, Sikh and Jain calendars. The celebrations in Leicester are one of the biggest Diwali events outside of India. The festival kicks off with...

1 in 5 people in Leicester cannot pay their regular monthly bills

A new survey has revealed more than a fifth of people in Leicester are missing bill payments consecutively, with the city featured in the top 10 areas of the UK with debt problems. The research, carried out by the Money Advice Service, found 21% of residents in Leicester have problems with debt. The picture is...

New trampoline park to open near city centre creating 50 new jobs

A new trampoline park is set to open in Leicester, creating over fifty new jobs. The park is set to open in the former iconic Leicester Mercury building in December 2017. It vows to bring bright and vibrant leisure activities to the city. The people behind the idea are a Northampton based company called Boost...

Police officially ask for more funds to continue search for Maddie

The Police search for Madeleine McCann has officially requested additional funding to continue the investigation. Detectives have asked the Home Office for more money, three weeks before their funding was due to run out, to continue to explore one last theory about her disappearance. It's believed Ministers are likely to approve a cash injection so long...

Four police officers sacked for posting offensive messages on WhatsApp

Four police officers have been sacked for posting offensive messages on WhatsApp after being found guilty of gross misconduct yesterday. The officers shared offensive messages about gay people and disability on a private group chat on WhatsApp between 2013 and 2014. The lengthy disciplinary process concluded yesterday with the sacking of the four officers, and warnings...

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...

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