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What are the dream jobs for modern youngsters in Leicester?

When it comes to a dream job, modern youngsters now aspire to be writers/bloggers, artists and YouTube sensations over more traditional careers. A survey of young people aged between 12 to 25 and adults over 50 has found 92% of youngsters would prefer not to follow in their parent’s footsteps, moving away from careers such...

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...

Sexual health clinic set to open in Leicester shopping centre

Leicester City Council is looking to spend £1.6m on a new sexual health clinic which will be based in a city centre shopping centre. The council wants to open the clinic in an unused unit on the first floor of the Haymarket Shopping Centre. The council’s sexual health service currently operates from St Peter’s Health Centre...

Crowd comes together to lift two-ton car to save trapped 7-year-old

A crowd of passers-by helped to lift a two-ton car to save the life of a 7-year-old trapped below. The young boy was hit by the car on St Peters Road, in the Highfields area of Leicester on Sunday. About 15 people joined in to lift the Mercedes A Class and pull the boy free. The...

Leicestershire Police warn residents after people duped out of large sums of money

Leicestershire Police are warning the public to be vigilant after a number of people have been duped to take part in an undercover operation. In the scam, people have been approached by fake police officers asking for their help in an investigation. Eight such scams have been reported since November last year, and officers are...

Extra park and ride services throughout December to Leicester city centre

Leicester's Park and Ride services will be running additional services in December, making it easier for people to enjoy everything the city centre has to offer this Christmas. The service makes it easier to get into the city centre, without having to worry about traffic or find parking. You can park up for free at...

‘Miracle baby’ born at just 22 weeks and weighing 1lb defies odds to survive

One of Britain's most premature babies has defied the odds after surviving being born at 22 weeks weighing just 1lb 4oz. Little Austin Douglas weighed the same as half a bag of sugar when he arrived 18 weeks early on March 31. Doctors told parents Helen, 30 and Rhys, 25, there was very little chance their...

What happens next after Hinckley Road tragedy?

Residents in the Hinckley Road area are being reassured that support is in place to help the community recover from the tragic event. Emergency services have now completed their investigations at the scene of the explosion, and work to make the area safe and reopen the road has been handed over to Leicester City Council. Properties...

Police release further details after bodies discovered in Leicester

Police are continuing their enquiries after two bodies were discovered inside a property in Glenfield. Police were called at around 11.50pm on Tuesday night (27 November) by a member of the public concerned for the welfare of the occupants at an address in Tatlow Road. Officers attended, along with the East Midlands Ambulance Service, and...

Dad raises over £2,000 for hospitals that saved his twin daughters lives

A father of premature twin girls has raised over £2,000 for two neonatal units that saved their lives. Nathan Curtis (26) and his wife Steffanie (27) were devastated when complications during her pregnancy meant that both babies were born 10 weeks early at Leicester Royal Infirmary. They were in intensive care for around...

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