Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal visited a bag manufacturer in Leicester today in her role as the President of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT).
Princess Anne was given a tour of the Zatchels factory in Charter Street in Leicester.
The firm was established in 2011 and now employs 65 people, making leather bags which are sold in the United States, the Far East and Europe.
Today will be the busiest day of the year for the Royal Mail centre in Nottingham.
Staff expect to handle millions of parcels, cards and packages just ahead of the 20th of December, which is the recommended last posting day for Christmas.
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Head Chef, Robert Grzesik told ITV News Central that he fears the new rules on allergy labelling with only add to the paperwork of restaurants an will become a 'box ticking exercise'.
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A Derby-based entrepreneur who started his own multi-million pound firm on his kitchen table says small businesses are the key to the the country's economic success.
Today he and other business experts gave a masterclass at Derby Council House as part of Small Business Saturday, to people who're thinking of starting their own firms, as Mark Gough reports.
Small businesses are being given advice at a special event being held in Derby as part of Small Business Saturday.
Entrepreneurs will be given advice from existing businesses and banks at the Council House in sessions being held throughout the day.
Dean Jackson, who runs wetsuit design firm Huub Designs based in Sinfin, will be one of those giving advice.
His firm makes specialist suits for the triathlon market, was founded in 2011, and he says with help from investors in Nottingham and support from the City Council has helped him make his business a success.
The oldest traditional Christmas market in the UK gets underway this lunchtime.
Lincoln Christmas Market is expected to attract more than a quarter of a million visitors over the next four days.
And with more than two hundred stalls nestled in and around the city's magnificent cathedral and castle there's plenty to get them in the festive spirit.
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More than 100 people were evacuated from a nightclub in Northamptonshire in the early hours of this morning after what is believed to be a gas canister was let off.
Police, the fire service and two ambulances were called to Bar Qbano in Ebenezer Place in Kettering.
Police said it is believed a "CS-type gas" was released. Investigations are on-going.
A spokesman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: “Two patients required treatment for breathing difficulties and were both treated at the scene. An additional patient was suffering from abdominal pain and was taken by DCA to Kettering General Hosptial.
“Our second DCA remained at the club to support Police and Fire and be on hand to assist anyone needing medical support.”
A spokeswoman from the club said the venue had now reopened.