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Leicester music store shuts its doors after 32 years

The company has operated in Leicester for 32 years. Credit: Pukaar News

Sheehans Music store, which has operated in Leicester for 32 years has closed down.

It comes a day after department store Fenwick said it was going to close its store in the city.

In a statement on their Facebook page, the company said "It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Sheehans has closed down."

We would like to thank everyone who has been part of the Sheehans story during the last 32 years. We have had some great times together. We will post a further announcement in the next few days to let you know about arrangements for instrument rentals and repairs.

– Sheehans Music

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Thousands of JCB workers get £400 Christmas bonus

Workers at Staffordshire based manufacturer JCB will get a bonus this year Credit: JCB

More than 5,000 workers at manufacturing giant JCB are to receive a £400 Christmas bonus.

The pay out was confirmed today and means employees at the firm's 11 plants in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham will share in a festive bonus pot worth more than £2million.

The news follows a vote by workers earlier this week in favour of a 2.2% pay rise.

Chief executive Graeme Macdonald said: "While global construction equipment markets have remained fragile during 2016, JCB has made some good progress and has grown its share in a declining market."

"We expect continued market fragility next year but we enter 2017 with a degree of confidence driven by the recent introduction of innovative new products."

– Graeme Macdonald, CEO, JCB
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