It's an unprecedented move by the council, who will use reserves to balance an estimated £38million black hole in its 2016/17 budget.Read the full story ›
The talented chocolatiers at Cadbury world in Birmingham have unveiled a Christmas tree - made entirely out of chocolate.Read the full story ›
British shoppers are expected to spend £1.97 billion on Black Friday. Here's how to make sure you really are bagging a bargain.Read the full story ›
Electrical Safety First provide their top tips on how to avoid buying fake electrical goods this Black Friday.Read the full story ›
Sun 20th Nov, (Leicester Market)
Leicester’s Winter Food & Drink Festival returns this weekend with more than 150 food and drink stalls stalls selling handmade chocolates, homemade fudge, cheese, bread, jams, pork pies and homemade cakes. The festival brings an array of traditional and world cuisines, from hog roast and organic burgers to crepes, paella, Thai and Indian specialities.
Cooking demonstrations will be on show throughout the day, including a special appearance from Jean-Christophe Novelli. Now in it’s eighth year, organisers say this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better expecting to attract over 20,000 visitors. For times, prices and more information: www.visitleicester.info/christmas
Organisers say the event promises to bring 'well deserved' recognition to a city that 'prides itself on its multicultural heritage.'Read the full story ›
Mondalez International has increased the gap between the peaks of the famous chocolate to reduce the weight of its 400g and 170g bars.Read the full story ›
A Royal Charter, issued by King Henry II in 1166, gave 'Peter de Bermingham' permission for a weekly market to be held on Thursdays.Read the full story ›
The number of people signing up for high-speed broadband in Northamptonshire has increased in the last two years.
Figures from BT reveal more than 40% of homes and businesses have now signed up, compared to less than 10% in 2014.
More than 70% of households in Orlingbury near Wellingborough are now using fibre broadband.
Local businesses and residents are seeing the benefits that a super-fast fibre broadband service can bring. This may be helping to boost the bottom line for business through time and money saving applications, or at home, enabling the whole family to go on-line at the same time without frustrating buffering delays.
It seems people really do love the spread - and are stocking up on it - after the price row between Marmite supplier Unilever and Tesco.Read the full story ›