Work to rebuild Leicester's St Margaret's Bus Station will begin in the next few days.
The £13 million project will increase capacity at the existing site to 23 buses and include a new passenger friendly concourse building and surrounding footpath improvements.
More than 70% of parents in the Midlands want payday loan adverts banned from airing on television and radio before the 9:00pm watershed.
The survey also found that 72% of children aged 13-17 had seen or heard of a payday loan advert in the last seven days.
It follows research by Ofcom last year that showed the number of payday loan adverts on television had increased by more than 20 times over the past four years to 397,000. The research found more than half of all payday loan adverts on TV were broadcast in the daytime schedule between 9:30am and 4:59pm.
More than 75% of towns and cities in the East Midlands do not have affordable housing available, according to a new report by the TUC.
The majority of places have houses that cost more than five times the average salary.
Rutland was found to be the most unaffordable, while Derby was the most affordable.
Drivers will pay no more than £1 an hour to park in Leicester city centre - at any time and on any day.
The new flat rate for parking will be introduced in council run car parks in November.
New payment machines and credit and debit card parking will also be installed.
A bank holiday seaside trip is now out of reach for one in five families because their incomes are so low, Barnardo's has warned.Read the full story ›
Complaints about websites which take hundreds of pounds from consumers on the promise of finding cheap credit have more than doubled in the last year.
The Financial Ombudsman Service found many people like Heather Sherry from Telford had their accounts debited by so-called "payday loan middlemen" without providing them with the loan they promised.
A woman from Lincoln has been ordered to repay £7,786 and undertake 200 hours of unpaid community service after claiming money to care for her dead father.
Joanne Heyward pleaded guilty to fraud at Lincoln Magistrate's Court after an investigation by Lincolnshire Police found she had ignored letters and phone calls about the account after her father's death in October 2011.
Lincolnshire County Council are warning people to be vigilant against fraud in their communities:
This sends a strong message that we will not tolerate Direct Payment fraud and will seek prosecution for anyone who abuses the system. If you know that this is happening in your community, I would urge you to contact the county council so that we can investigate and reclaim funds for people who should rightfully receive them.
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Professor Joshua Bamfield, from the Centre for Retail Research, based in Newark, has told ITV News Central he's concerned about the impact the takeover of Boots may have on employees here in the UK:
"Walgreens haven't announced what they're going to do so we don't know what impact this will have on Nottingham just yet, but in the medium term, I think job opportunities will be curtailed. It's bad news.
"It's possible that the new company will be vibrant and exciting and everything will go well but the reality is that Walgreens will want to run everything from the US.
"The firm will now try to work out where they make savings. They'll be asking 'where can we make the savings to justify this purchase?' They tend to be made in staff numbers."
It's supposed to take the hassle out of shopping, allowing us to buy whatever we want, wherever and whenever we want - and at the click of a mouse.
But for many of us, internet shopping is far from hassle-free.
A recent survey has found thousands of people are having to take time off work to wait in for deliveries, only for them not to show up or for them to be faulty or damaged.
Consumer experts are warning it's happening all too often, and some customers are delivered nothing but disappointment.
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