A Leicestershire police officer who saved an elderly man from a house fire has been nominated for a national Police Bravery Award.Read the full story ›
Developers say the new warehouse for delivery company DHL will create 1200 new jobs.Read the full story ›
The online retailer Amazon is recruiting 500 staff for its new warehouse in Leicestershire.
A series of job fairs are being held to fill the vacancies ahead of the parcel processing unit's opening in Coalville this autumn.
The first event is being held in Loughborough today. The company plans to employ the 500 new workers over the next 3 years.
Amazon, the world's largest retailer, says successful applicants will get at least £7.35 per hour and a package of additional benefits.
The 1,000,000 sq ft parcelling and processing warehouse on Berridge Lane will employ 500 workers handling orders for larger products like household appliances.
The warehouse is due to open in the autumn in time for the run-up to Christmas.
Leicestershire Police has arrested a total of 46 people during their 35 day drink drive summer crackdown. 42 of the arrests made were men, of those twelve were aged between 17-24.
Too many people are still risking both their lives, and those of innocent people, by getting behind the wheel while unfit to drive.
It is just not worth the risk, if you choose to drink and drive our round the clock patrols will catch you whether you are in the city, our towns or villages.”
Western Park Festival: Sat 9th July (Western Park, Leicester)
The festival returns this weekend for the fifth year. It will showcase local emerging bands and acoustic acts across three stages.
Last year around 8,000 people attended the festival at in Leicester. Throughout the day there will also be food and activities for all the family to enjoy.
There’ll be a range of fun and interactive activities for the youngsters such as zorbing, climbing wall, quad biking, workshops and children's stories in the ‘Kidzone’.
What started out as an open day for a play area revamp, has become an annual family music festival.
It's a great day out for everyone of all ages."
For opening times and more information visit: http://www.westernparkfestival.co.uk/
Police have named the man who died after being found injured in a park in Leicester on Tuesday morning.Read the full story ›
Still wery slow traffic due to earlier accident, four vehicles involved on M1 Southbound between J22 A50 (Coalville) and J21A A46 (Leicester), congestion on M1 to J23 A512 (Loughborough).
All lanes have been re-opened.
There is very slow traffic on the M1 Southbound due to resurfacing work and an earlier accident involving four vehicles.
The road is closed between J22 A50 (Coalville) and J21A A46 (Leicester) with congestion on the M1 to J23 A512 (Loughborough).
Travel time is at least an hour with the disruption expected to last until the afternoon.
The M1 Southbound is closed between J22 and J21a for repair work after a four vehicle collision and a fire overnight.
Resurfacing is taking place after extensive fire damage to the motorway.
All three lanes are closed. The closure is likely to last until this afternoon.
Highways England says:
The diversion is to follow the solid circle, exit at junction 22, take the A50 southbound.
At the A50/A46 interchange, take the fourth exit onto the A46 southbound, to rejoin the M1 at junction 21a.
The M1 is closed Southbound between J22 A50 / A511 (Coalville) and J21A A46 (Leicester North / Kirby Muxloe) due to resurfacing work after an earlier accident involving two vehicles.
Resurfacing is expected to be ongoing throughout the morning peak period.
Highways England are advising of this diversion: "Exit at J22 take the A50 southbound. At the A50/A46 interchange take the 4th exit onto A46 southbound to re-join M1 at J21A."