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Intelligent Energy proposing to cut 200 jobs

A technology company based in Loughborough is proposing to cut 200 jobs, according to reports.

Proactive Investors said Intelligent Energy is also planning the closure of some offices, with the majority of the job losses expected to take place in the UK.

It is reported that the hydrogen fuel cells group will now focus on its smaller applications for its technology such as drones and powering mobile phone towers.

73-year-old assaulted in Loughborough

Police want to trace this man Credit: Leicestershire Police

The 73-year-old victim was walking along Churchgate around 10pm on Friday 19 February when he was pushed to the floor and assaulted before his wallet was stolen.

The victim sustained minor injuries but was left extremely distressed by the incident. The wallet contained cash.

Anyone with any information should contact Leicestershire Police on 101.

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Weekend Picks: Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie

Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie: Sat 20th Feb (Town Hall, Loughborough)

The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie team Credit: Les Enfants Terribles

This weekend the Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie travelling circus arrives in Loughborough.

There’ll be puppets, theatre, music and magic at the Town Hall. Visitors will also be invited inside the caravan of curiosities and be entertained by its crew of ‘mysterious misfits’.

"Packed full of puppetry, physical theatre, music and dance, we are looking forward to welcoming Dr Longitude and his characters for an entertaining afternoon of family theatre here at Loughborough Town Hall."

– Simon Gibson, Marketing Manager, Loughborough Town Hall

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk

Police appealing for 'good samaritans' after Loughborough assault

Leicestershire Police are trying to find three men who ran to the aid of another man being assaulted in the street in Loughborough.

The assault happened at about 2.50pm on Sunday 27 December in a pedestrian area between High Street and Market Place.

The 36-year-old victim was walking towards Baxtergate when the suspect walking in the same direction but on the opposite side, ran across, grabbed him by the collar and punched him several times in the head.

He was not injured but left shaken by the ordeal.

Three people described as young, white men, ran to the victim’s aid and separated him from the suspect.

The suspect has been described as Eastern European appearance, in his mid 40s, 6ft tall and of large build.

Police would like to trace the three men who assisted the victim as they will have valuable information that can assist with our enquiries.

If this is you or you know who the good samaritans were then call 101.

Police appeal to find missing girl

14-year old Jade was last seen on Christmas Day Credit: Leicestershire Police

Police are appealing for help in finding a 14-year-old girl who was last seen at about 1.30pm on Christmas Day.

Leicestershire Police and her family want to know the teenager is safe and well and are urging Jade, or anyone who knows where she is, to get in touch.

Jade, from Loughborough, is white, about 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build, and has long blonde hair and was last seen wearing a black leather jacket with a fur collar, black skinny jeans and black Nike trainers.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call PC 856 Craig Downward, from the Missing Person Team, on 101.

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