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​Aldi set to open first store in Rutland - with special golden ticket event

Aldi will be opening its first store in Rutland next week. The German supermarket chain is to throw open the doors of its new shop in Hackamore Way, Oakham, on Thursday November 3. The store will open at 8am with a special golden ticket event with the fi

2 min. ago in Regional East

Angelina Jolie's body double defies trolls by getting back into shape - with 1D trainer's help

A former World Fitness Champion who has worked as Angelina Jolie's body double has got back into shape with help from a city gym. Sarah Donohue got out of shape after abandoning her fitness regime and spending 18 months scoffing curries and drinking inst

55 min. ago in Regional East

De Montfort University offering degree apprenticeships to workers

With the apprenticeship levy coming in next year, Isobel Frodsham finds out how businesses can benefit from the new funding scheme In his Autumn Statement last year, the former Chancellor George Osborne announced a new plan to fund apprenticeships in Eng

today, 11:56 in Regional East

Business Executive Awards: Just Hype, Snooks and Watch. This. Space are up for young executive award

A ski wear company, a boutique and a clothing business are finalists in the Leicester Mercury Business Executive Awards. Snooks, based in Loughborough, Watch. This. Space boutique, in Leicester city centre, and Just Hype, of Wigston, have all been nomina

today, 11:30 in Regional East

Leicester City news and transfer rumours – recap: Mahrez and Vardy shortlisted for Ballon d'Or

That's more like it. Leicester City took their Champions League form right back into the Premier League with their 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace. Shinji Okazaki showed his crucial influence to Claudio Ranieri's side while Ahmed Musa and Christian Fuchs

today, 11:16 in Regional East

Lost street was Wright part of the city to be in

The nostalgic photo I published of old shops in Highfields' Conduit Street brought back memories for reader Horace Gamble, who provides interesting recollections of this much-changed part of Leicester. "I recognised instantly your photo of Upper...

today, 11:00 in Regional East

Demarai Gray makes an impact as Leicester City's Development Squad pick up first win

Demarai Gray was on target as Leicester City under-23s picked up their first win of the Premier League 2 campaign. The England under-21, who missed out on the European Golden Boy award for the best under-21 player in Europe to Bayern Munich's Renato Sanc

today, 11:00 in Regional East

Leicester City News and Transfer Rumours - LIVE

Let's see if today's live Leicester City blog can carry on the crest of the wave. Following on from the feel-good factor of the wonderful Premier League performance against Crystal Palace last weekend, there was more good news for the club last night as

today, 11:00 in Regional East

Retired nurse driving in wrong direction killed grandfather with 'heart of gold' in head-on crash

A 78-year-old driver was travelling in the wrong direction on a dual carriageway when she killed a motorcyclist in a head-on crash, a court heard. Popular maintenance engineer, Ian Massey, 51, a married dad-of-four daughters, of Enderby, was pronounced d

today, 10:34 in Regional East

Mia, 5, has bone marrow transplant in her fight against leukaemia

Little Mia Phipps raises her thumbs for the camera as she prepares for the bone marrow transplant which her family hopes will help her win her battle against leukaemia. The five-year-old was in surgery for six-and-a-half-hours at Sheffield Children's Hos

today, 08:11 in Regional East

Today's Weather: Some sunny spells

Today temperatures will peak at about 13C (55F) in the city and there should be some sunshine between the clouds throughout most of the day. Wind speeds will be low at about 4mph and it should remain overcast throughout the evening and the night, keeping

today, 07:31 in Regional East

Jamie Lewis plays his part in Leicester's transformation

Jamie Lewis is proud of his Leicester heritage – and over the years he has done plenty to show it. Business Editor Tom Pegden spoke to him about plans for his property empire Jamie Lewis is the definition of a self-made man, building up a multi-million p

today, 06:58 in Regional East

Leicester Comedy Festival generates £3 million for local economy every year

Everyone likes a good laugh so it is good to know the Leicester Comedy Festival is confirmed for 2017. Deputy Business Editor Lauren Mills spoke to festival director Geoff Rowe about what it takes to put on the show After TV channel Dave, the Leicester C

today, 06:58 in Regional East

Business Executive Awards: Excellent experts who can navigate a company through difficult times

As this year's Business Executive Awards draw closer, anticipation is building about the potential winners, writes Business Reporter Isobel Frodsham. The ceremony, which is taking place on Thursday, November 3 at the King Power Stadium, will champion the

today, 06:58 in Regional East

Leicester City Council says highly skilled graduates offer fresh ideas and a new perspective

Leicester City Council has launched a graduate development programme as it strives to attract more young talent from the county's universities. Deputy Business Editor Lauren Mills reports Leicester City Council has been on a hiring spree with 24 new grad

today, 06:58 in Regional East

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