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Direct Coventry-Leicester rail service moves a step closer as part of £2 billion Midlands rail upgrade plans

Plans to reinstate direct rail services between Leicester and Coventry for the first time since 2004 form part of a £2 billion package of improvements...

Midlands Engine deepens ties with China

Ties between the Midlands and China have received a further boost with the signing of a new agreement to promote science and technology co-operation between...

35 Year discovery that changed criminal investigations forever

Images: Dr Turi King, University of Leicester   At 09:05 on Monday 10 September 1984, a discovery in a laboratory at the University of Leicester...

New service will help hundreds of homeless people into work

A new college for people experiencing homelessness is set to open in Leicester’s Dawn Centre in the New Year.   The St Mungo’s Recovery College...

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Sep
24

Collaborate: How to Secure Public Sector Contracts – Harborough District

This free event focuses on public procurement processes and seeks to boost the confidence of…
Sep
25

Collaborate: Introduction to BRC for Food Safety

A free workshop for food and drink manufacturers providing information on the benefits of the…
Sep
26

Marketing Forum with East Midlands Chamber

Are you responsible for the marketing activity in your organisation, or provide clients with marketing…

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A few facts about employment in our area

60,000

higher education students attend the region's three universities

14.6%

of the population of Leicester is aged 18-24 (against a national average of 8.7%)

41,000

people employed in professional, scientific or technical industries

68%

of the population of Leicester is of working age (against a national average of 62.8%)

70.8%

employee growth in the professional, scientific and technical sectors 2011-2017 - an increase of 17,000 workers