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Applications are now open for the final Big Lottery/ESF Building Better opportunities grant

The Big Lottery Fund is matching funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 to invest in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty,...

Charter Street Bridge officially opens

A BRAND new footbridge connecting Leicester's Abbey Park to Belgrave Road has been officially opened. The Charter Street Bridge, a five-metre wide structure spanning the...

Have your say on how city and county will grow

People are being asked to have their say on a plan setting out how Leicester and Leicestershire will grow in the future. A draft Strategic...

Credit card surcharges end this weekend

Customers cannot be surcharged for using credit cards after Friday, but prices could rise as a consequence. Under the EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2), which...

Major Roads Consultation Could Transform Midlands Congestion Hotspots

The Department for Transport has launched its consultation on establishing a Major Road Network, with £100m up for grabs for improvements on each major road...

Release of December Local Labour Market Dashboards

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has released its Labour Market Dashboards for December. These provide a valuable snapshot of the area.  Information contained in...

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Developing Effective Content for Web

Create fresh, unique and interesting content for your website that engages and inspires.Content is King,...

Logic Model and Appraisal Process Workshop

Through the Local Authorities of Leicester and Leicestershire working together to pool business rates, the...

A few facts about employment in our area


brought into the local economy through the reinternment of Richard III


is what the textiles manufacturing industry is worth to the LLEP economy


of the East Midlands' Logistics and Distribution operations are in Leicestershire


people in our area are employed in the Professional and Financial services sector


creative businesses are based here - the largest cluster outside London