A laboratory is to resume processing coronavirus tests five months after being closed down by the government. The former "lighthouse lab" in Loughborough, Leicestershire, has been taken over by a US biotechnology company. The Charnwood Campus site closed in March after the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) said it would not be renewing its six-month contract.
A conspiracy to send drug-soaked letters to inmates at a Bassetlaw prison was cracked thanks to a complex police investigation. Shane Smith, aged 35, and Carla Fitzgerald, 27, were involved in conspiring to produce mail contaminated with spice and then sending it into HMP Ranby.
Campaigners to protest against Amazon outside East Midlands Airport over treatment of workers and 'price gouging'
They will gather outside the Leicestershire airport this week Protestors are set to stage a demonstration against Amazon outside East Midlands Airport this week. Campaigners who have expressed concerns about the treatment of Amazon workers, will be outside the airport departures gate at 11.30am on Wednesday, July 28.
Twycross Zoo is looking for a ‘young conservationist’ from Northampton who will get an access-all-areas experience
Nominations for any six to 12-year-olds from the town are now open A Midlands zoo has launched a search for several ‘young conservationists’ from across the region, including one from Northampton Twycross Zoo on the border of Leicestershire and Warwickshire wants to thank young people aged between six and 12 for their support by offering them the chance of an access-all-areas experience.
A number of acts were set to perform including Leicester's Sam Bailey A number of ticket holders for an upcoming festival in Leicestershire are waiting for refunds after the August event is postponed. The Leicester's One Big Weekend festival hosted by local charity Sue Young Cancer Support decided to put the brakes on this year's event which was due to take place on Market Harborough Showground on August 14 and 15.
The list below, taken from Oadby & Wigston Borough Council's website contains validated and decided applications from this past week. Planning applications received this week Single storey rear extension to 9 Swale Close, Oadby, Leicestershire Two storey side extension to Cotton Wood, 12 Cranborne Gardens, Oadby, Leicestershire
Family business will sponsor the Excellence in Manufacturing category at the LeicestershireLive Business Awards With a passion for innovative and quality in the food it produces, Samworth Brothers it is a natural sponsor for the Excellence in Manufacturing category at the LeicestershireLive Business Awards. The awards, which take place at The Maher Centre on September 16, aim to celebrate success, recognise achievement and highlight the innovative people and companies throughout Leicestershire who are putting their region on the map by boosting the economy while making a positive contribution to the local community.
The list below, taken from Blaby District Council's website contains validated and decided applications from this past week. Planning applications decided this week The erection of a single storey rear extension which would extend beyond the rear wall of the original dwellinghouse by 5.0m, for which the maximum height would be 3.94m and the height to the eaves would be 2.58m to 3 Fairbourne Road, Braunstone Town, Leicestershire - Application Refused
Fears as massive 6ft boa constrictor is on loose in English village before skin belonging to MUCH bigger beast is found
A MASSIVE 6ft boa constrictor is on loose in English village - with the skin belonging to MUCH bigger beast found. One six foot snake was reported missing and what appears to be the skin of a second serpent was found, leaving locals in Coalville, Leicestershire, panicked.
Police in Leicestershire say they stopped a truck that was suspected of being involved in kidnap. Leicestershire Roads Policing Unit on Tuesday morning released details about the incident in the early hours of this morning. The unit, in conjunction with the Central Motorway Police Group and North West Leicestershire Police, said they had managed to stop a lorry "suspected of being involved in a kidnap, arresting one and safeguarding the victim".
'We must see change' says charity as few convicted of controlling behaviour despite hundreds of reports in Leicestershire
Just five people were convicted of a form of domestic abuse called 'controlling and coercive' behaviour in Leicestershire last year despite hundreds of incidents being reported to police. Coercive control became a specific criminal offence in 2015 but the number of convictions compared with the number of reported incidents is staggeringly low across the UK.
Police used an unmarked HGV to help them catch drivers breaking the law on Leicestershire's roads on Monday. An HGV driver was fined £200 and could have six points added to his licence after after he was spotted using his mobile phone at the wheel. Another man in an HGV was pulled over and reported after running two red lights in quick succession in front of one of Leicestershire Police's unmarked vehicles.
A 6ft boa constrictor and possibly an even larger snake could be on the loose in a historic English village. Snake owner, Shannon Surch, made a worrying appeal on Facebook a week ago for help locating her pet snake Bo. The giant reptile broke out of its tank at their home in Mesham, Leicestershire and he hasn't been spotted since, reports Leicestershire Live.
Getaway chaos as pile-ups close M25 and M1 and thousands hit the beach on the first day of school holidays
DRIVERS experienced chaos today as pile-ups closed the M25 and the M1 after multiple crashes. Thousands of Brits were locked in traffic as they made their way to the beach on the first day of the school holidays. 5 5 This morning a smash involving a lorry, two vans and two cars happened before 6am on the M26 near Sevenoaks in Kent that caused severe delays.