News in Ashby

Pharmacies across Ashby, Measham and North West Leicestershire are supporting a new domestic abuse scheme which allows victims to discreetly signal that they are in danger.

North West Leicestershire District Council is working in partnership with more than 80 per cent of pharmacies across the district who have signed up to take part in the Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) scheme.

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A teenager who was the victim of a terrible Ashby bullying attack seen by thousands online - leaving her in hospital - is now making a name for herself in the beauty industry.

Katie Morris, 18, wants to show others going through the same ordeal that, no matter what has happened to you, it is possible to focus on a successful career path.

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Leicestershire NHS says that from this week anyone aged 45 and over can book in for their Covid-19 vaccination as the programme continues to roll out.

In addition, the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) is continuing to urge all local residents in eligible groups that are yet to have their first dose of the vaccine to book in without delay.

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A scheme to convert the Loudon House former care home in Ashby into a 'new secure residential institution facility' was been given planning permission by North West Leicestershire District Council on Wednesday night.

Despite strong objections from local residents, with over 770 people signing a petition against the Ridgway Road development, a motion to go ahead with the Rushcliffe Care Group plan was passed with six councillors voting for, and four against.

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