News in Ashby

Leading employers including DHL, East Midlands Airport Training Academy and Oakland International will be among more than 20 businesses offering opportunities at North West Leicestershire's second virtual job fair.

With Covid-19 continuing to prevent a face to face event, the virtual job fair will instead shine a light on the opportunities available across the district, interactively allowing jobseekers to explore these opportunities and make contact with employers.

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Tens of thousands of Leicestershire residents have opted to vote from home in next month's county council elections – and others wishing to apply for a postal vote have just days left to do so.

While polling stations will be Covid-secure and open as usual on May 6, postal votes are an option for all, but applications must be received by the deadline of 5pm on April 20.

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North West Leicestershire's Labour District Councillors have urged officers to "grasp the nettle" and press on with developing new planning policies to tackle the climate emergency.

At the council's last Local Plan Committee meeting, the three Labour members welcomed a new report which identifies a range of potential carbon reduction policies suitable for North West Leicestershire.

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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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