News in Ashby

Ashby School is among those set to re-open next month

All schools in England will re-open to all pupils on March 8 under the Prime Minister's roadmap out of lockdown to be announced on Monday - with outdoor after-school sports and activities also allowed to restart.

And on the same date, outdoor recreation with one other person will also be permitted, meaning people will be allowed to sit together in a park with a coffee, drink or picnic.

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Virtual tours are to be offered at the state-of-the-art Springfields Independent Living facility in Ashby throughout the coming month - as the project delivered by national contractor Willmott Dixon nears completion.

Building Design and Construction magazine reports that the £12.5million project, due to complete this summer, is being created on behalf of emh care & support and will feature 65 one and two-bedroom apartments at its complex just off Burton Road, alongside communal areas such as a beauty salon, hairdressers and bistro.

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The road works have affected Bath Street, Station Road and Tamworth Road

The company responsible for the major road works in Tamworth Road says the work will be completed by early March - and the Royal Hotel is to be vacated in May.

Work to link the Mercia Park site near the A42 junction at Appleby Magna - where there is to be a new Jaguar Land Rover parts distribution centre - to the gas mains, has caused disruption to Ashby town centre with traffic having to be diverted and large parts of the road being excavated.

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