News in Ashby

North West Leicestershire District Council Leader, Richard Blunt has welcomed news that the reopening of the Ivanhoe Line between Burton and Leicester has moved a step closer - and says it can help the area recover from damage caused to the economy by lockdown.

Much of the line would pass through North West Leicestershire with stations proposed in Coalville, Ashby de la Zouch and Moira.

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The Campaign For The Re-Opening of the Ivanhoe Line says there are four key positive points to take from the Government announcing on Saturday that the scheme is to get 'Development Funding'.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said during the daily televised Coronavirus briefing that the Ivanhoe Line - which is scheduled to run from Burton to Leicester via Ashby - would be one of the plans to benefit from extra investment.

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A Measham couple are taking on a 500-mile Cycle for Dementia challenge to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society - as both have had a grandparent who has been suffering from the disease.

And for Kayleigh Vincent, the fundraiser is even more special as her grandfather Ron Vincent died last month after seven years in a care home with Alzheimer's and Dementia - and his funeral is today (Friday).

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