Fire brigade strike in pensions protest

  By Alastair Ulke Students in Leicester have been asked to be ‘vigilant’ ahead of a fire fighter’s strike tomorrow. 999 calls will instead be handled by a ‘contingency crew’ and callers are asked to expect a ‘slow response.’ Phil Coates, the Fire Brigade Union’s Regional Chair for the East Midlands, said: “From 7am tomorrow, […]

Students offered once in a lifetime opportunity at BBC Radio Leicester

By Bethan Head and Katrina Chilver A BBC radio professional visited De Montfort University today to give students tips on getting work with the broadcasting giant and an insight into the industry. Lucy Collins, programme editor at BBC Leicester, visited the university as part of Employability Week which aims to give students experience and knowledge […]

Leicester businesses fear demolished council buildings could implode trade

By Andrew Clark Businesses close to the demolished Leicester Council offices are concerned about how the landmark site will be developed in future. In the aftermath of the two buildings’ destruction on Sunday, traders are worried the previous short-term loss of council workers could lead to a long-term business crash. Alyson Mee, a shop assistant […]

A Fairtrade event is set to appeal to young people

By Nathan Rodrigues A city eco-movement is targeting children through an activity day to raise awareness, at the end of the month. Leicester Fairtrade group will have a variety of stalls and cupcake decorating for children at the event in St. Martin’s Square on Saturday February 28. The founder of Just Fairtrade, Sarah Shepherd, explained […]


Students are today taking part in a Newsday which will see stories about DMU and Leicester posted on The Leicestershire Press. Leicester Centre for Journalism Director John Dilley said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for students across all three years of the degree programme and the Post Grads to work together on a live news […]