Under-threat children's heart services at Glenfield Hospital have been given a boost thanks to the donation of a 54,000 scanner. East Midlands charity Heart Link handed over the new portable echocardiogram machine to the centre which is fighting plans from NHS England to stop surgery at the unit.
A 49-year-old man has been jailed after he was caught drink-driving for the FOURTH time in just 18 months. The actions of Anthony Byrne have also been criticised by South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler who said her 'blood ran cold' when she heard the details about the case, while Derbyshire Police said he could have quote easily killed someone.
A series of architects are to pitch their proposed designs for a new multi-million pound heritage rail museum in Leicester. The Great Central Railway plans to build Main Line at its Leicester North station on the edge of the city.
A decision on plans to demolish the Victorian Sketchley Hill House in Burbage and build nine homes on the site has been delayed once again. The application from Derek Fox was originally submitted in November 2014 and discussions have been ongoing into the nature of the scheme ever since.
THE Loughborough Science and Enterprise Park and improvements to M1 junction 23 and the A512 are among the projects which could benefit from a 144m bid to the Government's Local Growth Fund. Back in March, Local Enterprise Partnerships bid for a share of a 1.8bn Local Growth Fund through a third round of Growth Deals.
More than half of people in Newark and Sherwood rated their happiness as 9 or 10 out of 10 when asked, one of the highest proportions in the UK. Overall, happiness levels in the area were rated at an average of 8.1 out of 10 in 2015/16.
Sharon Stacey, chief officer for housing at Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Councillor Chris Boothby, executive member for housing, Gary Turner, Westleighs head of partnerships and investment and Allan Fisher, director of development at Nottingham Community Housing Association, break ground at the new Southfield Road affordable housing development in Hinckley. Picture: Toby Savage A mix of properties are being built on the former Richard Roberts factory in Southfield Road, near Hinckley railway station.
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Choosing a secondary school can be tough, and some parents use ratings and reports by education watchdog Ofsted to guide them in selecting the right school for their children. Ofsted is the chief educational watchdog in the UK and once it has inspected a school it will give it one of four ratings - Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement, or Inadequate.