On 13 June 2018, Dixons Carphone plc announced that a review of their systems and data had shown unauthorised access to certain data held by the company.
Dixons Carphone has reported that 1.2m records containing non-financial personal data, such as name, address or email address, have also been accessed. There was also an attempt to compromise 5.9m credit and debit cards. Further details can be found in the Dixons Carphone statement.. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:19 by Stuart Bacon
The Highway Code section about motorways will change from 4 June 2018.
This is because the law is being changed to allow learner drivers to have motorway lessons with an approved driving instructor. This will help to make sure more drivers know how to use motorways safely.
The change is to rule 253, which covers who can use motorways.
The rule will have this wording added to it:
'From 4.. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 31 May 2018 10:00 by Stuart Bacon
A by-election for the Stoney Stanton and Croft Ward, for a seat on Leicestershire County Council, took place on Thursday 3 May 2018.
The results for the by-election for the Stoney Stanton and Croft Ward have been declared.
Nick Cox, The Green Party - 153 Votes
Christina Emmett, Labour Party - 444 Votes
Danny John Findlay, Liberal Democrat - 1032 Votes
Maggie Wright, Conservative Party - 1566 Votes.
Posted: Fri, 04 May 2018 15:05 by Stuart Bacon
Leicestershire and Leicester businesses and homes can now apply for the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme as part of the government's £67million investment commitment to make a "full fibre Britain".
The scheme is primarily aimed at small and medium sized businesses who can claim up to £3,000 against the cost of the connection to a gigabit (1Gbps) broadband network either individually of as part of a group project. Residents.. Read More »
Posted: Tue, 01 May 2018 17:47 by Stuart Bacon
"We are aware of the significant financial challenges faced by Leicestershire County Council and the current consultation on their future policy for public transport provision. The vast majority of Arriva's bus network in Leicestershire is commercially operated with no financial support from the County Council.
We would like to reassure customers that any changes made to LCC supported services under the new policy.. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:52 by Stuart Bacon
The M1 will be closing in both directions from 22:00 hours, Friday 11th May and will remain closed until 15:00 hours, Sunday 13th May.
The closure will be in place whilst a new bridge is lifted over the M1 between J23a and J24.
The alternative diversion will be signed along the A453 from the M1 and A42 (J23a) to the M1 (J24).
On behalf of Highways England, Leicestershire County Council apologises for any.. Read More »
Posted: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:18 by Stuart Bacon
Leicestershire Police are warning they have seen a spike in reports regarding fraudsters purporting to be from the Telephone Preference Service, cold calling people and offering a paid-for call blocking service.
Please be aware, the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is FREE. You should never be asked to pay for it, and the TPS will never make unsolicited phone calls in order to sign you up. Once your phone number is on the register, it.. Read More »
Posted: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:12 by Stuart Bacon
A by-election for a seat on Leicestershire County Council will be held this Spring following the death of former County Councillor, Ernie White, who sadly passed away in the New Year.
Posted: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:02 by Stuart Bacon
Leicestershire County Council wants to hear your views on three suggested options for school term time and holiday dates from autumn 2019 to summer 2022.
They have developed three different options:
Option 1: This is the current Leicestershire pattern which includes an early autumn half-term break and an early spring half-term break.
Option 2: Based on Leicester City's term time pattern – with a later.. Read More »
Posted: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:00 by Stuart Bacon
PEOPLE are being given more time to comment on plans about how Leicester and Leicestershire could grow in the future.
The draft Strategic Growth Plan has been out for consultation since 11 January. The consultation was due to close at the beginning of April, but the closing date for people to give their views has now been extended to Thursday 10 May 2018.
The plan has been developed by a partnership formed.. Read More »
Posted: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 11:54 by Stuart Bacon