Its products include Hula Hoops, Skips, Nik Naks, Space Raiders, and Choc Dips. Mc Vitie's biscuit factory on Smisby Road closed in 2004 with the loss of 900 jobs.
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Mineworkers discovered a copious saline spring when working coal at Moira Colliery, 3 miles (5 km) west of the town, in 1805.
Here developers built the Moira Baths, with a large hotel nearby for travellers.
The Grade II listed, 19th-century water tower, located in the town's cemetery, on Moira Road, has been approved for conversion to a house, despite protests from English Heritage, Ashby Civic Society, and local residents.
The renovation plan includes the construction of a three-storey stair tower and a two-storey glass conservatory.
When the town fell after a long siege in March 1646, it was counted a great relief to the surrounding towns and villages.