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  • AGM 2014

    You are warmly invited to West Leicestershire CCG’s Annual General Meeting

    On Tuesday 23 September 2014

    From 6pm to 8pm

    At Loughborough Town Hall Market Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3EB

    To find out more email enquiries@westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk

  • ‘Learning Lessons to Improve Care’ – Publication of A Quality Review in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

    Local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) have today published a ‘quality review’ conducted into previous patient cases in order to understand where lessons about care could be learned.

  • Interactive guide supports new parents

    An interactive online guide for parents and carers of children aged from birth to five years has been produced by NHS West Leicestershire, NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland, and NHS Leicester City clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).

    The Childhood health and well-being guide includes information and advice on a baby's first months, common childhood illnesses, general welfare and useful contacts. It has a helpful spoken soundtrack and is also available in a range of languages.

  • Friday (18 July) Heat health alert for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

    The Met Office has issued a level-two ‘heat health alert’ for people to take extra care on Friday, as well as the weekend (18-20 July).
    Hot winds flowing from the continent are set to see thermometers soaring to the high 20s Celcius on Friday, even if skies are overcast, with a very humid night to follow. Heavy thunderstorms in some eastern areas on Saturday will lead to slightly lower maximum temperatures, but it will still be very humid.

  • School's out, stay active!

    As schools in Leicestershire break up for the summer, we are highlighting the wide range of activities available to help families keep their children active and entertained during the holidays. Parents will be pleased to hear there are numerous cost-effective summer solutions at their fingertips to keep their little ones busy indoors and out.

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  • The Art of Period Dining
    Sunday June 24th 11-4pm brings a free  family event exploring ‘food through the ages’ at Donington le Heath Manor House. Historical re-enactors will undertake cookery demonstrations in 13th and 17th century styles and show how meals would have been eaten at those periods. We’ll also have an early 18th century ice cream maker! This event […]
  • Morality tales
    Professional storyteller Sophie Snell will be regaling  audiences with tales of medieval morality and immorality at Donington le Heath Manor House 20th June 7.30pm. This tale telling session for grown-ups will take place upstairs in the atmospheric great chamber. Suitable for age 12+ Tickets £4  Book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Stand by your beds!
    At Donington le Heath Manor House 17th June 11am – 4pm ‘Stand By Your Beds!’ explores the lives of young national servicemen,drafted into the British Armed Forces to serve around the world after WorldWar Two. Veterans of Army, Navy and Air Force will share the stories of their service in these often forgotten campaigns, from […]
  • Snibston Fashion Gallery
    An overview of Snibston Fashion Gallery can now be seen on YouTube http://youtu.be/Dn7LPtpv6fk
  • New Age of Discovery at Snibston
    Imagine a future where oil as a source of fuel has become so expensive that steam power is the fuel of choice and coal mines across the country are re-opening. Leicestershire County Council’s Snibston Discovery Museum is inviting you to do just that and to share in a futuristic one-off event. On Saturday 10 March, […]
  • Imagine the future in 2100: New Age of Discovery
    Saturday 10th March 2012, 6-9pm Join us for a performance of a future lifetime! Tickets for this event are now available online at Go Leicestershire
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  • Garden Centre broken into in Ibstock

    Police are appealing for information after a garden centre was broken into in Ibstock.

    The incident occurred in Leicester Road sometime between 5pm on Thursday August 5 and 8.10am on Friday August 6, when entry was forced to the premises and a quantity of cash was stolen.

    PC 2925 James Broomfield said: “We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious overnight between Thursday August 5 and Friday August 6.

    “If anyone has any information which may assist they are urged to contact the police.”

  • Medals stolen from Loughborough house

    Police are appealing for information after four British Maths Olympiad gold medals were stolen from a house in Loughborough.

    The incident happened between Thursday, August 14 and the following day at a property on Moat Road.

    Also taken were a tablet computer and some jewellery.

    Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the medals, or who has information about the incident is asked to contact PC 2916 Adam Archer.

  • Man charged with GBH following incident in the city centre

    A 30-year-old man has been charged following an assault at a nightclub in Wellington Street.

    The incident happened at around 4am on Saturday August 16.

    The man has been charged with Section 20 Grevious Bodily Harm and appeared at Leicester Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

  • Religiously aggravated incident in Narborough

    Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident of religiously aggravated abuse in Narborough.

    The incident happened at around 5.30pm on Sunday, August 17 in Station Road.

    The victim was running close to the level crossing when the driver of a Seat Leon shouted abuse at him.

    Special Constable 5638 Maria Dale, who is investigating the incident said: “This incident happened shortly after the barriers had been raised at the level crossing, so I believe there would have been several other vehicles in the area and someone may have seen something.

    “I am particularly keen to speak to the woman driver of the vehicle which was behind the Seat as I believe they many have witnessed the incident.

    “Please, think back to last Sunday and if you were in the area at the time and believe you could have information get in touch.”

  • Businesses in Oadby and Wigston sign up to new radio scheme

    A business crime reduction partnership has been launched in Oadby and Wigston to help prevent businesses from becoming victims of crime.

    Several businesses have already signed up to the scheme: City Watch, Oadby and Wigston Against Crime, which will enable them to keep in touch via a radio link and pass information between each other about suspects, offenders and trouble makers.

    City Watch, Oadby and Wigston Against Crime was launched on Thursday August 21, 2014 by Sarah Dickinson, Mayor of Oadby and Wigston, Kevin Loydall, Chairman of Oadby and Wigston Community Safety Partnership, Graham Collins, City Watch Intelligence Manager and PC Sheela Kaya from Oadby and Wigston local policing unit.

    Graham Collins who set up the scheme said: “Oadby and Wigston Council, police and traders in Oadby and Wigston have joined forces to stamp out shoplifting in the towns.

    “All businesses will be equipped with radios to communicate with each other and will receive daily intelligence from City Watch.

    “City Watch has been successful in reducing shoplifting in Leicester for 14 years, bucking the current national trend where it has increased.

    “Having been approached by the police and council I believe we can reduce crime in both towns and carry on our success from Leicester. It is a challenge, but I strongly feel we are up to meeting that challenge and hope all businesses will support us in this venture.”

    Sam Gutteridge, from Epic Accessories who has signed up to the scheme, said: "To stay competitive in today’s market we need schemes like this to reduce costs in order to stay viable as a local family business.”

    Kevin Loydall, said: “As the Chairman of the Community Safety Partnership in Oadby and Wigston, I welcome the launch of City Watch, Oadby and Wigston Against Crime.

    “Reducing crime in our borough is one of the main priorities of the Community Safety Partnership and by working with City Watch and other partners we will be able to support local businesses in their fight against crime, particularly in the areas of theft from shops and anti-social behaviour in and around our town centres.

    “City Watch encourages the reduction of crime through a preventative method which discourages persistent offenders from shops and the town centres.

    “The objective of City Watch can only have a positive effect upon the town centres and encourage a far better environment for customers.

    “Through the reduction of crime and anti-social behaviour and the perceived fear of crime, not only customers will benefit but also the staff who work in the shops.

    “The success of this scheme will encourage greater economic investment by promoting a safe place to invest, work and live.”

    PC 4600 Sheela Kaya, a member of Wigston Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We want Oadby and Wigston to be a place where everyone can enjoy shopping. The scheme is about sharing information and is a good example of City Watch, shops and the police working in partnership for the good of the community.”

  • Prison drug smuggler jailed (Harborough/Sheffield)

    A man who tried to smuggle drugs into a Leicestershire prison has been jailed.

    Andrew Gavin Wildgoose, 32, of Farmstead Close, Sheffield, was stopped at Gartree Prison, Harborough, on January 5 this year. He had a package of drugs concealed inside his boxer shorts.

    These were tested, and consisted of cocaine, MDMA (Ecstasy) and Buprenorphine.

    Wildgoose told police he was given £150 to take a quantity of tablets into the prison.

    He admitted possessing class A , B and C drugs with intent to supply them, and three charges of bringing a prohibited item into prison.

    At Leicester Crown Court today he was jailed for 18 months.

    Crime number: LA/00060/14-8.

  • Asian gold jewellery stolen from house in Leicester

    Police are appealing for information after a large amount of Asian gold jewellery was stolen from a house in Bardon Close.

    The incident happened between Wednesday, August 6 and Friday, August 15. Access was gained to the property and a cream safe, containing cash as well as jewellery, was stolen.

    DC 4468 Charlotte Mee, who is investigating the incident said: “We believe from our enquiries so far that the incident may have happened during the evening on Wednesday, August 6.

    “I would appeal to anyone who believes they may know anything about the incident to contact me. Have you been offered any Asian gold jewellery for sale? Do you know anyone who has acquired a large amount of cash? Have you heard any rumours as to who may be responsible? Please get in touch.”

  • Burglary in Coalville

    Police are appealing for information about a burglary in Nene Way, Coalville.

    The incident happened between Friday, August 15 and Sunday, August 17.

    Access was gained to the house through the rear of the property and a number of items were stolen including a Guess watch, a child’s money box, an Acer laptop and a Samsung tablet.

    Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact DC 1340 Paul Burchell.