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  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: National threat level reduced

    The national threat level has today been reduced from critical to severe, which means an attack is highly likely.

    The public should continue to be vigilant and the increased patrols that had been put in place across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will continue over the Bank Holiday to provide further reassurance.

    Additional firearms officers from the strategic policing reserves, who have been deployed to key locations across the East Midlands, will also remain in place this weekend.

    ACC Rob Nixon said: “We have reviewed our current operational plans in light of the threat level being reduced and the greater numbers of armed and unarmed police officers that you will have seen on patrol will continue over the Bank Holiday weekend.

    “This is to provide some further reassurance to our communities and people visiting the force area to enjoy local attractions this sunny weekend.

    “We will review the deployment of our resources again on Tuesday morning.

    “While the national threat level has been reduced, it is important that we all continue to be vigilant and we want to hear from you if you see anything suspicious, be it a vehicle, package or person. You should rely on your instincts and call us if you are in any doubt.”

    People can report any suspicious activity by calling the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline - 0800 789 321. It is staffed around the clock by specialist counter-terrorism police officers and staff.

    A text phone service is also available for people with speech or hearing difficulties on 0800 032 45 39 (text messages from mobiles are not accepted).

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Man dies after incident in Scraptoft

    Detectives are investigating the death of a man who died following an assault in Scraptoft last night.

    Police were called at 10.10pm on Friday 26 May to a report that a man had been assaulted in a car park in Scraptoft Lane.

    The man was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary where he subsequently died.

    The car park has been cordoned off to allow for an examination of the scene.

    A 23 year old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in police custody.

    Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and we would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault or events leading up to it and haven’t as yet spoken to police.

    Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting incident 857 of 26 May.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Investigations continue into firearms discharge

    Detectives are continuing their investigations into the report of a firearm discharge earlier this week.

    Officers were called to Tolton Road, Leicester, at about 10.25pm on Sunday 21 May following reports of a small group of males in the street and gunshots being heard.

    No one was found injured at the scene and we received no reports of anyone attending hospital with injuries caused by a firearm being discharged.

    To date, a total of four people have been arrested on suspicion of firearm offences and released from police custody pending further investigation. They are a 22-year-old man and three youths aged 16.

    Detective Chief Inspector Rob Widdowson is still appealing for information surrounding the incident and would ask anyone who can help to contact us.

    DCI Widdowson added: “Since the incident, we have been carrying out a number of enquiries such as house to house visits, forensic tests and looking at possible CCTV.

    “Our investigation is very much ongoing and it’s still important that anyone who knows anything about what happened gets in touch with police.

    “We believe there are people who have information about this incident but are unwilling to come forward. If you are concerned about contacting police, you can contact Crimestoppers in confidence without having to leave any personal details.”

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Increased police presence continues into weekend

    An increased number of armed and unarmed police officers will remain on frontline duties across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland throughout the Bank Holiday and into half-term to maintain public safety.

    And as the terrorist threat level continues to be assessed as “critical”, officers will be out and about attending public event and patrolling crowded places and entertainment venues, as we anticipate families will be visiting local attractions and enjoying the sunny weather.

    Our regional teams are now being supported by officers from the strategic policing reserves who will be deployed to key locations across the East Midlands, including our force area. These additional firearms officers provide additional resilience and are on patrol to offer further reassurance to our communities.

    Assistant Chief Constable Rob Nixon said: “The terrible events that took place in Manchester on Monday night continue to reverberate throughout the UK, and we are all working hard to remain vigilant to protect you and your loved ones at this extremely difficult and challenging time.

    “You are likely to see greater numbers of police officers, and some of these will be armed. These extra officers will now include additional firearms officers from the strategic policing reserve who are providing further support to local teams who have been working tirelessly since the attack in Manchester this week.

    “Don’t be worried or frightened by the presence of these teams – they are there to keep you safe. We don’t want you to be unduly alarmed about your personal safety, but it is important that you take sensible steps to protect yourself and your loved ones in the current climate.”

    Residents are being urged to remain alert and aware of their surroundings. We want to hear from you if you see anything suspicious, be it a vehicle, package or person. You should rely on your instincts about whether something is suspicious – we would always prefer you to ring us if you are in any doubt.

    With the sunshine expected to continue, it is also timely to remind you to ensure your windows and doors are locked, even if you are just in your back garden.

    ACC Nixon added: “We want you to enjoy the sunshine and make the most of this weather but not at the expenses of becoming the victim of an opportunist criminal.

    “Burglars like the hot weather, and they look out for windows left open by householders who may be in the back garden enjoying the sunshine. By following a few simple steps, and taking sensible precautions, you can help keep yourself safe.”

    If you are heading out and about to an event, festival or public space, or just sitting in the back garden, make sure you: - ensure all doors and windows are locked, even if you are only leaving the house unoccupied for a short time - ensure all front doors and windows are locked if you are enjoying the sunshine in your back garden - while out and about keep valuables out of sight including mobile phones, tablets and laptops - keep handbags closed. Wear over the shoulder bags, having clasps facing inwards works best - cover up jewellery with clothing.

    People can report any suspicious activity by calling the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline - 0800 789 321. It is staffed around the clock by specialist counter-terrorism police officers and staff.

    A text phone service is also available for people with speech or hearing difficulties on 0800 032 45 39 (text messages from mobiles are not accepted).

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Special Constable to appear in court

    A Special Police Constable is due to appear in court.

    SPC Shahib Asan, of Leicester, has been charged with criminal damage, harassment, two counts of intent to pervert the course of justice and possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious gas.

    The offences are alleged to have happened between August 2016 and April 2017.

    The 21-year-old is due to appear at Leicester Crown Court today (26 May 2017).

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Second arrest in firearm discharge investigation

    Officers investigating a report of a firearm being discharged have made a second arrest.

    A 16-year-old youth has been arrested today (Thursday 25 May) on suspicion of firearms offences and remains in police custody.

    Officers were called to Tolton Road, Leicester, at about 10.25pm on Sunday 21 May following reports of a small group of males in the street and gunshots being heard.

    No one was found injured at the scene and we received no reports of anyone attending hospital with injuries caused by a firearm being discharged.

    A 16-year-old youth arrested earlier this week in connection with this incident has been released from custody pending further enquiries.

    Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and anyone who has information about what happened, is asked to call 101, asking to speak to DC Preston, quoting incident 767 of the 21/5/27.

    Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to report any information anonymously.

  • Rutland and Leicestershire Council News Feed: NALC publishes the Good Councillors Guide to Neighbourhood Planning

    NALC has announced the publication of the Good Councillors Guide to Neighbourhood Planning. This vital and innovative guide is the first of its kind and is aimed at local councillors who are interested in finding out more about their role in relation to neighbourhood planning ...

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Increased patrols in the light of revised terrorist threat

    Despite the increase in the threat level of further terrorist attacks in the UK, there are no immediate plans to deploy military personnel onto the streets of Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland.

    That decision was taken by senior officers in Leicestershire Police earlier this morning (Wednesday 24 May) following a thorough assessment of the local situation throughout the night.

    However, the public will see an increase in patrols of armed and unarmed officers at key locations in the force area in the coming hours and days.

    Detailed discussions will also be taking place with the managers of key sporting and entertainment venues and with the organisers of public events due to be held in the coming weeks, to ensure proportionate security arrangements are in place to protect the public.

    The threat level of further terrorist attacks in the UK was increased last night to “critical” – meaning a further attack somewhere in the UK is assessed to be imminent.

    As a result, a national operation called “Temperer” was invoked, allowing for military personnel to be deployed alongside Police Officers to reassure the public and to deter, disrupt and prevent terrorist activity.

    But following a meeting of senior police personnel in Leicestershire this morning, there are no immediate plans to seek military assistance on the streets locally.

    Deputy Chief Constable Roger Bannister said: “We have conducted a thorough assessment of the threat in Leicestershire and our well-established plans to respond to such an increased threat.

    “Whilst we will be increasing patrols in key places and constantly reviewing the local and national picture, we have no immediate plans to seek the deployment of the military onto our streets.”

    He added: “Communities defeat terrorism, which is why we must maintain the strong and positive relationship between ourselves and our many diverse communities. We depend on information from the public, who can be our eyes and ears, in our efforts to keep us all safe.

    “What happened on Monday evening in Manchester was truly horrific and our thoughts are very much with those who lost their lives and were injured.

    “This is a time for us all to stay calm, to work closely together, and to unite against those who seek, through violence and extremism, to intimidate or to cause fear.”

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  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Arrest made in firearm discharge investigation

    Officers investigating a report of a firearm being discharged have made an arrest.

    A 16-year-old youth has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and remains in police custody.

    Officers were called to Tolton Road, Leicester, at about 10.25pm on Sunday 21 May following reports of a small group of men in the street and gunshots being heard.

    No one was found injured at the scene and we received no reports of anyone attending hospital with injuries caused by a firearm being discharged.

    Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and anyone who has information about what happened, is asked to call 101, asking to speak to DC Preston, quoting incident 767 of the 21/5/27.

    Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to report any information anonymously.

  • Leicestershire Police News Feed: Mobility scooter stolen from Melton

    Can you help us locate this mobility scooter after it was stolen from Melton at the weekend?

    The dark blue Leo Intercare electric scooter was stolen from an address in Greenslade sometime between 8pm on Saturday (20 May) and 8.45am on Sunday (21 May).

    The scooter belongs to a disabled woman who has now been left without any means to leave her home.

    If you have seen the scooter since the weekend or you have any information about who may be responsible please contact us.

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting crime number 17*211674.

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  • Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs support call for more awareness of dementia

    Health bosses at Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are calling for more awareness of dementia to help those affected by the condition.

    The call comes as part of Dementia Awareness Week, a week of national campaigning on the illness, which affects one in three people over 65.

    Latest figures show just over 3000 people have been diagnosed with dementia in East Leicestershire and Rutland. Health experts anticipate this figure will rise by as much as 70 per cent in the coming years, with an ageing population in the region.

  • Advice for patients - Ransomware attack

    A number of NHS organisations have been affected by a ransomware attack (an attack on the IT systems which support NHS services). This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS but it has had an impact on NHS services.

    The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected. Below is guidance for those accessing the NHS over the coming days.

    Planned treatment and outpatient appointments

  • Dying Matters for the residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

    Health leaders at in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are encouraging people in West Leicestershire to make arrangements for what happens at the end of their life and make sure their wishes are known.

    As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week[1], which runs from May 8-14, people are being urged to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement and to consider how they would like to be cared for.

  • Plan ahead for the early May Bank Holiday to make sure you keep well over the long weekend

    Next weekend - Friday 28 April to Monday 1 May - is early May Bank Holiday weekend, so here are some top tips to help make sure you and your families stay well.

  • Need immediate medical attention over Easter? There is only one number to call

    NHS organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are reminding patients that NHS 111 is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week over the holiday period to offer help to anyone with an immediate medical need.

    This year many GP surgeries across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will close for four days from Good Friday (April 14) through Easter Monday (April 17), before re-opening on Tuesday 18 April.

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  • Brexit and an Election WHAT NEXT ?

    Having an election before Brexit. This appears to gives the Government a chance to impose more ways of getting our money. ie rewrite the Manifesto.
    WHOSE THE PENSIONER VOTING CONSERVATIVE

    The country has also had to accept for years that dementia is not an illness and we have to pay for it. Really?

    Now The Government are kidding us that 100 K is the way forward and we should be content with the government allowing us to keep 100 K of our inheritance. By the way you pay everything else over when your dead.

    The election is unfortunately a diversion. We should be thinking more about Brexit and dealing with it.

    We have unfortunately managed to get ourselves into voting for Brexit because Cameron could not work with the European Union. There is a need for The European Union to change attitude and work more for the countries they represent.

    That does not mean we stop immigrants. Control it maybe if you can.

    We need immigrants from Europe to work with us and for us. So why don't we go with Europe policy for now and wait for them modify their immigration policy. There is nothing stopping us monitoring the immigration without restriction unless they are criminal etc.

    Trading-do we want to trade outside The European Union . Europe are are neighbours and our friends. We should trade with them first. They are on our doorstep.

    Are the conservatives going in the right way to improve living and trading conditions. I think not.

  • THE POWER OF THE EU

    Leaving The EU is much more complicated than we all thought. Do we continue in it and change the rules.

    Employment- We still need to allow employers employ Euro Nationals. We have do not have enough trained educated candidates in the UK. Extreme control over stopping immigration will be harmful and disaster for us.

    Trade- its good that we could get trading with who we want. There is still a strong need to continual trading with Europe.running the two systems would be better for all EU Members

    European Law. Needs modifying. We can never get rid of it but somethings need sorting to make it more practical.EU Member should be able to use local laws and not be dominated by EU Power to control

    The EU is like all large block of power. Difficult to deal with and power crazy.

    It needs to have a different structure and attitude towards EU Members. EU Members must still be able to work at being small, individual and independent and use a the larger group network to improve things such a crime prevention and trading. Not allow the network ie EU take control and power over each European Country.

    If the EU was able to change its attitude towards its members it might be able to survive. If it does not and we are not in it.We can never save it.

  • Election is a bit of a gamble

    Half the country never wanted to get out of Europe. They still do not.
    They will not vote Labour because it would be a wasted vote.
    They could vote Lib Dem hoping that a power shift away from The Conservatives will dilute a Hard Brexit.

  • Brexit again it will not go away

    We had the vote because the politicians could not decide whether we stayed in The EU.
    Just over half of the country agreed to leave.
    We are really still in a position where half the country wants to stay in.
    How can we find a solution to sort this.
    The only answer is we have to go forward in the interest of the country. NOT THE INDIVIDUAL.

    So take immigration.
    We are desperate for people to work in our businesses.
    We have to accept that immigration is acceptable.
    We can control it by insisting a person has to have a job.
    We can control benefits accordingly.

    The laws
    We accept all European Laws to date. We will have to modify some to line up with our new policies.

    Defence.
    We stick with NATO

    Trade
    We trade exactly the same with Europe. Except. We negotiate our own new agreements outside Europe

    Research Farming etc.
    If we are not paying into Europe we have to finance things ourselves or set up and pay for partnerships.

    HOW SIMPLE IS THAT

  • Brexit is still not looking well

    The government seem to be doing what governments are good at. Do every thing the population do not want.

    Most people probably voted out because the EU would not listen and would not put some control over immigration. I say control I do not mean preventing or creating state registers.

    I agree Human rights also made it difficult for governments to have some control ie to prevent the wrong people getting into a country. How far do we want to control. We will never be able to control everyone and why would we want to.

    The government now sees its opportunity to take total control and it will probably be worse than the EU control.

    The governments blind spot to focus on total control of immigration will also kill the economy.

    Maybe parliament needs to vote and decide how the Brexit vote should be handled.

    Its such a difficult subject to resolve. If the government created some sort of immigration policy.
    Then put this to the EU to get their agreement.

    We could then continue to be in the EU and not have this headache.So simple.

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  • SECURITY ISSUES

    Most of the cameras installed in UK government sites appear to be made in China.
    Its time the orders were given to a company that is UK based.

    Hinkley Point Power Station the other issue- Will it ever get built maybe The Government takes that view.
    We will see how we get on with the high powered batteries concept that is built into houses to store wind and solar energy.

    Americans do not seem to have very good security systems in there country. Why do they tell the world and try and get a young chap extradited from the UK. Are they
    looking for help or vengeance.

  • The UK Now

    Our main focus should be to deal with Brexit

    The panic is over and we appear to have calmed down. Everything is geared to EU finance or put it another way our finance that goes to the EU.

    We need to re structure all this so it works for us.

    We appear to be floating on air and need some solid policies to show we are taking the break with EU.

    The meeting of the Mayor of Paris and The Mayor of London was a good start.Most countries have Mayors and it needs to be used to link in with these countries.

    We need more bonding meetings with other countries and the publicity to promote it..

    Property prices in the UK have improved so have investment funds.

    The holiday season will soon be out of the way and some work needs to be done.

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  • Need some ACTION

    We are slowing the momentum of Brexit and its creating uncertain times for us and Europe.

    We now need to restore the economy before it dives.

    Reduce VAT to 15%

    Scrap NEW Stamp Duty Increases and Buy to Let extra Stamp Duty Charges.

    Start a National Council House Building Project.

    Offer building and development grants to industry and business.

    Offer EXPORT Incentives and enable Private or Public Companies to promote their products through Embassy networks

    Reduce Capital Gains Tax to 10%

    Start New trade agreements NOW that start when we leave Europe

    Deal with Article 50 Now and give us all some direction with Europe.

  • Are things looking good

    Sounds like property prices are moving up again after Brexit and Osborne's war on Buy to Lets.,

    We might be able to keep the Chinese out of our Nuclear Power stations ie with the failure in France similar production the American Problem and the Australian Problem.

    Brexit seems to be going into the slow lane.Not good if we want to develop our overseas trade. We need that overseas trade now. Why wait to develop trade contracts we are leaving anyway.

    Do it now. Brexit can stay in the slow lane until we have established ourselves and France and Germany establish their future elections.We are the naughty boys now anyway.

  • No to lower interest rates

    Lowering interest rates does not help us. We need the pound to get stronger. No a lot but just enough to stop companies in Europe surcharging us for their loss on selling
    to us with a lower pound.

    The Companies in Europe really need to get round this by selling their products in euros not pounds.However it appears they can make more money this way.

    Therefore lowering the interest rate seems to lower the pound and can boost exports and increase costs of imports. Plus It does not stimulate us to spend more or borrow more.

    What will boost the economy is to lower VAT. It can be changed say from 20 to 10 percent.

    The Government need to get onto this now.

    The Government needs to reverse its stamp duty war on Buy to Let Investors.

    Plus give Councils money for specific building projects- Hospitals-Schools-Help Centres

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  • Ladies set to unleash their inner beginner during This Girl Can Week!

    North West Leicestershire District Council in partnership with Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport (LRS), is hosting its third annual 'This Girl Can' Week from 5 to 11 June, 2017.

    This special campaign week is designed to inspire ladies to increase their activity levels and get moving.

    The week offers women and girls of all ages and activity levels some amazing opportunities to try new activities and sports, increase their confidence and self-esteem and enjoy more time with new and existing friends.

    There are over 220 sessions available including Zumba, Health Walks, Clubbercise and female only swims. There is also Charity Night Out in Charnwood, six-week gym and swim membership offer in Leicester City and This Girl Can events in Oadby & Wigston.

    The ladies taking part also have the chance to win a LRS This Girl Can T-shirt! They simply have to post a selfie of themselves at one of the This Girl Can Week sessions to LRS’s This Girl Can Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram accounts using the hashtag #ThisGirlCan.

    This Girl Can is a celebration of active women who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get, and this special campaign week is designed to inspire local ladies to increase their activity levels.

    For more information and to view the full list of scheduled activities taking place in the area, visit http://www.northwestleicslsa.org.uk or www.lrsport.org/thisgirlcan

    Join the #ThisGirlCan campaign on social media:

    Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThisGirlCanLeicsandRut

    Twitter @LR_Sport

    Instagram @lrsportcsp 

    *Released in partnership with Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport (LRS) 

  • Residents of Grange Road, Hugglescote - collection info for Wed 31 May

    Due to road surface dressing works on Grange Road the waste collections on Wednesday 31 May will commence at the earlier time of 6am.

    This affects the properties on Grange Road from Dennis Street, past Wainwright Road to the bridge.

    Residents are asked to please make sure they have their bin out on the pavement by 6am.

  • Shape future support by letting us know how your home is holding up

    Residents in North West Leicestershire are being asked to share information about the condition of their privately owned or rented properties. 

    By completing a simple survey – which could land participants a £50 shopping voucher – residents will be telling North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) where support should be targeted. This could be anything from local insulation schemes to developing advice and handyman schemes.  

    Glyn Jones, Director of Housing at NWLDC, said: “It is easy to assume that we are only interested in our council homes and supporting those that rent from us – but this is far from the case.

    “We look to support private residents who require assistance and seek to secure funding that can be used to make improvements, where needed, to homes across the district.

    “We need residents to tell us the type of support that would most benefit them so that together we can decide on the best solutions for them.

    “It is quick and easy to complete the survey and prizes are up for grabs as an added incentive to take part.”

    One lucky entrant will receive a £50 shopping voucher. The winner will be chosen at random.

    To take part in the Private Stock Condition Survey, visit www.nwleics.gov.uk/housingsurvey or text SURVEY to 82023 to be sent a link. If using the text option you will be charged your standard network rate to send the text message. You will not be charged for the message you receive.

  • Free health checks, advice, and more at council District Days

    District Days

    Visitors to events in North West Leicestershire this summer will be able to find out about a whole host of vital council services as the district council goes on tour.

    From health and leisure to recycling and housing, North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) does a lot to support, help and entertain people living in the district.

    Three upcoming summer District Days will give residents the chance to approach friendly representatives at the NWLDC trailer to find out more about council services and what to do in the district over the summer holidays.

    There will even be a chance to receive a free health check – testing people’s posture, cholesterol and blood pressure.

    Members of the council’s health, leisure and environment teams will be on hand to explain their services, and how to access them.

    This summer’s designated District Days are as follows – just look out for the NWLDC flags at each event:

    • Picnic in the Park at Coalville Park – Sunday 25 June
    • Music in the Park at Spital Park, Castle Donington – Sunday 2 July
    • Jim’s Tractor Run and Family Fun Day at Ashby Bath Grounds – Sunday 30 July

    For more information about District Days, contact Julie Summerton on 01530 454541.

  • New equipment worth £600 helps Measham be prepared for crisis

    Measham equipment store

    The village of Measham is now well equipped for a crisis after taking advantage of a new scheme that encourages communities to prepare for unexpected emergencies.

    Measham Parish Council has selected equipment worth £600, which will be stored for use in emergencies such as flooding and winter storms.
    They were particularly eager to sign up for the scheme following flooding in North West Leicestershire last June.

    The funding for the equipment has come from LLR Prepared, Leicestershire’s resilience forum which brings together councils, the emergency services and other partners.

    Items that now fill the Measham emergency store include first aid kits, high-vis jackets, flashlights, sandbags, megaphones and clear-up equipment.

    To be eligible for the funding, the parish council was required to create a Community Response Plan to outline key actions that will be undertaken in the event of an emergency incident.

    Representatives of LLR Prepared, North West Leicestershire District Council, Leicestershire County Council, Leicestershire Police, and other local organisations gathered at the leisure centre this week as Measham Parish Council received their emergency store equipment.

    Colin Maniford, of Measham Parish Council, said: “I want to say thank you to everyone for the funding and the training we have received.

    “We hope we never have to use any of it, but we now have what we need should we be faced with an incident.

    “As soon as we heard about the funding we grasped the opportunity, especially in light of the flooding last year.

    “We are really proud to be the first village to obtain the funding.”

    Julia Draycon, who leads LLR Prepared, said: “We launched this scheme in December and we’re really pleased to mark the delivery of the first emergency store in Measham.

    “We hope that this equipment never has to be used, but should something happen the village is now well prepared for it.

    “Communities can find it daunting to start with a blank sheet for their response plans – but we can help with specialist advice, tools and templates.”

    John Richardson, Head of Community Services at North West Leicestershire District Council, said: “We think it is fantastic that Measham has a put Community Response Plan together, and as a council we are very supportive of what they have done.

    “In the event of an emergency no-one responds quicker than the community itself, and the people of Measham now have the equipment that will help.

    “We are proud to be part of LLR Prepared, and to be working with partners to support communities that want to be pro-active in preparing for serious incidents.”

    Other communities that are interested in how they can benefit from a plan – and the kit that goes with it – should visit www.llrprepared.org.uk 

  • Mammoth effort from council to clear A42 rubbish

    Street Cleaning team

    Almost six tonnes of rubbish – the equivalent weight of a male African elephant or a woolly mammoth – has been collected along the A42 in North West Leicestershire.

    The Street Cleansing team from North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) covered four kilometres every day for six weekends to tidy up the busy route that stretches from Appleby Magna to Kegworth.

    In total they collected 5,820kg – or 5.8 tonnes ­- of litter, making for a cleaner and greener view for motorists using the road.

    A road sweeper also accompanied the team and collected four tonnes of debris off the carriageway – the same weight as the average hippopotamus.

    Claire Preston, Street Scene Team Leader at NWLDC, said: “Cleaning up the A42 is one of the most dangerous jobs that the council does, and we have to work as a team to get the job done as safely and efficiently as possible.

    “It takes a lot of commitment from the team to cover six weekends, starting early in the morning when most are enjoying a lie in.

    “This effort shows our commitment to our Green Footprints scheme which aims to reduce the district’s carbon footprint, improve opportunities for wildlife,  and make the area a greener and cleaner place to live.

    “Of course, it is a job we would prefer not to need to do at all, and we encourage motorists to always take their rubbish home with them.”

    The council’s Street Cleansing team is out in all weathers clearing up litter, sweeping carriageways and footways, and removing fly-tipping from the district’s roads.

    Anyone caught littering can face an immediate fixed penalty of £80 - and if convicted in court a fine of up to £2,500. Members of the public can report any acts of littering they see to environmental.protection@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

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  • So we are on way way out of The European Union

    The option to Vote has now driven us out of The Union.

    We now have to take the advantage and not carry on blaming ourselves or others.It was a shock the way it went BUT GET OVER IT.

    The European Union is an organisation that tries to represent Europe.
    It is now nervous that a country has dared to take control of themselves.

    It will not be easy to deal with them because they want us to fail.
    We will not fail and maybe others will split away.That is their biggest fear.

    Northern Ireland now needs to be used as a trade Area to negotiate with Europeans direct.Taking advantage of its doorstep location with Southern Ireland. The UK needs to lower corporation rates to be the same as Ireland.This will be an advantage for all business.

    We need to create a small coordinating and marketing organisation and use CBI and Group Trading organisations to promote Great Britain.The commonwealth needs to be a bigger part of our trade. Our main objective must be to trade globally.
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  • James Ward known as Mark James T/A as Car Care Automotive Great Yarmouth Guilty of Handling Stolen Car Parts

    James Ward known as Mark James was found guilty last week for handling stolen car parts from his business called Car Care Automotive. Unit 6 Suffolk Rd Great Yarmouth.. Now moved using different name
    A Subaru Impreza was stolen from High Wycombe, an area where Ward lived at the time of the theft. The car was broken up for parts by Ward. He has also set up a new business that deals with Subaru’s. The business is in Great Yarmouth, Car Care Automotive. Unit 6 Suffolk Rd. (now moved)
    Thames Valley Police raided Car Care Automotive on the 24/2/15 and found a few parts left from the stolen Subaru. Ward was bailed until April. On the 20/4/15 Thames Valley Police charged Ward with handling and selling stolen goods. Ward has even put parts from the stolen car onto other cars.
    On the 6/5/15 Ward pleaded guilty to breaking the Subaru, knowing it was stolen and selling it for parts.
    Anyone with a Subaru are advised to be careful dealing with the business known as Car Care Automotive at Great Yarmouth. The Court Order was made against James Mark Ward at High Wycombe Court. The Case number is 431500197216/1 6th May 2015. This article is printed in good faith from verified data and is in the interest of public awareness.The business Name was Care Care Automotive at Yarmouth and should not be confused with any other business with a similar name.

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  • National threat level reduced

    The national threat level has today been reduced from critical to severe, which means an attack is highly likely.

    The public should continue to be vigilant and the increased patrols that had been put in place across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will continue over the Bank Holiday to provide further reassurance.

    Additional firearms officers from the strategic policing reserves, who have been deployed to key locations across the East Midlands, will also remain in place this weekend.

    ACC Rob Nixon said: “We have reviewed our current operational plans in light of the threat level being reduced and the greater numbers of armed and unarmed police officers that you will have seen on patrol will continue over the Bank Holiday weekend.

    “This is to provide some further reassurance to our communities and people visiting the force area to enjoy local attractions this sunny weekend.

    “We will review the deployment of our resources again on Tuesday morning.

    “While the national threat level has been reduced, it is important that we all continue to be vigilant and we want to hear from you if you see anything suspicious, be it a vehicle, package or person. You should rely on your instincts and call us if you are in any doubt.”

    People can report any suspicious activity by calling the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline - 0800 789 321. It is staffed around the clock by specialist counter-terrorism police officers and staff.

    A text phone service is also available for people with speech or hearing difficulties on 0800 032 45 39 (text messages from mobiles are not accepted).

  • Man dies after incident in Scraptoft

    Detectives are investigating the death of a man who died following an assault in Scraptoft last night.

    Police were called at 10.10pm on Friday 26 May to a report that a man had been assaulted in a car park in Scraptoft Lane.

    The man was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary where he subsequently died.

    The car park has been cordoned off to allow for an examination of the scene.

    A 23 year old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in police custody.

    Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and we would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault or events leading up to it and haven’t as yet spoken to police.

    Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting incident 857 of 26 May.

  • Investigations continue into firearms discharge

    Detectives are continuing their investigations into the report of a firearm discharge earlier this week.

    Officers were called to Tolton Road, Leicester, at about 10.25pm on Sunday 21 May following reports of a small group of males in the street and gunshots being heard.

    No one was found injured at the scene and we received no reports of anyone attending hospital with injuries caused by a firearm being discharged.

    To date, a total of four people have been arrested on suspicion of firearm offences and released from police custody pending further investigation. They are a 22-year-old man and three youths aged 16.

    Detective Chief Inspector Rob Widdowson is still appealing for information surrounding the incident and would ask anyone who can help to contact us.

    DCI Widdowson added: “Since the incident, we have been carrying out a number of enquiries such as house to house visits, forensic tests and looking at possible CCTV.

    “Our investigation is very much ongoing and it’s still important that anyone who knows anything about what happened gets in touch with police.

    “We believe there are people who have information about this incident but are unwilling to come forward. If you are concerned about contacting police, you can contact Crimestoppers in confidence without having to leave any personal details.”

  • Increased police presence continues into weekend

    An increased number of armed and unarmed police officers will remain on frontline duties across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland throughout the Bank Holiday and into half-term to maintain public safety.

    And as the terrorist threat level continues to be assessed as “critical”, officers will be out and about attending public event and patrolling crowded places and entertainment venues, as we anticipate families will be visiting local attractions and enjoying the sunny weather.

    Our regional teams are now being supported by officers from the strategic policing reserves who will be deployed to key locations across the East Midlands, including our force area. These additional firearms officers provide additional resilience and are on patrol to offer further reassurance to our communities.

    Assistant Chief Constable Rob Nixon said: “The terrible events that took place in Manchester on Monday night continue to reverberate throughout the UK, and we are all working hard to remain vigilant to protect you and your loved ones at this extremely difficult and challenging time.

    “You are likely to see greater numbers of police officers, and some of these will be armed. These extra officers will now include additional firearms officers from the strategic policing reserve who are providing further support to local teams who have been working tirelessly since the attack in Manchester this week.

    “Don’t be worried or frightened by the presence of these teams – they are there to keep you safe. We don’t want you to be unduly alarmed about your personal safety, but it is important that you take sensible steps to protect yourself and your loved ones in the current climate.”

    Residents are being urged to remain alert and aware of their surroundings. We want to hear from you if you see anything suspicious, be it a vehicle, package or person. You should rely on your instincts about whether something is suspicious – we would always prefer you to ring us if you are in any doubt.

    With the sunshine expected to continue, it is also timely to remind you to ensure your windows and doors are locked, even if you are just in your back garden.

    ACC Nixon added: “We want you to enjoy the sunshine and make the most of this weather but not at the expenses of becoming the victim of an opportunist criminal.

    “Burglars like the hot weather, and they look out for windows left open by householders who may be in the back garden enjoying the sunshine. By following a few simple steps, and taking sensible precautions, you can help keep yourself safe.”

    If you are heading out and about to an event, festival or public space, or just sitting in the back garden, make sure you: - ensure all doors and windows are locked, even if you are only leaving the house unoccupied for a short time - ensure all front doors and windows are locked if you are enjoying the sunshine in your back garden - while out and about keep valuables out of sight including mobile phones, tablets and laptops - keep handbags closed. Wear over the shoulder bags, having clasps facing inwards works best - cover up jewellery with clothing.

    People can report any suspicious activity by calling the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline - 0800 789 321. It is staffed around the clock by specialist counter-terrorism police officers and staff.

    A text phone service is also available for people with speech or hearing difficulties on 0800 032 45 39 (text messages from mobiles are not accepted).

  • Special Constable to appear in court

    A Special Police Constable is due to appear in court.

    SPC Shahib Asan, of Leicester, has been charged with criminal damage, harassment, two counts of intent to pervert the course of justice and possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious gas.

    The offences are alleged to have happened between August 2016 and April 2017.

    The 21-year-old is due to appear at Leicester Crown Court today (26 May 2017).

  • Increased patrols in the light of revised terrorist threat

    Despite the increase in the threat level of further terrorist attacks in the UK, there are no immediate plans to deploy military personnel onto the streets of Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland.

    That decision was taken by senior officers in Leicestershire Police earlier this morning (Wednesday 24 May) following a thorough assessment of the local situation throughout the night.

    However, the public will see an increase in patrols of armed and unarmed officers at key locations in the force area in the coming hours and days.

    Detailed discussions will also be taking place with the managers of key sporting and entertainment venues and with the organisers of public events due to be held in the coming weeks, to ensure proportionate security arrangements are in place to protect the public.

    The threat level of further terrorist attacks in the UK was increased last night to “critical” – meaning a further attack somewhere in the UK is assessed to be imminent.

    As a result, a national operation called “Temperer” was invoked, allowing for military personnel to be deployed alongside Police Officers to reassure the public and to deter, disrupt and prevent terrorist activity.

    But following a meeting of senior police personnel in Leicestershire this morning, there are no immediate plans to seek military assistance on the streets locally.

    Deputy Chief Constable Roger Bannister said: “We have conducted a thorough assessment of the threat in Leicestershire and our well-established plans to respond to such an increased threat.

    “Whilst we will be increasing patrols in key places and constantly reviewing the local and national picture, we have no immediate plans to seek the deployment of the military onto our streets.”

    He added: “Communities defeat terrorism, which is why we must maintain the strong and positive relationship between ourselves and our many diverse communities. We depend on information from the public, who can be our eyes and ears, in our efforts to keep us all safe.

    “What happened on Monday evening in Manchester was truly horrific and our thoughts are very much with those who lost their lives and were injured.

    “This is a time for us all to stay calm, to work closely together, and to unite against those who seek, through violence and extremism, to intimidate or to cause fear.”

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  • Mobility scooter stolen from Melton

    Can you help us locate this mobility scooter after it was stolen from Melton at the weekend?

    The dark blue Leo Intercare electric scooter was stolen from an address in Greenslade sometime between 8pm on Saturday (20 May) and 8.45am on Sunday (21 May).

    The scooter belongs to a disabled woman who has now been left without any means to leave her home.

    If you have seen the scooter since the weekend or you have any information about who may be responsible please contact us.

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting crime number 17*211674.

  • Leicestershire’s Chief calls for public vigilance

    The Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police, Simon Cole, has urged the public to be vigilant following last night’s (Monday 22 May) suspected terrorist attack at the MEN Arena in Manchester.

    At least 22 died and more than 50 others were injured – including children - when an explosion shook the foyer area of the Arena shortly after 10.30pm just minutes after the end of an Ariana Grande concert.

    The cause of the explosion is being investigated, but it is being treated by the authorities as a terrorist attack.

    Simon Cole said: “Our thoughts are with the families of those who died and were injured in last night’s appalling and shocking incident.

    “We are also thinking of our colleagues in Greater Manchester Police who, together with the other emergency services, ran towards danger to help the public.

    “It is important that we are all alert and aware of our surroundings - together we can fight terrorism and make our communities safer.

    “We want to hear from anyone who sees anything suspicious, be it a vehicle, package or person. Rely on your instinct about whether something is suspicious – we would always prefer you to call us if you are in any doubt.

    “You can also call the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline - 0800 789 321. It is staffed around the clock by specialist counter-terrorism police officers and staff.“

    A text phone service is also available for people with speech or hearing difficulties on 0800 032 45 39 (text messages from mobiles are not accepted).

    Any information passed to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline is treated in the strictest of confidence and is thoroughly analysed and researched before, and if, any police action is taken.

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