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Taxi driver loses licence after abandoning passengers on busy road

Published: Tue 11 December, 2018 A taxi driver who left two passengers in ‘grave danger’ has lost his licence to operate in North West Leicestershire.  The two women were left on an unlit stretch of the A46 dual carriageway near Glenfield in poor weather at 1am following a dispute in the taxi about the fare. …

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Do you know your nearest Keep Safe place?

Do you know your nearest Keep Safe place?

Published: Wed 5 December, 2018 *Shared in partnership with Leicestershire County Council* As the frantic nature of Christmas shopping gets into full flow, festive shoppers are reminded that “keep safe places” are available in busy retail areas across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. With darker nights now upon us as well, Leicestershire County Council is reminding…

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Ask for Angela scheme now in 150 plus venues across Leicestershire & Rutland

Ask for Angela scheme now in 150 plus venues across Leicestershire & Rutland

Published: Wed 5 December, 2018 *Shared in support of Leicestershire County Council* The Ask for Angela scheme can now be found in more than 150 locations across Leicestershire and Rutland. The milestone figure comes more than nine months since it was first launched to coincide with Valentine’s Day with increased numbers of pubs and bars…

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New-build Ashby-de-la-Zouch council homes completed

New-build Ashby-de-la-Zouch council homes completed

The first council homes to be built in Ashby-de-la-Zouch in almost four decades have been finished and handed over to new tenants. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is currently building new council homes across the district to provide affordable housing to families. It’s the first NWLDC new-build council home project in Ashby since 1981….

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No tolerance message to festive drink drivers

“Drink driving will not be tolerated” – that’s the message from the Safer North West Leicestershire Partnership this Christmas. The partnership, which includes North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) and Leicestershire Police is highlighting its commitment to reducing rural crime by encouraging people to ‘Celebrate Safely’. Police in North West Leicestershire will be running a…

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Shop local in free car parks this Christmas

Shop local in free car parks this Christmas

Festive shoppers in Coalville and Ashby de la Zouch are being encouraged to support local businesses and our high streets this Christmas by taking advantage of free Saturday parking. North West Leicestershire District Council will once again make its car parks free of charge on every Saturday in December. Charges usually apply in Coalville and…

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Star wars toys return home to fans and creators to great acclaim

Star wars toys return home to fans and creators to great acclaim

“Brilliant to see it all back where they were made. Awesome!” “Great to see the collection back home!” “Excellent exhibition. Found you completely by luck and very glad I did. So cool to see all of the various Star Wars toys I used to have.” “Wonderful exhibition. So many memories. Thank you for reminding me…

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Children challenged to complete festive toy trail

Children challenged to complete festive toy trail

A popular toy trail will return to Coalville this festive season as families are encouraged to shop locally. Toys will be hidden all around and the town and North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is asking youngsters to help track them all down. The challenge is to visit all 15 shops and businesses in the…

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Family favourite Christmas in Coalville returns

Family favourite Christmas in Coalville returns

A feast of festive entertainment is lined up for the annual Christmas in Coalville celebration on Saturday 24 November. The fun-filled day organised by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is packed with entertainment, which this year includes a Greatest Showman performance and ends with the traditional spectacular fireworks display. Further performances on stage will…

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Peace garden plaque a permanent mark of Remembrance

Peace garden plaque a permanent mark of Remembrance

A peace garden in Coalville that offers a place for reflection and remembrance all year round has received recognition through the Centenary Fields programme. A new commemorative plaque, accompanied by the shadowed figure of a World War One soldier, now stands proudly in the peace garden in Coalville Park. The Centenary Fields programme was launched…

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