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NWLDC committed to Marlborough Square redesign

Published: Thu 10 January, 2019 The Leader of North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has confirmed his commitment to the redesign of Marlborough Square in Coalville as part of the council’s work to regenerate the town. Work on the scheme was halted last year when costs came in too far above professional estimates. NWLDC had…

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Take steps to develop strength and balance

Published: Thu 10 January, 2019 A programme designed to help over 65s develop strength and balance, and ultimately prevent falls, has proven so popular it has been expanded. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) organises the Steady Steps classes which are aimed at anyone aged over 65 that has either previously suffered a fall or…

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Remembrance service marks 30 year anniversary of Kegworth Air Disaster

Published: Mon 7 January, 2019 A community is gathering on Tuesday (8 January) to remember those that lost their lives in the tragic events of the Kegworth Air Disaster 30 years ago. Families of some of the victims and some of the survivors of the disaster will also attend the church service and wreath-laying tribute…

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Mobility classes the perfect fit for older generation

Mobility classes the perfect fit for older generation

Published: Fri 21 December, 2018 Free classes proven to help older people stay active, reduce their chances of falls and feel less socially isolated are available in North West Leicestershire.  Organised by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC), the classes are tailored to each participant’s needs and involve a mixture of seated and standing exercises,…

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Successful bid generates extra £14m for city and county

Published: Mon 17 December, 2018 Major plans to unlock an extra £14m for public services across Leicester and Leicestershire have been given the thumbs up. Secretary of State James Brokenshire announced on Thursday 13 December 2018 that the area was one of 15 chosen to take part in a national Government pilot. The money –…

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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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