Leicestershire & Rutland: Latest News

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Britain’s largest ‘Sea Dragon’ discovered in UK’s smallest county

12th January 2022

Every day is different when you work on a nature reserve, but nothing could have prepared the reserves team at Rutland Water Nature Reserve for the day when they made the palaeontological discovery of a lifetime. The fossilised remains of Britain’s largest ichthyosaur, colloquially known as...

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Toys on the Table appeal launches for 2021

10th November 2021

Toys for disadvantaged children can once again be dropped off at Harborough Market as this year’s Toys on the Table appeal gets underway. Local radio station HFM is asking listeners to drop off their new toys at the indoor market’ General Hall in Northampton Road, Market Harborough, which...

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Pumpkin Appeal Nets 1,426 Pumpkins for Animal Sanctuary

9th November 2021

When Tina, the owner of The Old Curiosity Bookshop - the largest independent second-hand bookshop in the East Midlands stocking over 50,000 individual titles - posted on Facebook that she was collecting pumpkins post-Halloween for an animal sanctuary, no-one would have believed the response. Says...

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Leicestershire charity expansion will help hundreds more disadvantaged children with difficult lives

4th November 2021

A long-running Leicestershire charity is stepping up to offer more vulnerable youngsters the chance to get away and enjoy a break all the year round. Leicester Children’s Holidays is extending its scope to provide holidays to a wider age range of children by teaming up with schools and groups...

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14th September 2021

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland is teaming up with Pukka to encourage the nation to Gather Round for Grandparents’ Day To mark this year’s National Grandparents’ Day (Sunday 3rd October 2021), Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland are partnering with Pukka for a “Gather...

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The Big Knit

2nd September 2021

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland is delighted to announce that The Big Knit is back for 2021, so grab your needles and your brightest yarn and get knitting for Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland - now you too can be like Tom Daley (well, without the diving bit!) Get your knitted thinking...

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Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and Graffwerk challenge city kids to get artistic with nature

1st September 2021

A Leicester primary school is now home to a stunning wildlife-themed mural after one of its pupils won the top prize in Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust’s 2021 Wild Art Competition.   Graffwerk street artist Wing Lo spent three days creating the vibrant artwork on a wall at...

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Pull on a cape and show you care at Hero Walk!

3rd August 2021

Pull on a cape and show you care at Hero Walk! Attention all heroes! Will you join in on Saturday 25th September to make memories in a mask with a 5km Hero Walk? The fun begins at Hero Hub, where you’ll enjoy games, refreshments and pose for some super family snaps before setting off on your...

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Leicestershire charity offers vital break to disadvantaged children who struggled through the pandemic

3rd August 2021

Vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Leicestershire affected by Covid-19 are being whisked off on a free holiday, thanks to a county charity. Leicester Children’s Holidays is taking 80 youngsters away to the Norfolk coast in August on its first trips since the pandemic struck, double the...

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Inspired by Tim: How space inspired a generation

18th June 2021

Hundreds of people have shared their stories of how British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s mission inspired them to discover the opportunities available in the UK space sector.   Today (18 June) marks the fifth anniversary of Tim's Soyuz space capsule landing in the Kazakhstan desert...

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Exciting Developments in the Leicester Grammar School Trust

15th March 2021

The school, also situated on a beautiful rural site in Great Glen, will be renamed LGS Stoneygate in September, assuming a proud place alongside LGS Senior and LGS Junior, and offering a non-selective but ambitious education for children aged 4-16, with smaller classes and a new senior curriculum best...

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