Leicestershire & Rutland: Latest News

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National Fitness Day - free exercise sessions and gym visits in Charnwood

21st September 2020

WORK OUT TO HELP YOUR HEALTH OUT ON NATIONAL FITNESS DAY Fusion Lifestyle offers free gym, indoor swim or group exercise session Fusion Lifestyle, the charity that works alongside Charnwood Borough Council to operate Loughborough Leisure Centre, Soar Valley Leisure Centre and South Charnwood Leisure...

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Daredevils needed for Rainbows challenge

15th September 2020

Derbyshire daredevils with a head for heights can sign up to our new challenge – one of the few events we will stage this year.  The ever popular Derby Cathedral Abseil - which involves climbing 189 steps before abseiling down the 212ft tower - will take place on Saturday 3 October between...

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Frenzy Drama gets a Twitter Boost from Theo Paphitis

14th September 2020

Children’s franchise, Frenzy Drama gets a Twitter Boost from Theo Paphitis The children’s drama franchise has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. On 16th August, Kyle Grace, owner of Frenzy Drama UK, tweeted Theo about her business during ‘Small Business...

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Wildlife charity hopes to create special memories for pupils with outdoor learning at Leicester school

29th August 2020

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust works with children at Merrydale Junior School A Leicester primary school is giving its pupils all the benefits of outdoor learning in a safe, socially-distanced environment thanks to the return of sessions run by Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. Under...

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Health for Kids: Looking after yourself kit from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

20th April 2020

Great advice plus self-care kit for primary school age children, which covers lots of different topics, from staying healthy to handling emotions, keeping connected and then some fun things to do, all aimed at looking after the emotional health and wellbeing of children during these unprecedented...

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7th April 2020

National Pet Month – April 1 – May 10, 2020 Help UK Pet Charities And Rescues with the #NPMOnline Challenge National Pet Month launches this week (April 1-May 10) and is on the look-out for young UK pet fans to become Young Ambassadors for this year’s #NPMOnline campaign. As...

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2nd April 2020

To help parents manage the new reality of weeks at home with the kids, Ocean Wise Conservation Association has launched a free online ocean literacy resource called Online Oceans, bringing all that is ocean to families around the world. The new site includes ocean-inspired crafts, activities, DIY videos,...

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Homeschooling tips from children's author & founder of The Storymakers Club

1st April 2020

Ideas to help with home-schooling... & 5 tips to help children come up with a story ideas By Nikki Young The rapid spread of the coronavirus has meant events moving very quickly indeed. I think we all knew, deep down, that schools would close eventually, but I don't know about you, I thought...

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Your Leicester

27th March 2020

Stay up to date with what's happening: Your Leicester is an email newsletter that keeps you up to date with news, services and events in Leicester.  Subscribing to Your Leicester The aim of the Your Leicester email newsletter is to keep Leicester residents informed about the city council's...

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Keeping children safe when schools are closed

23rd March 2020

NCB supports the momentous decision to keep schools and childcare settings running only for vulnerable children and the children of key workers. We now urge the Government to provide the resources and the clarity required to limit the damage of that closure, so together we can do our utmost to...

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Market Harborough author Tamsin Winter shortlisted for Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2020

6th February 2020

Market Harborough writer Tamsin Winter has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2020, widely regarded as one of the most prestigious accolades for children’s books in the UK. Announced today, Thursday 6th February, Winter is nominated in the Older Fiction category for...

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Leicester Marathon back with a bang following last year’s cancellation

29th January 2020

The Leicester Marathon is back for 2020 and it’s bigger and better than ever with entries open. The Run Leicester Festival, which encompasses a Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay race, is taking place on Sunday 11th October and organisers are promising a host of exciting new features. This...

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The popular physical activity game Beat the Street is coming back to Blaby District!

10th January 2020

Beat the Street, the innovative physical activity game that took Blaby District by storm last year is set to return to the district from 26th February to 8th April. More than 10,000 people across the district took part and together walked, cycled, ran and scooted 93,000 miles over the six-week game...

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NEW & OPEN TODAY!! Kip McGrath Leicester West End

8th January 2020

The new Kip McGrath Education Centre at Kirby Road, Leicester opens TODAY! Kip McGrath has been the leader in remediation tuition for over 40 years, focusing on the foundations of English, reading, spelling, comprehension and maths. They provide individualised learning programmes for primary and...

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Love trees and the environment?

12th November 2019

Love trees and the environment? There aren’t many industries planting trees these days, but the paper industry plants and grows far more than it consumes. As the most recycled product in the world paper remains one of the more environmentally friendly products due to its ability to be recycled...

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