Leicestershire & Rutland: Latest News

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Eyes on the sky: East Leake pupils benefit from donation of bird watching kits

30th March 2022

Pupils at a primary school in East Leake are furthering their efforts to observe and help local birds, thanks to a donation from a local housing developer. Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes – which is building a range of properties at The Skylarks in the village – has donated £200...

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Multi Sports & Arts & Crafts Camp

16th March 2022

FREE places open to those in receipt of free school meal (FSM)* Supported by Leicester City Councils Holiday activities and food programme, children and young people who receive benefit related free school meals will be able to access free activities and food provision over the easter, summer and...

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Beat the Street is coming to Loughborough!

9th March 2022

Beat the Street is an innovative physical activity game that has engaged more than a million people. It already took in South Charnwood from October 6th to November 3rd 2021, now it's Loughborough'stime to turn into a real-life game from 2nd March-30th March 2022! Residents will soon...

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LIGHT UP LEICESTER IS A CITY-WIDE ILLUMINATED FESTIVAL WILL SEE IMPRESSIVE, LARGE-SCALE ILLUMINATED IMMERSIVE ARTWORKS LIGHT UP THE STREETS FROM 3 - 6 MARCH

28th February 2022

6pm-10pm #LightUpLeicester A WORLD-CLASS ART EXPERIENCE FOR ALL AGES BIGGER AND BETTER! After the huge success and popularity of the last festival in 2020, Light Up Leicester returns this year bigger and better than ever – with even more installations and impressive large-scale pieces...

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Platinum Jubilee art competition for Leicestershire Schools

9th February 2022

Leicestershire County Council is on the lookout for primary schools to enter their Platinum Jubilee art competition. The brief is simple – paint a picture about what The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee means to you. Anything goes! The maximum size for entries is A3. The closing date for...

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Stories were brought to life for pupils at Fleckney Primary School thanks to a virtual storytelling event organised by David Wilson Homes

7th February 2022

In celebration of National Storytelling Week (30th January – 5th February), stories were brought to life for pupils at Fleckney Primary School thanks to a virtual storytelling event organised by David Wilson Homes. In light of the pandemic and, at a time when many school pupils want a personalised...

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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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