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LEICESTER CITY CENTRE – COMMISSIONER JOINS SNIFFER DOGS ON CITY DRUGE CRACKDOWN

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Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach joined officers and a sniffer dog as part of a proactive operation to disrupt illegal drug activity in Leicestershire City Centre. The PCC accompanied city police officers and a ‘passive’ drugs dog, trained to smell the most minute trace of illegal drugs, for Saturday night’s Operation Fall. The operation is targeted at removing drug ... Read More »

ARMED POLICE PATROLS IN LEICESTER: A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME?

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Invitation: Armed Police Patrols in Leicester: a sign of things to come? 6:30 pm, Thursday 23rd March 2017 Conference Room, 3rd floor, Race Equality Centre, Phoenix Yard, 5-9 Upper Brown Street, Leicester LE1 5TE Please join us for an evening lecture with our guest speakers Leicestershire Police Chief Constable Simon Cole and Firearms Officer Suk Verma discussing the deployment of ... Read More »

POLICING IN LEICESTERSHIRE – REVIEW OF FUNDING

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Ministerial Meeting for PCC Lord Willy Bach and Chief Constable Simon Cole Policing Minister, Brandon Lewis, heard the argument for a favourable review of funding for policing in Leicestershire during a face to face meeting at the Home Office with Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach and CC Simon Cole QPM. Leicestershire’s two top policing figures travelled to London ... Read More »

Adrian Mole at 50.

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  We will never know how Adrian coped with his middle-aged crisis. He is bound to be having one! Sue Townsend, the biggest selling UK author of the eighties died in 2014.  There had been talk of a new manuscript but nothing emerged.   Townsend’s agents said that the new story was up to the Sue’s usual high standards.  Mole fans ... Read More »

Improvement Plans – Evington Heritage Village – TRAFFIC

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  Evington is now a Heritage Village.  It would be better if traffic could be reduced through the Main Street. The complications arise because the planned ring road was never built. The City Council expect clockwise traffic  to turn right along Uppingham Road and so avoid Evington Village.  However when you come to that junction where the A47 Uppingham Road ... Read More »

EVINGTON EYECARE IS MARKING 25 YEARS OF BEING PART OF THE LEICESTER COMMUNITY

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EVINGTON EYECARE IS MARKING 25 YEARS OF BEING PART OF THE LEICESTER COMMUNITY On Friday 27th January between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Evington Eyecare will be celebrating their 25th anniversary, making them one of the longest established family owned businesses in the area.  Everyone is welcome to join in the celebrations. Evington Eyecare  was first opened in February 1992, by mother ... Read More »

The Green Bicycle Murder Mystery – New evidence

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On 5th July, 1919, Bella Wright was found dead beside her bicycle and a police officer noticed a bullet wound in her head.  Bella had been last seen in the company of a man riding a green bicycle who then disappeared.  In 1920 the case was reopened when a green bicycle was fished out of the River Soar.  What followed ... Read More »

Evington Village Hall – Bookings 2017

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A board of trustees own and run the Village Hall, which is available for lettings.   For more information see the web page: http://evington.wix.com/evingtonvillagehall   Mondays:        Yoga  11 – 12 noon Pre-natal Yoga  7pm – 8.30pm (starting 23rd Jan. 2017) Tuesdays:        Evington Garden Club 7-9pm.  3rd Tuesday of each month. Wednesdays:  Baby Sensory Class  9am – 1.30pm ... Read More »

ST CHAD’S, EVINGTON, LEICESTER, THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS 1922 – 1972

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FIFTY YEARS AT ST. CHAD’S On a fine and lovely afternoon, 21st May 1922 (Rogation Sunday), clergy and robed choirs from neighbouring Anglican Churches met together on the land adjoining a tiny, recently erected church to announce to the people living round about that at 8. 0’clock the following day, Monday, 22nd May 1922, the new church would be dedicated, ... Read More »