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Local man faces ultimate fitness challenge to help Chernobyl children. A Leicester Forest East man is planning to climb the world’s highest freestanding mountain to help raise funds for a local charity that provides respite holidays in Leicestershire for children living with the after effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Gareth Reilly (33) will be embarking on a 7-day challenge to scale Mount Kilimanjaro in September and is hoping to raise £2500 for Friends of Chernobyl Children (West Leics). In 2011, Gareth made a New Year’s resolution to lose 5 stones which would of taken him back to what he weighed at the age of 21. Continued on page 4

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Kirby Muxloe Bowls Club Look to Strengthen Their Bowls Teams After A Successful 2013 The 2014 Outdoor season starts at the end of April until the end of September. Following a very successful 2013 season we will be looking forward to strengthening our bowls teams. Ladies, gentlemen and young people, experienced or complete novices welcome. Tuition if required is available by qualified instructors free of charge. Kirby Muxloe Bowls Club was set up in 1975 at the rear of the community centre and next to the library on Station Road, Kirby Muxloe. We have a thriving social section with regular monthly sell out evenings and events. Social members will be welcome and of course we have our own regular Sunday Carvery a real feature. Please contact Des Smith on 0116 2386617 to arrange to come down anytime to see what we have to offer. No obligation or just show up at the green.

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Bradgate Lions Club We are members of the world’s foremost service organisation, LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL who have over 1.4 million members worldwide, in more than 44,000 clubs in 192 countries and geographic areas. Regardless of what language they speak, religion they practice or politics they espouse, all Lions are dedicated to seeking out and helping those in need. Since 1917, when the first Lions club was formed, local Lions clubs have offered people just like you the opportunity to give something back to their communities, and although we cannot claim to go back that far, Bradgate Lions Club, who were founded in 1989, have helped Internationally, nationally and locally in projects to help deserving causes, and have so far raised and donated over £160.000 towards famine and disaster relief, national Cancer Charities, Children’s Charities and many local causes such as Hospices etc; We have also assisted in tree planting projects, provided transport to local groups, and undertaken gardening assistance. We are now looking to increase our membership in order to be able to continue with our work in the district, which covers a vast area, stretching from Desford and Leicester

Forest East in the South, across to Newtown Linford and Copt Oak in the North, and from Kirby Muxloe and Glenfield in the East over to Markfield and Thornton in the West. Our Club meets on the second and fourth Thursday evening of each month at 7.00PM, the first for a short business meeting, and second for a social get together, anyone who is interested in finding out about Bradgate Lions should ring Roger on 01530 242912 or Jill on 01455 822008, both of whom would be pleased to help, and could invite you to attend one of our meetings to find out more. We have planned a night of 50’s &60’s music, with “Sounds like Swing”. Live music from a local 5 - piece band to Dance to, or just listen to favourites and requests. To be held at Newtown Linford Village Hall on April 26th. Further details to be announced later.

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Local man faces ultimate fitness challenge to help Chernobyl children from front page After two years of diet and exercise, he succeeded in shedding 4 stones, but having reached a plateau and struggling for motivation, he decided that he needed to set himself a big challenge that would not only get him to his target weight, but would also raise some money for a worthy cause. Gareth was introduced to Friends of Chernobyl’s Children (West Leics) by his girlfriend’s family who host a child from Belarus in their home for a month each summer. Inspired by their passion for the project and having seen for himself the huge difference a month of recuperative care makes to Chernobyl affected children, Gareth decided he would support the charity. With a summit of 5,895m above sea level and with oxygen levels 50% lower at the summit than at the base of the mountain, Kilimanjaro will be a formidable challenge for Gareth and in partnership with his personal trainer Dale Mellin, he has embarked upon a punishing training routine to prepare himself for the climb. This includes cardiovascular exercise, strength and conditioning training in the gym and in April, Dale will be putting Gareth through his paces with a training climb up Mount Snowdon. Gareth said “I am doing lots of stuff to get the heart pumping and Dale pushes me at every session. If everything goes to plan, I will be 10st 6lbs of lean muscle by September! I have to admit that I am a little worried about altitude sickness as there is no way of knowing if I will be affected or not until I am half way up the mountain, but fingers crossed, I will be ok. One thing is guaranteed, even if I have to do it on my hands and knees, I will get to the summit!” John Buckby, Group Coordinator for the charity said “In addition to all the hard work he is doing to prepare for his mammoth challenge, Gareth is funding the trip to Africa himself which means that every penny he raises through sponsorship will go directly to the charity and the life-changing respite holidays that we provide for needy youngsters from Belarus. We are delighted that he has chosen to support us and we are sure his determination will get him to the top of Kilimanjaro and his ultimate goal. We applaud his hard work and wish him every success.” To sponsor Gareth online please visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/garethreilly1 For more information about the charity visit www.focc-westleics.webs.com or contact John Buckby on 01455 285799 e-mail: john.evolution@btinternet.com

Nature talk and survey at Ratby Parish Church NATURE TALK St Philip & St James Church, Ratby

As part of its Tuesday 25th March continuing environmental work, 7.30pm the Eco-Team at Ratby Parish Church In Church is organising a Please join us for a talk by project to David Nicholls from encourage wildlife to come and live in ‘NatureSpot’ on the fauna and flora the churchyard. This found in and around our village. summer two small All welcome! sections of the Further details 0116 239 4606 church yard will be left unmown to allow native plants to grow freely and hopefully encourage insects and other wildlife to visit and maybe inhabit the areas. Ultimately the area will be planted with specially selected wild flowers. As a prelude to the project David Nicholls from Nature Spot, Leicestershire and Rutland will be giving a talk in Ratby Parish Church on Tuesday 25th March at 7.30pm on the flora and fauna found in and around our villages. Following on from the talk we will be conducting a Nature Survey of the churchyard on Sunday 27th April, at 2.30pm to establish what plants and wildlife are already present. This will enable us, in due course, to see whether the ‘wild areas’ have had a beneficial impact on the area or not. You are warmly invited to attend either or both events. Children, don’t forget your bug hunting kits if you are going to join us for the survey. Further details 0116 239 4606

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Borough Councillors Report Cllr Ozzy O’Shea Tel 0116 2394336 or 07808585825 Email ozzyoshea@hotmail.com

Will ratby stay a Village With More housing threatened? HBBC has received an outline application (14/00108/OUT) from Cawrey Homes for 134 dwellings on land south of Markfield Rd, namely the Burroughs. This area of land in Ratby was first put forward by the owner nearly 10 years ago but subsequently did not go ahead with the application due to massive opposition from village residents. That application involved an extremely large application that consisted of 500 dwellings, a wood burning facility and an industrial park. As we both sit on the planning committee, we can only take our steer from you, the residents, and therefore cannot comment on this application at the present time. We would welcome any comments to give us guidance as this application will be going to full committee. Our e-mail addresses are featured on this report. Council tax setting 2014/15. We are pleased to announce that following a budget meeting at HBBC, the Council Tax will remain the same as last year with a 0 % increase. This is something that we both have asked for during these lean times and we are very pleased with the result. this means that the tables for calculating Council tax for the different bands for ratby; are as follows. Band B £1,130.63 Band C £1,292.15 Band D £1,453.67 Keep your Garden Blooming. A Blooming good deal is being offered to green-fingered residents in Hinckley & Bosworth. Those who buy a compost bin before the start of April can get a second one

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for half price, providing it’s the same size and colour. Bins start at just £9.98 (plus a one-off delivery charge of £5.49 per order). However, prices will be going up in April. Composting at homes reduces carbon dioxide emissions and recycles most kitchen and garden waste into a free supply of compost. To order please contact the council on 01455 238141 To find out more visit www.getcomposting.com or call 0844 571 4444. Campaign tackles costly fly tipping Fly Tipping costs the taxpayers of Hinckley & Bosworth around £25,000 every year. From small deposits of one or two black sacks, through to full van loads of construction material, green waste and tyres, the Borough Council has to deal with about 40 incidents of fly tipping every month. We suffer from regular incidents of fly tipping in and around Ratby. So in the coming weeks, the council’s Clean Neighbourhoods team will be focusing on the problem as part of its continuing ‘Keep It Clean’ campaign. If it isn’t possible for householders or businesses to take their own waste to a tip site then people need to bear in mind their legal duty of care when it comes to employing anyone other than the council to remove the waste for them. Under this duty, householders are required to take reasonable measures to ensure that household waste produced on their property is passed on to an authorised person. Businesses that regularly carry waste should be registered with the Environment Agency as licensed waste carriers. Businesses also have to pay to dispose of waste, so always beware of being offered unusually low prices for this service coupled with the absence of the appropriate registration. As part of the duty of

Clean Neighbourhood Officer Luke Clements said: “We recommend to the public and businesses alike that they check for the waste carrier’s licence and also keep a record of the removal by using a waste transfer note. “This includes the carrier’s details, the waste that was given to them and when it was taken. This note needs to be signed by both parties.” We both urge residents to report any incidents of Fly Tipping. Apart from ruining our countryside it is also costing council taxpayers a lot of money to clean it up, money which could be spent on more important projects to benefit local residents. It is also worth remembering that for a small charge, the council will come and collect bulky items such as furniture, appliances and sheds etc. The team will also be increasing their deployment of CCTV cameras in a variety of known fly tipping hotspots. The maximum penalty on conviction for a fly tipping offence is £50,000 and the possibility of a one year prison sentence. The team are also encouraging everyone to report any fly tipping incidents they witness, especially if a vehicle registration can be provided. Call the council on 01455 238141 or visit www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/streetcleaning Once again, we take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support and we are only a phone call away. Regards

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LFE Film Evenings will feature on Thursday 3 April 2014 “Philomena” Philomena an adaptationfor of the book by 2014 the BBCissue foreign correspondent, turned PRESS isRELEASE March spin doctor, Martin Sixsmith. It tells of how he helped track down a retired Irish nurse’s son who had been sold for adoption by nuns 50 years before. Directed by LFE FilmFrears, Evenings feature on his Thursday 3 April “Philomena” Stephen it is will comfortably best since The2014 Queen.

The Kirby Muxloe Local History Group The Kirby Muxloe Local History Group meets generally 6 times a year, and membership is open to all. Visitors are always welcome to all our meetings, which generally take place in St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Kirby Muxloe and start at 7.30 pm.

Details of the dates of meetings, together with the topics that will be covered, are shown on the notice board in Kirby Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in 'Philomena' Muxloe library as well as on the Group’s web site: www.leicestershirevillages.com/kmlhg Judi Dench is effortlessly tough-minded, elderly Irish woman Philomena is an adaptation ofmoving the bookas by the the BBC foreign correspondent, turned spin doctor, Philomena Lee, seeking to learn about the fate of her baby boy taken away Martin Sixsmith. It tells of how he helped track down a retired Irish nurse’s son who had beenOur next meeting will take place on Thursday March 20th sold adoption nunsSteve 50 years before. gives Directed Stephen Frears, it issupporting comfortably his best fromfor her in the by 1950s. Coogan anby intelligently judged and will take a ‘Virtual Walk’ through Richard III’s Leicester. since The Queen. contribution as the journalist who helps her. It will be led by Widow Grooby (Alison Coates). Judi Dench is effortlessly moving as the tough-minded, elderly Irish woman Philomena Lee, the fatemother, of her baby away from her in theup 1950s. Steve seeking to learn about As a teenage unmarried she boy hadtaken been forced to put her child The Group will also be present at the Beaumanor History Fair Coogan gives an intelligently contribution the journalist who helps her. on Sunday 23rd March, which will be open from 10.00 am for adoption, while workingjudged in onesupporting of the Irish Republic'saspenitential Magdalene As a teenage unmarried mother, she had been forced to put up were her child laundries. These cottage industries of shame and self-hate runfor byadoption, nuns andwhile to 4.00 pm. Many displays and local history display stalls will working in one of the Irish Republic's penitential Magdalene laundries. These cottage industries priests who had a nasty secret of their own: they discreetly accepted substantial be present and a programme of talks will be given. of shame and self-hate were run by nuns and priests who had a nasty secret of their own: they sums of money from America's childless Catholic couples. It was Catholic a baby-farm discreetly accepted substantial sums of money from America's childless couples. It was More details of this event, including details of the talks and business model that ran onthat cruelty and hypocrisy. a baby-farm business model ran on cruelty and hypocrisy. It's a powerful and heartfelt drama, based on a real case, with a sledgehammer emotional how to book places for these are shown on It's a powerful andperformance heartfelt drama, based on aalong real case, a sledgehammer www.lahs.org.uk punch and a stellar from Judi Dench, with anwith intelligently judged supporting emotional andCoogan. a stellar performance from Judi Dench, along with an contribution punch from Steve Special Great Central Railway booking discounts are also Running time: 1hr. 40min. intelligently judged supporting contribution from Steve Coogan. available, with travel from Quorn/Woodhouse station on a Venue: the Parish Hall, Kings Drive, LFE. Cost: £5. running time: 1hr. 40min. Doors open at 7.00pm when a complimentary hot drink and biscuits will be provided. The filmvintage bus. Online booking : www.gcrailway.co.uk Venue: Parish Hall, Kings Drive, LFE. Cost: £5. will start the at 7.30pm. The Group are organising an Exhibition, to celebrate ‘Kirby’s Doors open at 7.00pm when a complimentary hot drink and biscuits will be Past’, which will take place in the Village Hall on Saturday provided. The film will start at 7.30pm. [250 words + pic] 5th April from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm and will include many ‘new’ photographs together with WW1 and WW2 memorabilia.

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sunday 16th March 2014 - 12.00—3.00pm Castle hotel, Main street, Kirby Muxloe

Admission will be £1.00 and refreshments will be available throughout the day. The following meeting of the Group will take place on Thursday 15th May, when Peter Liddle will be presenting ‘Time Team Leicestershire’. The Group are always looking for photographs of people who have lived/worked in the village and events that have taken place in Kirby Muxloe.

Are you looking for new and nearly new baby and toddler items? If so we may have just what you need - these sales are usually very busy so if you’re looking for a bargain please put this date in your diary now !!!

Some pictures of ‘Old’ Kirby Muxloe are now displayed in St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall, so if you visit the Hall, you might like to look at them.

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The money given to schools to help children from poorer backgrounds is set to rise again in Hinckley and Bosworth, local Councillor Michael Mullaney said today. The Pupil Premium - aimed at providing extra money to support youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds - is expected to increase in Hinckley and Bosworth to £2,582,000 in September 2014. Among the local schools set to benefit are, Ratby Primary School which is set to get £67,600 in Pupil Premium funding, South Charnwood High School who are due to receive £83,925 in Pupil Premium money, Stanton Under Bardon Primary School who are set to receive £13,000 in Pupil Premium funding and Mercenfeld Primary School who are set to get £53,500 Pupil Premium funding. The announcement came after figures also revealed the attainment gap between children eligible for Free School Meals and their peers continued to narrow.

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Leicester Rotaract the social club with a conscience! It's the New Year, you have made your resolutions and broken them, but have decided that you really want to try something different but have no idea what that something is! If that’s the case, then Rotaract is for you! Rotaract is the social club with a conscience, aiming to have fun whilst raising money for charity and aiding the local community. Rotaract is a fun, dynamic and unique international organisation for people aged 1830, offering a wide range of activities that enables to try something new, whilst having a great time and making new friends. Rotaract offers a wide choice of social activities, actively supports the local community, raises money for charity and gives you the opportunity... Leicester rotaract have been involved in a range of activities including at Christmas where we had our own Santa Sleigh going around the streets collecting money for charity. We also just meet up for socials ranging from laser quest and ten-pin bowling to the local pub quiz or joining other Rotaract clubs for the annual charity ball. We are always recruiting people aged 18-30, so if you would like to get involved, meet like-minded people and help out in the local community then contact us on r.hallam23a@gmail.com or search ‘Leicester Rotaract’ on Facebook. We look forward to hearing from you!

Go Ukulele Crazy for Recreation Room Project Kirby Muxloe Free Church has started on an exciting project to refurbish some of the church rooms and create a Recreation Room. This will be a facility where anybody from the community or church groups using the facilities can meet, chat and relax in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Users will be able to make tea and coffee and eventually it is hoped to set-up a coffee shop. Go Ukulele Crazy is a group of more than 250 ukulele enthusiasts drawn from 10 separate groups from across the Midlands. These groups are run by Jo Stevenson, along with her husband John, and regularly play concerts for a variety of community groups. In a recent success the group participated in the Charity Gala Evening at Leicester Cathedral as part of Dave’s Comedy Festival, and has also appeared on Radio Leicester. On the evening of 28th March 2014 the two come together in a supper and ukulele concert in aid of the Recreation Room project. Everyone is invited and if you would like to come along, details are given below.

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Friday 28th March, 2014, supper 7:00 p.m. Concert 8:30 p.m. Entry £8, including supper - For tickets call: 0116 239 3173 or email: admin@kirbyfree.org

Appeal for New Cricket Players I am associated with Ratby Town Cricket Club and we are looking for new players at both junior and senior level. We accept juniors aged from 6 - 10 for our kwik cricket teams. Children aged up to 13 can play in our Under 11 and under 13 hardball teams. Our junior section boasts five ECB level 2 coaches. we practice at Groby Community College; hardball on Wednesdays 6pm-7pm and Kwik cricket on Thursdays 6pm-7pm. All abilities welcome! Our senior teams are currently playing in division 4 and 5 of the Everards Leicestershire County Cricket league and practice at Bosworth Academy (Bosworth College) in Desford on Monday nights at 8pm-9pm. For further information contact: Rory 07872 023945 - Eddie 07752 750705 rory stevenson-Leggett - Sports Educator, North Warwickshire School Sports Partnership

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March and April meetings are in the Village Hall, Main Street, Ratby at 8pm.Admission: members £1.60, casual guests £2.50 including refreshments. Non members are very welcome. tuesday 18th March – ‘Egyptology’ – the architecture and mythology together with exhibits – a talk by Susan Tebby. tuesday 15th april – ‘Technology of the English country house’ – a talk by Wendy Freer.

equipment • 20cm (8in) round loose-bottomed cake tin • Greased and base-lined with baking parchment

May and June meetings will be in Ratby Sports Club Room, Desford Lane, on Thursday 15th May and 19th June starting at the earlier time of 7.30pm.

ingredients • 100g ginger biscuits, crushed • 50g butter, melted • 2 x 250g tubs mascarpone • 325g jar luxury lemon curd • Juice of 1 small lemon • Fresh raspberries and blueberries to decorate • Icing sugar to dust Method 1. Mix the biscuits with the butter in a bowl then press into the St Philip & St James Church, Ratby not up the sides) base of the tin (but 2. Put the mascarpone, lemon curd and lemon juice in a bowl and beat with a spatula until smooth.

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Admission: members £1.60, casual guests £2.50 including refreshments of wine or orange juice. Non members are very welcome. thursday 15th May – Antiques expert and TV personality Charles Hanson will deliver a talk and value your antiques. Two items per person for valuation please. thursday 19th June – Gill Smart from the Heart Link charity, Glenfield Hospital, will deliver a talk, together with a display of photos on the work of the charity, There will be a presentation of monies collected for the charity throughout the past year by RVS.

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CHURCHYARD NATURE SURVEY An afternoon of hunting for bugs & beasties to see what lives in the Church grounds

Sunday 27th April 2.30pm This year we will be leaving two small sections of the Churchyard unmown to encourage plants and animals to thrive there. Before the start of the project we are planning to do a survey of what lives there now and then, when a healthy habitat has been formed, we will be able to revisit the area to see what difference the project makes. We would love to have volunteer helpers, children please bring along you bug hunting kits! Further details 0116 239 4606

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County Councillors Report Ratby and Groby Division County Councillor Ozzy O’Shea Tel 0116 2394 336 or 07808 585 825 - Email ozzyoshea@hotmail.com letter has been sent by the Council’s chief executive to the CEO of Santander.

1. Council tax has been frozen for the fourth consecutive year. Councillors agreed the freeze at the Budget meeting held on the 19th February. The average Band D property will continue to pay £1063 County share. However, Police Commissioner and Fire Authority will raise their precepts by 1.5% (£176 and £60 respectively). 2. Notice of Motion (in my name) to next LCC Full Council on 19th March 2014 has been lodged. It will call on Santander to reconsider its withdrawal of all agency banking facilities across the County, with Groby, Kirby Muxloe and Glenfield all in the firing line. I have also had a motion passed at the last full Borough Council meeting asking Santander to reconsider its withdrawal of Groby’s agency branch this was seconded by Councillor Peter Batty and received the council’s full support a

3. Leicestershire Green Plaque schemeresidents are being asked to vote on the County’s most notable people or buildings with historical interest. A shortlist has been drawn up and 6 people or places will be chosen to receive a commemorative plaque displaying their historic connection to the County. More information and voting details online via http://www.leics.gov.uk/greenplaques 4. Strategic Economic Plan and City Deal: LCC is working with its partners in the City Council and Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council to support plans for economic growth and jobs, particularly in our Borough with the LLEP at the MIRA Enterprise Zone and the creation of up to 5000 jobs. LCC is required to submit a Growth Plan to Government, which in turn will allow the transfer of some powers from Government to local authorities, e.g. to name a few, planning, employment and skills, transport infrastructure, to support local economic growth plans. Our Plans are

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Think and plan before you act! It hardly seems possible to think that April 5th is getting ever closer when many of us will be encouraged to act now whilst this year’s allowances and exemptions are still available. Here are a few brief thoughts… Equity ISA investments, is mitigating income tax or capital gains tax more relevant to you, as this will determine how you invest? Pension planning has many attractive tax advantages benefits depending on your tax rate, but do take personalised advice to ensure that your particular personal retirement requirements and income tax position are both taken into account. Capital gains tax, remember that each individual has an annual exemption of £10,900 for this year and that any realised losses can be offset against gains. The use of this exemption can greatly assist in future investment planning. For those affected by inheritance taxes don’t forget the annual £3000 gift exemption available to each individual which could be used for further inheritance tax planning.

supported by Treasury/Cities Minister Greg Clark and will be signed off in due course. Current Consultations: 1. Home to School Transport changes: http://www.leics.gov.uk/school_ transport_2014, respond by 12th March. 2. Upcoming consultation on Changes to Community Libraries: if Cabinet agrees on 5th March 2014, it is proposed to run a consultation between 7th April -30th June 2014. Included in the consultation will be the public, library users, all Leics District, Borough and Parish councils; Arts Council England; The Big Lottery. LCC is looking to community groups (including parish councils) to run our 36 smaller libraries with help from LCC. £800k is looking to be saved from the £5.5m budget (so £4.7m still in budget). I would like to thank you for your continued support and remind you that I am only a phone call or email away.

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Re-Live The Final Days Of King Richard III With New Audio Tour Of Key Locations In Leicester and Leicestershire A new audio tour has been developed to help visitors re-live the story of King Richard III’s final days in Leicester and Leicestershire. The launch of this new tour follows the discovery of the remains of King Richard III - the last Plantagenet King of England - in Leicester, announced by the University of Leicester, Leicester City Council and the Richard III Society in February 2013. The audio tour tells the story of King Richard III’s life and death in Leicester and Leicestershire through a number of fictional characters. It features key locations throughout the city and county including Bow Bridge, Greyfriars, the former site of the Blue Boar Inn, The Newarke, Ambion Hill, Kirby Muxloe Castle, Bradgate Park, Bosworth Battlefield and Donington le Heath. The tour is free to download onto smartphones and tablet devices via iTunes or by using QR codes on the new King Richard III interpretation panels across the city, at Bosworth, Donington le Heath and Kirby Muxloe Castle, online at www.visitleicester.info, www.storyofleicester.com, www.goleicestershire.com and websites for Bosworth Battlefield, Donington le Heath, Bradgate Park and Kirby Muxloe Castle, as well as from the Visit Leicester centre in Leicester. Funded by Arts Council England, this audio tour has been produced as part of the Unlocking Leicestershire museum project by Leicester Shire Promotions, in partnership with Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council. Martin Peters, Chief Executive of Leicester Shire Promotions said: “The discovery of the King’s remains in Leicester has significantly boosted the public’s interest in this dramatic story and over 150,000 people have visited the temporary exhibition in the city during 2013. The new audio tour gives a unique perspective on the fascinating story of his final days

including the Battle of Bosworth at which he met his fate.” City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “The story of Richard III’s life, death and subsequent rediscovery is an extraordinary one that deserves to be shared with the largest possible audience. “This new audio tour is a great way for people to find out about a fascinating period in Leicester’s history by encouraging them to visit the city and county landmarks that help bring Richard’s story to life.” Richard Blunt, Leicestershire County Council’s Cabinet member for culture, said: “There’s always been a compelling story to tell at Bosworth and the audio tour I’m sure will enhance the experience for visitors to our battlefield heritage centre.” A new £4 million Richard III Visitor Centre is scheduled to open later in 2014. The centre will house a breathtaking new exhibition, entitled ‘Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery' which will guide visitors through the dramatic story of the king's life, brutal death at Bosworth Field in 1485 and the fascinating story of his rediscovery.

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Sport Relief – Markfield Magic Mile

Churches Together in Kirby Muxloe and Leicester Forest East LENT and EASTER Activities

Once again the Centre will be hosting the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile to raise funds for Comic Relief. The Markfield Magic Mile is part of hundreds of similar events taking place across the country on Sunday 23rd March as part of the bi-annual Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games. The Markfield Magic Mile has a distance for everyone and you can choose from the following:

12th March to 9th april:

11am – Lent Discussion Hour (Blessed Sacrament)

18th april (Good Friday):

11am - An Hour by the Cross (St Mary’s)

13th april (palm sunday):

10am - Holy Communion (St Mary’s) 10:30am - Holy Communion (St Andrew’s & St Bartholomew’s) 10:30am - Morning Service (Kirby Free)

1 Mile If you just want to toddle round with your children and pets or just looking for some fund raising fun this is ideal for you.

17th april: (Maundy thursday)

7pm - Holy Communion (St Bartholomew’s) 7:30pm - Holy Communion (Kirby Free), Mass (Blessed Sacrament)

18th april (Good Friday):

3pm - The Passion of Our Lord (Blessed Sacrament) 7pm - Stations of the Cross (Blessed Sacrament) 7:30pm - All Churches United Service (St Andrew’s)

20th april (easter Day):

8am - Holy Communion (Kirby Free) 9am - Holy Communion (St Bartholomew’s), 9am - Mass (Blessed Sacrament) 10am - Holy Communion (St Mary’s) 10:30am - Holy Communion (St Andrew’s & St Bart’s) 10.30am - Mass (Blessed Sacrament) 10:30am - All Age Worship Kirby Free) 6:30pm - Holy Communion (Kirby Free)

3 Miles To step it up and get your pulse racing, 3 miles is for you. Do it with friends and family to raise lots of cash and cheers. 6 Miles At almost 10k this is your chance to up the pace and raise some serious cash. Why not make a day of it and come along in fancy dress as there will be a prize for the best fancy dressed person or team. Our event will take place on the sport’s field at the Centre starting at 1pm. You can book your place by visiting the website sportrelief.com or at the Centre on the day. Hopefully the weather will be as good as the last time we held the event in March 2012 when we actually enjoyed a lovely hot and sunny day and raised £1,500 for Comic Relief. Let’s do even better this year. The Centre will be open for refreshments, changing etc so, get your running shoes ready for a fun day and help raise funds for Comic Relief or your own favourite local charity

19th april (holy saturday): 10am till 3pm - Easter ‘Light a Candle’ (St Andrew’s) 8pm - The Easter Vigil (Blessed Sacrament) 20th april (easter Day):

9am - Easter Breakfast (Kirby Free)

LENT and EASTER Services at your Local Churches 30th March (Mothering sunday): 10:30am - Services at all churches

st andrew’s LFe & st Bartholomew’s Kirby Muxloe & st Mary’s Braunstone West tel: 0116 238 6811 email: lfekmchurch@btconnect.com Beacon Life Church, Charnwood Drive, LFe tel: 07506 472811 email: lynamian966@gmail.com Kirby Free Church, Main street, Kirby Muxloe tel: 0116 239 3173 email: admin@kirbyfree.org Blessed sacrament, Gooding avenue, Braunstone tel: 0116 285 8795 email: blessedsacrament@btinternet.com

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Business boost event success Over 50 businesses and partner organisations working in Blaby District attended an event to share ideas for boosting the local economy, funding opportunities and apprenticeship incentives. Blaby District Council hosted their second “Blaby District Means Business” event for local companies at the Marriott Hotel, Leicester and has plans to develop and run further business networking and information sharing events. The next event is planned to be held in May. The meeting included a brief speaker programme with topics on growth, priorities for economic development, funding and skills-training programmes, incentives on offer to help employers to recruit an apprentice, and the chance to network. Cllr Tony Greenwood, portfolio holder for Planning, Economic Development and Housing Strategy at Blaby District Council, said: “The Council recognises that local businesses can benefit from the support from ourselves and our partner agencies, and they may not know what help is out there for them. “By holding these events we are hoping that every business who attends leaves knowing that the opportunities are out there to help them achieve growth. We would encourage small to medium sized enterprises to get in touch with us to hear news of funding and support programmes that may benefit them.” Further details on funding and support for growing businesses are available from Carole Troake, Economic Development Officer at Blaby District Council on 0116 2727735 or email economicdevelopment@blaby.gov.uk

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FILMREVIEW 300: rise of an empire - 15 Adapted from Frank Millers graphic novel, Xerxes, 300: Rise of an Empire follows events before, during and after the smash hit movie 300 (2007). Having gained victory over Leonidas’ 300, Xerxes marches his Persian army towards Themistocles and his Greek comrades for an epic battle that takes the saga onto the high seas.

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Fionan and Ruth are set to be married, but the groom-to-be doesn’t want a Stag do; in fact, he’d rather attend the Hen. Concerned her future husband will be missing out, Ruth persuades best man Davin to throw him a bash.

The courses will teach you how to deal with an emergency situation such as collapse, choking or an injury for all ages from babies, infants and adults and hopefully save a life. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate. The courses are of three hours duration so you need to be committed to coming along but at the end of the day you will be better equipped to save a life. The courses are free although any donation would be appreciated and are open to any resident aged over 18 and to those who work in the voluntary sector. Places are limited to 10 people per session so, if you are interested, please book in advance to avoid disappointment. As the first aid courses are three hours long we will now be arranging separate dates for Child and Vulnerable Adult and Substance Misuse awareness sessions. This project has been funded by the Markfield, Ratby and Groby Community Forum and people from these areas are most welcome to join in. To book your place Contact the Centre on 01530 242240 or email markfieldcommunitycentre@hotmail.co.uk

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Ratby Primary School News.... 60 Minute Makeover

On Wednesday 5th March Key Stage One came over all Lawrence LlewelynBowen when, as part of their ‘Creature Comforts’ topic, the children took part in their own version of ‘60 Minute Makeover’. As the budget wouldn’t stretch to redecorating the actual classrooms, each child was challenged to transform an old shoebox into a room (complete with fixtures and fittings) before the end of the afternoon. Almost 60 parents and grandparents joined us for the afternoon, with some amazing results. The children had a great time and, as you can see, the event also inspired them to do some fantastic writing… My 60 Minute Makeover by hannah rowan (year 2) When I came in from lunch I was extremely excited and when my mummy came I was really, REALLY excited! I could burst out with excitement! I tried to be the boss, but my mummy was telling me what to get and I was even helping her. She said, “This is FUN!” I said that too. My mummy said it was fabulous too, even though I had a little argument with my mummy about the rug. I went really, really embarrassed then (more than my mummy). She was talking to Daisy’s grandma and laughing for every bit of the afternoon! I was proud when we finished. It was amazing. Even though I was embarrassed having my photo taken, I still enjoyed making the room. My mummy loved my dream room and we enjoyed playing with it when we got it home. We both said “IT IS FABULOUS!”

Beautiful Baby Boys Over the February half term Mrs Steiner and Mrs Thomas gave birth to beautiful baby boys. Mrs Steiner gave birth to George on 18th February, weighing 8lbs 3oz. Then two days later on 20th February, Mrs Thomas gave birth to Wilson, weighing 7lbs 7oz. Mrs Steiner, Mrs Thomas and their boys are all doing well and we look forward to seeing them all very soon.

Are there any LEGO heroes out there? LEGO has long been a favourite amongst children and, following the recent release of the LEGO movie, the children at Ratby Primary School have requested that staff start up an extra-curricular LEGO Club. Whilst the staff agrees with the children that LEGO Club would be great fun (as well as helping the children to develop their creative thinking, problem solving and teamwork skills), any parent or grandparent will know just how expensive those little blocks can be! We would, therefore, like to put out an S.O.S. If you have any LEGO that your children or grandchildren have out-grown, we would be very grateful to receive it. Any donations can be left at the school office. Thank you to anyone who is able to help us – all donations (no matter how small) will be very enthusiastically received!

Ready… Steady… READ!

After the huge success of our ‘Get Caught Reading’ competition, this term children in Key Stage Two have been taking part in the national reading competition “Read for My School”. The competition website www.readformyschool.co.uk is hosting a free online library of over 100 books, which the children can read wherever they have internet access. They can, of course, also choose to read books in print – the goal is simply to read as much as possible this term! 100,000 books will be distributed by Pearson in prizes, including prizes for the schools and children who read the most books, and prize draws for any child who reads more than eight books and schools who read more than 250 books. But the good news doesn’t stop there… 100,000 books will also be donated to a Book Aid International programme in Tanzania that distributes books to schools where children currently have very limited access to books. Our children can even get involved by writing letters to the children in Tanzania, which will be delivered along with the books. Just a few weeks into the competition, our children have already read over 430 online books! Indeed, reading morale is sky high as the children are inspired by the stories they are reading and by the fact that they are helping less fortunate children elsewhere. Watch this space to discover our final total when the competition closes.

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Hi, and welcome to another issue of Health Matters from your Local Pharmacist. I thought it would be appropriate for my student to pick a topic. My student is Fayaz Valera and graduated with a Masters in Pharmacy from Demontfort University. He has chosen to write about scalp care. To many, the hair and scalp are not considered a health concern; however, for the sufferers, it indeed can be quite annoying. The most common of conditions which affect our scalp are; hair loss, dandruff, seborrhoeaic dermatitis, and head lice. Taking care of our scalp and hair can be a simple process and rewarding over a long term period. It is a well-known fact that more than 50% of men over 50 years of age will have male pattern hair loss and 40% of women when they reach menopause will experience female pattern hair loss. A total of 9 million people in the UK suffer from premature hair loss. Surprisingly, hair loss can be treated from the pharmacy. Regaine for Men and for Women has Minoxidil as its active ingredient. This works by stimulating hair growth when applied to the scalp and prevents further hair loss. The extra strength formulation for men has shown to produce 40% more hair regrowth compared to the lower strength. While it is not suitable for everyone, The Village Pharmacy in Kirby Muxloe currently has the Men’s extra strength Regaine on offer at: £22.99 and the Women’s Regain on offer at £19.99. Visit us and discuss a treatment course with one of our highly trained staff. Head lice are a common problem with children and transmitted by head-to-head contact which frequently occurs while playing in the school classroom. A common Providing Excellence misconception is that head lice are only found in ‘dirty scalps’, this is completely untrue. In fact, head lice will happily thrive in clean hair. The most common symptom is itching of the scalp and it may be possible to see ‘nits’ – empty white egg casings. The Village

Pharmacy in Kirby Muxloe stocks a vast array of treatment options for confirmed head lice. Physical and chemical products such as Lyclear and Hedrin must be carried out twice, seven days apart, in order to kill any lice that may have hatched after the first treatment. 1 in 4 people in the UK will suffer from dandruff at some point in their lives. Dandruff is a build-up of dead skin cells on the scalp which clump together as white flakes and can also be caused by fungal yeast. Not only does it look unsightly, it can be very itchy. Simple measures such as the following can reduce dandruff and keep your scalp healthy; 1. Brushing your hair regularly can encourage dead skin cells to shed and therefore not accumulate which causes dandruff. 2. Keeping yourself optimally nourished with vitamins and essential fats, as a lack of vitamin B can also cause the condition. There are many treatment options available that incorporate different active ingredients. in Salicylic Healthcare acid based products such as Capsacal, work by removing the dead skin layer on the scalp and coal tar based formulations such as Alphosyl which work by slowing down the process of cell production. These are some of the popular options available.

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ROLLS-ROYCE RETIRED EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION

It’s a 999 Emergency calling all ladies to raise funds for LOROS Following the huge success of last year’s Twilight Walk, which raised over £36,000, the LOROS Fundraising team are in full St Philip & St James Church, Ratby swing preparing for this year’s event on Saturday 26th April. Ladies from across the county will take over the King Power Stadium in Leicester in preparation for the 10km sponsored walk. This year’s “999 An afternoon of hunting for bugs & beasties to Twilight see what lives inWalk is sure to Emergency” themed the Church grounds be the BIGGEST GIRLS NIGHT OUT Leicester 27th and April the BIGGEST Twilight has everSunday seen Walk yet! 2.30pm

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The members of the Rolls-Royce Retired Employees Association have started 2014 with a flurry of activities and trips. In January 50 of their members enjoyed a visit to Litchfield for a morning followed by a visit to Marsh Farm for a four course lunch ,before returning to Derby in the late afternoon.

NATURE SURVEY

This year we will be leaving two small sections of the Churchyard This special night in Leicester annually unmown to encourage plants and animals to thrive there. Before unites sisters, mothers, daughters, friends, the start of the project we are planning to do a survey of what partners all over the lives there now and and then, whencolleagues a healthy habitat hasfrom been formed, we will be able to revisit the to area tohave see what difference East Midlands fun, remember theloved project makes. We would love toraise have volunteer helpers, for their local ones and money children please bring along you bug hunting kits!

The February event was a trip to the Dominion Theatre in London to see the hit musical “We Will Rock You” and despite the terrible weather they were treated to a scenic tour round the capital

Hospice. The unique atmosphere at the Further details 0116 239 4606 event makes it one night you will not want to miss!

The Association continue their 2014 programme with sell out trips to Chester and Dagfields Emporium , Hampton Court and Malvern Flower Show

Laura Betts, Fundraiser at LOROS said; “One of my most memorable days at LOROS was at the Annual LOROS Twilight Walk 2013. The team and I had spent months planning and preparing for this day and it was fantastic to see all the participants taking part. The atmosphere on the evening was electric and although the team had worked from 9am through until midnight you couldn’t help but feel energised by all the smiling faces around you. I didn’t make it home until nearly 1am and although I was completely shattered I couldn’t sleep because I was still buzzing!!”.

The Walk and Talk Group’s latest walk started at Trent Lock and proceeded through the Cranfleet Cut and Attenborough Nature Reserve finishing at the Steamboat Inn where they had lunch. The day was made better due to the brilliant sunshine throughout the walk

The theme “999 Emergency” encourages participants to dress up as Doctors, Nurses, Firegirls or Policewomen – merchandise for this event is available on the event’s website. We also look forward to seeing all the ladies creative ideas! The first 50 ladies to sign up will receive a promotional glow-in-the-dark badge with a Sharpie marker.

New activities are an Indoor games Group, a This and That Group (Crafts etc) and a book swop at the monthly socials

To see more details about the event, a course map and to register please visit www.thetwilightwalk.co.uk Any queries, please call fundraising on 0116 231 8431/2.

Retired Rolls-Royce Employees can get more details by phoning Sheila Furniss on 01332 516 744 or Pat Neal on 0116 210 6917 alternatively come and join us on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Rolls-Royce Leisure on Moor Lane at 1-00 pm.

Please note this is a ladies only event, but men, if you would like to join this crowd of amazing women, the organisers have plenty of opportunities for volunteers available on the night. Please call the LOROS Fundraising Department on 0116 2318431/2 for more information.

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Prudential Ride London Cycling Event Alex’s Wish charity based in Rothley has been allocated 26 places for this year’s Prudential Ride London on Sunday, 10th August. Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic Games, the event starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the Games, it’s a truly spectacular event for all involved.

The 23rd April, as all good English men and women will know, is St George’s Day, the national day of the English. At this time the Leicester Branch of the Royal Society of St George is holding its annual banquet at Devonshire Place in Leicester, when all good English folk drink a toast to the Queen and to “Englishness”. The banquet will be held on Saturday 19th April and is one of three annual events organised by the branch, the other two being a similar banquet held on or near Trafalgar Day in October and a Carol Service just before Christmas.

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www.alexswish.co.uk Alex’s Wish is raising funds for life-saving research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - a muscle-wasting condition. Alex (7) from Rothley was diagnosed in 2010 for which there are no cures. It’s a heartbreaking condition leaving those with it wheelchair bound by mid-teens leading to heart or respiratory failure by mid-twenties.

£50 deposit will secure your place, plus £500 in sponsorship - every cyclist will receive an event jersey and training and sponsorship advice – a fantastic way to kick-start your fitness in 2014. London to paris cycle ride for a great cause Alex’s Wish is recruiting cyclists to take part in their adventure cycling event leaving London on Friday, 25th July. Connecting two of the world’s most chic capital cities you will embark on a challenge of a lifetime. The 277-mile ride incorporates beautiful Kent countryside before crossing the channel to experience the quiet French country lanes that wind through traditional sleepy market towns. Upon reaching Paris on Sunday, 27th July, you will then be part of the tremendous atmosphere and culture as the final stage of the Tour de France arrives on the Champs Elysees! £89 deposit will secure your place, plus £1,400 in sponsorship – covers accommodation, expenses and travel. For details about these fantastic events, Emma Hallam on 07903 349475 or emma@alexswish.co.uk or visit www.alexswish.co.uk 100% of all money raised will go towards funding essential world-class research and clinical trials into this condition.

The RSSG is the leading patriotic society of England and in no way a Nationalistic organisation. All who hold the "Englishness" and English heritage close to their heart are welcomed and a number of our ethnic friends are members. The National Membership Fee is £15 per person per annum and this includes the receipt of the Society’s quarterly magazine. You will, I am sure, appreciate that it is even more important in these difficult times to hold on to and cherish our heritage and love of our Country. To join or make further enquiries call our secretary Audrey Berry on 0116 286 3656 or email on johnalan.berry@virgin net. You will be made most welcome.

Coping with Cancer Fund Raising Event I am a volunteer therapist for Coping with Cancer, which is a Leicestershire Charity offering practical and emotional support for anyone affected by cancer. On March 29th we will be having our 2nd Therapy and gift event at St Marys Church rooms in Anstey, 10am - 3pm. There will be the opportunity to experience 15 minutes of either a massage, reflexology, Reiki or Crystal healing for £5, these were very popular last time, and everyone left feeling very relaxed. We will also have a variety of gift stalls, including home made fudge, bird boxes, baby gifts, handbags and more, and of course plenty of cakes, teas and coffee. Please come along, and support the charity, if you would like more information, please contact Kerry Ashby on 07841126676 or email kerrylee31@hotmail.com

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