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Curtains open for 2017 It’s a new year and a new start and there is plenty of entertainment over the next few months to keep you and the family entertained at The Concordia Theatre in Hinckley.

Some of the members of The Frog Prince will be on parade to meet and chat with the young friends in the auditorium and on the stage, giving them an opportunity to see how the The Frog Prince is an all new production for the magic works behind the scenes. The morning will commence at 10.00am and finish promptly Concordia, combining all the traditional eleat 12.00noon to enable preparations to be ments of Pantomime with a new story which made for the Saturday matinee. There is no tell of two very different Kingdoms. booking required for this morning opening The penniless Kingdom of Penuria ruled over by event- simply turn up on the morning and don’t King Impecunia, who is in turn ruled by his wife forgot those cameras for photo opportunities. Queen Penny the Lesser. As the story unfolds Join The Guild in February for something differthey have just welcomed the birth of a Prince, ent, something for everyone, when the classic Prince Paragon. film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is turned in to a The other realm is the fabulously wealthy Kingclassic musical. dom of Splendora – they have gold mines, diaBilled as a rare chance to return to ‘An all but mond mines and oil fields – they are loaded. lost era of musical comedy’ and relive the goldKing Quidsin rules the land, but evil Lady Morgana (who has a nasty habit of casting spells on en age of the classic musical, they hope to bring people) has her eyes on the land and its wealth. Mediterranean sunshine into your life and have you laughing, tapping your toes and guessing all They too have a new royal baby in the land – final curtain. The performance Princess Lily. Turn the clocks forward seventeen the way to the runs from 20th February until 25th February so and three quarter years and Paragon and Lily why not give it a go. seem destined to meet and fall in love or will one of Morgana’s spells stand in their way?

This enchanting performance runs from 11th January until 4th February but on the morning of Saturday 21st January the Pantomime Company extends an invitation to the younger patrons to come along to the theatre for what now is becoming a fixture in their theatre calendar.

To get your tickets for these performances call the Box Office on 01455 615005 every week day morning from 10.30am – 12.30pm, Saturdays 10.00am – 12.00noon and Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm – 8.00pm or visit the theatre website for your tickets and information on all performances taking place at www.concordiatheatre.co.uk

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Flying Local News Around Your Community New Fitness App To Launch This Month During this month a new exciting wellness phone app will be launched by Hinckley Leisure Centre. The app is set to launch on 11th January and will be a free downloadable app which will support the centre’s plan to help communities to stay physically active and engaged in fitness, health and sport. The good news is that you don’t have to be a member of the leisure centre to download the app. The leisure centre will also be launching a new website this month in addition to the app,

Lunchtime Talks At Hinckley Library Pop along to Hinckley library’s series of monthly lunchtime talks ‘Listen While You Lunch.’ The talk falls every third Friday of the month from 12 noon until 1pm and tickets often sell out fast. You are welcome to take along your lunch for the session and a tea or coffee is included of the price of £3 for library members and £4.50 for non-members. Booking is essential, so please pre-book your tickets from the Help Point at Hinckley library before the talk or by calling Hinckley library. The next session is ‘The Suffragette Movement: Votes For Women’ with Dr John Sutton on Friday 20th January. Don’t delay and get your ticket pre-booked for this next session. For more details on ‘Listen While You Lunch’ and tickets call Hinckley library on 0116 3052500.

which will include information on improved timetables and an easier way to join online. Download the app and kick-start the year with a healthy, fitness regime that will make you feel great in no time.

Out Of The Vault Exhibition An exhibition being held at the Atkins Building in Hinckley will give an exclusive look at some of the paintings in Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council art collection. In addition to their historical value, these paintings are skillfully executed works of art, making them all a treasure to behold in their own right. Many of these artworks are previously unseen and provide insight into another time and a different era. The exhibition is free and will take place every day from Saturday 21st January until Saturday 11th February 2017 from 9.00am until 2.30pm For more information on the exhibition you can contact the Atkins Building on 01455 247070 or email info@atkinsbuilding.co.uk or visit the Atkins Building website on www.atkinsbuilding.co.uk

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Competing Students Return Home With Black Belts On 27th November 2016 four students from Leicester Ju Jitsu travelled to Nottingham, to try out for their Black Belts. Students Remy Rayvadera aged 12 and his brother Reno aged 14 participated from the juniors and two students from the seniors, Douglas Wilson aged 34 and Duncan Phelps aged 17 also took part. The test involved a whole series of challenges from performing between 15 and 25 throws on an opponent, sparring with gloves for 2 minutes followed by a throw and ground fight. This whole process takes a high degree of technical competence, cardio vascular fitness, stamina and courage. Each student has trained with Leicester Ju Jitsu at Earl Shilton and Coalville for between five to eight years and their journey has been personal. Everyone will face challenges of life, work commitments, school exams, illnesses, injuries and family issues but only those who prevail will get the opportunity to test for the coveted Black Belt. A surprising number will fail at the last hurdle, which is the commitment to put in more effort than they ever have before, to work through any and all issues and to focus on the prize, these are fantastic skills which will place them in an amazing position for the rest of their lives. The brain gives up long before the body, so if mental strength can be instilled in to their students then their chances of success now and in the future grow exponentially. First up in the test were the junior students, their opponents were Black Belt of Ju Jitsu and were ready to make them work. They performed 15 throws which are a variety from their syllabus, followed by a whole host of techniques designed to challenge them mentally and physically. The senior students were also put to the test and pushed to their limits and performed more techniques than the juniors. All candidates fought well and passed with flying colours and returned to Leicester with their new Black Belts, ready to inspire the other students to work hard and achieve their best. For more information on Leicester Ju Jitsu you can contact by email at info@leicesterjujitsu.co.uk or visit their website on www.leicesterjujits.co.uk

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Flying Local News Around Your Community Littering Motorists Issued Fines By Council Officers Two months ago officers from the Borough Dodwells Roundabout, the A5 and McDonalds. Council’s Clean Neighbourhood team set up a Other areas will be visited during the course of campaign to crackdown on littering from vehithe campaign including main road junctions, lay cles in Hinckley and Bosworth. -bys, roundabouts, supermarkets and local Since the campaign began officers have already shopping areas. issued £80 fixed penalty notices to more than Advice to motorists is to not throw any littering 13 motorists. items out of your windows including cigarette The Council officers have adopted a zero toler- ends and place all your rubbish in bins or you ance attitude towards anyone seen dropping could be fined an £80 fixed penalty notice. litter from their vehicles and all the fines imposed so far relate to discarded cigarette ends. Clean Neighbourhood Officers will be visiting primary schools in the borough this year to give litter workshops to Years 5 and 6 to educate them about the consequences of littering. Areas in Hinckley targeted by officers include the Northern Perimeter Road, Coventry Road,

Hinckley County Councillor Calls For More Regular Trains To Stop At Hinckley “A population of this size needs more regular train services. The hourly trains to Birmingham/ Leicester can often be overcrowded. Putting on a half hourly service would help deal with the Cross Country are currently holding a consultaovercrowding and also encourage more to travtion on passengers views and Michael Mullaney el by train as they would have the guarantee of has written in to it calling for trains to stop half a more regular service. hourly instead of the current hourly service. “I hope you will give serious consideration to Writing to Cross Country Michael Mullaney said more frequent trains stopping at Hinckley as “I hope Cross Country can restore a half hourly part of your consultation and to show you are service from Hinckley to Leicester and Hinckley genuinely listening to local concerns.” to Birmingham instead of the current hourly Michael Mullaney added “I would urge other service each way. local residents to add their weight to the call “The Hinckley urban area, including Burbage, for more regular trains to stop at Hinckley by Barwell, and Earl Shilton is the second largest contributing to the consultation by emailing population concentration in the county outside consultation@crosscountrytrains.co.uk Leicester. It is also a growing population with thousands more houses due to be built. Hinckley County Councillor Michael Mullaney has written to Cross Country calling for trains to stop more regularly at Hinckley.

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Green Plaque To Mark Barwell Meteorite Unveiled Barwell Parish Council are delighted to announce that the green plaque marking the surprise arrival of a large meteorite in Barwell on Christmas Eve in 1965 has been unveiled. The plaque sited at the junction of Chapel Street and Dawson’s Lane - close to the site of the meteorite fall, has been set in to an 8 ton granite boulder kindly donated from Midland Aggregates in Ellistown. On that momentous Christmas Eve more than 100lb of space rock fell to Earth, thought to be 4.5 billion years old - possibly older than Earth itself - which rained down in fragments, hitting cars, factories and homes around Barwell. This meteorite remains one of the largest ever to land in Britain to date. County, Borough and Local Councillors were

joined for the unveiling by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Mayor Richard Allen, dignitaries from the National Space Centre, British Museum, Natural History Museum as well as representatives from the British and Irish Meteorite Society.

County Councillor Lewis said: “I’m absolutely delighted that the Barwell meteorite has been publicly recognized. Its fall was a significant event for the Parish and became a news story worldwide. This particular unveiling also emphasises the diversity of our green plaques so far awarded.” In subsequent days after the meteorite fall, locals and officials scoured the area around The Common finding fragments weighing 50lb in total. The Natural History Museum offered 10 shillings an ounce for fragments, with the offer sparking a rush to find pieces. Barwell Parish Council Chairman Barry Granger said: “We are delighted Barwell has been recognized and subsequently won a green plaque award as a permanent reminder of such a special occasion. The Council would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in voting for this plaque and Midland Aggregates for donating the granite boulder.

This plaque is one of six awarded by Leicestershire County Council this year.

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Recently Ann and I were looking for a new chair for the therapy room. We wanted a chair that was both relaxing and supportive for use in hypnotherapy and for coaching and consultations. As many of my clients have problems with mobility, it was also important that it wasn’t too low to get up from easily. It should have been a straightforward task. After all, aren’t all chairs supposed to be comfortable and yet supportive enough not to cause hip back and neck problems? Apparently not! We trawled through many shops only to realise that most chairs are designed for anything but healthy, comfortable sitting. Virtually all had seats too deep for anyone under 6 feet tall to sit upright using the chair back for support. Most were soft, but had no underpinning support, meaning they could easily lead to hip and back aches. Looking around the major furniture stores, it became apparent why so many people have aches and pains in the hips, back and neck nowadays. It’s not just due to lack of activity, it’s very much connected with modern furniture design. Interestingly, the chairs and sofas which were best from a health point of view were the retro designs, based on furniture from the 50s and 60s. Sadly, they weren’t quite relaxing enough for our hypnotherapy clients. Eventually we found a specialist chair shop in which all chairs are designed with health in mind, and in which all furniture has been approved by an occupational therapist. It was worth the hunting around because the comfort and wellbeing of our clients is paramount to us. We now have a beautiful leather chair that can recline with a footrest, and which suits people of all shapes, sizes and ages. If you’re buying furniture, do consider how it might impact on your hips and spine. Take your and your family’s height into consideration, and check that you don’t sink down at the hips. Your muscles and joints will thank you for it.

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Flying Local News Around Your Community Increased Theft On Number Plates

Police have reported an increase in number plate thefts from vehicles in the Hinckley area. Police are advising motorists to prevent number plates being stolen, to purchase anti-tamper screws which can be bought from a number of various outlets. These work on the same principle as locking wheel nuts and make it difficult for the number plate to be removed. If you find your number plates have been stolen then please report it to the police on 101 as soon as possible as it is likely the number plate could be used for criminal purposes.

Join The Reading Resolution How long has it been since you read a good book? Read more in 2017 with Earl Shilton Library’s Reading Resolution. You can borrow up to 24 books for free and for every six books you borrow, they are offering you a chance to win prizes too. Now’s the time to join the Reading Resolution at Earl Shilton library and for every six books you borrow your name will be entered in to a FREE prize draw. There are some great prizes to be won every month. In January there’s a £30 Cineworld voucher up for grabs, in February a hamper of goodies and in March a £30 Co-op voucher. You can enter their prize draw as many times as you like from 4th January until 31st March. Winners will be chosen at random on the 1st day of each month from February until April. The Reading Resolution is open to all ages, just take at least six books to enter.

For more information please call Earl Shilton library on 0116 3058392 or email earlshiltonlibray@leics.gov.uk

Young Athletes Celebrate Medal Haul Young athletes from Desford Primary School have been celebrating an impressive medal haul following the culmination of a trio of cross country races.

The Leicestershire Primary Schools Cross Country League reached its conclusion in November following three very well supported events at Prestwold Hall near Loughborough during the autumn term. The Kirkby Road school, represented over the three races by around 40 youngsters, rounded off its 2016 campaign with some major successes, with its year 4 girls bagging the top prize. Thanks to some strong team performances in the first two races, Desford went into the final race in fifth place overall out of all the 107 teams and in contention for the Joey Masterson Trophy, the award given to the top performing team of the series. Furthermore its girl’s teams in each of the four year groups 3, 4, 5 and 6 and its year 4 boy’s teams were placed in the top five of their respective age categories and all in with a shout of some silverware of their own. Other year groups also walked away with first place, silverware and bronze trophies. The school is now looking ahead to the borough-wide cross country competition which will take place early this year.

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Up Close & Personal Hope and reality. Are they two sides of the same coin? Or even the same side, just viewed from a different perspective? For many people, every New Year (oh, yes – Happy New Year everyone) starts with such hope and optimism. But as Father Time scythes his way through the months we all hop back on the old cycle of reality. I’ve only ever written two poems in my life, and only one of those has been published professionally. Here’s my second offering, looking at hope and reality, and how those two poles may actually be one and the same: it just takes a different perspective, as I hope the final line explains: What is the point? Can anyone tell me, does anyone know? Time’s in reverse, just go with the flow. With the sun and the moon aloft in the sky, The reaper can’t land, so off he must fly. When attacking the weak, the strong think they are brave While the Watcher awaits, on top of a grave. The time is a’coming, the Cloud Master will rise “But who will oppose the Dream Witch,” he sighs. When nightmares turn real, and dreams are forsaken You knock on the door, hoping to waken. When the mind is so pushed that the barriers stretch, The unreal becomes real, then darkness falls. The mind is so fragile and easily snapped. So what does it take to pull back from the brink? As winds blow on over; the lands howl out their song, Deaf ears are hearing that everything’s wrong. The stars are ablaze, their fire so intense, The moon is so cold, your mind makes no sense. If people could see the damage they do, The dead would sing, that much is true. For when you are dead, they’ll see it’s too late. The edge was too close, but that was your fate. They pushed too hard, and over you went. Just one last prayer bursts forth from your lips. But the Dream Witch is here, with her hands on her hips.

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Flying Local News Around Your Community Barwell Guerrilla Knitters Need You

Barwell Guerrilla Knitters will be meeting up this month to decide on a new project. The group is a range of mixed ages and abilities and is looking for people to join their group.

well bright and beautiful contact them on their facebook page for more details and information.

Can you spare some of your free time to help with new projects for 2017. They are looking for knitters, crocheters, people to sew, help with fund raisers and people to help with PR.

The group is a fantastic, friendly group and it’s a great way of socialising and meeting new people. Last year the Barwell Guerrilla Knitters put Barwell back in the spot light in the most colourful and positive way, which has put a smile on many faces. If you think you have a talent the group could utilise then please contact them through their facebook page Barwell Yarn Bomb. If you would like to offer donations of wool and other items the group may need to make Bar-

The Hinckley Community Initiative Fund To Be Re-launched The Hinckley Community Initiative Fund is a fund aimed at helping to develop community projects in the Hinckley urban area and is set to be re-launched by the Borough Council. An initial £10,000 will be given to the Hinckley Community Initiative Fund to spend on capital projects in the town. The key features of the new fund are: Maximum £10,000 available, Maximum grant of £10,000 per project, with a maximum 50% of the capital cost funded, Only capital items will be funded, Only constituted community groups with a bank account within Hinckley may apply, Applications to be made by the end of March 2017 and funding will be allocated in May 2017

and Hinckley Area Committee will be consulted on recommended grants.

It will mirror the Parish and Community Initiative Fund, which has been successfully helping to fund community projects in the rural areas of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough for the past 12 years. Applications are invited from the 4th January 2017 and the closing date for applications is 31st March 2017. Application packs are available by contacting either Jo Biddles on 01455 255728 or for information about the scheme you can call Paul Scragg on 01455 255983 or email paul.scragg@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk

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