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  • West Leicestershire NHS team shortlisted for national award

    NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been shortlisted for a national award – just a few days after being named as one of the country’s top NHS workplaces.

    The CCG is in line for one of the awards from the Health Service Journal (HSJ), the UK’s leading healthcare professionals’ magazine – a possible prize in the Primary Care Innovation category for their practice appraisal programme.

    The award judges examined the way the CCG helps its 50 GP practices maintain high standards of care and cope with the many challenges of increasing patient demand.

  • NHS West Leicestershire group stages its first annual meeting

    The organisation which annually pays for more than £360m of NHS services in West Leicestershire is this month staging its first annual general meeting.

    And the public will have a chance to meet senior members of staff such as our Chief Nurse, Chief Executive, and some of our doctors face to face and ask them about their running of local healthcare.

    West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group’s job is to plan and purchase NHS services for the local population of 366,000 in the boroughs of North West Leicestershire, Charnwood, and Hinckley & Bosworth.

  • INDEPENDENT CHAIR APPOINTED TO LEAD MAJOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PROGRAMME

    New Chair appointed to lead Better Care Together, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

    Better Care Together, the five year strategy to transform health and social care in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is to be led by a new independent chair from next month.

  • West Leicestershire team in ‘top 10 NHS places to work’

    West Leicestershire CCG has been named as one of the top 10 best places to work in the NHS.

    The accolade comes from the Health Service Journal (HSJ), the UK’s leading healthcare professionals’ magazine.

    HSJ has today (5 Sept) revealed its list of the 100 best NHS organisations to work for in England, including hospital trusts, community trusts, clinical commissioning groups and mental health trusts.

    West Leicestershire is one of only four CCGs to feature in the overall top 10. There are more than 200 CCGs in England.

  • Invitation to our September board meeting

    We invite you to attend our next board meeting, which is being held on Tuesday 9 September, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, at The Marlene Reid Centre, 85 Belvoir Road, Coalville, LE67 3PH.

    If you wish to ask a question about an item on the agenda – which will be available to view here – please email michele.morton@westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk by 12 noon on Monday 8 September.

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  • The Art of Period Dining
    Sunday June 24th 11-4pm brings a free  family event exploring ‘food through the ages’ at Donington le Heath Manor House. Historical re-enactors will undertake cookery demonstrations in 13th and 17th century styles and show how meals would have been eaten at those periods. We’ll also have an early 18th century ice cream maker! This event […]
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    Professional storyteller Sophie Snell will be regaling  audiences with tales of medieval morality and immorality at Donington le Heath Manor House 20th June 7.30pm. This tale telling session for grown-ups will take place upstairs in the atmospheric great chamber. Suitable for age 12+ Tickets £4  Book early to avoid disappointment.
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  • Trio in court over assault (Leicester)

    Three people are due in court in connection with an assault which took place in Rowlatts Hill Road, Leicester, on Thursday evening (September 18).

    A 17-year-old youth has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm. Another 17-year-old youth and a 22-year-old man have been charged with aiding and abetting grievous bodily harm.

    All three are due to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Monday (September 22).

    A 35-year-old woman who was arrested as part of the investigation has been released on police bail.

    The alleged victim of the assault, a man aged 18, remains in a stable but critical condition at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre.

    Crime number: CN/03940/14-0

  • Online webchat with Blaby police and Council

    The police in Blaby are inviting residents to take part in their next joint online webchat.

    Officers will be available online on Thursday September 25, between 6.30pm and 7.30pm along with their colleagues from the Blaby Community Safety Partnership to discuss local issues and answer any questions you have.

    Log on to www.leics.police.uk/blabywebchat to discuss any issues or concerns in your area or to find out more about your local police officers.

    On the panel will be Sergeant Nick Woodrow from Blaby local policing unit and Rachel Jagatia from the Feeling Safe programme, who will be happy to answer your questions on crime, crime prevention or safety.

    Sgt Woodrow said; “If you live or work in the Blaby, Narborough, Enderby, Whetstone, Glen Parva, Cosby, Braunstone Town, Glenfield, Leicester Forest East, Kirby Muxloe, Countesthorpe and surrounding villages, Thorpe Astley, Fosse Park or any of the Fosse villages you are welcome to join in.”

    Blaby consultation events are held regularly online on the last Thursday of every month. For details of other upcoming and past online chats please visit www.leics.police.uk/blabywebchat.

    Sign up to Neighbourhood Link, www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk to get updates on local policing issues from Leicestershire Police.

  • Cropston fatal collision - UPDATED

    Leicestershire Police is investigating the cause of a fatal road collision which occurred in the early hours of this morning (Saturday September 20).

    Emergency services were called at 2.31am to Bradgate Road, Cropston, where they discovered a car and a man’s body. At this stage there is nothing to suggest any other vehicle or any other individual was involved in the collision.

    The man has not yet been identified.

    Bradgate Road has been closed in both directions while the scene is examined. It was reopened at about 1.30pm.

    Anyone who can help the enquiry should contact Detective Constable 4406 Kath Orr in the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101; when prompted key in the officer’s identity number 4406 and leave a message.

  • Jewellery stolen from property in Melton Mowbray

    Leicestershire Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Melton Mowbray.

    The incident happened on Sunday August 31 between 1:45pm and 3:20pm at a property near to Scalford Road in Melton Mowbray, the property was entered through a conservatory window at the rear of the property.

    A large amount of jewellery was taken from the property including a Pandora necklace containing three charms, a Pandora bracelet with 12 charms including a hedgehog, hippo and Murano glass charms, a Cameo broach and a Victorian Waltham gold watch.

    DC 4142 Emmy Thresh, who is the investigating this incident said: “All the items which were taken from the property have sentimental value as they were presents given to victim.

    “I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the incident or has been offered jewellery in suspicious circumstances since the incident took place.”

  • Appeal for witnesses after woman robbed in Barwell

    Detectives from Hinckley are appealing for witnesses after a 44-year-old woman was robbed in Barwell.

    The incident took place at about 8.10pm yesterday (Thursday September 18) in Shilton Road when the victim was approached from behind near Cedars Garage by a man who demanded her bag.

    The victim refused and during the struggle she was punched in the face and knocked to the floor. The suspect made off with the victim’s bag after the strap snapped towards Red Hall Drive.

    The suspect has been described as black, in his mid-30s, about 6’ tall and of stocky build. He was wearing dark clothing and spoke with a local accent.

    The victim was treated at the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton for bruising to her face.

    Detective Constable 4219 Gemma Ashmore is investigating the incident, she said: “This was a distressing incident for the victim, who was been left extremely shocked by what happened.

    “We would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or saw a man fitting the description of the suspect acting suspiciously in the area.

    “If you have come across a beige, black and cream faux leather handbag about 12”x8”, with a gold clasp and black handles discarded in the area please contact the police. The bag contained keys, a white Samsung Galaxy Mini mobile telephone, leather effect purse and other personal items. If you have seen any of these items or been approached by someone trying to sell the items please contact us.”

  • Cheshire man receives a custodial sentence for a sexual offence

    A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to nine months imprisonment after being found guilty of a sexual offence.

    Callum Foden, of The Avenue, Comberbach, Northwich, Cheshire, was found guilty at Leicester Crown Court of assault by penetration and was sentenced to nine months imprisonment and 10 years on the sex offenders register.

    The incident happened in September 2012 at a house in Loughborough. The 24-year-old victim was sleeping at a friend’s house along with a group of others.

    She woke up to find she was being sexually assaulted.

    Detective Constable Alison Ide, from the Force’s Signal team, who investigated the incident said: “The victim has shown immense bravery throughout the investigation and court process.

    “The Signal team investigates rape and assault by penetration. They progress the entire case, completing medical examinations with complainants, obtaining details of the incident, arresting suspects, investigating the crime and they also attend the trials.

    “The unit has strong links with partner agencies to ensure that victims are fully supported in a way that is tailored to suit them. We also help to identify and manage the risks that offenders pose.

    “Anyone who has been the victim of a sexual assault and whatever reason hasn’t reported to the police is urged to do so, it’s not always easy to talk about incidents of this nature but please be assured that you will be supported by experienced and specialist officers.”

  • TwentyTwenty awards ceremony

    Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive Loader presented an award to an outstanding individual at the annual TwentyTwenty Celebration Event last night.

    TwentyTwenty, the organisation dedicated to supporting disadvantaged and disengaged 11-24 year olds across Leicestershire, held its eighth awards ceremony last night in its new Lifeskills Centre in the city centre.

    Sir Clive Loader was invited to attend the event and present one of the main awards; ‘Distance travelled’. The award was presented to Kerstin Brabham for the amount of progress she made during her journey with TwentyTwenty.

    Sir Clive Loader said: “It was an absolute pleasure to be able to present Kerstin with the award. She has faced a number of challenges in her life and was a very different person, when she was first referred to TwentyTwenty, to the one she is now.

    “She has made remarkable progress and should be extremely proud of her achievement. I thoroughly enjoyed being at the event and celebrating the great work of all those on the programme.”

    Two other awards were handed out during the evening: ‘Special achievement award’; which was given to an individual who, despite facing great challenges in their life, made real achievement, and ‘Student of the year’; which was given to an individual whose attitude to learning had been exemplary. Certificates were also handed out to all students who are learning with TwentyTwenty.

    Mike Hughes, Chief Executive of TwentyTwenty, said: “We were thrilled that Sir Clive could play such a key role in the evening by handing out one of the main awards.

    “It was particularly significant because of the close partnership we have with the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner through running a mentoring scheme that diverts over 200 young people away from involvement in anti-social behaviour and crime.”

    For more information on TwentyTwenty please visit www.twentytwenty.org.uk

  • Photos of items stolen in a burglary in Loughborough issued

    A number of distinctive items have been stolen during a burglary in Loughborough and police have issued images of some of the items in a bid to trace their whereabouts.

    The burglary took place sometime between 7.45am and 5.10pm on Wednesday August 27 in Woodlands Drive when the property was broken into through a rear patio door and a number of items were stolen.

    Amongst the items stolen was a small Middle Eastern silver dagger broach with the word ‘Joan’ engraved on it and a pin badge with the words ‘General Nursing Council’ on it.

    Other items stolen included two Samsung laptops, a gold necklace with a St Christopher on it, various cuff links including one shaped as an egg timer.

    Detective Constable 1948 Chris Hayton is investigating the incident, he said: “The items pictured are distinctive and we would urge anyone who recognises them or has come across anyone trying to sell them to contact us.

    “We would also like to speak to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity around Woodlands Drive on Wednesday August 27, the incident took place in broad daylight and if you saw or heard anything which could assist with our enquiries please get in touch."