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Reckless taxi driver caught on helmet camera and stripped of licence

Published: Tue 19 February, 2019 A driver that turned a corner on the wrong side of the road, hit a cyclist and drove away without stopping has lost his licence to drive a taxi in North West Leicestershire. Shocking footage captured on the headcam of cyclist Dylan May shows the taxi turn into Gutteridge Street…

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New Coalville Leisure Centre and transformation of Hood Park a step closer as management partner chosen

New Coalville Leisure Centre and transformation of Hood Park a step closer as management partner chosen

Published: Wed 6 February, 2019 Everyone Active chosen as NWLDC’s leisure management partner New £22 million leisure centre to be built in Coalville – expected 2021 £1.2 million revamp of Ashby Leisure Centre and Lido to take place in 2019 £1 million to be invested in leisure facilities in Castle Donington, Ibstock and Measham The…

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Pensioner jailed for prolonged campaign of harassment against neighbour

Published: Fri 1 February, 2019 A 79-year-old pensioner has been jailed for 28 days after failing to heed countless warnings about her campaign of hate against a neighbour. After ignoring a ‘last chance’ offering from the county court in 2018, Kathleen Neal, of Park Lane, Castle Donington, was summoned back to Nottingham County Court on…

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Private hire driver found guilty of fraud

Published: Fri 25 January, 2019 A private hire driver has been given a 12-month community order for failing to disclose his licence history. Mr Ali Hassan, 35, was found guilty of fraud by false representation at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, December 5. Hassan, of Patch Close, Burton-on-Trent, pleaded not guilty at his first hearing…

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New market and events space coming soon to a former pub in Coalville

New market and events space coming soon to a former pub in Coalville

Published: Tue 22 January, 2019 A new indoor market and events space will be created in a former Coalville pub, thanks to investment by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC). The council has bought the former Litten Tree pub on Marlborough Square, with plans to transform it into a multi-purpose space for market stalls, food…

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Changes to council tax discounts to help young carers and reduce empty properties

Published: Mon 14 January, 2019 Changes to council tax discounts in North West Leicestershire will support care leavers and require people with second and empty homes to pay more. No council tax for care leavers Under the new North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) council tax discount scheme, people leaving care and the households they…

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NWLDC committed to Marlborough Square redesign

Published: Thu 10 January, 2019 The Leader of North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has confirmed his commitment to the redesign of Marlborough Square in Coalville as part of the council’s work to regenerate the town. Work on the scheme was halted last year when costs came in too far above professional estimates. NWLDC had…

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Take steps to develop strength and balance

Published: Thu 10 January, 2019 A programme designed to help over 65s develop strength and balance, and ultimately prevent falls, has proven so popular it has been expanded. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) organises the Steady Steps classes which are aimed at anyone aged over 65 that has either previously suffered a fall or…

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Remembrance service marks 30 year anniversary of Kegworth Air Disaster

Published: Mon 7 January, 2019 A community is gathering on Tuesday (8 January) to remember those that lost their lives in the tragic events of the Kegworth Air Disaster 30 years ago. Families of some of the victims and some of the survivors of the disaster will also attend the church service and wreath-laying tribute…

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