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 The Children’s Holiday Centre, Mablethorpe Free Valuations with TV Antiques Expert Marc Allum - 6th & 18th Oct, 1st & 15th Nov. Bec Holmes, Jess Moore, Jacki Minor and Harry Harris

The Lambeth Poisoner

Dr. Thomas Neill Cream was born in Glacow on 27th May 1850 but raised outside Quebec City, Canada, after his family moved there in 1854.

Respect Nature by Charleene Armitage

In the past several months, my partner and I Nick Evans, have consciously been made aware of just how much worse Britain’s litter problem has become. We would often go out for the day and notice how bad the situation was and we would always say that we wanted to do something about it.

Commemorative Stamps feature Leicester Church stained glass windows

The stained glass windows depicting Masonic symbols from St Peter’s Church, Highfields, Leicester are to be included in a beautifully designed commemorative sheet of ten images of Masonic stained glass windows and Royal Mail stamps produced by The Masonic Philatelic Club, in conjunction with The Roy

Beds Through The Ages

Some of the earliest beds were little more than piles of straw or some other natural material (e.g. a heap of palm leaves, animal skins, or dried bracken). An important change was raising them off the ground, to avoid drafts, dirt, and pests.

Top Tips for a Good Night's Sleep

Research from mattress experts Drift Sleep shows that 25% of us get too hot at night - so how can we keep cool when the temperature rises? Here are some tips to drift off and stay there all night 

The Artist Pablo Picasso 1881- 1973

Pablo Ruiz Picasso, was born on 25th October 1881 in Málaga, Spain. Though baptised a Catholic, Picasso would later on become an atheist. His father was a painter who specialised in naturalistic depictions of birds and other game.

Join the Team Making Strides to Help Local People in Poverty

Charity Link, a charity which supports people in poverty, hard- ship or crisis throughout Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, is looking for individuals and teams of friends, family or work colleagues to join it for its ‘Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge’ on Sunday 24th September 2017. 

Charity concert to be held at Loughborough Endowed Schools

Music lovers are invited to spend an evening at Fairfield Preparatory School, part of Loughborough Endowed Schools, as it hosts a fundraising concert for one of the world’s best clinical rehabilitation centres for the armed forces.

Living Aboard by Adric Smith

Needing my own place and a place to call my own I started to research alternative living ideas. This also coincided with my catching up with an old friend who now lives on a narrow boat.

What a Manor! by Dr. D. A. C. McNeil

One of the properties of the Shuttlewood-Clarke Foundation is hidden away behind a small wood, looking out over the countryside of Charnwood Forest.

Capability Brown Anniversary Results in Tree-mendous Legacy

Thousands of trees have been planted across England as part of the Capability Brown Festival, which last year celebrated the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the man who shaped much of the British landscape as we know it today. 

Leading UK Housebuilder Launches Nottingham Business

Persimmon Homes has launched its 29th region in britain, with its new Persimmon homes Nottingham headquarters in mansfield.  The establishment of this business will bring new homes to towns where they are needed, said managing director, Neil follows. 

What makes a classic?

A classic car is a generic term that can cover many genres of cars worthy of being considered ‘collectable’. Many would use the term ‘classic’ for a 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ or Ford Anglia in the same breath. So age alone seems not to be definitive guide to classic status. 

Maggie Philbin OBE Hosts Charity Film Premiere at Curve

Women in Philanthropy celebrated the finale of its third Leicestershire-born Maggie Philbin, herself a champion of local year with a red carpet film premiere at Curve, Leicester, hosted by Dr Maggie Philbin OBE. 

Build your way to a Green Home

Michael Holmes, property expert for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, says it is important for homes to start cutting their energy consumption and become more sustainable.

Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27th, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. When she was 19 months old, she contracted an illness described by doctors as “an acute congestion of the stomach and the brain”, possibly scarlet fever or meningitis. The illness left her both deaf and blind. 

Cherry & Pine Nut Stuffed Porchetta Pork

Ingredients:  1.5 kg bone-out pork belly - 1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda  Stuffing  500g pork mince extra-virgin olive oil 1 large red onion, finely chopped 1 tsp coriander seeds Slice of sourdough, ripped into small pieces 100g cherries, pitted and halved and chopped 

News from the Farmgate by Milly Fyfe

Our daffodils are in full bloom, daylight hours have increased and you can feel warmth in the sun – it must be spring! It makes a real difference having more daylight hours in the day. Not only can you get more jobs completed outside but it has a real effect on our laying hens.

Bec Holmes, Jess Moore, Jacki Minor and Harry Harris

On Saturday 4th June, Harry Harris finished his three day press tour in Leicester, for his ground breaking book “The Immortals” - a story on the success of Leicester City in the 15/16 Premier League season. He finished his tour at Marco’s New York Italian at The Grand Hotel. 

Richard Webb ponders how overnight success usually happens after a lifetime of solid effort. instagram.com/richardmarkwebb