The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust

Historic city cricket club has its finger on the pulse when it comes to heart safety A CITY cricket club is leading the way in creating a heartsafe community cricket league by fitting a defibrillator and taking part in vital lifesaving training. The Leicester Electricity Sports Cricket Club, based off Aylestone Road in New Bridge Street, has a new defibrillator attached to the outside wall of its cricket pavilion, making it available to the public, if needed, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The club’s junior section manager Ian Jefferis said: “We bought the defibrillator by fund-raising in
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Plastic’s Not Fantastic

Campaign Group, 38 Degrees Loughborough, are asking local businesses to reduce their plastic waste.  The campaign idea came after watching David Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet’ series, which demonstrated the appalling impact that discarded plastics have on our oceans. Food and drink outlets are being asked to sign up to a ‘Plastics Pledge’, and commit to offering customers bringing their own reusable cups a discount, refilling reusable water bottles with tap water for free, and to stop using plastic straws. Speaking on behalf of 38 Degrees Loughborough, Emma Ward said: “The steps we are asking businesses to take are small but impactful. 
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A Life on Fire – Book Launch

Steve has been very busy in his spare time over the last 12 months helping a friend write his memoirs. That friend is Bill Ford who, until July of 2016, was the Managing Director, and former President and Chairman of the Great Central Railway. Bill Ford has led the most amazing life running his family business – Ford and Slater the largest UK independent truck dealer in the 60s, 70s and 80s and taking the company to become a plc and then selling to Unilever and becoming head of their worldwide automotive division. There he was in charge of more
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Never Mind (the Width – Feel the Quality)

Welcome to our biggest magazine yet – 80 pages and still counting… In order to begin the process of building our next magazine we start off with 64 pages. Our regular advertisers are already booked in, together with space for our regular features, articles, crossword, quiz and so on. We then add newcomers and in order to maintain the integrity of our ethos – that we are a feature based community magazine funded entirely from our own advertisers – we choose to adhere to a ratio of approximately 65% adverts to 35% features and articles. That’s been a bit of
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Driving Mr Ford – In a Toyota!

Over the last year I (Steve) have been helping a friend write his memoirs. Most Fridays I’d spend two or three hours with him whilst he talked about his life and work. Each weekend I’d write my notes up into chapters until, some 12 months later, we were ready to publish. (See page 28) We found a specialist book printer and set a date to go and meet with them. They happened to be in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Coincidentally, Jonathan Carlisle of Farmer and Carlisle had asked if I would like to test drive and review one of their new
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In Tune…

I, Steve, took a series of courses beginning in 2002 to learn more about what makes us behave and live in the way we do. The whole experience changed my thinking and set me on a different path for the rest of my life. You may know it as Life Coaching, Work/Life balance, self help or self healing. The name I give it is Neuro-Linguistic Programming – NLP for short. On the first day of the first module, we learned about rapport and the importance of it when we interact with other living beings. In fact I learned that it
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Have you Heard?

Fosse 107 is the local radio station for Loughborough and Charnwood broadcasting on 107FM to more than 170,000 people. Back in the summer of 2016 Loughborough lost its commercial radio station – but within months it was back on air thanks to a group of locals who made it their mission to keep local broadcasting alive. On 30th November 2016, four months after Oak FM played its last song, Fosse 107 was born. “We were passionate about keeping local radio in our area; we knew the challenges but we knew it would be worth it and we’re pleased to say
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Step into Spring with a Beautiful Lawn

Michelle and Martin Williams have been operating Greenthumb in West Leicestershire for 18 years. Their team look after more than 7,000 customers who receive regular visits from highly trained and friendly operatives applying seasonal treatments to their lawns. Prices start from only £10 per treatment with their new special offer, and from the start of this year there is a new app on their website using Google Earth that can MEASURE YOUR LAWN! Simply put in your postcode and house number and it will give you a good idea how much you’ll pay per month to have the lawn of your
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Think Lucky and You’ll be Lucky…

In the early days of  British network television, in the late 1950s and early 60s, there was a regular 5 minute astrology slot after the early evening news on ATV. This was written and presented by Evadne Price and her signing off phrase  was the title of this month’s welcome letter. Ms Price, it would seem, practiced what she preached – . She was a successful actress, novelist – with more than thirty published works, – a columnist in the women’s magazine of the day for more than 25 years and wrote more than a dozen screen plays for stage,
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Conflict of Interest

We mean this in a benign way, more of an inevitable irony perhaps… A little over three years ago we made the big leap and chose to manage our own distribution. Initially we used the Royal Mail, but within a few months that became impossible;  as we grew – in numbers delivered and pages in the magazine – they became too expensive and inflexible. So we chose a Leicestershire based door to door delivery company. And within a year or so after that they too went the same way as the Royal Mail. So, slowly and surely we began to
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