Why the youth service should not be cut

6th September, 2017

The city mayor is proposing to cut the youth service in half by removing £923,000 of its budget. This will mean the loss of 20-30 highly experienced youth workers, the reduction of youth work session from 42 to 12 per week and one-to-one street work…. Read full article

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Rushey mead Library Campaign Continues

18th May, 2017

The people of Rushey mead are not giving up and are still campaigning to keep their library from being closed by the City Council. They were joined outside Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, by campaigners from Belgrave who fought to keep Belgrave Library open They have pointed… Read full article

Save Rushey Mead Library & Community Centre

21st January, 2017

The campaign to save the Library and Community Centre in Rushey Mead moved up a gear today when over a 100 people met to protest about the closure. Despite clear opposition in the consultation and protests from the Ward councillors Cllr Kirk Master (Assistant Mayor… Read full article

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Bus Lanes Review welcomed

9th June, 2016

The Bus lanes review led by Ross has been widely welcomed. We investigated how effectively the bus lanes are operating in Leicester, as there is not a consistent policy across the city. All are enforced by the police but we have some city centre camera… Read full article

City Scrutiny throws out Fire service cuts

16th October, 2015

At the meeting of the Overview Select Committee on 15th October 2015 City Councillors unanimously rejected the proposed cuts in the Fire Service. After hearing from the Chief Fire Officer and the Fire Brigades Union councillors agreed that the proposals would leave the city unsafe…. Read full article

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Could we identify Cardinal Wolsey from DNA?

20th April, 2015

Saturday’s (18.4.15) Mercury had a double page spread on Cardinal Wolsey. This follows the articles I have published over the last two years about the missing cardinal. It was good to read an in depth piece about this extraordinary man. I hope it adds further impetus to the… Read full article

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Wolsey Angels saved for the nation

16th February, 2015

It was announced today that the Wolsey Angels have been saved for the nation by the Victoria and Albert Museum. They said “The V&A has raised the £5 million needed to complete the purchase of four bronze angels originally designed for the tomb of Cardinal… Read full article

Richard Attenborough

26th January, 2015

I was sorting through some photographs the other day, and found some of Richard Attenborough. A couple of which I have posted here, as a memorial to a great man and a good friend who died on 24th August last year. I first met Richard… Read full article

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Save the Wolsey Angels

22nd January, 2015

  Following my blogs about searching for the lost remains of Cardinal Wolsey, the Victoria and Albert Museum got in touch with me. Recently the 4 Renaissance Angels that Wolsey had commissioned for his tomb, had been discovered. They had been lost for over 400 years…. Read full article

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Beagle 2 Found!

20th January, 2015

It was tremendous to hear that Beagle 2 had been found on Mars. A great vindication of all those involved including the late Prof Colin Pillinger who did so much to make the UK mission to Mars happen. Since I was a small boy I… Read full article

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