Richard III, Cardinal Wolsey an unlikely connection?

8th February, 2013

Now that the mortal remains of Richard III have been found in the social services car park here in Leicester, will the search for Cardinal Wolsey begin? What is the connection between these two men? In November 1530 Wolsey had been summoned by Henry VIII… Read full article


Scams defraud elderly & vulnerable people of £3.5 billion

23rd January, 2013

Most of us are familiar with letters that offer us deals that are too good to be true. Most of us ignore them and consign them to the bin where they belong. My Aunt’s story Until recently I thought that is what everyone did. Until… Read full article


Relaunching Europe

4th December, 2012

Relaunching Europe was attended by a large number of delegates who gathered in Nottingham on Saturday to hear what Socialists and Democrats want to see changed  in the European Union. The theme was youth unemployment and many of the delegates were young people. In the… Read full article

American Presidential Elections: postscript

29th November, 2012

“The office of President of the USA is too important to leave it up to Americans, the whole world should be given a vote”, I heard said whilst I was in the USA for the elections.  Such was the fear that Romney might get elected…. Read full article

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Belgrave Hall & Gardens should stay open, says Community Meeting

28th November, 2012

Last nights Community meeting of Belgrave and Latimer wards voted overwhelmingly to keep the Hall and Gardens open. We have been told that Belgrave Hall and Gardens have been closed by the City Mayor. However the consultation period has been extended after it was realised… Read full article


A win for Obama

17th October, 2012

Fascinating watching the second presidential debate live here in the USA. Whatever your politics Obama came out way ahead of Romney, not just on style the obsessive preoccupation of American commentators, but more importantly on substance. In a statesmanlike fashion Obama articulated coherent positions on… Read full article

Peace Prize for EU: congratulations!

15th October, 2012

Congratulations to the European Union for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. This is well deserved and recognises the enormous contribution over six decades that the EU has made. It’s so easy to take for granted the peace we enjoy. And if this award does nothing… Read full article


DMU leisure centre opening

31st July, 2012

It was great to attend the opening of DeMontfort University’s new leisure centre a superb addition to the Leicester skyline. It’s a fantastic new facility open to the community as well as university staff and students. The  leisure centre along with the new Tescos has… Read full article

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Nottingham gets new powers: why not Leicester?

5th July, 2012

Reported nationally today is the news that some of England’s biggest cities outside of London are to be given significant extra powers and money, and that Leicester isn’t one of them! This will be in return for promises to bring down youth unemployment and speed… Read full article

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Nothing new under the sun

15th March, 2012

So we are to have a £4m square at the top of the High Street. To replace a strategically important park and ride site that was completed two years ago at a cost of £1.8m. I think its a good idea to create a public… Read full article

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