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Leicester Museum, Abbey Pumping Station: Sunday 15th January – 1-5pm
In 1898, in Liverpool, Frank Hornby came up with a toy with an educational purpose, and he developed the construction kit "Mechanics Made Easy" – it later became the well-loved brand we know today.
In recent years there’s been a huge surge in the popularity of more practical, traditional past-times for kids and adults alike, looking to escape the world of technology and the web.
But, don’t worry, it’s moved with the times and these days, Meccano features robotics and engineering at its heart and the creations are now a little more advanced than in years-gone-by.
So,this weekend, why not try your hand at building a masterpiece with this ever popular toy as Leicester museum throws open its doors to girls, boys, men and women of any age for a fun-filled family day of mechanical construction.
For the more nostalgic among your party there’s trains and toys on display from the famous factory, as well as train rides, and the all-important Café.
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He is being treated in hospital after being taken ill at an awards ceremony last night.
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Parts of the region have had a snowy start to the day. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice and are warning drivers to take extra care while on the road and allow extra time for their journeys.
There are also flood warnings in place for parts of Lincolnshire and residents are being told to prepare for large waves and possible flooding.
The Ministry of Defence said about 100 soldiers from the Catterick army base have been deployed to Skegness, where about 3,000 residents have been urged to leave their homes or move upstairs.
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Commuters are braced for travel disruption during the evening rush hour on Thursday with sleet and snow forecast for parts of the region.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and say heavy rain and strong winds may prove additional hazards. As skies clear on Thursday night there is also potential for widespread ice to form quite rapidly on untreated surfaces.
Councils across the Midlands have said they are ready to deal with the weather disruption and that gritting teams will be working through the night.