Leicestershire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner is appealing for members of the public to take part in a "What matters to you" initiative.
A week today on Tuesday 13 December, members of the public and residents of Hinckley and Bosworth are invited to join Chief Constable Simon Cole and PCC Lord Willy Bach at Twycross Zoo for the event.
The meeting is said to offer the opportunity for residents to speak to two of the key figures within policing in the area. A special focus is expected to be on community issues at the free to attend 'accessible' session which will run between 11am-1pm at Twycross.
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There are delays of up to one hour on CrossCountry Eastbound trains at Melton Mowbray due to a points failure.
The problem is affecting services between Birmingham New Street and Cambridge, and between Birmingham New Street and Stansted Airport.
Tickets are being accepted on Greater Anglia, Great Northern, East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains and London Underground services.
One lane is closed and there is slow traffic on the M1 Southbound between J23A A42 and J23 A512 (Loughborough).
This is because of a broken down vehicle.
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Winter Westival: Sat 26th - Sun 27th Nov (Leicester)
A group of local volunteers, businesses and community projects have come together to organise the first Winter street festival in Leicester.
This weekend there’ll be entertainment, food, drink, market stalls and fair rides on Braunstone Gate.
Organisers say they hope the festival will bring the community together with diverse activities and to celebrate mid-winter and Christmas.
Streets make up 80% of our public spaces in cities, yet we rarely feel that they are ours to use… We are really happy to support the community in reclaiming the street space, and coming together to shape how it is used.”
For times, prices and more information: http://westival.weebly.com/
One lane is blocked due to an accident on the M1 Northbound between J24A A50 (Derby/Stoke/East Midlands Airport) and J25 A52 Brian Clough Way (Nottingham / Derby).
Traffic was already slow in the area due to a separate accident earlier at J25.
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