Beeston Men’s hockey team have been crowned Premier League Champions after winning the play off finals this weekend.
Beeston Hockey Club hope to set a national record by attracting their largest crowd when they take on local rivals Loughborough Students.
A little girl whose parents were told she would never speak has beaten the odds and recorded a song to help raise money for a hospice.
A 17-year-old from Loughborough has appeared in court accused of having home-made bombs and weapons. He's also accused of having a notebook with information about a planned attack and how to make the bombs. He was remanded in custody and will appear again on June 28.
Two other 17-year-olds from Loughborough, who also cannot be named, were remanded after being arrested in February. They all faced charges under the Terrorism Act or the Explosive Substances Act.
Police investigating a murder in Loughborough have arrested a man in connection with the incident.
Police were called to Gallico Close by the ambulance service shortly after 8.10pm on Wednesday 20th February.
A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Following the achievement of Loughborough Students' Action Group becoming the latest winners of David Cameron's Big Society Award, the Chair of the group has spoken of the action's joy.
– Billy Marsh, Chair of Loughborough Students' Action Group
Winning this Big Society Award is indescribable - it's something I've always believed in and I believe that Action embodies. There's a hundred and one reasons why people volunteer but at the end of the day, we like to think that our volunteers do it because they genuinely care.
Last year, the group recruited over 2,300 volunteers equating to 19,000 hours of time and £120,000 at minimum wage.
The Award was created to recognise and celebrate individuals, groups or organisations doing exceptional work in their community.
Students from Loughborough have become the latest winners of David Cameron's Big Society Award.
Loughborough Students' Action Group, which was set up in 1997, helps to inspire and harness the volunteering power of students across Loughborough. Last year they helped over 2,000 students to give something back to the local community.
In the last year the group have made a number of achievements:
- Recruited 2,303 volunteers equating to 19,000 hours of time and £120,000 at minimum wage.
- Raised over £70,000.
- Overseen over 40 regular projects and 130 one-off projects
For more information about the Big Society Award, click here.
NHS Blood and Transplant staff are at Loughborough College today to encourage more young people to become blood donors. They also want them to spread the word and tell their family and friends.
It comes as recent figures show there has been a drop in the number of 17-24 year-olds registering to give blood in recent years.
The campaign, which also includes a week of donor recruitment events across the region, follows the national drive to recruit 100,000 new blood donors in 100 days.
NHS Blood and Transplant needs more than 1,000 new registrations every day to replace those donors who can no longer donate.
A 17-year-old boy from Loughborough has been charged with terrorism-related offences by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit.
The boy has been charged with:
- Two counts of possessing an article in circumstances which give rise to a reasonable suspicion that possession is for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism, contrary to section 57 Terrorism Act 2000
- One count of possessing a document or record which contains information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, contrary to Section 58 Terrorism Act 2000
- One count of possessing an offensive weapon without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, contrary to section 1 of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953.
The 17-year-old was arrested on Thursday 21st February and appeared at Westminster Youth Court on Wednesday 27th.
Two more 17-year-old boys were arrested in Loughborough on Monday 25th February on suspicion of Section 57 of Terrorism Act 2000. That makes it an offence to possess articles connected to an act of terrorism.
They have now been bailed pending further enquiries.
Beeston Hockey Club have paid tribute to their president David Williams who died on Friday.
Mr Williams who was 67 collapsed at home after watching Notts County earlier in the evening.
Mr Williams, MBE, had a long association with the club and had previously been chairman.
Graham Griffiths, manager of the Men's First XI, described the news of his death as shocking.
On Sunday, with four games still to play, Beeston secured top spot in the Premier Division after beating East Midlands rivals Loughborough Students 7-4. It guarantees them a place in Europe and means they will be the top seeds for the end of season title play offs.
Four sides will compete for the title at Reading on April 13-14th with Beeston playing the side which came fourth in their semi-final.
Beeston Hockey Cub have won the Premier Division for the first time in the club's 106 year history.
It comes two days after the death of Club president, David Williams MBE, who was honoured with a minute's applause before the beginning of the match.
Beeston began well, eventually running out 7- 4 winners over Loughborough students. The win has earned them the title with four games to spare.
The club had billed this game Super Sunday. With a host of international players on show for both sides they had hoped to attract a record breaking crowd of 800. But the freezing conditions meant in the end there was around half that number.
Claiming the league title means Beeston automatically qualify for the European hockey league.