Charity Crimestoppers will be working with students in Loughborough this week to raise awareness of personal safety and alcohol harm in the run up to Christmas.
This campaign has been organised in partnership with the Charnwood Community Safety Partnership.
Officers will ask people will be asked to think about where their drinking will put them on a scale of sober-tipsy-drunk and the potential for personal harm that this can create.
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A Loughborough businessman has made anti-flatulence underwear ahead of the Christmas brussels sprouts season.
Paul O'Leary used chemical warfare technology to create whiff-free garments that are printed with slogans like “Don’t Blame It On The Dog” and “Fart With Confidence”.
The 40-year-old revealed he uses Zorflex, a carbon fabric used in chemical warfare suits, to make the garments odourless.
The garments are made to look normal, but include a thin carbon back-panel which trap and neutralise odours.
His Cotton Mill-based company plans to be busy during Christmas when people are more likely to eat sprouts.
The completion of Loughborough's £19m regeneration scheme will be officially marked today by the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin.
The 15 month project links the two halves of the town centre and includes:
- A new inner relief road
- Full pedestrianisation of the town's Market Place
- Improvements on the A6004 ring road at the Forest Road and Belton Road West Extension junctions
- New bus shelters and revised bus stop locations
- Revised parking and waiting restrictions under an experimental traffic regulation order
The Department of Transport contributed £14.76m towards the scheme with a further £4m coming from the county council plus support from the borough council, Loughborough BID and the Chamber of Commerce.
A man has been charged with manslaughter over the death of a man in Loughborough.
A 38-year-old man from the town will appear before magistrates in Leicester tomorrow.
Police were called to Byron Street at about 3am on Sunday 26 October and found the body of Lee Marston, who was also from Loughborough.
A post-mortem examination found the 41-year-old died from a single gunshot wound.
Police are asking for anyone who may have seen or spent time with the victim during Saturday evening, to get in touch with them.
Following reports in the early hours of this morning, that a woman was being held against her will, police arrived at an address in Rockingham Close, Shepshed to find a woman had been stabbed to death.
A 36-year-old man was arrested after officers discovered the body of the 67-year-old.
Another woman, aged 33, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Leicestershire Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. Part of the road has been cordoned off to allow a forensic examination.
Loughborough University offers the best quality of student life according to a recent survey.
The university scored highly in terms of student satisfaction, employment rates and social life - around 94 per cent of final year students find a job or carry on studying.
The institution also rated well in accommodation costs and social life.
The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University also made it into the top thirty.
The poll was carried out as part of the annual Lloyds Bank Quality of Student Life survey, which uses data to rate universities on areas such as course satisfaction, accommodation costs, employment and earnings of graduates and social life.
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David Snartt from the Community Safety Partnership for Charnwood says health and safety issues are being addressed by breathalysing people before they enter bars and clubs in Leicestershire.
Five bars and clubs in Loughborough have signed up to the scheme so far.
The trial will run until November, but could be rolled out across the region if it proves successful.