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Loughborough anti-flatulence underwear ready for sprout season

A Loughborough businessman has made anti-flatulence underwear ahead of the Christmas brussels sprouts season.

Loughborough businessman makes anti-flatulence underwear ahead of brussels sprout season Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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.

A traditional Christmas dinner Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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.

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Loughborough regeneration: £19m scheme completed

The completion of Loughborough's £19m regeneration scheme will be officially marked today by the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin.

Work on the scheme began 15 months ago Credit: Leicestershire County Council

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 project cost around £19m Credit: Leicestershire County Council

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.

The ribbon was cut in March this year to open the inner relief road Credit: Leicestershire County Council

Man charged over Loughborough death

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.

Man arrested after 67-year-old woman stabbed to death

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 top for student life

Loughborough University offers the best quality of student life Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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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Health issues addressed by bar breathalysing

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.

Breathalyser pilot scheme launches in Loughborough

A pilot scheme to raise awareness of the dangers of binge drinking by breathalysing people before they enter bars and clubs has launched 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.

PC Mike Green from Leicestershire Police said they would be looking to see if crime figures go down as a result of the scheme.

Breath tests pilot for pub goers in Loughborough

Police in Loughborough together with five licensed premises in the town are launching a breath test pilot where customers will be tested as a condition of entry.

Drinkers will take a breath test on entering selected pubs Credit: PA

Door staff then will be able to make an informed decision as to whether that person should be allowed entry based on the amount of alcohol already in their body.

The pilot starts today and will run until 3 November.

Leicestershire Police and Charnwood Borough Council have supplied each of the premises with breath test equipment and training.

The premises taking part are:

  • Amber Rooms, The Rushes, Loughborough
  • Revolution, Baxter Gate, Loughborough
  • Mansion, Baxter Gate, Loughborough
  • Echoes, Biggin Street, Loughborough
  • Loughborough Students' Union, Ashby Road, Loughborough

PC Mike Green, Beacon Officer for Loughborough Town Centre, who is the coordinator, said:

"We want to raise awareness of the effects of excessive alcohol consumption on health and well-being, as well as supporting licensed premises to help them deal with customers who have had a bit too much to drink.

"Whilst we will be providing training and guidance, ultimately all of the decision making remains with the staff at each venue.

"At the end of the pilot and in partnership with the 'pilot' premises and Charnwood Borough Council will be undertaking a review to see if it merits being rolled out on a wider and permanent basis across the area."

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