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A great big welcome to ‘The Bradgate Magazine’, your local, heart-of-the-community magazine that puts you, the reader, at the forefront of our attentions.

‘The Bradgate Magazine’ covers many of our local towns and villages in North Leicestershire including Loughborough, Newtown Linford, Cropston, Thurcaston, Old Woodhouse & Woodhouse Eaves, Quorn, Rothley, Mountsorrel, Nanpanton, Swithland, Ulverscroft, Ashby, Coalville and other surrounding areas.

Please feel free to browse through the website, view our latest edition online, read the latest local charity news, find out what events are on near you, discover local clubs & groups and see what our great local businesses have to offer you.

Above all else have a great start to the New Year and we look forward to bringing you all the latest news around our beautiful area in the New Year edition!

The Bradgate Magazine Team

From the editor

Hello dear readers and welcome to the late autumn edition of The Bradgate magazine. As we write, the days have now turned colder and mistier but the trees have yet to finish firing off their rich displays of colour, but of course, that treat for us all is only just around the corner.
Interesting and provoking articles litter our November edition this month, from the story of local girl, Chloe Gunn who has won something rather different of late in becoming British Side Saddle Champion at the Royal London Show recently (see page 45 for more details) to the ever-poignant November Remembrance day parades and services going on across Leicestershire, and indeed up and down the country. Being the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War we’re sure that we shall all reflect on the sacrifices that have been made in the past 100 years to keep our country safe, and of course on the sacrifices that are still being made (see pages 22 and 33 for service details for Leicester and Shepshed respectively).
Talking of anniversaries: the Rotary Club of Loughborough are organising their annual Santa Fun Run to raise money for charity, notably LOROS, Rainbows, Prost Aid and City of Sanctuary . In its 10th year the run will be held on Sunday December 7th and is always a great day out for participants and supporters alike. If you fancy getting involved, dash to page 10 for more information.
Keeping on the activity front, a new Parkour Park has just finished construction in Southfields Park, Loughborough. Know what a Parkour Park is? If not turn to page 26 to find out more.
Finally, just in case you hadn’t noticed its Christmas soon so for inspiration on gifts, things to do and places to eat, take a look at feature pages (52-63). We say: don’t leave it all to the last minute, start early, reduce the stress and enjoy Christmas, prepared and organised, ideally with your feet up.
So may we take a moment to wish you a Merry Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you in to 2015 soon.

Ed & the team

Bradgate November 2014 cover

 

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