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 Jan 15

Firstly, we hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s celebrations and welcome to the first Bradgate Magazine of 2015.

We’ve loads of great articles and features to bring you, as ever, including news of a great new website recently launched which ‘connects all aspects of Rural Tourism’… if you’re thinking of holidaying in Norfolk for example, just enter ‘Norfolk’ on the website and it will list rural accommodation, places to visit, pubs and restaurants and much, much more. Find out more on page 19 and why not get your next holiday booked at the same time.

The Charnwood Museum, in Loughborough, often stages interesting exhibitions and activities and one that’s coming up soon is about books and storytelling. The National Storytelling Laureate will be visiting, so read more about it on page 31 and put the date in your diary without delay.

Talking of storytelling – if you’ve not yet been to a village ‘Film Show’, then you’re missing out. With a friendly nostalgic atmosphere to hand it’s a very pleasant to share a film with people in your own community. We’ve details of forthcoming films in Quorn, Woodhouse Eaves and Thurcaston, flick through pages 26 and 40 for more information.
For the more environmentally conscious, how do you fancy becoming a volunteer? Leicestershire County Council is encouraging conservation, master gardeners’ and waste action volunteering this month; we’ve more information on pages 34 and 35 if you fancy getting involved.

Or for that Special Day coming up, then why not take a look at our Wedding feature this month (see pages 42-47) for all things bridal, as well as everything else in between, we’re sure you’ll find something to suit.

Ed & the team

The Bradgate Magazine January 2015


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