Leicester West MP Liz Kendall’s office vandalised with ‘Brexit Traitor’ posters

By Callum Faulds

Vandals targeted Liz Kendall’s Leicester office this morning (FRI,MAR29), sticking Brexit Traitor posters on the windows.

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Liz Kendall’s office after the posters were removed

A witness passing by on the bus saw the posters.

He told Leicestershire Press the posters carried the words “Brexit Traitor”.

The posters had been removed by 10.30am.

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The Labour Leicester West MP said: “This is obviously a very difficult time and I understand that many people have strong views about the way forward.

“However, I have to stick to my principles and values. “This withdrawal agreement isn’t what people were promised during the referendum.

“It is a worse deal than we have now and the uncertainty will continue for years to come.

“I cannot look my constituents in the eye and vote for something that would make them poorer.”

The posters were placed on the MPs’ Narborough Road office on the day that the UK was originally scheduled to leave the European Union (March 29).

 

Ms Kendall this afternoon voted against Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement to get the UK out of the European Union.

 

Speaking in the House of Commons today Ms Kendall said: “I have looked on in disgust as certain members of the Tory party, who for months have opposed the withdrawal agreement, now flipping to support it, not out of any principle but purely for their own personal political gains.”

The government lost by 344 votes to 286, a margin of 58.

This means that the EU deadline to delay Brexit to May 22 has not been met.

Leicester City fans to get free beer and cupcakes in Vichai’s memory

By Emily Barker
Leicester City fans who attend Saturday’s(MAR30) Bournemouth match are being invited to celebrate the late Chairman’s birthday with a free beer, water and a cupcake.
The game will be held at the King Power Stadium, with kick-off from 3pm.
This offer from the Srivaddhanaprabha family will be available outside the stadium for anyone who can produce a home match stub for this game.
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For former chairman Khun Vichai’s first birthday following his death in a helicopter crash in October, his family said they wish to maintain this tradition in his honour.
The drink collection points can be found at the north stand near the T-Shirt printing booth, the east stand to the right of turnstiles 30 and 31, the south stand to the right of turnstiles 19 and 20 and the west stand to the right of turnstiles 10 and 12.
The cupcake collection points can be found opposite the Foxes fanstore, next to the totem pole and on the brick weave opposite turnstile 21.
Drinks and cupcakes must be collected before 2.45pm and consumed before going in the stadium.

To mark Vichai’s birthday and also to thank the Blue Army for their fantastic support this season, Vice Chairman Aiyawatt and his family have laid on complimentary Chang beer, water and cupcakes for every ticket-holding Foxes fan attending Saturday’s game.

Down the years, supporters have been regularly treated to everything from free beer and breakfast, to scarves, T-shirts and even season tickets.

Please note:

• Alcoholic drinks will only be available strictly to those aged 18 and over.

• A complimentary bottle of Chang Beer or water and a cupcake will be vended on the production of a valid home match ticket for the Premier League fixture between Leicester City and Bournemouth on Saturday 30 March, 2019.

• Strictly one drink and cupcake per match ticket.

Bruxelles prepares for ‘Slave the Rhythm’ with musical sensation Katie Goodman

By James Cannell

 

DJ Katie Goodman’s European tour stops in Leicester tomorrow night.

Katie will perform  in Bruxelles’  Slave the Rhythm event

The High Street venue is putting the the final touches to its preparations.

The event is presented by Superfly as part of their ‘Slave the Rhythm’ tour.

The event will also have Dirty Secretz, Chambo and MRP (S.P.A.W).

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Bruxelles Bar – lying silent and dormant ahead busy weekend

 

Bruxelles staff member Will Cooper said: “Katie is a well-respected festival player.

“She is only 24 but is heading to be world renowned.”

Katie played at the venue in January as part of the Defected Records event along with other DJs such as Alexo, Dr Si, Chambo and many others.

The musician is known for her soundtracks that are nu- disco and soulful house.

Will said: “I expect the venue to be at max capacity again like last time.

“Unfortunately, I wouldn’t be surprised if bouncers will have to turn down people at the door.”

The party will be in the bar’s beer garden.

Will added: “I have seen her play on recordings at defected Records.”

The event is free to enter and starts at 9pm

Katie is set to appear on stage at around midnight.

 

Ram-raiders smash their way into Kirby Muxloe shop

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The One Stop store, Main Street. Photo credit: Google Maps

By Rosie Vacciana-Browne

Ram-raiders struck at a village shop in the early hours of this morning.

A red Mazda was driven into the front shutters of the One Stop store in Main Street, Kirby Muxloe at around 1.30am.

The crooks were able to get into the premises and steal an undisclosed sum of cash.

Detectives have launched an investigation and a 44-year-old Leicester man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

He remains in police custody.

Detective Constable Joseph McCormack is appealing for anyone with information about the incident to get in touch.

He said: “From our inquiries so far, we believe four suspects were involved and made off in the Mazda heading towards Ratby Lane.

“We would ask anyone who have witnessed the burglary or who saw any suspicious activity which could be linked to what happened to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting 19*158875.

Leicester to promote healthier lifestyles among residents

By Emily Barker

An event to help promote healthier lifestyles within the Leicester community has been announced for this Saturday (MAR30).

The Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group event will run from 10am to 3pm in three locations – the Cossington Street Sports Centre, Belgrave Health Centre and Belgrave Library.

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Cossington Street Sports Centre will be hosting exercise sessions and refreshments, but patrons can also learn more about mental health services, carer support, voluntary organisations and help for older people.

Belgrave Health Centre will be offering blood pressure checks, weight and height measurements, and general health and well-being advice.

Belgrave Library will be used as a digital hub, where residents will be able to learn how to book doctors appointments and request repeat prescriptions online.