Community Football Academy to cycle 300 miles from London to Paris for mental health awareness

The Leicestershire based Community football academy training children and adults, is taking part in a huge 300-mile cycle to raise money for Mental Health Awareness this summer.

Shhhh! The little library that’s had the community reading during lockdown reveal its success

Two Westcotes book fanatics have turned a new page and began miniature outdoor libraries, bringing reading to our front doors in lockdown with ‘Fosse Road Little Library’ and other literature projects.

Live blog: Father and son litter-pickers collect 160+ bags from lay-by

A father and son duo from South Leicestershire collected more than 50 bags of rubbish from a lay-by near Lutterworth.

‘Lockdown has been tough – but my confidence and study skills have improved through lockdown restrictions’

DMU student Sahar Hussain tells Pythias Makonese that although she has struggled during lockdown, it has taught her many valuable lessons. Sahar Hussain, 21, is currently doing a Masters in Research Applied Health Studies at De Montfort University.  “I have been here for four years-the first three years were for my degree and now my one year […]

‘Hello again, my dear wife – it’s been a long 20 years…’

The story of how a Zimbabwean family reunited – after nearly two decades apart. Pythias Makonese tells his story.