Man from USA appeals for help to track his family in Leicester

By Azim Saiyed

An American has made a public appeal for help to find his grandmother’s family who live in Leicester after many years of not having any contact with them.

Nicholas Encinas, 29, from Washington, is aiming to discover the whereabouts of his grand uncles and aunts who he claims are still living in Leicester, specifically the Wigston area.

Nicholas said: “I just want to connect with my lost family and keep in touch with them so I can eventually visit them.

“Because my grandma left the UK after World War II to be with my grandpa who served in the 82nd Airborne US military, she left her whole family behind and it’s them whom I’m looking for.

“She was born in Wigston because I saw her passport but I’m not sure about her siblings.

“To me, it would only make sense to believe they still live there.”

The attempt to revive the relationship with his family in England is very important to Nicholas who is determined to overcome any challenges in its way.

His grandmother’s name was Pauline Margaret Nichols, and the only relative Nicholas remembers the name of, is his grand uncle, Keith Ladkin.

Nicholas said: “Family is very important to me, it’s something I value a lot in life and knowing that I have some more out there somewhere just makes me happy.

“Even though they are thousands of miles away, I will not give up trying to find them. It will be rewarding for me spend some time with them.”

His grand uncle, Mr Ladkin, donated a book containing the names of Jews and Germans from World War II to the Rutland County Museum in Oakham.

Nicholas believes the museum would be the best starting point to successfully locate his lost family members.

If you have any information that would help Nicholas, then please email him at:

DMU fashion students hope to create a future business as a sustainable solution to denim waste

By Lara Alsaid

De Montfort University (DMU) Fashion Buying with Marketing students have been given a project in their business entrepreneur module where they must design an original product or service within fashion.

Second year students Gemma MacMillan and Sian Norris designed a business called “Denim Days” that works on the principle of upcycling denim, where they would repair, re-make and re-sell denim wear.

Gemma said:” We value that people would consider sustainability.”

Website mockup of the business project Denim Days

The assignment was given at the beginning of 2022 and since then Gemma and Sian have come a long way with developing their idea of business.

They started off by doing research to make sure it would be profitable and that there would be a need for the product in society.

Later on, they did surveys to sense how people deal with their unusable clothes.  

For decades, the popularity of denim never died out – denim has always been popular in the market.

The motivation to create a sustainable business comes from previous experiences where Sian had worked in charity shops and had seen loads of product donations and waste which made her more passionate about sustainability.

Gemma had also worked in a charity shop and is very active on the second-hand app Depop where she sells and buys most of her clothes.

Gemma explained: “I do not like things sitting in my wardrobe and I needed to make money, so I became a regular user of the second-hand app.”

Hypothetically, the launch of the business would be in September, to take place in the annual Freshers’ Fair and would be advertised on the DMU campus, as young adults and students are their target market.

The younger generation who are becoming more educated about sustainability and the importance of it are the target audience for this idea.

Denim Days’ market plan is to be active on social media to expand the business and make use of algorithms.

Social media mockup: Denim Days Instagram account

They believe that this idea could come to life but the biggest challenges it could face are that production will take a long time and bigger businesses could notice and copy the idea.

Another challenge is that fast fashion is more affordable and convenient and so people may choose to replace their clothing instead of sending them to get fixed by businesses such as Denim Days.

The recognition of sustainable alternatives is constantly increasing and improving and the pair hope to see businesses such as their proposal come to life in the near future.

Students in Leicester entered into prize draw as reward for voting in DMU Students’ Union elections

By Liv Messum

Students at De Montfort University (DMU) can win a range of exciting prizes simply by voting in the DMU Students’ Union elections. 

Voting ended at 11.59pm yesterday(MON,MAR14) and there were many cool prizes to be won. 

The prizes included Apple Airpods, a millennium falcon Lego set, a Hotel Chocolate velvetiser, a Virgin experience day voucher worth £75, a £50 Deliveroo voucher, Leicester City FC tickets and Leicester Tigers rugby tickets. 

Every student who voted was automatically entered into the prize draw. 

To see the results on the DMU Students’ Union website, visit:

DSU celebrates International Women’s Day

By Courtney Stevens

Staff and students at De Montfort University are marking international women’s day (IWD) today(TUE,MARCH8) by hosting a number of events throughout the week.
IWD is part of women’s history month and aims to celebrate women and raise awareness of gender inequality.
The theme for this year’s IWD is #BreakTheBias which is about challenging gender bias, discrimination, and inequality in all areas of life.
Celebrations started yesterday with a body positivity mannequin which students could stick positive messages onto.
There was also placard making and a silent protest on the campus building steps to show solidarity with women across DMU and the world in general.
Other events include talks with inspirational women around breaking the bias, sexual health, and female perceptions of the workplace.
Bradie McDaid, the De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) advice and well-being coordinator, said he had put a lot of thought into the day’s events.

“I think DSU tends to be as inclusive as possible, just under half of our students are female or female identifying,” he said.
“We want to make sure that DSU is a safe space for everybody and that all people deserved to be encouraged.
“Our female students are valid, they are important, and they deserve to be celebrated.”

Christian OnlyFans model Nita Marie on her ‘threesomes’ with God

Faith is a powerful thing – especially when it enters the bedroom. Here, Thomas Carter tells the story of a connection to the Lord that goes far beyond the pulpit…

Christian OnlyFans model Nita Marie, who says she has 'threesomes' with God
IN GOD SHE TRUSTS: Nita Marie (above) believes that a strong connection to faith improves her intimate life (Photo credit: Nita Marie)

By most accounts, Nita Marie is your everyday mother. Loving husband, twin daughters, and a job in sales. Very normal. Apart from the small fact that she is also a nude model. And not just any one at that – but a nude model with a calling from God.

“When I started modelling, I just wanted to learn the art of seduction,” she says, “but now I really feel like God led me to this.”

Nita (or ‘Mama Nita’ as she’s known to her fans) is a lively Colorado native, with striking blonde hair and an unshakeable connection to her faith.

“Some people thought I was being led by Satan!” she says, holding her crucifix necklace.

“Anytime someone is a believer, they’re always asking God what the next steps should be, and I’ve done that throughout my whole career.”

First modelling back in her college days, Nita would take a lengthy hiatus from adult photography, returning to the scene four years ago on a religious mission to rediscover her sexuality.

Now 46, she spends her days selling nude pictures and videos on streaming site OnlyFans to a loyal following of more than 100,000 paying subscribers.

“It was a leap of faith to even start doing it because nobody I knew was in the adult world,” she says. 

“I come from a place that is totally different, very conservative, no one would have ever expected me to do it.

“It was definitely a shock to most people, and it still is.”

Perhaps highest on the ‘surprised’ list were her parents, who found out about their daughter’s new career via an email from some mortified friends.

“They had a little heart attack!” says Nita. She lets out a nervous laugh, reliving the moment her parents learned the news.

“It’s not that I didn’t want them to know, I just didn’t feel like it was necessary for them to find out – I thought it would add a lot of stress.

“In my other work the uniform makes you feel frumpy, all buttoned up, so when I started posting pictures with cleavage or without a bra on, that’s where I got the craziest reaction.”

Astonished as some may be, her success is indisputable. Over a short period Nita has appeared on ITV’s This Morning and racked up more than half a million followers on social media.

Besides what is there to be ashamed of, she says, when making more money in the space of a day selling pictures through OnlyFans than she would in a month at her sales job.

Financial prosperity aside, Nita is still keen to emphasise her role as a religious servant, even if nude modelling is somewhat of a far cry from the Ten Commandments.

“I feel like God called me to this because there are lonely men out there who just need someone to talk to,” she says.

“One part of my calling is to fulfill that ‘mommy’ role for them, because there are actually a lot of men that have ‘mommy issues’. 

“There’s a huge kink of step-mom attraction, and it’s a fantasy they like to play out on my page.”

Even though Nita is “taking care of her boys” in a virtual sense, the relationships formed are, she insists, genuine emotional connections.

And there is perhaps no better evidence of this than her husband, whom she met during his time as a fan on her site.

“We met because of my modelling, in a Facebook group, and his comments always popped out at me,” she says, grinning.

“I actually reached out to him for help on a project, and he didn’t want anything in return, which was super attractive to me.”

Having spent the eight years prior in a (somewhat ironically) asexual relationship, Nita’s fan romance was a welcome change to her life, with marriage following shortly after meeting.

This time round Nita was determined to not repeat mistakes of the past, meaning the Lord would enter her marital life on a far more intimate level – in the bedroom.

“A threesome with God is really just inviting him in,” she says.

“God prepares me, and gives me confidence to talk about certain issues. It gives me the opportunity to be more open, and as I’m more vulnerable, the sex is amazing.”

“I have always made a point that God would be in our intimate life as well as our emotional life, and it has really made a difference with us being connected.”

Her husband, a spiritual person but far from a devout church-goer, is supposedly fine with this arrangement, or as Nita puts it: “He isn’t going to say no.”

But while affairs in the bedroom seem to be agreeable, Nita’s partner is slightly more agnostic in his view of her work.

“He gets more protective of me when I do content with other people, so I’ve tamed it back,” she explains.

“Now I do more solo content, as it’s something he wanted me to do. It’s good because we’re evolving.”

With motherhood at the heart of everything she does, Nita believes transparency regarding her work should be extended to her entire family, including her nine-year-old twin daughters.

“A lot of people have said I shouldn’t do modelling because of the girls, but the interesting thing is they are very supportive of it,” she says.

“My kids call it ‘body positive’ modelling, and they say: ”Mom, we’re so lucky you do OnlyFans!”

But still the question remains; is it really worth selling revealing pictures online if it means being shunned by friends and those in your religious community? Her answer, quite simply, is yes.

“A lot of my Christian friends are now very inspired by what I’m doing,” she says.

“They come to me saying about how a woman needs to feel empowered in her body and sexuality because we don’t talk about it enough in the Christian faith.

“Plus who knows what I’ll be doing in three or four years, I may be doing something completely different!

“If we put people in boxes it doesn’t give them the chance to change, to evolve and grow.”

In this view, Nita Marie is in fact your canonical mother. The only differing factor, of course, is found in her religious calling of truly unorthodox proportions.