2017 press releases

  • Blue Plaque for world’s first computer programmer

    Published Monday, 25 September 2017

    A SPECIAL event is being planned to honour the achievements of the world's first computer programmer, who was brought up in Kirkby Mallory.

  • Volunteers help to clean-up Sketchley Brook

    Published Thursday, 21 September 2017

    VOLUNTEERS filled 16 bags with rubbish when they helped to clean-up the Sketchley Brook in Burbage.

  • Smokers encouraged to quit during Stoptober campaign

    Published Thursday, 21 September 2017

    THE number of smokers in Hinckley & Bosworth has almost halved since the introduction of smoke-free legislation in the UK 10 years ago.

  • Spooktacular Saturday planned for Hinckley town centre

    Published Thursday, 21 September 2017

    A FANG-TASTIC day out is being promised for those who visit haunted Hinckley's town centre during the run-up to Halloween.

  • First schools’ engagement event hailed a great success

    Published Monday, 18 September 2017

    THE COUNCIL ORGANISED an event, the first of its kind, to bring together representatives from the wide variety of academies and multi-academy trusts, multi-agency partnerships and business networks,

  • Camera club showcasing members’ photographic skills

    Published Friday, 15 September 2017

    EARL Shilton Camera Club are returning to the Atkins Gallery in Hinckley this month for their third exhibition showcasing the photographic skills of their members.

  • Dog Warden Service wins sixth RSPCA gold award

    Published Friday, 15 September 2017

    FOR the sixth year running, the Borough Council's Dog Warden Service has received a gold award from the RSPCA for its contribution to improving animal welfare.

  • Hansom cab makes historic return

    Published Monday, 11 September 2017

    THE HANSOM CAB returned to Hinckley town centre streets for the first time in 100 years on Saturday as part of the National Heritage Open Days celebration.

  • Vote for Hinckley’s premier parks

    Published Friday, 08 September 2017

    HINCKLEY’S two premier parks are up against some of the top parks in the country in a competition to find the nation’s most popular green spaces.

  • Taking the first steps to a healthier lifestyle

    Published Thursday, 07 September 2017

    A NATIONWIDE campaign encouraging adults to get more active by building just 10 minutes of brisk walking into their daily lives is being backed by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council.

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