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Aldi chocolate recalled in salmonella scare

aldiSupermarket Aldi has issued a product recall after salmonella was found in a batch of chocolate.

The store has recalled 200g (7oz) packs of Choceur Treasures with a best before date of 1 September 2015.

The shop said the batch was sold in the Midlands region only, in towns and cities including Leicester. Other towns affected are reported to be Birmingham, Worcester, Derby, Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry and Grantham.

Anyone who bought the product is asked to return it to the store.

The Food Standards Agency is warning people not to eat the product.

It said no other Aldi products were known to be affected.

The F.S.A. issued a product information recall notice on January 2nd 2014.

The product being recalled is:

  • Product: Choceur Treasures – whole hazelnut wrapped in waffle and milk chocolate
  • Size: 200g
  • ‘Best before’ date: 1 September 2015

No other Choceur/Aldi products are known to be affected.

Aldi has recalled the above product and product recall notices are on display in the relevant stores.

These notices explain to customers why the product has been recalled and advise them of how to get a refund if they bought it.

If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. Instead, return the product to the nearest store.

Report cover

Sir Clive Loader launches refreshed policing vision

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The refreshed Police and Crime Plan from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Thursday October 31, 2013 marked the launch of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sir Clive Loader’s revised Police and Crime Plan for the period 2013 to 2017.

The Plan has been shaped by the views of the public. The front cover carries the strap-line “Putting you at the heart of policing, your voice in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Known as ‘The Plan’ by rank and file officers within Leicestershire Police, the 44-page document sets out Sir Clive’s expectations for local police and partners to achieve positive outcomes in 18 areas.

Targets include:
A reduction of 10 to 17-year-old young people entering the criminal justice system for the first time and a 5% reduction in total crime by March 2014.

Sir Clive said:

“The Plan lays out my vision for the future of policing, based on the views of the public and my findings during my first year in office.

This revised plan sets out how policing will be made more effective, more efficient, and better suited to meeting the needs of all.”


The previous plan’s six themes have become four.

The themes to Supporting victims and witnesses and to Protecting the vulnerable now incorporate the previous plan’s Reducing crime and Mental health themes respectively.

These changes reflect how the previous plan’s outcomes relating to the Reducing crime and Mental health themes have become integrated into everyday policing business.

The revised themes of the plan are:

• Reducing offending and re-offending;
• Supporting victims and witnesses;
• Making communities and neighbourhoods safer; and
• Protecting the vulnerable.

The targets within the Police and Crime Plan are set by Sir Clive Loader, who in turn holds the Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police to account for their delivery.

Sir Clive added:

“I fully recognise that the police in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland do a very good job of keeping our communities safe. However, it is important not to become complacent. In this plan, I have set clear priorities for the Chief Constable according to your expectations and demands.

“My plan is by no means final. There will be further revisions as the landscape changes in funding, crime patterns, and national policing obligations.”

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire has made the Police and Crime Plan available to the public on its website in original full text, executive summary, and Easy Read versions. The webpage also displays a video introduction [visit http://youtu.be/w3yfn_Qnt_Q] to the Plan complete with British Sign Language interpretation by Action Deafness. The video is also available to view here on Enderby EYE

To access the Plan, go tohttp://ow.ly/qld74 or visit www.leics.pcc.police.uk and seek the Police and Crime Plan tab.

Sir Clive concluded:

“During the election, I said I would be a PCC for all. I stand true to that statement. I will listen, decide, and then act in an open and even-handed manner. I welcome your contributions, many of which have already informed the content of this document.”

For more information about PCC Sir Clive Loader and the OPCC, or to become involved in shaping the vision for policing in your area, please visit the OPCC Website www.leics.pcc.police.uk

If you have any information about crime and anti-social behaviour in your area please contact your local police on 101 or call Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

Leicester City Ligresses

Dodgeball: Ligresses win their first national title

Leicester City Ligresses
Leicester City Ligresses pictured with trophies

Leicester City Ligresses won their first women’s national title in their second year of existence.

Contributor Simon Moody, Head Coach of Enderby Dodgeball Club, tells us about the club’s success in the National Dodgeball Championships held on 24th June 2012 at Cranfield University. They defeated the 2010 champions, Southampton Dodgettes, in a Final which went all the way to the seventh game. Ligresses were never behind in the Final.

The Ligresses consist of Captain Billie Wright, Megan Rose, Clarissa Rigby, Kat Hurren, Ting Hin Tang, Katie Suffolk and Yasmin Hughes

They went into a two game lead with narrow one player wins (4-3 & 3-2), catches from Megan Rose and Yasmin Hughes helping to get the lead, but Southampton fired back to level the match with convincing 5-2 and 6-0 victories, thanks to great attacking play from captain Steph Chatfield, supported by Liz Hayhew and Nicole Roberts.

Game 5 finished up a 4-4 draw but Leicester retook the lead in Game 6 (5-2) and completed the victory in the seventh game with a 5-3 win; captain Billie Wright, Ting Hin-Tang, Clarissa Rigby and Katie Suffolk all contributing some big hits to secure Ligresses victory.

The two finalists had also met in Group A in Round One. On that occasion the Dodgettes had dominated the match winning six of the seven games. They secured a Semi-final place with a win over Bedford Bulls Women II, by the same score as their match with Ligresses. This left Leicester and Bedford II to fight it out for second place in the group and it was Ligresses who came out on top by five games to one. Unfortunately for the eventual champions, one of their most experienced players, Kat Hurren, severely twisted her ankle in their match with Bedford and she was unable to play in the knock out stages.

LC Ligresses faced Warwick Warriors Women (3rd in Group B) in their first KO match. The first game finished with five players each and then teams each won a game to keep the score level at 1-1. Ligresses then went all out and blasted out Warwick in the next three (5-0, 5-0 and 6-0) to win a Semi-final encounter with the 2011 champions Bedford Bulls Women I.

Bedford I had topped Group B with two 5-1 victories over Balls of Steel Ladies (Nottingham Uni) and Warwick, to put them straight through to the last four.

Bedford and Leicester fought out an incredibly close semi-final, none of the seven games scored more than two players apart, as both teams counter-attacked and made catches to keep the games in the balance.

The teams each won one of the first two, drew the 3rd and then Ligresses went 3-1 ahead with two wins both scored 4-3. Bedford I closed the deficit with a 4-2 win but Leicester did enough to make it to the Final by halting Bedford’s recovery; Game 7 ending as a draw.

Southampton Dodgettes faced Balls of Steel Ladies in their penultimate match. BoS finished 2nd in Group B thanks to a 5-1 win over Warwick. The Nottingham students had too much experience for Bedford II in the KO rounds, producing the only women’s match in which the winner conceded no games, winning the first four in the best-of-seven tie. However, they could not repeat this against the Dodgettes. Southampton went two games up, the third was drawn and then Balls of Steel fired back to square up the match at two games each. Southampton answered the revival with two convincing games, 4-1 and 6-0, to win through to the Final by four games to two.

The 3rd Place Match between Balls of Steel ladies and Bedford Bulls Women I went all the way to Game 7, same as all matches in the last four. After Bedford moved 2 games ahead, BoS won the next three to move into a 3-2 lead. Bedford won the sixth to get the score back to three games each.

The deciding seventh game was decided by a single player, 4 to 3, in favour of Balls of Steel Ladies, who duplicated their third place of 2010.

Get involved!

Enderby Dodgeball Club are looking for new players male and female for their beginner club nights on Tuesdays 8:30-10:30pm at Enderby Leisure Centre.

Further information is available from Simon Moody on (07743) 098544 or by email at: enderbydodgeball@googlemail.com and website www.enderbydodgeball.co.uk

Cllr Dickinson elected County Council’s new Chairman


Cllr Jackie Dickinson - Chairman Leicestershire County Council
Cllr Jackie Dickinson

Jackie Dickinson, who has served the local community for more than 12 years as a Councillor, has been elected Chairman of Leicestershire County Council for 2011-2012.

Jackie was first elected to the County Council, to represent the Enderby Meridian Division in 2005 and is serving her second term as a County Councillor. She served on the County Council’s Development Control and Regulatory Board, and the Environment Scrutiny Committee, and acted as Deputy Chairman of the Adult Social Care and Health Service Scrutiny Committee.

More recently Jackie has served as a member of the Scrutiny Commission and the Scrutiny Review Panel on Quality and Safeguarding in Registered Care. She is Deputy Chairman of the Children and Young People’s Service Overview and Scrutiny Committee and sits on the Development Control and Regulatory Board. She continues her work today as Chairman of the Blaby Highways Forum.

Since 1999, Jackie has also served on Blaby District Council.

Jackie is very active within the local community of Enderby. She has been a Parish Councillor since 2000 and one-time Chairman of the Parish, and is a big supporter of the Enderby Community Garden, known as “A Place to Grow”, which last year was shortlisted for a Guardian newspaper national award. Jackie is also a trustee of the Braunstone West Social Centre and is a past governor of Glenhills Primary School.

In her professional life Jackie worked at what was ‘English Electric’ (now Alstom) at Whetstone, Jackie moved to Wiltshire where she trained and later worked as a nurse. Following the death of her husband she returned to Leicestershire taking a public house tenancy in Leicester where she promoted local music and bands, before moving to Vodafone. It is fair to say that Jackie has had a fairly varied professional career, and in retirement is as busy as ever with her political offices.

Jackie has two sons and three grandchildren. Jackie’s consort will be Vicky Thornton during her term as Chairman. Vicky has plenty of experience of civic engagements as she acted as consort to Barry Garner during his year as Chairman in 2006/07.

Jackie Dickinson said:

“I am honoured to be elected as the 37th Chairman of the County Council and only the fourth female to receive this honour. I am looking forward to my civic duties and working with the many community and charitable organisations in Leicestershire.”

Peter Lewis, County Councillor for Loughborough South West, has been elected Vice-Chairman for 2011/12.

For more information see: here