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  1. Did you try using this
  2. Hasn't that always been the way with politicians? I'd learn't that by the time I reached my mid-twenties.
  3. Plans for a major new link road for buses on the site of a former Leicester cinema are set to be approved. Councillors will meet next week to discuss whether to permit the construction of the road to connect Mansfield Street and Belgrave Gate. The stretch of land in question is where the ABC Cinema stood between 1937 and 1997 and is currently used as a car park. The council is proposing the link road because it would allow the pedestrianisation of part of Belgrave Gate and Church Gate by The Clock Tower. image: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/276308/binaries/Clocky1.png How the Clock Tower will look after pedestrianisation The route is currently used by buses dropping and picking up off near the Haymarket. The strip of land required is currently in private ownership and the council is in negotiations to buy it. City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said it was hoped a deal could be struck but said that if it was not possible to agree terms a compulsory purchase order (CPO) would be sought. He said: "As ever the aim is to reach a deal through discussions but if that is not possible the view is that this project is so important to the city that we would look for a CPO. "We cannot launch that process until the planning application is approved." The council says the propose route would be for buses and taxis only but would have links for pedestrians and cyclists travelling between St Margaret's bus station and the new £13.5 million Haymarket bus terminal. To accommodate the changes Mansfield Street would be reconfigured to make it two way. It would also be widened. Read more: Watch explosion in South Wigston that led to power cut at 200 homes If the land can be acquired, work on it could begin in April next year. The road would take eight months to build – causing considerable disruption to traffic. The project is set to be funded with cash from the Government's Local Growth Fund. Once the area is pedestrianised, there will still be delivery access for businesses and the taxi ranks in Belgrave Gate would still be in use. Read more at http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/major-city-centre-bus-link-road-to-be-approved-on-former-abc-cinema-site/story-30236506-detail/story.html#xd4V7LLwTaKRjUwp.99
  4. He's less than a year younger than Ndidi?
  5. "Nielson also claims he's been invited back to spent six weeks training with the Foxes in the summer."
  6. Nottingham Forest defender Frederik Nielsen feels the time is right to move on so will leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires. Nielson has been a regular in the in the U23 side but hasn't been able to force himself into the Forest first team squad so feels the time is right for pastures new. He told Viborg Folkeblad, via the Nottingham Post. 'I feel that the time for a move away is just right now. I have spoken to my agent (and said) that I did not get quite the same challenge and have not developed enough for me.' Adding. 'I miss being able to go home from training and feel that I have improved. So it makes sense that I now have to try something else. It must be said that the club has been extremely good to me. I have developed my game a lot since I came. And I'm super happy with the people I have worked with along the way.' The Danish defender, who came to the City Ground from Viborg in 2014, revealed he's had trials with Leicester but wasn't offered a contract - Nielson also claims he's been invited back to spent six weeks training with the Foxes in the summer. He said the experience with the Premier League Champions was a 'dream come true' with Nielson holding ambitions of one day playing in the topflight in England. 'When I trained with them all the big stars were there. The only one who was not there was Kasper Schmeichel, who had some minor (injury) problems. So it was really a big leap. It has been a huge dream that has come true in that I have been allowed to train with such good players and some big stars. So it is in itself huge. My big dream is to play in the Premier League, so that I have been allowed to train with them and see what they are doing is very instructive.' Nielson went on to add he hadn't decided if he would take up the offer to train with Leicester again in the summer. The 19 year old finished by saying there's mixed feelings about leaving Forest but he'll do this in the best interest on his career having slipped away from first team contention, something Nielson thought was close under former boss Philippe Montanier. 'I could see that there was a way forward here at the club. But when the manager was fired that changed. I felt that I was put back. Now, it's like the Under-23 team is together and the first-team squad is together. I want to be in and around the first-team, but I am not. And it's super annoying because I was so close.' Read more: http://www.forest.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=579623#ixzz4cj6NMvIs
  7. Leicester City striker Raul Uche dreams of Premier League debut alongside Jamie Vardy By JBlackwell | Posted: March 29, 2017 Raul Uche has scored four goals for Leicester City's under-23s this season However, the teenager is not ruling out a senior debut before the end of the season, even if he is still adjusting to life in a new country. "They have many forwards, but you never know," Uche told Spanish newspaper Marca when asked if he could play in the Premier League before the summer. "My style is made for the physical and direct game of the Premier League. I'm working hard to get the opportunity to play next to Vardy. "I'm not scared, I watch and act accordingly. You really see the quality of Vardy, (Riyad) Mahrez. It is a luxury to train with them. Uche brings the ball down during City under-23s' 2-1 Premier League 2 victory over Arsenal "Vardy is always making jokes and Mahrez is a cool guy. The first time I trained with him, he sent me an impossible ball and then joked that I was supposed to be faster. "(Leonardo) Ulloa helps explain the exercises to me. "The food is very different, it rains a lot and in the winter it's dark at 4pm. Days are very short. The goal for the first year is just to acclimatise." Read more: Leicester City to receive discount on Sporting Lisbon captain - reports City head to Uche's birthplace, Madrid, in a fortnight's time for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Atletico. As the only Spaniard in the squad (the Marca article was headlined 'The Leicester spy'), Uche knows more than most about City's next European opponents and he believes the semi-finals are not a pipedream for Craig Shakespeare and his players. "It is a modest and family-type club, more like Rayo than Atletico, but after winning the Premier League they have grown and have shown that they can still beat anybody," Uche said. "On paper, Atletico are better and more experienced, but on the pitch, it's different. Sevilla were also favourites. If Leicester can hold on at the Calderon, they can do damage at home. "When there are Champions League games on, it shows in the atmosphere. The stadium is always full, the fans sing for the whole game and in the dressing room, you can feel how they are encouraged. "They have nothing to lose, they are aware of what they are doing and they are looking to take their chance." Read more at http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/leicester-city-striker-raul-uche-dreams-of-premier-league-debut-alongside-jamie-vardy/story-30236283-detail/story.html#CFJugeTEcTV1tw2f.99
  8. I said that when we joined and when it was subsequently strengthened but like then we plebs have little or no influence anyway. Even voting for a like minded MP has little impact on anything they are spread across the various political parties.
  9. Leicester City could be paying another €500k for the transfer of Islam Slimani at the end of the season, according to updates from Portugal. Record newspaper claims the deal between Sporting and the Foxes includes a clause which forces the English club to pay €500k every time the striker reaches 15 appearances for them. This amount had already been paid earlier this season, as Slimani currently has 21 games. Now, with ten Premier League fixtures left plus the Champions League games, Sporting are hopeful he’ll be getting nine more matches. Leicester have already paid €30.5m for the transfer, and Record don’t seem to know the limits of this clause, although this could be dragged for a few seasons. Slimani has scored only six goals for Leicester City so far, so even though the agreed bonuses could reach up to €5m, it’s unlikely that he’ll reach any scoring objectives in his first year at the club. Should the clause go to the last couple of games of the season, and Slimani not be needed, then there’s every chance Leicester could choose to rest him and keep the €500k. http://sportwitness.co.uk/leicester-city-get-e15m-discount-midfielder-fine-opportunity/
  10. London-Paris business and tourism partnerships announced 4 hours ago From the sectionLondon Share Image copyrightAURELIEN MEUNIER Image captionMayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, announce the Paris-London Business Welcome Program The mayors of London and Paris have announced joint tourism and business schemes, a day before the UK's formal exit from the EU is triggered. A business unit is to be set up in the city hall promotional agency, London and Partners, and its French counterpart Paris&Co. A joint tourism scheme is due to be launched next year, City Hall said. Mayor Sadiq Khan said "two of the world's greatest cities" had "so much to gain from joining forces". Prime Minister Theresa May is to trigger Article 50 on Wednesday - beginning formal negotiations on Brexit. Speaking at the launch, Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo said: "Paris and London share common values and willpower." The "Paris-London Business Welcome Program" will be run by a "small dedicated team" aiming to "encourage and facilitate the flow of trade and investment between the two cities", a spokesman said. Image copyrightLONDON AND PARTNERS Image captionThe 2018 tourism agreement will focus on key drivers for international visitors to both cities, such as culture and heritage, say City Hall London receives more inward investment from Paris than any other global city, having attracted £2.6bn that has generated almost 10,000 jobs in the last 10 years, according to City Hall. Paris, in comparison, is the largest European destination for foreign direct investment from London, with more than 160 London-based companies set up in the city since 2006, creating 7,500 jobs. And, according to figures released by the partnership, tourists spend in excess of £30bn and support up to 1.2m jobs in both London and Paris. A London and Partners spokesman told the BBC it was hoped similar schemes would be rolled out "to other European and world cities".
  11. US President Donald Trump is due to sign an executive order to overturn key parts of the Obama administration's plan to tackle global warming. The move will undo the Clean Power Plan which required states to slash carbon emissions. The executive order also cuts the Environmental Protection Agency's budget. Regulations on oil, gas and coal production are to be reviewed. Mr Trump has promised to remove green rules which he says hurt the economy During the campaign, he vowed to pull the US out of the Paris climate deal agreed in December 2015. The White House said the new measures would "help keep energy and electricity affordable, reliable and clean in order to boost economic growth and job creation". But environmental groups warn that they will have serious consequences at home and abroad.
  12. Don't they want to play at the WHU / London Stadium
  13. I don't disagree with this albeit it's not always the case. But ask yourself what do people do when these events occur? They stand up. This is the time most people suffer injuries in all seater stadiums falling over the seat in front of them in the excitement of the moment. With rail seating/standing this cannot happen. In fact it's an argument to make all seats rail seating/standing to ensure no one suffers when they rise up in durng those events
  14. Deja Vu Premier League style.