East Midlands Ambulance Service
East Midlands Ambulance Service National Health Service Trust provides emergency 999, urgent care and patient transport services for the 4.8 million people within the East Midlands region of the UK - covering Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire. In 2016/17 EMAS received over 938,837 emergency 999 calls with ambulance clinicians dispatched to 653,215 incidents. EMAS employs about 3,290 staff at more than 70 locations, including two control rooms at Nottingham and Lincoln - the largest staff group are those who provide accident and emergency responses to 999 calls. In 2013 EMAS took on 140 new emergency care assistants. In 2014 EMAS announced. In 2010 − 11 EMAS missed key performance targets after a cold spell brought ice. By June 2015 EMAS had failed to meet their category 1 response times for the fifth successive year. EMAS provided patient transport services until contracts worth £20 million per year were taken over in 2012 by two private sector companies. In 2012−13 EMAS had a budget of £148 million.
The Trust spent £4.3 million on voluntary and private ambulance services in 2013−14 for support in busy periods. In 2015 the service faced a drop in funding of around £6 million a year. In October 2014 the Trust decided to spend £88,000 on upgrading its computer equipment. In 2018 the trust said it would need an extra £20 million a year to meet the new ambulance performance standards. Emergency medical services in the United Kingdom Official website
Roller in-line hockey
Roller in-line hockey, or inline hockey is a variant of hockey played on a hard, smooth surface, with players using inline skates to move and hockey sticks to shoot a hard, plastic puck into their opponent's goal to score points. There are five players including the goalkeeper from each team on the rink at a time, while teams consist of 16 players. Inline hockey is a fast-paced and free-flowing game, it is considered a contact sport but body checking is prohibited. However, there are exceptions to that with the NRHL. Unlike ice hockey, there are defensive zones in roller hockey; this means that, according to most rule codes, there are no offsides or icings that can occur during game play. This along with fewer players on the rink allows for faster game play. There are traditionally four 10-minute periods with a stopped clock. In the United States, the highest governing body for the sport is USA Roller Sports. USARS is credited with the development of the present-day rules and regulations, used throughout multiple tournament series.
They organize tournaments across the United States but they are not the only tournament provider. Some of the other independent tournament providers include Amateur Athletic Union, North American Roller Championships, the Torhs 2 Hot 4 Ice tournament series. Internationally, inline hockey is represented by two different unions, the World Skate and the International Ice Hockey Federation; each organizes its own annual world championships. Some of the earliest video evidence of the sport is newsreel footage from the Giornale Luce taken in Vienna, Austria in 1938; the video shows players using inline skates with a front wheel brake. Each team has four skaters plus a netminder, they are using ice hockey sticks, with taped blades, the goals resemble ice hockey goals of the wire-mesh type common in Europe around that time. The game is being played with a ball on a rectangular outdoor court. In the United States, the USA Roller Sports predecessor organization was the Roller Skating Rink Operators Association.
In 1940 the RSROA published a set of roller hockey rules drawn from a booklet by the National Hockey League, designed to grow interest in playing hockey on roller skates. However, because of the intervention of World War II, the organization of roller hockey tournaments did not receive significant development until after this war in the late 1940s. At first skating club interest was confined to the northern tier of the United States, including the bordering Canadian cities. Puck roller hockey's spread in popularity during that period was helped along by the attention of local commercial television, getting its start and in desperate need for events to fill air time; the increased interest in the sport led in 1959 to the selection of a National Puck Hockey Committee to formulate special rules for the performance of puck hockey in the variety of rink sizes available to roller skates. The American Roller Hockey Association was formed with Joe Spillman, a roller rink operator from San Antonio, Texas as its first Commissioner.
Under Spillman's direction, the sport of hockey on roller skates grew throughout the United States. During the 1960 RSROA National Roller Skating Championships held in Little Rock, exhibition games for ball and puck roller hockey were held. Following these Nationals, the first full competitive season began in North America for roller hockey. This, of course, had puck roller hockey performed on quad skates, for at that time there were no in-line skates available. State and regional competitions determined the teams that would move on to the North American Championships. In 1962 at Pershing Auditorium in Lincoln, Nebraska both ball and puck hockey took part in the North American Championships, with the Arcadia Wildcats from Detroit, Michigan becoming the first puck hockey national champions on quad skates. Inline skates were not commercially available during that era. On 1 September 1965, during their semi-annual board meeting, the RSROA installed puck hockey as an equal and separate division of roller hockey, which included ball hockey, a format most popular in Europe and South America.
It was decided that both ball and puck hockey would compete under the same rules and award separate gold medal winners. Budd Van Roekel, RSROA president, was quoted in the January 1965 issue of Skate Magazine, "We believe this move will spark further growth of our roller hockey program. While we recognize the popularity of the international ball-and-cane version of hockey, we realize that thousands of potential United States and Canadian players are more familiar with the Canadian stick-and-puck type sport. We see no reason why the two versions of the sport cannot grow side by side." The 1966 North American Championships marked the return of puck hockey after a four-year hiatus. The final game was a nail biter and the crowd appreciated the fast pace and excitement of puck hockey; the final game was between the Canadians of Windsor and the Wildcats of Detroit, the defending champions from 1962. The score seesawed between the two teams and was decided in favor of the Canadians with a final score of 5 to 3.
The win gave the Canadian team their only gold medal for the whole North American Championships. One Canadian team player was quoted in the 1966 Fall issue of Skate Magazine, "We had to win the hockey championships, otherwise our fathers wouldn’t allow us to return home." Another milestone occurred for puck roller hockey in 1977, when the North American Puck Hockey Championship was held in a venue away from ball hockey for the first time. The 1977 puck championships were st
Ullesthorpe is a small village and civil parish situated in the Harborough district in southern Leicestershire. Located 10 miles north of Rugby, Ullesthorpe is within easy access of the M1, M69 and M6. Ullesthorpe is noted for its historic background with a mill, disused railway station and traces of a medieval settlement evident on the edge of the village. Local amenities include a primary school, post office, village shop, doctors surgery, garden centre, congregational church, two pubs and a golf course associated with the'Ullesthorpe Court Hotel'. Many prehistoric items have been located in and around Ullesthorpe, this includes flint tools found by the Lutterworth Archaeological Fieldwork Group; this indicates. There is significant evidence that Romans came to Ullesthorpe in the 1st Century AD because Roman coins, roof tiles and pottery have been recovered, as well as nearby Roman roads. After the fall of the Romans, settlers from the continent and Scandinavia began to move to Ullesthorpe.
At certain times, the Saxons controlled the local area. However, a major influence came from the Danes; the name'Ullesthorpe' derives from Old Scandinavian which means "the settlement of a man called Ulfr". Other villages near Ullesthorpe were highly influenced by the Danes and therefore their names are derived from the Scandinavian language as well. In 1870-1872- John Marius Wilson's described Ullesthorpe as: "A hamlet in Claybrooke parish, Leicester; until the mid 19th century, Ullesthorpe was a minor settlement within the Ancient Parish of Claybrook. Other villages included Claybrooke Magna, Claybrooke Parva, Wibtoft; these 4 villages formed the parish of St Peter's Church Claybrooke. However, deemed under the 1866 Act, many villages became their own civil parish. Although Ullesthorpe is still part of St Peter's Parish Church, Ullesthorpe now has its own civil parish where people are elected into Ullesthorpe Parish Council who form a local government unit and control finances within the local village.
Ullesthorpe used to have a railway station. Passed by Parliament on 21 June 1836, Ullesthorpe railway station was opened on 1 July 1840, serving between Leicester and Rugby. Named Ullesthorpe, the railway station name has been changed on a number of occasions. On 1 May 1879, it was renamed from Ullesthorpe to Lutterworth, being changed to Ullesthorpe and Lutterworth on 1 August 1897, it was changed backed to its original name on 1 February 1930. It was renowned for earning the award for the best kept station and won the area award in 1953 with a variety of red and blue flower displays. However, on 30 December 1961, the railway station was closed as part of the closure of the Leicester to Rugby railway line. Since the closure of the railway about 50 years ago, the disused railway line is still in existence. In 1800, by subscription, a five story tower mill was built; the original mill had two pairs of millstones, with an extra one being added in 1838. The main purpose of the mill was the milling of corn, a main source of employment in the 19th century.
This led to a rapid increase in the number of people living in Ullesthorpe with the village population increasing from 494 in 1801 to 600 in 1821. However, in the late 1890s, production ceased and this led to the closure of the mill. After the closure of mill, the tower was preserved. Through funding from the National Lottery, Ullesthorpe Preservation Trust was set up. Ullesthorpe Preservation Trust decided to transform the disused mill into a small museum with displays and study facilities. Over the last three years, considerable effort has been put in place to open the mill up to the public, which has brought lots of interest to the area despite the limited work. Through the work of Ullesthorpe Preservation trust, the mill is open to the public for several weekends throughout the year, it has proved to be a valuable learning resource, enabling people to learn more about the history of Ullesthorpe, which beforehand lacked any historic buildings or museums. Population Prior to the release of accurate census records, a population count counted 494 people living in Ullesthorpe in 1801.
With the opening of the mill in 1800, this led to a rapid increase in the number of people living within the local area because of the employment opportunities. This led to a population increase of 600 in 1821. However, after the close of the mills in the late 1890s, population figures fell again; when accurate census records were introduced in 1881, it is evident from the graph, that there was a fluctuation in population figures. In 1881, the population was recorded as 523. However, by 1911, the population count had declined to 312, but in recent years, this has been on the increase; the population, based on the 2011 census, indicates 903 people live in Ullesthorpe. Occupation structure The chart to the right indicates what occupation males and females from Ullesthorpe had in 1881; the chart evidently indicates that the predominant male job was within the agriculture sector with 47 people. On the other hand, the predominant role for women was within the domestic office/services with 32 people.
However, we cannot be certain with this percentage because 62 women's occupations were unknown in the 1881 census. In comparison, the 2011 census data reveals that domestic roles are on the decline; the predominant roles within the male sector were professionals and technicians, skilled tradesmen and managers and senior officers. For women, the main roles were professionals and administrative/secretarial occ
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is the fire and rescue service which covers Leicestershire and Rutland including the unitary authority of Leicester. The Leicestershire and Rutland Fire Brigade and the separate City of Leicester Fire Brigade were created in 1948 by the Fire Services Act 1947. In 1974 the City of Leicester brigade was merged with the Leicestershire and Rutland brigade to form the present fire service. Since Rutland and the City of Leicester became unitary authorities in the 1990s, the fire authority which administers the service is a joint-board made up of representatives from Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council. At the meeting of the Combined Fire Authority on 11 February 2015, Richard Chandler, the current Deputy Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, was confirmed as the successor to the retiring Dave Webb, Chief since 2002; the current team of Directors and Area Managers Chief Fire and Rescue Officer - Rick Taylor Assistant Chief Fire and Rescue Officer and Director of Service Delivery - Andrew Brodie Assistant Chief Fire and Rescue Officer and Director of Service Support - Richard Hall Area Manager Operational Response - Paul Weston Area Manager Community Risk - Alan Fawkner Area Manager Tri Service Fire Control - Richard Calder Area Manager - Head of Finance and ICT - Adam Stretton Area Manager - Head of People and Organisational Development - Caroline Deane Rescue Pump Ladder: P2 Water Ladder: P1 Tactical Response Vehicle: P3 Fire Fogging Unit: W1 Water Carrier: W1 Hose Layer Unit: W2 Aerial Ladder Platform: A1 Incident Command & Control Unit: C1 Environmental Protection Unit: H1 Fire & Emergency Support Unit: S1 Incident Support Unit: S1 Welfare Unit: S1 General Purpose Vehicle: T2 Co-Responder Vehicle: T1 hydrant Testing Vehicle Specialist Rescue Team: Heavy Rescue Unit R1 Heavy Rescue Support Unit: R1 Rope Rescue Unit: R2 General Purpose Vehicle: T1 Inshore Rescue Boat: B1 Water Rescue 4x4: R2Urban Search & Rescue: Search & Rescue Dog Unit: R9 Personnel Carrier: T5 Prime Mover: T6/T7/T8/T9Pods: Module 1 - Technical Search Equipment Module 2 - Heavy Transport, Confined Space & Hot Cutting Module 3 - Breaching & Breaking Equipment Module 4 - Multi Purpose Vehicle Module 5 - Shoring OperationsCBRN Response: Detection, Identification & Monitoring: H8 Incident Response Unit: H9 List of British firefighters killed in the line of duty Official website
Leicestershire is a landlocked county in the English Midlands. The county borders Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the north-east, Rutland to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, Derbyshire to the north-west; the border with most of Warwickshire is Watling Street. Leicestershire takes its name from the city of Leicester located at its centre and administered separately from the rest of the county; the ceremonial county has a total population of just over 1 million, more than half of which lives in'Greater Leicester'. Leicestershire was recorded in the Domesday Book in four wapentakes: Guthlaxton, Framland and Gartree; these became hundreds, with the division of Goscote into West Goscote and East Goscote, the addition of Sparkenhoe hundred. In 1087, the first recorded use of the name was as Laegrecastrescir. Leicestershire's external boundaries have changed little since the Domesday Survey; the Measham-Donisthorpe exclave of Derbyshire has been exchanged for the Netherseal area, the urban expansion of Market Harborough has caused Little Bowden in Northamptonshire to be annexed.
In 1974, the Local Government Act 1972 abolished the county borough status of Leicester city and the county status of neighbouring Rutland, converting both to administrative districts of Leicestershire. These actions were reversed on 1 April 1997, when Rutland and the City of Leicester became unitary authorities. Rutland became a distinct Ceremonial County once again, although it continues to be policed by Leicestershire Constabulary; the symbol of the county council, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Leicester City FC, is the fox. Leicestershire is considered to be the birthplace of fox hunting. Hugo Meynell, who lived in Quorn, is known as the father of fox hunting. Melton Mowbray and Market Harborough have associations with fox hunting, as has neighbouring Rutland. Leicestershire and Herefordshire are the only three English counties lacking a registered flag. A design was proposed for Leicestershire in 2017 based on symbols associated with the county – a fox and a cinquefoil; the River Soar together with its tributaries and canalisations constitutes the principal river basin of the county, although the River Avon and River Welland through Harborough and along the county's southern boundaries are significant.
The Soar rises between Hinckley and Lutterworth, towards the south of the county near the Warwickshire border, flows northwards, bisecting the county along its north/south axis, through'Greater' Leicester and to the east of Loughborough where its course within the county comes to an end. It continues north marking the boundary with Nottinghamshire for some 10 kilometres before joining the River Trent at the point where Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire meet; the geographical centre of England is in Leicestershire, near Fenny Drayton in the southwest of the county. In 2013, the Ordnance Survey calculated. A large part of the north-west of the county, around Coalville, forms part of the new National Forest area extending into Derbyshire and Staffordshire; the highest point of the county is Bardon Hill at 278 metres, a Marilyn. 150–200 metres and above in nearby Charnwood Forest and to the east of the county around Launde Abbey. The lowest point, at an altitude of about 20 metres, is located at the county's northernmost tip close to Bottesford where the River Devon flowing through the Vale of Belvoir leaves Leicestershire and enters Nottinghamshire.
This results in an altitude differential of around 257.5 metres and a mean altitude of 148.75 metres. The population of Leicestershire is 609,578 people; the county covers an area of 2,084 km2. Its largest population centre is the city of Leicester, followed by the town of Loughborough. Other large towns include Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Hinckley, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Oadby and Lutterworth; some of the larger of villages are:Burbage Birstall, Broughton Astley, Castle Donington, Kibworth Beauchamp, Great Glen, Ibstock and Kegworth. One of the most expanding villages is Anstey, which has seen a large number of development schemes; the United Kingdom Census 2001 showed a total resident population for Leicester of 279,921, a 0.5% decrease from the 1991 census. 62,000 were aged under 16, 199,000 were aged 16–74, 19,000 aged 75 and over. 76.9% of Leicester's population claim they have been born in the UK, according to the 2001 UK Census. Mid-year estimates for 2006 indicate that the population of the City of Leicester stood at 289,700 making Leicester the most populous city in East Midlands.
The population density is 3,814/km2 and for every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. Of those aged 16–74 in Leicester, 38.5% had no academic qualifications higher than 28.9% in all of England. 23.0% of Leicester's residents were born outside of the United Kingdom, more than double than the English average of 9.2%. Engineering has long been an important part of the economy of Leicestershire. John Taylor Bellfounders co
Warwickshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick; the county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The county is divided into five districts of North Warwickshire and Bedworth, Rugby and Stratford-on-Avon; the current county boundaries were set in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972. The historic county boundaries include Solihull, as well as much of Birmingham; the county is bordered by Leicestershire to the northeast, Staffordshire to the northwest and the West Midlands to the west, Northamptonshire to the east and southeast, Gloucestershire to the southwest and Oxfordshire to the south. The northern tip of the county is only 3 miles from the Derbyshire border. An average-sized English county covering an area of 2,000 km2, it runs some 60 miles north to south. Equivalently it extends as far north as Shrewsbury in Shropshire and as far south as Banbury in north Oxfordshire; the majority of Warwickshire's population live in the centre of the county.
The market towns of northern and eastern Warwickshire were industrialised in the 19th century, include Atherstone, Bedworth and Rugby. Of these, Atherstone has retained most of its original character. Major industries included coal mining, textiles and cement production, but heavy industry is in decline, being replaced by distribution centres, light to medium industry and services. Of the northern and eastern towns, only Nuneaton and Rugby are well known outside of Warwickshire; the prosperous towns of central and western Warwickshire including Royal Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, Alcester and Wellesbourne harbour light to medium industries and tourism as major employment sectors. The north of the county, bordering Staffordshire and Leicestershire, is mildly undulating countryside and the northernmost village, No Man's Heath, is only 34 miles south of the Peak District National Park's southernmost point; the south of the county is rural and sparsely populated, includes a small area of the Cotswolds, at the border with northeast Gloucestershire.
The plain between the outlying Cotswolds and the Edgehill escarpment is known as the Vale of Red Horse. The only town in the south of Warwickshire is Shipston-on-Stour; the highest point in the county, at 261 m, is Ebrington Hill, again on the border with Gloucestershire, grid reference SP187426 at the county's southwest extremity. There are no cities in Warwickshire since both Coventry and Birmingham were incorporated into the West Midlands county in 1974 and are now metropolitan authorities in themselves; the largest towns in Warwickshire in 2011 were: Nuneaton, Leamington Spa, Warwick and Kenilworth. Much of western Warwickshire, including that area now forming part of Coventry and Birmingham, was covered by the ancient Forest of Arden, thus the names of a number of places in the central-western part of Warwickshire end with the phrase "-in-Arden", such as Henley-in-Arden, Hampton-in-Arden and Tanworth-in-Arden. The remaining area, not part of the forest, was called the Felden – from fielden.
Areas part of Warwickshire include Coventry, Sutton Coldfield and some of Birmingham including Aston and Edgbaston. These became part of the metropolitan county of West Midlands following local government re-organisation in 1974. In 1986 the West Midlands County Council was abolished and Birmingham and Solihull became effective unitary authorities, however the West Midlands county name has not been altogether abolished, still exists for ceremonial purposes, so the town and two cities remain outside Warwickshire; some organisations, such as Warwickshire County Cricket Club, based in Edgbaston, in Birmingham, still observe the historic county boundaries. The flag of the historic county was registered in October 2016, it is a design of a bear and ragged staff on a red field, long associated with the county. Coventry is in the centre of the Warwickshire area, still has strong ties with the county. Coventry and Warwickshire are sometimes treated as a single area and share a single Chamber of Commerce and BBC Local Radio Station.
Coventry has been a part of Warwickshire for only some of its history. In 1451 Coventry was separated from Warwickshire and made a county corporate in its own right, called the County of the City of Coventry. In 1842 the county of Coventry was abolished and Coventry was remerged with Warwickshire. In recent times, there have been calls to formally re-introduce Coventry into Warwickshire, although nothing has yet come of this; the county's population would increase by a third-of-a-million overnight should this occur, Coventry being the UK's 11th largest city. The town of Tamworth was divided between Warwickshire and Staffordshire, but since 1888 has been in Staffordshire. In 1931, Warwickshire gained the town of Shipston-on-Stour from Worcestershire and several villages, including Long Marston and Welford-on-Avon, from Gloucestershire. Warwickshire contains a large expanse of green belt area, surrounding the West Midlands and Coventry conurbations, was first drawn up from the 1950s. All the county's districts contain some portion of the belt.
The following towns and villages in Warwickshire have populations of over 5,000. Warwickshire came into being as a divisio