trading, all-night supermarkets, 24-hour banking, relaxed licensing
laws and a myriad of other changes mean that Leicester is now a
truly 24-hour society. In "A Sense of Place" we've been
meeting people around the clock around Leicester.
Wood on the school run in Loughborough finds it difficult to negotiate
all the parked cars as she makes her way on foot to collect her
two children. But once she's there, she has time to catch up with
other parents before the children come rushing out of the school
Culverwell is a security guard on the night shift at the Accident
and Emergency department at Leicester Royal Infirmary. He says he
is astonished at the way some patients behave. He and his colleagues
have to wear stab-proof vests. Hear
Concern's Northfields Monday club gives local pensioners a chance
to enjoy each other's company over a game of bingo and lunch. Hear
from volunteers, workers and OAPs.
Twenty-four-hour opening at supermarkets has become a way of life
for shop workers. Hear
from one man who takes turns on overnight shifts with his
wife, as well as caring for their young triplets.
can go for days without a proper break when the going gets tough
in maternity and sometimes work 10 days on the trot without a day
from one midwife who has been working there for 14 months.
keeps things moving
breakfast time Karen Chilton keeps motorists throughout Leicestershire
and Rutland on the move with her regular broadcasts from Area Traffic
Control in Leicester. Between 8am and 9am is the crucial time but
school holidays take the pressure off the roads. Hear
Pat Leeds and William Ginns
is available round the clock for bereaved families. She describes
how different people choose to remember their loved ones.
do you do? Why not join in our slice of local life by keeping a
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it to us. Go on - get scribbling.