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Twenty four hour Leicester
Vanessa with her children
Vanessa Wood and her children

Help us to sample life in Leicestershire and Rutland around the clock.

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Sunday 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.

Vanessa 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 gates. Hear her story. animated audio icon

Adam Culverwell
Adam Culverwell

Adam 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 Adam's story. animated audio icon






Northfields Age Concern club
We love Mondays

Age 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. animated audio icon


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.
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premature baby
No nine-to-five here

Midwives 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 off. Hear from one midwife who has been working there for 14 months. animated audio icon








Karen Chilton
Karen keeps things moving

At 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 Karen's view. animated audio icon





Pat Leeds and William Ginns
Undertakers Pat Leeds and William Ginns

Undertaker Pat Leeds is available round the clock for bereaved families. She describes how different people choose to remember their loved ones. animated audio icon

What do you do? Why not join in our slice of local life by keeping a diary of a day in your life and e-mail it to us. Go on - get scribbling.

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