Loughborough is perhaps best known for its University (LE11 3TU). It has been a university since 1966, but the institution dates back to 1909, when the then Loughborough Technical Institute began with a focus on skills and knowledge which would be directly applicable in the wider world. In March 2013, the university announced it had acquired the former broadcast centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which opened as a second campus in 2015.
The town is set in the Charnwood Borough of Leicestershire and is the second largest settlement in the country. It is pretty central with Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and East Midlands Airport (based at Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2SA) all on it’s doorstep. The River Soar passes by to the east of town.
There are also five museums in the town and the largest is The Charnwood Museum.
Things to do around Loughborough
- Charnwood Museum. There are loads of interactive exhibits for children as they step back to times gone by – Queens Hall, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DU
- Great Central Railway. Hop aboard a steam locomotive at Great Central Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1RW
- The Climbing Station, Get the children climbing to new heights at Empress Road, Off Moor Lane, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1RH
An interesting fact is that the town is home to the world’s largest bell foundry – John Taylor Bellfounders can be found at The Bell Foundry, Freehold Street, Loughborough, LE11 1AR and group tours are available on request. Find out more information about that HERE
The National Space Centre which is just 20 minutes from Loughborough is the BEST day out! I took my son’s there a few years ago and it was great for all the family. It’s based at Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NSAlison – Founder – The Group Hug
Loughborough University Sports Campus
If the bells of love are no longer ringing in your relationship, you may find yourself looking for a family law firm; we have found the following experts in the Loughborough area.
Holland Family Law
- Holland Family Law feature in The Hug Directory and are based at 22, Warren Park Way, Enderby, Leicester LE19 4SA – 0116 436 2170 “Holland Family Law is working on the basis of trying to keep family issues out of the courts in the current climate to avoid cases facing delays and potentially increasing costs. Brexit. The completion of the Brexit transitional period on 31 December 2020 brings with it significant changes to UK family law in 2021. For divorcing couples in particular, where there is a UK-EU cross border element, divorce is now less straightforward.”
Separation and divorce
Aside from pending divorce proceedings and everything which comes with that; lawyers, the family court, where are the kids going to live? What about the separation itself? There are a whole host of emotions around separating from a partner. You may have been with your partner for just a couple of years or twenty. The feelings will be much the same.
A sense of relief can be the first feeling when it is accepted that a couple are well and truly done. It could be that one party has been abusive so the victim is relieved that the other person is moving on or maybe a spouse has had an extramarital affair and has been seeking forgiveness that their partner cannot bring themselves to give. Whatever the reasons for the break-up, there is often the momentary and pleasurable feeling of closure.
However, anyone who has been through a separation and divorce knows that this relief doesn’t last for long as there is always so much to sort out, especially if you have children, a home, pets etc.… Couples soon realise that they are not just breaking up from each other. Their lives have been entangled in many ways and it is more of an “uncoupling” task which takes hold.
There are in-laws. It may be that everyone used to get along brilliantly but with the divorce things have become very tricky. A brother-in-law may have been like a best friend but now he feels that blood is thicker than water and he should support his sister. Parents more often than not will take the side of their adult child as they feel it is their duty to support their own. Shock waves run through to the very core of what used to be, as progress in the untying of the knot starts to happen. Read the rest of this article
We have the following financial planner in the Loughborough area for you to check out:
Rajesh Modha – The Finance Lab – (soon to rebrand as Tilton Conway) specialises in helping women who are responsible for their own financial security, and wellbeing.
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