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New Walk Centre: A look inside the buildings as they were rigged up with...

The spectacle of New Walk Centre's demise was brief but preparations for the levelling of the structures were lengthy and complicated. It took months to clear the buildings and strip them down to their...

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Athena in Leicester sealed off by police following incident on Saturday night

Police have sealed off the entrance to the Athena events venue in the heart of Leicester's cultural quarter. Tape in the front of the building is preventing anyone from getting close to the front...

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New Walk Centre demolition: Slow motion footage of towers collapsing

This astonishing slow motion footage shows the two towers of Leicester's New Walk Centre being demolished. The buildings were razed to the ground in a matter of seconds - but this film gives you time...

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Youngsters build credit card-sized computers and build ships out of Lego at...

Robots, K-nex and Lego attracted hundreds of youngsters to a creative technology event in the city. Creat-A-Con was staged at the Queen's Building at De Montfort University on Saturday. Kate Knaggs, a...

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Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year award winner revealed

Surreal knock-knock jokes and inspired ranting about Jaffa Cakes have won a newbie stand-up the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year award. Tom Little, 27, who has been doing stand-up...

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Ship's captain's diary, found in a dusty old box in Glenfield sells for £4,900

The almost 250-year-old diary of a ship's captain unearthed in a dusty old box at a home in Glenfield has been sold for £4,900. The box had been destined for the skip when the owner realised the diary,...

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Former Tigers star backs £1millon RSPCA appeal because of his pet dog

Former Leicester Tigers star Matt Hampson's love for his pet dog has seen him back a £1 million RSPCA appeal. The 30-year-old, who set up his own sporting foundation after being paralysed from the neck...

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New football boot designed with help from Loughborough University scientists

Sports scientists at Loughborough University have helped design one of the lightest pairs of football boots ever made. The Velocita Pro boots, designed for sports equipment giant Umbro, weight just 165...

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A man and woman arrested in Leicester on suspicion of murder

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They were detained on Saturday morning after police received call about an incident in St Stephen's Road, in the Highfields area of Leicester...

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More Star Wars toys from Palitoy to go for thousands at auction

Out of this world prices are going to be paid at auction for small plastic Star Wars toys made in a Leicestershire factory. Fifteen figures made by Palitoy in Coalville are going under the hammer at an...

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Basketball: Leicester Riders 84 Durham Wildcats 81: Riders hold nerve for...

Leicester Riders survived a late scare to see off Durham Wildcats 84-81 and keep up their fight for second place in the BBL Championship. It was Leicester's 20th league win of the campaign, a landmark...

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Mobile speed camera locations for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland from...

A6 Loughborough Rd, Birstall / Wanlip A607 Melton Rd, Waltham on the Wolds A4304 Lubbenham Hill, Market Harborough A563 Glenhills Way, Leicester A47 Uppingham Road, Houghton on the Hill A47 Humberstone...

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'It's never too late' to quit smoking

Lung specialist Dr Sanjay Agrawal has praised the Leicester Mercury campaign to encourage people to quit smoking. He believes it could potentially help to save the lives of 300 people. His message is...

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London Irish 6 Leicester Tigers 12: Tigers battle way to Premiership victory

Leicester Tigers gained a hard-fought 12-6 win over London Irish. Nine first-half points from the boot of Freddie Burns were added to by a penalty from replacement David Mele in the second period....

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Everton 2 Leicester City 2: Last-gasp equaliser denies City

A last-gasp equaliser denied Leicester City a crucial win in their Premier League clash against Everton at Goodison Park. City looked set for their fifth win of the season when David Nugent and Esteban...

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Tributes paid to Leicester City fan who died while walking to the match at...

Leicester City fans have paid tribute to a fellow supporter who collapsed and died while walking to the match at Everton yesterday afternoon. A Leicester City spokesman said season ticket holder Terry...

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Bogus faith healers under investigation after landmark case

A bogus spiritual healer who conned his victims out of hundreds of thousands of pounds was not an 'isolated case', officials have warned. Mohammed Ashrafi tricked people into believing he was a holy...

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Everton 2 Leicester 2 - Premier League: as it happened - Upson own goal...

A late own-goal from defender Matt Upson saw Leicester City have to settle for a 2-2 draw at Everton in the Premier League. With two minutes to go, City were on the verge of a crucial Premier League...

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Everton 2 Leicester City 2 – reaction: Late Matt Upson own goal made...

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson admitted his side's 2-2 draw at Everton "felt like a defeat" after Matt Upson scored a late own goal. City were just minutes from moving to only two points off...

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I love my Mum: Vote for your favourite!

To celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday 15th March, the Leicester Mercury invited children to take part in our 'I Love my Mum' Drawing Competition. Entries were invited from children within the Post's...

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