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Leicestershire rescue kennel is forced to put dogs down for first time

A rescue kennel has been forced to destroy stray dogs for the first time in 20 years. Staff at College Garth Kennels, in Hathern, which takes in and tries to re-home strays found on the streets of the...

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Election? What election?

A large majority of people appear to be unaware they will be able to vote for Leicestershire's first elected police and crime commissioner in two months' time. A poll of 150 people by the Leicester...

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Imitation gun was fired at motorist in Leicester road-rage incident

A man fired a fake gun from his car at another motorist while stopped at traffic lights. Jake Chetwynd was the front seat passenger in a BMW which pulled up alongside another car at the junction of...

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U-21 professional Development League 'perfect platform for Leicester City lads'

Joining the under-21 professional Development League will help Leicester City bring through young players into the first team, believes development coach Steve Beaglehole. City have made a promising...

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Specialist police officers talk man from roof in Loughborough

Police spent several hours trying to talk a man down from a roof. Officers were called to a street off Epinal Way, Loughborough, just before 9am on Saturday. Trained negotiators were later brought in....

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Mystery over blue UFOs now 'solved'

The mystery of blue flying objects reported hovering over Hinckley may have been solved. Dozens of people said they saw the objects on August 23. Their reports reached the town branch of the...

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Leicester City's Ben Marshall and Martyn Waghorn hoping to help England reach...

Leicester City stars Ben Marshall and Martyn Waghorn will be looking to help England secure their place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs tonight. England, who are currently top of...

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Crash shuts road in Enderby, Leicestershire

A village road was closed to traffic for more than six hours after a crash. Police were called to what a spokesman described as a "serious road traffic collision" on the A582, in Enderby, at just after...

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I Love Local Shops: PM David Cameron gives backing to Leicester Mercury's...

David Cameron today added his name to the list of supporters of the Leicester Mercury's I Love Local Shops campaign. The six-week campaign aims to celebrate the best independent shops in the county....

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Leicester Tigers 34 v Worcester 26: Match stats (VIDEO)

Leicester Tigers ran out 34-26 winners over Worcester at Welford Road on Saturday. Here is how the game unfolded minute-by-minute. 1 min: TRY (7-0) Manu Tuilagi makes a stunning start to the game as he...

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Fijian winger called Vereniki Goneva looks like find of the season for...

The foundations for Leicester Tigers' success on the pitch are often built thousands of miles away from Welford Road. There will be no sign of a bloke called Ged Glynn on the podium if Tigers lift the...

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Welby shooting husband says ordeal has left him 'scarred'

A man arrested after two burglars were shot at his home has said he acted to protect his wife and they had both been left "scarred" by the ordeal. Andy Ferrie, 35, and his wife Tracey, 43, were held on...

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Manu Tuilagi can become best in the world, says Leicester Tigers director of...

Manu Tuilagi could be the best outside-centre in the world within the next 12 months. That's the view of Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill. The 21-year-old scored two tries, made a...

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£200,000 bill for policing protests over Scout hut in Thurnby Lodge,...

Police have spent £200,000 supervising protests against plans to turn a disused Scout hut into a community centre. The cost of the operation in Thurnby Lodge, Leicester, is rising daily as discussions...

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Thousands enjoy festival of Second World War nostalgia at Victory Show in Cosby

War planes, Panzer tanks and infantrymen invaded a pocket of rural Leicestershire at the weekend for a festival of Second World War nostalgia. The two-day Victory Show drew more than 8,000 visitors to...

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Two men killed in head-on collision on B4688/Leicester Road, near Hinckley

Two men were killed when their car was in a head-on collision with another vehicle. The 20-year-olds were travelling along the B4688/Leicester Road, on the outskirts of Hinckley, when the accident...

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Two men killed in crash on B4688/Leicester Road, Hinckley, are named

Two men who died in a head-on crash in Hinckley have been named. Daryl Stephen Edwards, of Earl Shilton, and Christopher Paul Freeman, of Birmingham, both aged 20, were travelling along the...

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Richard III grave hunters are 'tantalisingly close' in search at Leicester...

Archaelogists digging for the grave of Richard III in a Leicester car park say they are 'tantalisingly close' in their search. The dig is due to continue for another week after originally being planned...

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Man stable after serious crash in Enderby, Leicestershire

A pedestrian is in a stable condition in hospital after a serious crash in Enderby, Leicestershire. The crash happened at about 5am on Saturday on the B582 Mill Hill, near to the junction with Conery...

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Boy, 13, badly injured after hit-and-run in Littlethorpe

A 13-year-old boy was seriously injured after a hit-and-run in Littlethorpe yesterday. The accident happened at about 4.15pm in Cosby Road, near to the entrance of the Victory Show, and involved the...

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