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Welby shooting: Judges dismiss sentencing appeals by injured burglars

Judges have told two burglars shot by a homeowner as they raided his Leicestershire cottage that their injuries cannot earn them a shorter prison sentence. Daniel Mansell (33) and Joshua O'Gorman (28)...

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Residents alarmed by work at proposed gypsy and travellers' site

Protestors have been assured the construction of a proposed gypsy and travellers' camp has not started before being granted planning permission. Residents were alarmed to see concrete and water valves...

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Traders form group to fight mayor's £4m Leicester plaza plans

Traders have formed a group to oppose plans for a new £4 million public square in the city centre. Workers in and around St Nicholas Place said the development of Jubilee Square, which would replace...

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Family of Hinckley murder victim Hayley Pointon make personal plea for help...

The family of murdered mum-of-two Hayley Pointon has made a personal plea for people to help trace her killer. The appeal for information comes just days before the one-month anniversary of the killing...

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Bardon housebuilder Barratt doubles profits

Housebuilder Barratt today said it more than doubled profits in the second half of last year. The Bardon group made a pre-tax profit of £46.1 million in the six months to December 31, compared to £21.6...

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Traffic hold-ups continue as Burleys flyover closed for inspection after car...

Drivers faced continued hold-ups when Burleys Flyover was closed for repairs after a car crashed into a safety barrier this morning.Police were called at 6.50am after an Audi travelling from St...

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Council backtracks on "access charge" for residents

A local authority has agreed to reconsider unpopular plans to charge residents for getting to the rear of their homes over council-owned land. North West Leicestershire District Council sent letters to...

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University of Leicester buys 133-year-old painting of Richard III

A 19th century oil painting of Richard III created by a local artist has sold for more than twice the estimate at auction. The University of Leicester bought the artwork yesterday at Gildings auction...

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Police issue CCTV images following serious sexual assault in Leicester city...

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to about a serious sexual assault in Leicester city centre. It happened between 3.15am and 3.35am on Friday, February 1 in an alleyway off...

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Cul-de-sac car fire misery in Cardinals Walk, Netherhall, Leicester

People in a quiet cul-de-sac are living in fear after cars were torched outside their homes on two separate occasions. In the latest incident in Cardinals Walk, Netherhall, Leicester, which happened at...

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'No positives' to planned rail link

The Government's plans for a high-speed rail link will jeopardise efforts to develop the economy in the north west of the county, councillors have said. Phase two of the £32 billion High Speed 2 (HS2)...

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Has horse meat scandal altered what you eat?

The contaminated meat scandal has shocked shoppers across Britain. Family butchers in the county have reported an increase in trade from customers wanting to know where their meat comes from since...

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Golf: Larratt hits the Heights with win at Humberstone

Bob Larratt was back in the winner's circle when the County Alliance meeting was played at Humberstone Heights. Kibworth's Larratt, a former European Senior Tour regular, fired level-par 70 on a...

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Litter-pickers clear up park after floods

A group of Rotarians filled 60 bin bags with rubbish during a litter pick at Watermead Country Park. The park, near Thurmaston, is filling up with rubbish faster than park rangers and their helpers can...

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Restoration of ruined factory - Makers' Yard, - Leicester Civic Society's...

A £1 million revamp of a former hosiery factory that was a near ruin a year ago has won an award. Makers' Yard, in the cultural quarter, won Leicester Civic Society's annual award for restoration. The...

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Family release new photo of mum Hayley Pointon who was shot in Hinckley

Relatives of a murdered mum have made a plea for people to help trace her killer. Hayley Pointon, 30, from Coventry, died of a single gunshot wound at a house in Sunnydale Road, Hinckley, on Sunday,...

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Rats spotted at food warehouse - Yum Yum, in Winston Avenue, Croft

The owner of a confectionery warehouse has been fined £4,000 after waste left outside led to a rat infestation. Health inspectors found a colony of the rodents at Yum Yum, in Winston Avenue, Croft....

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Extra classrooms for 17 Leicester primary schools in £15 million scheme

Seventeen primary schools are to get extra classrooms to meet a demand for places under a £15 million scheme. The work will create 380 places in Leicester – needed because of a rising birth rate,...

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Kasper Schmeichel takes plaudits after a world-class display for Leicester City

Nigel Pearson hailed goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel after his world-class save against Blackburn helped Leicester City to a crucial win on Tuesday night. Despite dominating the game, City could have gone...

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Squirrel meat selling fast at Leicestershire farm shop

A farm shop has put squirrel on the menu – and customers are going nuts for it. Pick's Organic Farm Shop in Barkby Thorpe, said the unusual meat was flying off the shelves. Company director Nicky...

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