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No respite from the icy blast as more snow forecast for Leicestershire

Gritters throughout the county have been in action for the third night in a row as Leicestershire continues to be gripped by an icy blast. Snow has been predicted to fall in the county today as...

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Leicester Tigers roll out big guns for 'massive' clash at Exeter

Leicester Tigers have all their big guns out in force for today's Aviva Premiership clash against Exeter (5.0). All seven of their England contingent are back in the starting line-up for the trip to...

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Father posing as girl in online chatrooms to track down paedophiles defends...

A father who poses as a 14-year-old girl on social networking sites in an attempt to track down suspected paedophiles has defended his tactics. The man, a father-of-one who lives in Leicestershire,...

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Graham Kitchener says Leicester Tigers have turned the corner

Leicester Tigers' trip to face Exeter at Sandy Park last season proved to a massive turning point. The 19-11 defeat back in February came after a poor and mistake-ridden showing. It left Tigers needing...

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Police in Belgrave, Leicester, step up bid to catch wheel thieves

Police have issued a fresh appeal for help tracing thieves who are stealing wheels from cars. The problem first came to the attention of police in Belgrave, Leicester, in February. Since then, there...

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Leicester City have to show they've got the stomach for a fight, says Steve...

Leicester City must display a fighting spirit in their final push for promotion, says former captain Steve Walsh. City's promotion challenge has faltered in recent weeks. After their automatic...

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Leicester City defender Michael Keane called up for England Under-21s

Leicester City defender Michael Keane has been called into the England Under-21 squad for their clash with Austria. The 20-year-old has caught the eye of manager Stuart Pearce, and the young defender...

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Geoff Parling fully switched on for Premier return

As soon as Leicester Tigers lock Geoff Parling pressed the delete button on his Sky Box, he began the process of moving on from England's Six Nations defeat in Cardiff. By his own admission, that will...

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VIDEO: A glimpse of life inside Glen Parva Young Offenders' Institute

From the outside, Glen Parva feels foreboding. The high fences and colourless facade get your pulse racing before you even step foot inside. This week, Leicester's 808 capacity jail was visited by...

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Pensioner fought off attacker who tried to rape her in her home

A judge has praised a pensioner for fighting off an attacker who tried to rape her in her home. Judge Simon Hammond spoke of the victim's "courage, tenacity and presence of mind" as he yesterday jailed...

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Loughborough mum-of-five who ran £23,900 benefits scam spared jail

A woman ran a £23,900 benefits scam making 90 false crisis loan claims with the help of her mother and partner, a court heard. Mandy Marshall operated a system making fraudulent claims for hundreds of...

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Buses and flights in Leicestershire disrupted by snow

Snow is continuing to fall across Leicestershire today, after a heavy fall last night brought parts of the county to a standstill. Arriva has said some of its bus services in the Coalville area are...

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East Midlands Airport re-opens as snow continues to fall across Leicestershire

East Midlands Airport has re-opened, after it suspended runway operations this morning because of the snow. A spokesman said it was now working to clear the backlog of flights that had built up....

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Hunt for missing 87-year-old from Scraptoft, Leicestershire UPDATED 4.45pm

An 87-year-old woman who went missing this morning from her home in Scraptoft has been found. Police issued an appeal for information about Norma Holden when she was reported missing at 1pm today....

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Fire at a house in Northfields, Leicester

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a house in Leicester this morning. Crews were called out at 2.58am to the property in Culham Avenue, Northfields. The fire service said the blaze was caused by...

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Late drama sees Tigers jump into top two

Leicester Tigers jumped to second place in the Aviva Premiership table with a 12-9 win over Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park.Toby Flood's 70th-minute penalty kick was the difference - and the only points...

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Flights from East Midlands Airport grounded due to snow, as wintry weather...

UPDATE 12.20pm: The runway at East Midlands Airport has re-opened. Spokesman Jon Greenway said the runway re-opened at 12.10pm. He said: "We have had our snow clearing team working all morning and...

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Risks: 'It's quite easy to create a misleading online profile'

Police are investigating a growing number of cases of sex offenders using the internet to prey on victims. Detective Sergeant Ed Jones, an officer from the Leicestershire Police's Paedophile and Online...

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Basketball: Leicester Riders close in on perfect home record

With two homes games to play, Leicester Riders are closing in on the perfect home league campaign at the John Sandford Sports Centre. Riders' 84-71 victory over third-placed Glasgow Rocks on Saturday...

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Jail for ex-soldier arrested after attacking girlfriend

A former soldier who imprisoned his girlfriend and was later arrested after a five-hour siege at his home has been jailed for four years. Adam Caird (26) had an argument with his then-girlfriend after...

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