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Peter on his feet days after breaking back in fall drama

A Leicestershire man who broke his neck and back in a 100ft fall down a mountain says he feels lucky to be alive. Peter Flint, 60, from Branston, near Melton, needed an emergency 14-hour operation...

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Community role for Thurnby Lodge Scout hut hit by controversy

A former Scout hut at the centre of a row over plans to lease it to a Muslim group has reopened as a community building. The Forgotten Estates group has refurbished the property, in Thurnby Lodge,...

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Basketball: Leicester Riders just one win away from first-ever BBL...

Leicester Riders are just one win away from their first-ever BBL Championship title. And they are in that position because, quite simply, they refuse to accept defeat. Shorn of their first two...

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Exeter v Leicester Tigers - as it happened

Leicester Tigers named all seven of their returning England internationals for the difficult trip to face Exeter at Sandy Park. Exeter had two big-game players pull out of the squad just before the...

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It was the worst injury of my career - Leicester City's Sean St Ledger

Leicester City defender Sean St Ledger has spoken of his delight at returning to action after what he describes as the worst injury of his career. The 28-year-old made his comeback after more than five...

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Mum helped to jail pervert who targeted her teenage son

A mother has told how she helped jail a man who 'groomed' her 13-year-old son over the internet. The woman alerted police when she became aware that Lewis Matthew Sawbridge had sent her son sexual text...

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An ugly win – Martin Crowson's verdict on Leicester Tigers v Exeter clash

Leicester Tigers' 12-9 win over Exeter at a sold-out Sandy Park was as ugly as they come. With 20 minutes to go and the score tied at 9-9, it was anyone's game. Defences were so on top that there was...

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England players overcame mental fatigue – Leicester Tigers boss Richard...

Leicester Tigers' England contingent overcame "mental fatigue" to help the club return from Exeter Chiefs with a crucial 12-9 victory. Director of rugby Richard Cockerill had seven internationals back...

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Hospital's red tape puts my son's life in danger, says mum of kidney appeal...

A mum is furious over hospital red tape which has left her little boy's life hanging in the balance. Fifteen strangers have offered to donate a kidney to Nicola Pietrzyk's seriously ill son, Matthew,...

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£6 million plans for Great Central Railway viaduct in Leicester's West End

Developers have outlined a £6 million plan to regenerate an area of Leicester's West End. Braunstone Gate Developments is poised to complete the purchase of a disused Great Central Railway viaduct....

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A47 to be closed at Thurnby for a week for emergency sewer repair

A major route to and from the city will be closed in both directions from tomorrow morning for a week for emergency sewer repairs. The work will mean the closure of the A47 from the city boundary to...

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Traffic update: Delays on the A42 in Leicestershire after an accident

Update 4.14pm: Minor delays are still possible at the junction of the A453 and M1 at junction 24. Traffic is still moving slowly on the A42 Leicestershire northbound between junction 14, A453 (Castle...

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Moghul Durbar restaurant attack: Seven men plead guilty to involvement in...

Seven men pleaded guilty today to involvement in a violent attack at an Indian restaurant in the city, which left several injured. They admitted conspiring together, and with unknown others, to commit...

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Campaigners win battle to keep ambulance stations

Campaigners are toasting victory in their battle to save ambulance stations threatened with closure. It began last year after East Midlands Ambulance Service (Emas) put forward plans to shut all the...

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Firefighters fight to free trapped horse in Sapcote, near Hinckley

Firefighters fought for three hours to free a horse trapped in mud in Sapcote, near Hinckley. The 26-year-old animal got stuck in mud in Donkey Lane in the village at about 3.20pm yesterday. A fire...

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Coldest day in March since 1979 as more snow forecast for Leicestershire

If you thought it felt unusually chilly yesterday you would be right. Leicester Mercury weatherman Dave Mutton said it was the coldest March day since 1979. "The temperature did not get above freezing...

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Freezing weather set to continue and more snow forecast for Leicestershire

More bitterly cold temperatures are forecast for tonight and tomorrow across Leicestershire as drivers are warned to take care in the icy conditions. Leicestershire County Council said its gritters...

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Martin Crowson's five things: Tripping the light fantastic – or not

Martin Crowson looks at five key issues from the weekend's rugby. 1 Richard Cockerill's comments on another night of re-set scrums at Exeter produced one of the quotes of the year when he was asked...

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Loader placates critics of plans to reduce crime

Police and crime commissioner Sir Clive Loader has overcome political opposition to his plans. Sir Clive's vision for policing had been criticised from members of the police and crime panel – the...

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How rebuilding of two Leicester city schools is taking shape

Two schools are getting closer to completing major building projects. Work began on Crown Hills Community College and City of Leicester College, Evington, almost a year ago. Both schools are being...

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