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Man killed when lorry trailer fell and hit him, Leicester inquest told

A 25-year-old killed underneath a lorry he was working on was using a jack in an unsafe way, an inquest heard. Engineer Mark Wintersgill, of Broughton Astley, was checking the underside of a lorry...

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VIDEO: Joe's school pals pitch in to make life-saving video

A hard-hitting video featuring rugby star Martin Johnson as a life-saving hero has been made by a charity in memory of a teenager who collapsed and died while out jogging. Joe Humphries appeared to be...

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Richard III: Ideas flood in to relocate statue of Leicester's car park king

Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has received dozens of responses after asking the public for suggestions on where to move Leicester's Richard III statue. The sculpture, which stands in Castle Gardens, was a...

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Emergency repairs force A47 to close from Leicester city boundary

A major route to and from the city was due to be closed in both directions from today for more than a week to allow emergency sewer repairs. The work will mean the closure of the A47, Uppingham Road,...

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Leicester City's Andy King pushes for Wales start

Leicester City's Andy King is pushing for a start for Wales tonight when they entertain Croatia, in Swansea, after his superb cameo as a substitute against Scotland on Friday. The City midfielder went...

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Rural roads in Leicestershire closed by the snow drifts

Diggers and ploughs have been used to clear snowdrifts in Leicestershire as some rural roads remained closed yesterday due to the wintry conditions. Farmers joined county council staff to try to help...

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Seven men admit being part of mob in Moghul Durbar restaurant attack

Seven men have admitted being involved in the terrifying ransacking of an Indian restaurant, which left several employees injured. The violence erupted when a group of 40 to 50 people burst into Moghul...

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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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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is in the market for loan signings

Nigel Pearson said he would not rule out bolstering his Leicester City squad before the loan window shuts on Thursday. City's promotion push has begun to falter after a run of one win in nine league...

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Opponents in plea as £4m Jubilee Square plaza plan for Leicester nears...

Plans for a £4 million public plaza in the historic heart of Leicester are set to be given the go-ahead – despite the concerns of nearby traders who fear it will wreck their businesses. Mayor Sir Peter...

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Joy as 999 stations saved at Hinckley, Market Harborough and Melton

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 turn Gorse Hill...

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Traffic update: Congestion kept to a minimum through A47 closure

Update: 10.30am. Disruption to traffic using the A47 has been kept to a minimum despite the emergency closure for sewer repairs in Thurnby. A spokeswoman for Area Traffic Control said staff had been...

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Traffic update: Drivers warned of delays on the M1 after crash

Update 1.30pm: Drivers on the M1 in Leicestershire are being warned of delays after an accident. Delays of up to 10 minutes are being reported on the northbound carriageway between junctions 21A and...

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Firefighters rescue woman and baby from car after it slips down embankment at...

A woman and baby were rescued by firefighters after their car slid down an embankment next to Saddington Reservoir this morning. Firefighters from Wigston and the technical rescue unit from Leicester's...

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Leicester City 'could have been one of top sides'

Remember Steve Lynex? He was part Leicester City's best forward line. Rob Tanner talks to him. Mention the name Steve Lynex to older Leicester City fans and it will conjure memories of one of the...

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Richard III: Plantagenet Alliance's legal challenge over king's bones is 'tosh'

A judicial review into the legality of Richard III's exhumation has been branded as "tosh" by the University of Leicester. A group of 15 people, claiming to be relatives of the last Plantagenet king,...

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Basketball: Leicester Riders forced to wait for first-ever title

Leicester Riders will have to wait until at least the weekend to secure their first-ever BBL Championship.The Jelson Homes DMU-backed Riders would have won the title tonight if second-placed Newcastle...

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Inspector Rik Basra returns to duty after leukaemia battle

A police officer has reached a milestone in his recovery from leukaemia by reporting for duty for the first time in 18 months. Inspector Rik Basra, who had life-saving transplant surgery at Christmas...

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Leicester Tigers flanker Steve Mafi back in the frame for crunch Northampton...

Flanker Steve Mafi could return to the Leicester Tigers squad as they prepare for Saturday's derby with Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens. The Tongan international has recovered from a torn...

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Woman and baby rescued after car slides down track

A woman and baby were rescued by firefighters after their car slid down a reservoir embankment. Firefighters and a technical rescue unit were mobilised after the car skidded down the embankment next to...

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