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Mum's a rock to the whole family

Mum-of-five Shamim Ahmed is the rock on whom the family depends, says her daughter Mehwish. The 67-year-old, of Belgrave, Leicester, has more energy than many people a third her age, according to her...

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Leicester's neo-natal lifesavers - leave your message of thanks here

Baby's first steps are always a proud moment for parents but they also bring a deep sense of satisfaction for Dr Andy Currie. They mark the moment he can sit back and reflect on how he has helped some...

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New locks foil thieves targeting allotment sheds

Thieves who broke into allotments in an attempt to steal expensive equipment were foiled by upgraded security measures. Rotovators and other pieces of machinery were removed from sheds at the site in...

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Saints v Leicester Tigers - as it happened

Leicester were able to name an unchanged side from the one that earned an important win at Exeter last weekend for this clash against their East Midlands rivals. The much-awaited fixture against...

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Basketball: Tears and cheers as Leicester Riders secure first-ever title

There were tears and cheers, champagne and celebrations as the Leicester Riders became British basketball's top dogs on Saturday night. This was the night when the club that began five years before a...

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Celebrating Easter in Leicestershire with baptism and bonnets

Worshippers plunged into a freezing outdoor water tank as part of an atmospheric baptism ceremony at dawn to celebrate Easter Sunday. The build-up to the service began on Saturday, when about 100...

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Leicester Lions speedway rider suffers head injuries

A speedway rider is recovering in hospital after suffering head injuries in a crash which took place hours after his Leicester debut. Adam Roynon made his first appearance for Leicester Lions on the...

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Elderly man needs treatment after fire at home in Leicester

An elderly man was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at his home. The fire, in a semi-detached house in Stoneleigh Way, Leicester, started at about 2.30pm on Friday. Firefighters...

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Leicester Riders fans' celebrate British Basketball League title win

After a 46-year wait, Leicester Riders fans were celebrating this weekend when their team secured the British Basketball League title. The players' 93-70 victory at home over Durham Wildcats saw them...

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Incredible afternoon - Martin Crowson's verdict on Saints v Leicester Tigers

The starkly contrasting emotions of a local derby result were never more evident than with 12 minutes to go and Tigers leading the Saints 24-8. Deciding that the game was already over, the first...

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Objections could delay or prevent demolition of Belgrave Flyover

A handful of objectors could delay or prevent demolition of Belgrave Flyover. Sainsbury's has proposed knocking down the 40-year-old bridge as part of a scheme to close and redevelop its site in...

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Our best performance of the season - Leicester Tigers' boss

Delighted Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill believes a home Aviva Premiership semi-final is now "there for the taking". Tigers put seven points between themselves and third-placed...

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Richard III: Team plan new dig at Leicester car park

Archaeologists are to excavate more of the car park where they found Richard III. This summer, academics from the University of Leicester will dig up the site in New Street to uncover the east end of...

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We can take heart in defeat – Leicester City's Nigel Pearson

Nigel Pearson has admitted his side's current poor form is a real concern. But he said everyone must take heart from their battling display in defeat with 10 men against Millwall. City head to Oakwell...

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Travellers bid to stay put at Good Friday gypsy site

Travellers who set up an illegal camp four years ago are now seeking permission to make it permanent. Families who live on The Good Friday gypsy site, near Barlestone, want to stay put despite a...

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Leicester City recall Liam Moore as cover during ban

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson said he had no concerns about throwing Zak Whitbread into the fray to cover for the suspended Wes Morgan today. Whitbread has not played since Boxing Day because of...

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Throwing light on the Leicester Mercury's fabulous archive

Every week, more and more amazing shots from our pictures archives are being added to our online gallery. This shot from 1955 of an engineer fixing a street light in Infirmary Square, Leicester, is...

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Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Courtney Johnson (31), of Armadale Drive, Netherhall, Leicester, admitted stealing items worth £104.49 from Tesco, in Maidenwell Avenue,...

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Are health plans best medicine?

What are the three biggest challenges facing you? City: Within Leicester, people live up to eight years less in some areas compared to others, due to unfair differences in health among different...

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VIDEO: Sarah's back afloat in Japan

Adventurer Sarah Outen is making the final preparations for her row across the Pacific Ocean. It will be the second attempt to row the 4,500 nautical miles from Japan to Canada for the Oakham...

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