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Great-gran kicked out of her flat after drugs found will not be charged

A great-grandmother who was kicked out of her council flat after a court found drugs had been used and sold there will not face criminal charges. Pamela Chamberlain, 73, and her grandson were ordered...

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Children's heart surgery to resume at Leeds General Infirmary

Children's heart surgery is set to re-start at Leeds General Infirmary early next week. Operations were suspended just over a week ago after concerns were raised about death rates at the unit. Doctors...

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Firefighters free man trapped in car on A447 at Stapleton, near Hinckley

Fire crews rescued a man trapped in a car involved in a collision on the A447 Ashby Road, in Stapleton, near Hinckley, late last night. Two crews from Hinckley fire station released the driver from his...

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Frost souls forever: Kasabian's snow show

Kasabian played the most chilled-out gig of their career yesterday - thousands of feet above sea level at Austria's teeth-chatteringly cold Snowbombing Festival. In the shadow of the snow-capped peaks...

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There is nothing in Leicester City reports - Paul Ince

Blackpool manager Paul Ince has admitted there is nothing in reports linking him with a move to Leicester City.The Daily Mirror claimed claimed earlier this week that the ex-England player was heading...

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Liam Moore says Leicester City's players are backing manager Nigel Pearson

As well as having the backing of the owners, Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson also has the support of his players, says defender Liam Moore. The City boss has been under fire in the last two months...

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Leicester's De Montfort Hall announces summer programme to celebrate centenary

De Montfort Hall is getting ready for a summer of music, laughter and fireworks to celebrate its centenary year. The venue is staging a series of special events from June 16 to July 28, with musicians,...

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Leicester Tigers unchanged for Toulon clash

Leicester Tigers have named an unchanged side for the third week running for Sunday's Heineken Cup quarter-final clash.Tigers will run out at Toulon for the club's 11th Heineken Cup quarter-final but...

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Leicestershire civil servants in strike action today

Thousands of Government workers will go on strike this afternoon in a protest over redundancies, pay cuts and changing terms and conditions. About 2,000 members of staff at Leicestershire courts, the...

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HMV store in Leicester is saved after buyer found for chain

The future of the HMV store in High Street, Leicester, has been secured after a new buyer was found for the chain. Retail restructuring business Hilco has bought the HMV brand and some of its assets...

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Police CCTV appeal after shopper uses a counterfeit £20 in a Leicester shop

Police investigating the use of a counterfeit £20 note in a shop have released a CCTV image of a woman they want to trace. The note was used to buy goods in a food shop in Fletcher Mall, in the...

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Severn Trent warns customers to use water wisely

People are being warned to use water wisely - despite one of the wettest summers on record last year. Last year's rainfall returned water resources to a healthy level but Severn Trent is urging its...

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CCTV appeal after taxi driver is beaten and robbed

A taxi driver was beaten and robbed by two passengers. Police have released a CCTV image of two men they would like to trace in connection with the attack. The victim picked up his two attackers in...

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Scalford woman admits stabbing her boyfriend during 999 call

A woman accused of murdering her boyfriend confessed during a 999 call that she killed him, a jury heard today. Michelle Mills told the operator "I stabbed him a few times" as Edward Miller lay...

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Local Elections: Leicestershire County Council publishes candidates

Leicestershire County Council has published a list of candidates standing in next month's election. Voters will have to choose the councillors when they go to the polls on May 2. The deadline for...

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Diamond couple recovered from their painful first date

A couple who shared their first kiss in front of the gates of Leicester City's Filbert Street football ground are celebrating their diamond wedding. Roy and Rita White, from Wigston, received a card...

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Hard decision as homes bid sparks overcrowding fears

Developers are planning to build more than 400 homes in Hamilton, sparking concerns about traffic and overcrowding. The scheme, on land to the north of Keyham Lane, has received outline planning...

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Jail term avoided after drunken bottle attack

A man who smashed a bottle into another customer's face in a nightclub has been given a suspended prison sentence. Shaun Wright (27), of Dares Walk, Hinckley, admitted assaulting the man while in Fever...

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'i got a knife and stuck it in him'

A woman accused of murdering her boyfriend confessed during a 999 call that she killed him, a jury heard yesterday. Michelle Mills told the operator "I stabbed him a few times" as Edward Miller lay...

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Civil servants stage half-day strike

Whistles and horns sounded at 1pm yesterday to mark the beginning of a half-day walkout by civil servants. Job centres, courts and office buildings were affected by yesterday's strike by about 2,000...

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