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Visitors going gaga for Banya's baby bonobo

Visitors to Twycross Zoo are going ape for a new arrival. Banya, a 23-year-old bonobo, has given birth to a son. The six-week-old boy, who has not yet been named, is delighting visitors to Twycross,...

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Fostering: Read facts on Twitter

A council will be taking to Twitter to dispel myths about fostering and adopting. Leicestershire County Council will be launching the week-long social networking campaign on Monday in a bid to...

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Judges reveal bright ideas for bulb factory site statue

Judges given the task of choosing a new landmark for Leicester have been offering their ideas of what it could be. A £70,000 monument is to be constructed in Rushey Mead, Leicester, outside a...

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Calls to support CPR in schools

A charity set up in memory of a teenager who collapsed and died while out jogging has urged people to support a call for CPR lessons in school. Joe Humphries appeared to be fit and well before he...

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Murder accused 'had threatened to kill ex'

A mother accused of murdering her boyfriend had previously threatened to kill an ex, a jury has been told. Michelle Mills left the threatening voicemail message on the man's mobile phone. Details of...

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MP Nicky Morgan: 'Mrs T' tributes tell rounded story

On Wednesday, Parliament was recalled so members of the House of Commons and House of Lords could pay tribute to the life and legacy of the Rt Hon Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven LG OM – or Mrs T, as...

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ET the eagle owl is reunited with owner after Leicester sightings

ET, the European eagle owl, has gone home after five days of freedom. The eight-month-old bird, which has a six-foot wingspan, was in Beaumont Leys, Leicester. The owl was finally reunited with owner...

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Brothers who broke doorman's nose in unprovoked assault go to prison

A pub doorman suffered a broken nose after he was attacked by two brothers. Liam (25) and Leighton Burrell (28) were each jailed for two years for the unprovoked assault. The incident happened in the...

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Leicester City v Birmingham - player ratings

1. Kasper Schmeichel Produced some excellent saves in the first half from a lively Birmingham attack. Another focused display from the reliable custodian. Rating: 7. 2. Ritchie De Laet Always dangerous...

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Leicestershire MPs to attend Lady Thatcher's funeral

At least three Leicestershire MPs will be among the guests at Lady Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday. Rutland and Melton MP Alan Duncan, who was a friend of the former Prime Minister, will be going with...

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Leicester City 2 v Birmingham 2: Late penalty is a real sickener

Leicester City made two changes from the side that was held to a draw at Brighton last Saturday Ritchie De Laet was restored at right-back in place of Liam Moore, who dropped to the bench, and Chris...

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Wasteful Leicester City pay the penalty again

Leicester City's play-off hopes were dealt a shattering blow as they were denied a much-needed victory by a last-minute penalty at the King Power Stadium. City looked to be heading towards their first...

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Man robbed of £6,000 as he left bank in Leicester

A man has spoken of his terror after two robbers snatched £6,000 from him moments after he withdrew it from the bank. The 55-year-old victim, who does not want to be named, was picking up the cash at...

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Model Jo joins Page 3 debate (with poll)

A former topless model has defended the Sun's Page Three feature after 90,000 Girl Guides signed a petition to have it axed. Jo Hicks, from Hinckley, worked for the tabloid for seven years as a Page...

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Firemen rescue trapped pigeon

A pigeon was rescued from a tree by firefighters after its leg became trapped. The bird was reported as being in distress to the RSPCA, which called the fire service to help release the injured animal...

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Army veteran hit by 'unfair' bedroom tax

A former soldier shot while serving in Northern Ireland and his wife, who has breast cancer, say they should not have to pay more for the second bedroom in their council bungalow. Keith and Julie Foyle...

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Western Park Bandstand targeted by vandals in the early hours

Firefighters had to cut away part of the bandstand in Western Park, Leicester, in the early hours of this morning following an arson attack. A spokeswoman for the service said that the fire had been...

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Excitement over second egg laid by Rutland osprey

After a 3,000-mile journey from West Africa the Rutland ospreys have begun to lay their eggs at their nest in Leicestershire. The second osprey egg was laid at about 12.45pm today (SAT) at the birds'...

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Superb Year of Fundraising for the British Legion

  1181 (Syston) Squadron were invited by The Royal British Legion (RBL) to a review of their fundraising sucesses over the previous 12 months. The evening was held at the King Power Stadium  with 50...

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Injured man rescued from Leicestershire quarry (updated)

An injured mountain biker had to be rescued from a quarry after falling and breaking his leg. The man, believed to be in his early 20s, was airlifted to the Royal Derby Hospital after firefighters...

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