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Martin Crowson's five things: Clubs were wrong to hold minute's silence for...

Martin Crowson looks back at five key points from the weekend. 1 I was totally against Saracens and Exeter holding a minute's silence in honour of Margaret Thatcher at the weekend. Not in any political...

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Frost prompts Chelsea Flower Show fears

With the countdown ticking to the biggest horticultural event of the year, some gardeners are wondering if their plants will be ready in time. The Chelsea Flower Show takes place from May 21 to 25....

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Free school principal leaves post

The principal of Leicester's first free school has left after less than two years in the post. Christopher Spall took up the job at Krishna Avanti Primary, in Spencefield Lane, Evington, when the...

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Victorian bandstand targeted by arsonists

Park users have condemned an arson attack on a much-loved Victorian bandstand. The Friends of Western Park had recently been granted £500 to restore the structure, which stands in Western Park,...

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Armchair Syrian weapons blogger from South Wigston hits international headlines

After putting his daughter to bed at night, armchair blogger Eliot Higgins works into the early hours studying videos of Syrian weapons. The 34-year-old spends his evenings researching and writing the...

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Murder accused 'heard voices in her head'

A mother accused of stabbing her boyfriend 24 times has told a murder trial jury she heard voices in her head moments before she attacked him. Michelle Mills told the jury at Lincoln Crown Court she...

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Second-lowest death rate in the country at Glenfield

The children's heart surgery unit at Glenfield Hospital – which is set to be axed in an NHS shake-up – has the second-lowest death rate in the country, figures have revealed. The data has prompted...

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It's now or never for Leicester City, admits manager Nigel Pearson

Tonight's clash against in-form Bolton is a must-win fixture, admitted Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson. City sit two points off the play-offs with just four games remaining. They face a Trotters...

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Pub blaze attacker detained in mental health unit

A man who doused two young friends in petrol and set them alight as they sat drinking in a pub beer garden will be detained indefinitely in a mental health unit. Mitchell Dean was sentenced yesterday...

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Jeff Schlupp is 'great asset' to Leicester City

Exciting young striker Jeff Schlupp will become a great asset to Leicester City, manager Nigel Pearson believes. The 20-year-old Ghana international, who has risen through the club's youth ranks, has...

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Parents facing anxious wait over school places

Nearly 350 youngsters in the city and county will miss out on their preferred primary schools this year. Anxious parents have been waiting to find out which school their four and five-year-olds will be...

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More rape victims going to police to report attacks

A growing number of rape victims are overcoming their mistrust or fear of the police and courts and reporting the crimes committed against them, police believe. Leicestershire Police last week reported...

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Six more arrests over alleged sexual exploitation of teenage girl

Police investigating the alleged sexual exploitation of a 16-year-old girl have arrested six more people today. Six men, aged 16, 19, 22, 23, 30 and 31, were arrested by officers in Leicester this...

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Leicestershire MP Nicky Morgan to run London Marathon as security reviewed

Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan said she is still planning to run the London Marathon on Sunday. Officials said security for the event will be reviewed after two fatal explosions hit the Boston Marathon...

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Leicester Riders to face Plymouth in play-off semi-finals

Leicester Riders will travel to Plymouth Raiders in the first leg of the BBL Championship Play-off semi-finals on Friday night (7:30pm). The return leg will be at the Riders' alternative venue,...

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VIDEO: Four intruders force their way into a Leicester home in violent burglary

Four intruders burst into a home when one of the occupants answered the front door to them this morning. The gang forced the victim, who is understood to be a woman, back into the house in Uppingham...

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Former Lord Mayor of Leicester Phil Swift dies, age 74

Friends and colleagues have praised the life and work of a former Lord Mayor of Leicester, who has died at the age of 74. Phil Swift was a member of Leicester City Council for 20 years, representing...

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Police issue photograph of missing Leicester 10-year-old Leena Kaur

Police have appealed for help tracing a 10-year-old girl who was reported missing this morning. Officers are concerned for the welfare of Leena Kaur, who was last seen at 11.25am today in Edgehill...

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Leicester City team to face Bolton announced

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has made two changes from the team that drew 2-2 with Birmingham for tonight's crucial clash with Bolton. David Nugent, who conceded the penalty in the dying minutes...

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Leicester 3 Bolton 2: City back in play-off places

Leicester City are back in the play-off places after a dramatic win over rivals Bolton tonight. City's long winless run ended and they breathed new life into their Championship play-off challenge with...

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