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New University of Leicester conference centre to create 80 jobs

A new University of Leicester conference centre will create about 80 jobs. College Court is a £14m project which will turn the Grade II-listed College Hall buildings, in Knighton Road, Leicester, into...

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Student flats plan for Southgates bus station scaled back

Developers who want to build hundreds of student flats at a former bus depot have scaled back their plans. Developer Applegate originally wanted to build 435 flats, housing nearly 700 students in...

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Police and councils team up to tackle Leicestershire's cold-calling rogue...

A campaign has been launched to help people protect themselves from cold-calling rogue traders. Organisations including Leicestershire police, Leicestershire County Council and Age UK are urging people...

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Waterstone's bookshop in Leicester to close

One of the city's two branches of leading book shop Waterstone's is to close. The Market Street store, which used to be Dillon's until the merger of the two companies, will close its doors on June 1....

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Robbery at Santander bank in Leicester

A bank was robbed in Evington Road, in Leicester, this morning. The branch of Santander was targeted around 9.30am by two raiders. The men threatened staff with a "bladed" weapon and ordered them to...

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VIDEO: St George's Day Parade 2013 in Melton Mowbray

Hundreds of Scouts, Cubs and Beavers took part in their annual St George's Day Parade in Melton Mowbray on Sunday (21st April 2013) - see video further down page. After the heavy rain of last year,...

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Thugs racially abuse and rob teenager at Leicester's St Margaret's Bus Station

Police are searching for three thugs who punched and kicked a teenager before stealing his mobile phone and racially abusing him. The gang targeted the 19-year-old victim at St Margaret's Bus Station...

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Woman fights teenage robbers to retrieve her friend's necklace

A woman struggled with two teenage robbers to retrieve her friend's necklace. The women, aged 53 and 63, were attacked in Lily Marriott Park, in Barnes Heath Road, Crown Hills, Leicester, on Saturday...

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Man trapped in van after crash airlifted to hospital

A man travelling in a van suffered a suspected spinal injury in a collision. Firefighters spent almost two hours trying to free the 66-year-old casualty, who was a passenger in the vehicle, which hit a...

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Motocross rider hurt in fall airlifted to hospital

A motocross rider was airlifted to hospital with serious leg injuries after crashing his bike in an accident. The casualty, a man in his twenties, injured his leg when he came off his vehicle in a...

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Firefighters stop blaze spreading to homes

Firefighters prevented a blaze spreading to two neighbouring homes after flames from a burning shed between the properties leapt 15ft into the air. Two crews from Melton fire station were on the scene...

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Street cordoned off this morning as police arrest suspect

A road was closed this morning as police negotiated with a man who was threatening to jump out of a window. Police visited the property, which is believed to be a charity-run hostel, in Ashleigh Road,...

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Plan for 2,500 homes in Barwell approved despite local opposition

A multi-million pound scheme to build 2,500 homes, community facilities, employment units and a school on the outskirts of Barwell has been approved. Scores of residents who opposed the development...

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Cyclist injured after colliding with BMW near Quorn

A cyclist was taken to hospital by air ambulance after being involved in a collision with a car on a busy road. The man was cycling along the A6, near the One Ash roundabout at Quorn, at about 6.30pm,...

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Factory buildings, Portakabins and lorry trailer damaged in firs in...

Two factory buildings, two Portakabins and a trailer unit were severely damaged in a fire in Appleby Magna overnight. Two fire crews, from Ashby and Moira, were called to Snarestone Lane at 2.05am. The...

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Elephant homes sought as Leicester MP plans Mango festival

Keith Vaz faces an elephant-sized headache as he tries to organise the country's first ever Mango festival – in two weeks' time. The Leicester East MP wants Belgrave's Golden Mile to stage an...

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Burglars steal engagement ring from Thurmaston home

Burglars raided a woman's home and escaped with a unique engagement ring which she had designed herself. The ring was among a collection of jewellery which was stolen from the woman's home in...

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DMU Students Celebrate Chinese Culture and Raise Money for Earthquake Victims.

Students at De Montfort University are holding an event this Friday at Trinity House, De Montfort University, to celebrate Chinese culture.The University has one of the highest numbers of Chinese...

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Sentimental jewellery stolen from Oadby home

Police have appealed for help reuniting a burglary victim with a number of pieces of jewellery which belonged to his late mother. The man's home in The Oval, Oadby, was burgled last month. Items stolen...

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Snooker: Mark Selby stays on course for World Championship title

Mark Selby resumes his quest for a first world title this evening with a healthy 6-3 lead over Matthew Selt.The 'Jester from Leicester' was not at his free-flowing best, struggling to make a break of...

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