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'Strays' causing crisis at kennels

More people are getting rid of their pet dogs by reporting them as strays to dog wardens. The abandoned pets have caused a surge in the number of dogs handed in at the kennels used by Blaby District...

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Holiday happiness for mum after operation

A mum is planning a trip to Disneyland with her daughter to mark the first anniversary of a life-saving operation. This time last year Amy Baker was in Papworth Hospital, in Cambridgeshire, recovering...

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Bringing Green Bicycle Murder case back to life

It was a notorious murder trial which divided opinion when it was held at Leicester Castle almost 100 years ago. Yesterday, the historic Green Bicycle Murder case was brought to life in the same court...

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£129m schools revamp go-ahead

The city council has given the go ahead for £129 million of work to rebuild and revamp schools in Leicester. The next phase of the authority's Building Schools for the Future programme will see 12...

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some of your bright ideas for statue

Giant lightbulbs, stags and statues of dancers are among the ideas submitted so far for a new landmark statue for the city. The former GE Lighting factory site, in Rushey Mead, is being transformed...

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'You can't have foot in both camps', deputy mayor told

Leicester's deputy mayor should stand down to focus on his campaign to become a Member of the European Parliament, according to a former city council leader. Councillor Rory Palmer announced earlier...

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Group formed over fears for patients' service

Cancer patients and their families fighting to save a support service have formed a focus group. They are meeting with officials from the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust this evening to try to...

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How life-saving kit goes everywhere with Billy

Wherever 15-month-old Billy goes, so does a life-saving defibrillator and special monitor to check his heart while he sleeps. Two months ago, the youngster was diagnosed with a rare heart condition and...

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Adventurer's second attempt begins

Intrepid adventurer Sarah Outen has started her second world record attempt to become the first person to row solo across the North Pacific Ocean. The 27-year-old, of Oakham, began her 4,500-nautical...

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Kicked in face in drunken assault

A man who drunkenly attacked a stranger leaving the victim with a broken eye socket and permanently reduced vision, has been jailed for two years and eight months. Ryan Steers (26) kicked the man in...

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Four saved in house fire drama

Four people were rescued by firefighters after a blaze broke out at their home. The fire started in the kitchen of the semi-detached house in Conway Drive, Shepshed, at about 5.40am on Sunday. Two...

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Poster under the hammer

A 1930s poster of Leicester's historic Guildhall, which featured in a campaign urging wealthy Americans to visit Britain, is to go up for auction. Photographer John Dixon-Scott took the picture shortly...

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Woman is jailed for stabbing a stranger

A woman who stabbed a stranger three times in the back as he walked along a street has been jailed for four years. Teresa Lavin (49) of Rectory Road, Markfield, knifed the 68-year-old, who she did not...

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Fire fighters tackle blaze in wheelie bins

Fire fighters were called to a blaze in two wheelie bins in Homefield Road, Birstall shortly after 1am today. They used one hose to put out the fire which was started deliberately.

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Live: Traffic and travel updates for Leicester and Leicestershire

8.00: Congestion on the southbound side of the #M1 from before J21a towards the slip road for #Leicester and the #M69 at J21. 7.58: Drivers still face delays on southbound M6 slip road at Catthorpe...

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Drunk and in charge of baby

A mother pleaded guilty to being drunk in charge of a child after she walked a mile-and-a-half in freezing temperatures carrying her 11-month-old son. The 33-year-old admitted the charge at Leicester...

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'Significant' evidence is found in sex abuse case

A new inquiry into a historic paedophile ring in North Wales care homes has uncovered "significant" fresh evidence of "systematic and serious sexual and physical abuse". Detectives from Operation...

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There's nothing second best about new-look Silver Street

The shine has returned to one of Leicester's historic shopping streets following a three-month refurbishment costing £300,000. Silver Street – which links High Street to the cafes, boutiques and...

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IN THE COURTS

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Rachel Herald (26), of Dover Street, Leicester, was jailed for 28 days for a number of thefts from shops. She pleaded guilty to stealing...

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Is she in line for the world's best job? That's a matter of taste!

For a self-confessed food addict and travel lover, being paid to research the finest produce and best eateries on the other side of the world must be the absolute dream job. So Asha Patel is more than...

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