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Leicester benefits claimant failed to declare £44,000 in bank

A benefits cheat failed to declare she had £44,000 in the bank. Inderjit Kaur pleaded guilty to dishonestly claiming housing and council tax benefits. She pocketed £17,908 to which she was not entitled...

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Jewellery thieves snatch necklace from woman's neck in Leicester street

Police are appealing for information after a woman had her necklace pulled from around her neck. It is one of a series of similar incidents in which men and women have been targeted for their...

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Education Secretary Michael Gove asks Leicester's MPs to back his academy plans

Education Secretary Michael Gove has written to Leicester's MPs asking them to support plans to turn under-performing primary schools into academies. In a speech yesterday, Mr Gove said there were a...

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Leicester Tigers are 'close to hitting their top form', insists Tom Youngs

Leicester Tigers head to Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday knowing that if they have not quite hit top form, they are close to it. Hooker Tom Youngs believes Tigers demonstrated that in...

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Match verdict: Leicester City 1 Brighton 0 - Foxes march on at top of table

Andy King's 10th minute strike saw Leicester City cement their lead at the top of the Championship table with a 1-0 win against Brighton at the King Power Stadium last night. City boss Nigel Pearson...

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Poppy Appeal fun run comes to Leicestershire

Families and fundraisers alike will mark the first Sunday of the Poppy Appeal by donning their running shoes and embarking on a 5k fun run in Leicestershire. Taking place in New Hicks Lodge,...

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CCTV appeal after tax driver assaulted in Coalville

Leicestershire police want to trace two men after a taxi driver was assaulted in Coalville. The attack happened between 12.15am and 12.30am on Friday, September 23, in Broom Leys Road and the taxi...

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McCann's case against lawyer to be heard soon

The parents of Madeleine McCann have won their latest court spat with a retired lawyer who they say has mounted a libelous harassment campaign against them. Gerry and Kate McCann, of Rothley, are...

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Legal executive, from Hinckley, stole £205,000 from her employer

A legal executive has been jailed after confessing to stealing £205,000 from her employer. Ruth Turner, of Hinckley, used the money to pay for home improvements and "buy friends" with expensive...

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Andy King crowns win as Leicester City stay on top of Championship

Leicester City maintained their lead at the top of the Championship and preserved their 100 per cent home record, but they needed an excellent penalty save from Kasper Schmeichel to do it. Schmeichel...

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Apply now to complete your Dance Arts Award!

Love to dance? Want a qualification suited to you?!Apply now to achieve your Arts Award Qualification with acclaimed dance company Movin'2gether!Movin'2gether are working with De Montfort University's...

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Faulty car light led to drugs find

A defective brake light on a businessman's car led to him being caught with more than £11,000 worth of cocaine. Depesh Ravalia (24) was stopped in St George's Way, Leicester, because of the faulty...

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Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Peter Mawby, (25) of Nithsdale Avenue, Market Harborough, pleaded guilty to using racially aggravated threatening, abusive or insulting words...

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Woman confessed to £205,000 theft

A legal executive used £205,000 stolen from her employer to improve her home and treat friends – including going to Neil Diamond concerts. Ruth Turner, of Hinckley, confessed to using the money to pay...

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McCanns get ruling on alleged 'harassment'

The parents of Madeleine McCann have successfully argued for a speedy hearing in their dispute with a retired lawyer they say has mounted a libelous harassment campaign against them. Gerry and Kate...

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18-year-old who could not drive took and crashed step-mum's car

A depressed teenager smashed up his disabled step-mum's £26,000 car after taking it for a night-time spin without permission. James Winkinins (18), who could not drive, crashed the Vauxhall Insignia...

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MPs dismiss academy call

MPs have hit out at calls by the Education Secretary to support the conversion of city primary schools to academies. Michael Gove wrote to Leicester's Labour MPs, Jon Ashworth, Keith Vaz and Liz...

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Festival celebrating defeat of evil king draws crowds

Hundreds gathered to watch a villain from Hindu writings being burned as part of a religious celebration. The Dashera festival, held at Cossington Road recreation ground, in Belgrave, Leicester, last...

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Transport service 'must do better'

A company which has a £31.3 million contract to ferry patients to and from hospital appointments has been told to improve its service. The order came after Government health watchdog the Care Quality...

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Parking fine vicar in wait to find out if ticket is quashed

A priest who was given a parking fine on his church ambulance is waiting to find out if an independent adjudicator will quash the ticket. Father Frank Daly, of St Peter's Church, in Hinckley, is...

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