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Together again, 50 years after Leicester City's valiant double bid

Leicester City fans will have to be long in the tooth to be able to remember the time the club had a side good enough to challenge for the double. It is 50 years since Matt Gillies' men went within a...

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Neighbourhood Watch volunteers shortlisted for awards

Neighbourhood Watch groups in Leicestershire have been shortlisted in five of the 10 categories in the new National Neighbourhood and Home Watch Awards. The awards, due to be hosted next month by crime...

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Celebrities including Orlando Bloom and Lorraine Kelly backing Leicester's...

From Orlando Bloom and Bagpuss to Lorraine Kelly and Billy Connolly - Leicester's rivals for the UK City of Culture title have been rolling out the big guns in support of their bids. Earlier today, as...

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Date confirmed for Prince Edward's visit to Leicester

Prince Edward's visit to meet university students and school children has been rescheduled for next month. The Prince had been due to visit in January, but freezing fog at the last minute made...

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'Someone will be run over'

Roadworks to create a controversial bus lane through Glen Parva are putting pedestrians and drivers at risk, it has been claimed. Numerous official complaints have been made about the work on Leicester...

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ELECTION 2013: Why your vote will matter tomorrow

Tomorrow, voters in Leicestershire go to the polls to choose which party will run County Hall for the next four years. Politicians of all parties are urging people to get out and use their votes,...

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Richard Cockerill tells Leicester Tigers head coach Matt O'Connor to take...

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill has told head coach Matt O'Connor to take the vacant Leinster job if it is offered to him. Cockerill was the first club official to comment on...

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Cricket: Thakor and Boyce to rescue – again

Leicestershire ground their way to 250 on the opening day of their Championship game at Grace Road yesterday. And given that they had endured a horrible morning against Gloucestershire after winning...

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Staff seek resignation of head teacher at Leicester primary school

Staff at a city primary school have launched a formal complaint against the head teacher and governing body. They have demanded education bosses at Leicester City Council request the resignation of Tim...

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Shaun Cummins murder trial hears of grim discovery

A murder trial heard how the frozen dismembered remains of ex-professional boxer Shaun Cummins were discovered by the police. Pc Philip Briggs attended the former champion's semi-detached bungalow, in...

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I'm proud of my British Lions, says Leicester Tigers' Richard Cockerill

Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill has spoken of his pride at having six players chosen for the British & Irish Lions summer tour. The director of rugby said that having the joint-largest...

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'No remorse' for killer Michelle Mills who is jailed for life

A "manipulative" mother of two convicted of murder after stabbing her boyfriend 24 times was yesterday jailed for life. Former children's nursery worker Michelle Mills was ordered to serve a minimum of...

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Arsonist behind blaze in back garden

A fire behind homes in Coalville destroyed two sheds and a trampoline. The blaze in Burgess Road in the town was reported at 4.25am today. Trees and fences were also severely damaged in the fire, which...

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McCann's prepare to mark anniversary of Madeleine's disappearance

The family of missing Madeleine McCann will be marking the anniversary of her disappearance by attending a church service. It will have been six years on Friday since Madeleine, then aged three, was...

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Bill Roache arrested on suspicion of rape

Loros hospice patron and Coronation Street star Bill Roache has been arrested over claims he raped a 15-year-old girl in 1967. The 81-year-old actor, who plays Ken Barlow in the soap, was arrested this...

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College given a good report

A sixth form college is celebrating a "good" Ofsted report for the first time. Regent College, in Leicester, was given the second highest rating following a two-day inspection at the end of March. It...

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Campus sold for £2m less than its asking price

De Montfort University has sold its Charles Frears campus in the city to the University of Leicester – for £2 million less than it was marketed at. The site, in London Road, Leicester, has been bought...

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Arts centre set to expand

A university arts centre is set to get a £1.5 million extension. Staff at Embrace Arts, at the University of Leicester's Richard Attenborough Centre, successfully bid for £600,000 from Arts Council...

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Health trust set to put staff at heart of change

Bosses running mental and community health services are spending £70,000 to improve the way they listen to and talk to staff. The Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is joining a scheme called...

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Farmer fined after two sheep left rotting in a field

A farmer who left two dead sheep rotting in a field for up to five days has been fined £235 by magistrates. William Noakes, of Kinnachan House Farm, Stockerston Road, Uppingham, pleaded guilty at...

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