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Memorial to honour the US troops who fought the Nazis

A memorial is to be erected honouring American troops based in Leicestershire before they left to fight in the campaign to free Europe from Nazi tyranny. Elderly veterans of the US Army's 82nd Airborne...

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Leicester City in play-offs: After euphoria, it's back to work

Manager Nigel Pearson will bring his players back down to Earth after the euphoria of their victory – and a place in the play-offs – at Nottingham Forest. Assistant manager Craig Shakespeare said the...

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Live: Traffic and travel updates for Leicester and Leicestershire

8.55am: M69 has been reopened northbound between the Burbage turn and the M1. 8.50am: M69 blocked northbound between the Burbage turn and the M1. Police hope to reopen fairly quickly. 8.36am: Queueing...

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Probe into armed brawl in Abbey Park

Police are investigating reports of a fight involving up to 20 men, some of whom may have been armed with knives, in a city park. A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Police said officers were called to...

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Wanted: Police appeal for help in tracing eight suspects

Leicester Mercury readers can today help police get justice for victims of unsolved assaults, sex offences and burglaries. These CCTV images have appeared in the newspaper in the past few months, but...

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Leicestershire Tory upset about spoiled gay marriage ballots

A senior Tory county councillor says he was disappointed that a number of his ballot papers were spoiled by voters opposed to changing the law on gay marriage. The Conservative politician, who did not...

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City full-backs should be fit for Thursday's play-off semi-final first leg

Full-backs Ritchie De Laet and Paul Konchesky should both be fit for Thursday night's play-off semi-final first leg with Watford after injury. De Laet limped out of Saturday's victory at Nottingham...

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REVIEW: McFly at De Montfort Hall

The best of McFly, Memory Lane tour at De Montfort Hall, Leicester. Review by Gemma Collins. My ears are still ringing; but I'm not complaining. This high decibel, high octane gig was an evening of...

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UPDATE: Inquiry into armed fight in Abbey Park

Police are continuing their investigation into reports of a fight between a group of armed men in a Leicester park last night. Police were called to Abbey Park shortly after 6.20pm yesterday after a...

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Rainbows hospice nurse struck off

A hospice nurse who allowed a child to suffer a night of fits when she forgot to give him his medication has been been struck off. The boy suffered a 'horrendous' ordeal and was awake for most of the...

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Former Blaby MP Lord Lawson calls for UK to exit EU

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Blaby MP, Lord Nigel Lawson, has called for the UK to leave the European Union. Writing in the Times, he said there was now a "clear" case for withdrawal and the...

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Vandals pour £60,000 worth of wine down the drain

A Leicestershire woman who moved to France to run a vineyard has been left devastated after vandals poured £60,000 worth of wine down the drain. Katie Jones, who swapped Ashby for the sunny Languedoc...

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Murder trial: Accused's claim dismissed as 'nonsense'

A prosecution barrister has dismissed as "nonsense" a carer's claim that he chopped up ex-boxer Shaun Cummins' body in panic, fearing he would be wrongly blamed for the death. Thomas Dunkley (29)...

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Murphy confirms retirement

Geordan Murphy will retire from rugby at the end of the season, as expected.The 35-year-old Leicester Tigers full-back has spoken for much of the year about how a knee injury was likely to bring an end...

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McFly's Harry visits young cancer patients

Young cancer patients had stars in their eyes as McFly heart-throb Harry Judd visited them in hospital today. Fresh from a sell-out gig at De Montfort Hall, the musician and former Uppingham School...

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Crash outside Twycross Zoo leaves three trapped in vehicles

Three motorists were trapped in their vehicles after a crash outside Twycross Zoo. The accident happened shortly after 1pm today on the A444 and involved three vehicles. Fire crews from Leicestershire...

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CCTV of woman wanted in connection with pub 'glassing'

A woman was taken to hospital after she was struck in the face with a glass during an argument in a bar. The woman was injured shortly after 3am in Sophbeck, King Street, Leicester city centre on...

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Next sales up despite bad weather

Sales are up at Next despite the fashion chain being hit by the unseasonably cold weather earlier this year, the group revealed today. The Enderby company saw total sales rise by 2.2 per cent in the 14...

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£2m to improve safety at junction

A £2 million scheme is to improve safety at one of the county's busiest and most dangerous junctions. The large roundabout outside Asda, at Fosse Park – where the A5460 meets Fosse Park Avenue – has...

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McCanns: Women's rescue gives us hope

The parents of Madeleine McCann have said the rescue of three women who were apparently held against their will for more than a decade in America has "reaffirmed" their hope of finding their daughter....

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