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Canal boat stolen from marina

Brazen thieves managed to steal a narrowboat from a marina despite a getaway speed of only five miles per hour. The £40,000 boat, Samshiba, was taken from the marina in London Road, Kegworth, and was...

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Young performers set to take to the stage in Sweeney Todd at Curve

Two young hopefuls are set to take to the stage at Curve in the lead roles in Stephen Sondheim's brooding musical thriller, Sweeney Todd. More than 400 young performers from across Leicestershire tried...

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Spitfire wheels collapse as pilot pulls wrong lever

The pilot of a Second World War Spitfire pulled the wrong lever when it landed at East Midlands Airport, a crash investigation has revealed. The plane's under-carriage collapsed as it was moving off...

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MATCH DAY LIVE: Watford v Leicester City, Sunday, May 12, 12.30pm

It is going to be a massive game for Leicester City in their pursuit of Premier League football. And we will be with the team every step of the way for Sunday's play-off semi-final second leg against...

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Leicester Tigers team to face Harlequins

Mathew Tait and Dan Cole return to the Leicester Tigers starting line-up for tomorrow's Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-final against Harlequins at Welford Road (3pm). England internationals Tait and Cole...

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Leicester City have the advantage thanks to David Nugent header

David Nugent scored his first goal since January to give Leicester City a slender advantage going into Sunday's play-off semi-final second leg against Watford. The striker headed home Anthony...

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Police appeal over bike theft at Leicester station

Police are appealing for help to trace two men they want to speak to about a bike theft at Leicester railway station. British Transport Police (BTP) have released CCTV images of the men, who officers...

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Hinckley and Bosworth Tory leader resigns

The leader of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council's Tory group has stepped down so he can spend more time with his young family. Coun Paul Bessant has said he can no longer commit the time he needs...

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Leicestershire 229-2 at close on day three against Worcester

Ned Eckersley demonstrated just why he is so highly rated in Leicestershire circles with a splendid unbeaten century against Worcestershire at New Road yesterday. With rain having lopped more than a...

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Temporary city centre traffic lane closure to become permanent

A trial closure of a lane of traffic in busy city centre street is to be made permanent. Newarke Street had one of its three lanes of traffic shut four months ago as an experiment to see whether the...

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Burglar involved in break-in where two accomplices were shot is jailed

A burglar involved in a break-in at an isolated cottage, where two accomplices were shot, was today jailed for four years. Orville Williams (32) was outside the property in Welby, near Melton, when the...

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Leicester schools halal lamb burgers contained up to 50 per cent pork

A halal lamb burger made by a company supplying Leicester schools contained up to 50% pork, the city council has confirmed today. The product was made by Doncaster-based Paragon Quality Foods Limited,...

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Four arrested after spate of distraction burglaries in Rushey Mead and...

Police investigating a string of distraction burglaries in Leicester have arrested four people. Officers set up an operation last month following an increase in distraction burglaries after reports of...

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Leicester MP Keith Vaz takes a tumble off a roundabout

Children were given a lesson in how not to ride a new playground roundabout by MP Keith Vaz today. The Labour MP for Leicester East took a tumble while officially opening the £40,000 play area today...

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Sir Peter Soulsby's mother taken to hospital after car crash

City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby's elderly mother has been injured in a car accident. Mary Soulsby, of Oadby, was taken to hospital after her car swerved off the road and ploughed through a metal fence....

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Police arrest three men after attempted robberies in Loughborough Road,...

Police are appealing for witnesses to two attempted robberies which they believe may be linked. The first took place at 12.21pm yesterday in Loughborough Road, Birstall.No one was injured in the...

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Fire crews deal with factory fire in Shearsby, near Lutterworth

Fire crews were called to deal with a factory fire in Saddington Road, Shearsby, near Lutterworth tonight. Two crews from Wigston and a third crew from Lutterworth attended the incident shortly after...

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Neighbour describes finding woman dead in her bathroom

A murder trial has been hearing how a neighbour discovered the body of a mother-of-two in the bathroom of her home. Riahana Rezayi (23) suffered a fatal stab wound to her abdomen and died on the floor,...

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Mum in fresh Facebook plea to find kidney donor for son

A mum has relaunched a Facebook appeal to try to find a kidney donor for her son, after a hospital clarified information on who could donate. Nicola Pietrzyk, from Glenfield, was furious when her first...

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Agony or ecstasy? It's make or break for Leicester City

With Wembley in the Blue Army's sights once again, we decided to take readers on a trip down memory lane to revisit some of City's past play-off glories – and agonies. The Foxes take a 1-0 lead to...

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