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We didn't have to go down to London to see the Queen...

As a city, Leicester has become well known for the discovery of a king under a car park - but what about this queen on a pavement? Karen Vowles and her boyfriend Joel Henderson were wandering along...

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HAVE YOUR SAY: Should the Government spend £50 million to mark centenary of...

A host of high profile celebrities and cultural figures today announced a campaign against David Cameron's proposed £50 million programme of events to mark the centenary of the First World War....

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Major roadworks to install gas main cancelled

Motorists can breathe a sigh of relief after highway bosses confirmed plans to install a gas main at Fosse Park, Leicester, have been shelved. Major delays were expected at the Asda roundabout and...

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Leicestershire CCC v Glamorgan: Glam 184-4 at tea

Paceman Nathan Buck struck a much-needed blow for Leicestershire on the stroke of tea on the opening day of the Championship match against Glamorgan at Grace Road. The visitors had reached lunch at...

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Motorists face five months of disruption in Melton Road

Roadworks linked to the building of a new supermarket will start next week causing traffic disruption over the coming five months. Sainsbury's is currently developing a store on the site on the former...

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VIDEO: Teachers picket outside Uplands Junior School this morning

More than a dozen teachers picketed for two hours outside a city school this morning. Uplands Junior School, in Highfields, Leicester, has been forced to shut today because of strike action by teachers...

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Five more charged with attack on Leicester curry house

Five more people have been charged with involvement in an attack on a curry house in Leicester. Police announced today that five men – aged 22, 23, 24, 24 and 31 – have been charged with conspiracy to...

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Barristers protest against proposed changes to legal aid

Barristers and solicitors held a public protest outside Leicester Crown Court today in support of the Save the Criminal Justice Campaign. Campaigners are concerned about the Ministry of Justice's...

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Tests on meat to be carried out at businesses in the city

Tests on meat are to be carried out at businesses across the city amid a growing concern over food content. Butchers, cafes, restaurants, food processors, wholesalers and shops selling meat are to come...

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Suspected 'rag trade' tax fraudsters arrested

Five people involved in the rag trade have been arrested on suspicion of a £300,000 tax fraud and money laundering offences following a raid this morning. Three men aged 45, 43 and 19 and two women...

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Police issue image of suspected burglar

Police have issued an artist's impression of man they believe tricked his way into an elderly woman's home to steal her purse. The man called at the woman's home in Mundella Street, off London Road,...

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Akita Nina is still just a puppy at heart – and loves her toys

Beautiful Nina is a six-year-old Japanese Akita who is hoping that a new perfect home is just around the corner. Ella Tonge, Dogs Trust Supporter Relations Officer, said: "Nina is a bright and active...

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Live traffic and travel updates for Leicester and Leicestershire

12.02pm: Reports of an obstruction on the M1 northbound between junctions J20 and J21. Minor delays are possible due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from...

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Culture Clash!

MPs locked horns yesterday in a parliamentary debate about the 2017 UK City of Culture contest. Politicians representing the 11 areas bidding for the title gathered to discuss the merits of their...

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Jack guilty of stealing the giant's gold

The fable of Jack and the Beanstalk has provided the unusual setting for a trial. Youngsters at a primary school have been deciding if criminal charges should be brought against the son of the poor old...

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Talks deadlocked over Leicester City striker Jermaine Beckford's possible...

Talks between Leicester City and Bolton about a possible transfer for striker Jermaine Beckford are in deadlock over the possible fee. Bolton are keen to recruit Beckford, who is surplus to...

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Fraudster told to pay back £300k

A company boss who was jailed for masterminding a £110 million fraud has been ordered to pay back some of his ill-gotten gains. Max Fraser is serving eight years and eight months for his central role...

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Three teens arrested after armed brawl in park

Police have arrested three teenagers in connection with a brawl in Leicester's Abbey Park in which men were reportedly armed with knives and an axe. A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman confirmed today...

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PICTURES & VIDEO: Festival tribute to club stalwart

A music festival saw a village unite in memory of a football club stalwart. Up to 1,500 revellers gathered at Kibworth and Smeeton Juniors FC, in Fleckney Road, Kibworth, for KibFest on Saturday....

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Leicestershire batsmen fall apart on day two

Leicestershire's batting fell apart on the second day of their Championship match with Glamorgan at Grace Road. After the visitors had posted a huge first-innings score of 442-9 declared, County...

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