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Oil executive brought up in Leicestershire is shot dead in Belgium

An oil executive, who was brought up in Leicestershire, has been shot dead in front of his wife in Belgium. Nicholas Mockford, 60, an executive for ExxonMobil, was gunned down in what has been reported...

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Nearly 400 jobs axed at Loughborough-based coach company

Almost 400 jobs have been lost after a coach company collapsed into administration.Bowen Travel Group, based in Derby Road, Loughborough, ceased trading yesterday and axed 393 of its 448...

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Leicestershire Police investigate theft of computers from Loughborough...

Police are investigating the theft of computers worth thousands of pounds from Loughborough University.A group of men in balaclavas broke into a building on the campus at 10pm on Wednesday, October...

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Woman sexually assaulted walking home in York Road, Leicester

A young woman was sexually assaulted as she walked home from a night out in Leicester. A man approached the woman in York Road, off Welford Road, in the city centre, and spoke to her briefly before...

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Police appeal over man found seriously injured in Leicester street

Police have appealed for help piecing together the movements of a man who was found seriously injured in a street. The 30-year-old is in hospital and is too poorly to tell police what happened to him....

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Man in court after bike stolen from De Montfort University Leicester

A man is to appear in court charged with handling a stolen bicycle. The 26-year-old is accused of being in possession of a cycle which had been stolen from Newarke Close, near Leicester's De Montfort...

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Death of oil boss brought up in Leicestershire 'not work-related'

The death of an oil executive, brought up in Leicestershire, who was gunned down in Belgium does not appear to be work-related, his employer has said. Nicholas Mockford, 60, an executive for...

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'Heskeycam' follows former Leicester City striker at new club Newcastle Jets

Former Leicester City star Emile Heskey received some close attention at his new football club in Australia.The 34-year-old former England striker was chosen to be under the spotlight as his new team -...

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Leicester Ladies hockey player Hannah Macleod gets Olympic medal back

Leicester Ladies hockey player Hannah Macleod has had her stolen Olympic bronze medal returned.Scotland Yard said it been posted anonymously to the England Hockey head office in Buckinghamshire.Bronze...

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Is winner Lucy on track for new crowning glory?

When Lucy Garner won one of the top awards at the 2011 Leicester Mercury Sports Awards, it was hard to imagine her improving on the success of the previous 12 months. After all, the Mercury's Young...

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Motorsport: Teenager Gilbert at double

Henry Gilbert is celebrating after driving to victory in the MINI Challenge. The 16-year-old racer, from Gaulby, picked up the Club Class and Overall Championship crowns in his first full season as an...

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Liz Kendall MP: Fighting for Glenfield – and our young people

This has been a big week for Leicester West in Parliament. On Monday, MPs finally had the chance to debate the future of Glenfield's children's heart surgery unit. The debate was made possible because...

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Tributes paid to 'witty' historian

Tributes have been paid to a "knowledgeable, witty and generous" historian and lecturer, who has died aged 79. Dr Ian Keil was one of the founder members of Loughborough University's economics...

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Warnings over illegal bonfires

Police have warned young people about the dangers of starting street fires. It comes as part of a clampdown on illegal bonfires in the build-up to Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night. Along with firefighters...

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Three caught by police sting

Three drug dealers who supplied heroin and crack cocaine were caught in an undercover police sting. All three unwittingly arranged deals or sold the class A drugs to detectives posing as addicts. The...

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'After 15 hours' swimming, I knew I would make it. I'm not a quitter'

A Leicestershire Army sergeant who entered the record books by becoming the first female soldier to swim the Channel unaided has received an award. Sergeant Amy Baker, of Enderby, completed the 24-mile...

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Leicester has shown the way

Two great friends of the Leicester Mercury attended a reception at our offices yesterday. One was Jaffer Kapasi, who came to Leicester after Idi Amin forced the Asian community to leave Uganda in 1972....

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Would you care for one of these?

Hundreds of companies and charities have been asked if they would be interested in buying the city council's elderly care homes, should they go on the market. Council officers approached 350...

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Thief with 'appalling' criminal record jailed

A prolific criminal who stole a £5,000 Ford Focus from the car park of a special school has been jailed. Richard Robert Ward (38) admitted burgling Birkett House, Launceston Road, Wigston, on December...

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'Strong, happy and healthy' tapir is latest arrival at Twycross

This cute furry creature is the latest arrival at Twycross Zoo. The female tapir was born eight days ago to parents Muffin and Pele, and, the zoo reports, is "strong, happy and healthy". Until now, the...

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