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Children to learn about the skills used to find Richard III

Leicester school children are to learn about the scientific and archaeological skills used to find Richard III. More than 500 pupils from 10 primary schools across the city will visit the University of...

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Leicester students 'have more sexual partners'

University of Leicester students have slept with more partners since joining the institution than their nearest rivals, a new league table suggests. The table, which ranks universities based on the...

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Richie Wellens could be set for a return to Doncaster

Leicester City midfielder Richie Wellens could be set for a return to his former club Doncaster. The Mercury understands Rovers' new boss Paul Dickov is "very interested" in acquiring the services of...

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Leicester Tigers side has potential to be truly great - Martin Crowson

A harrowing thought for those fans sick to death of Leicester Tigers appearing in finals – it looks like they will only get better. While the Premiership's rugby players hang up their boots for the...

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Crash closes road in Coalville

Part of Stephenson Way, in Coalville, will close for six hours tomorrow. The road will be closed in a westerly direction only, from the junction with Thornborough Road, Coalville, to the junction with...

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Rare coins stolen from village home

A collection of more than 2,000 coins has been stolen from their owner's home. The collection, which includes a number of rare pieces, was taken from the victim's home in Long Furrow, East Goscote,...

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Appeals ahead of EDL march

Muslim community leaders have urged people to stay away from a protest against the English Defence League, (EDL), in Leicester this weekend. The Leicestershire Federation of Muslim Organisations,...

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Trapped horse cut free from trailer

Firefighters were called on to free a horse after the panicked animal had got itself stuck inside a trailer. The service's technical rescue unit attended the incident, on the road between Wistow and...

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Indian visa centre to open in Leicester

An Indian visa centre is set to open in Leicester following a twenty year campaign by residents and politicians. Currently the Indian High Commission only has visa application offices in London and...

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Afghan asylum seeker released

An Afghan asylum seeker who was due to be deported has been released from detention. Campaigners yesterday said they were delighted after Abdul Ghafar Rajabali arrived back in Leicester. The...

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Rutland soldiers receive medals

Soldiers from a Rutland base who provided surveillance and early warning of attacks for troops in Afghanistan have been presented with their campaign medals. About 40 soldiers of 20 Battery, 16...

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World record for longest rugby game

Months of some seriously demanding training will reach a head tomorrow at 11am when Scotty's Little Soldiers kick-off their world record attempt at Welford Road. A Scotty's Invitational team will take...

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Tory whip quits after joint sting

Newark MP Patrick Mercer has announced he is quitting parliament amid allegations he broke lobbying rules. The backbencher said he was resigning the Tory whip immediately "to save my party...

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Giant bell mould installed in park

A mould used to create the biggest bell in England has been put on display in a park. The 14-tonne mould used to make the Great Paul bell, in St Paul's Cathedral, in London, has been installed in...

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Celebrations as youngsters wish Spot a happy birthday

Scores of youngsters sang happy birthday to children's book character Spot the dog after seeing him in a play. They had seen a production of Spot's Birthday Party at Curve, in Leicester, written by...

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King's head tour to visit new venue

The reconstructed head of King Richard III will visit another city on its tour of the UK. Gloucester has now been added to the tour of English cities which is showcasing the detailed replica of the...

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Man admits card frauds

A man used a cloned bank card to dishonestly obtain a £6,000 second-hand car. Hinesh Popat (24) admitted fraud by false representation, by using a false bank card to obtain a Honda Civic, on July 28....

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Engelbert's tribute to his sister, Celine

Singing superstar Engelbert Humperdinck has penned a touching tribute poem to his sister, who has died, aged 82. The Leicester legend, who divides his time between Los Angeles and Great Glen, with his...

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Gatland keeping options open fior first Lions Test

British & Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland says there are "no preconceived ideas" about the make-up of his first Test team that will tackle Australia this month. That selection process effectively...

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Marathon men trying to beat rugby record

Organisers of a 26-hour rugby match hope to break a world record and raise £50,000 for charity. The game, at Leicester Tigers' Welford Road stadium, involves a team put together by charity Scotty's...

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