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Ambulance service aiming to improve experiences for deaf

East Midlands Ambulance Service has been looking at ways to improve services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. A meeting at the Peepul Centre in Orchardson Avenue was held in various...

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Care centre meeting all standards

A centre which provides care for people with long-term mental health problems is meeting all the required standards, according to inspectors. A team from the Government's health watchdog, the Care...

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Party members voting on Labour Euro role

Labour supporters are casting their votes in a ballot which could decide who becomes a Member of the European Parliament next year. Party members have been asked to vote to determine which of four...

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Fatal crash: Judge's seatbelt warning

A judge has warned "lessons must be learnt" from the death of a teenager who was not wearing a seatbelt when the car he was in crashed. Neither front seat passenger Benjamin Fairlie, who died, nor the...

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Table tennis: Samuel has dreams of Olympic success

LUTTERWORTH table tennis starlet Samuel Mabey dreams of one day competing at an Olympic Games - but his immediate focus is on qualification for next year's European Championships. The 15-year-old...

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Homes plan 'will encroach on Bradgate Park'

Fears have been raised that a proposed housing estate will encroach on Bradgate Park. Developers D Smallman and A Smith have lodged plans for 34 homes on a three-acre site off Bradgate Road, Anstey,...

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John among the guests at abbey

A former soldier who was on duty during the Queen's coronation was today attending the Westminster Abbey service to mark the 60th anniversary of the event. John Cowley, from Coalville, had just...

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Live traffic and travel updates

8.52am: The accident has been cleared at the junction of Stoneygate Road and Stoughton Road. Police have re-opened the road.7.45am Police have closed Stoughton Road between London Road and Allandale...

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Kasabian team up with ex-Leicester City stars for football fund-raiser

Kasabian will team up with former Leicester City footballers and rugby legend Martin Johnson in a kick-about to support a charity in memory of a teenager who died while out jogging. The all-star match...

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Lions trip to Hong Kong was a waste of time

HERE ARE Martin Crowson's five things from the weekend's opening fixture in the British & Irish Lions tour. 1 Warren Gatland will have learnt little about the Lions in Hong Kong for a trip that was...

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Paul, 15, is wild about Showaddywaddy

Schoolboy DJ Paul Weedon loves being out of tune with his friends as one of the biggest fans of '70s rockers Showaddywaddy. The 15-year-old, who DJs at weddings and parties, listens to the hits of the...

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VIDEO: Village homes flooded

Dozens of homes were flooded when a 3ft tidal wave of water swept down the main street of a village on Monday afternoon. A burst main erupted in the centre of scenic Queniborough, deluging properties...

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Parking ticket hotspots revealed

Council bosses have revealed the streets in the county and city where drivers have racked up the most parking fines. Officials said Oadby's main shopping street, The Parade, was the road in...

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Mouse seen running in flour at cafe

A cafe has been shut after environmental health officers found a live mouse in a flour container. Staff from Leicester City Council's food safety team immediately closed St Stephens Cafe, in...

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Youth arrested over park stabbing

A 16-year-old youth has been arrested in connection with a suspected stabbing in a city park. The teenager was apprehended by officers investigating an attack on a man in Belgrave's Cossington Park, in...

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Sir David Attenborough 'to have heart surgery'

TV presenter and naturalist Sir David Attenborough is to have urgent heart surgery, it has been reported. The Leicester-born broadcaster, 87, has cancelled a tour of Australia and is said to be having...

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Leicestershire's fire authority elects first Labour chairman

Members of Leicestershire's fire authority have elected a new chairman. Leicester city councillor Steve Corrall has taken over the role from county councillor Peter Roffey. Lt Col Roffey stepped down...

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Leicester responds to Richard III claims

Academics have submitted their response to a High Court challenge over where Richard III will be laid to rest. The remains of the Plantagenet king are due to be buried in Leicester Cathedral – the...

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Lion-hearted Matt Hampson helped Tom Croft pull on Lions shirt again

Tom Croft pulls on a British & Irish Lions shirt today citing former Leicester Tigers prop Matt Hampson as a huge inspiration. The 27-year-old Croft starts at blindside flanker against Western...

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Schools 'failing' on swim targets

Only 18 primary schools in the city and county are known to be meeting the Government's swimming targets, according to a survey. The research, by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), based at...

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