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5.25pm: A recovery lorry has arrived on the A511 so the broken down lorry between Coalville and Sinope should be cleared shortly.4.40pm: Browns Lane in Loughborough has been re-opened after an accident...

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Singing Policeman's peace plea

Special constable Kulbinder Rai is known as the bobby with the beat. The 57-year-old, nicknamed the Singing Policeman, is to release a single as a message to the world after the horrific killing of...

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Fire at house in Leicestershire

Fire seriously damaged a family's home while they were on holiday. A blaze broke out in a first floor bedroom and roof of their semi-detached house in St Peter's Drive, Thornton, near Coalville early...

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Tigers player's poolside tackle a YouTube hit

A film of a crunching poolside tackle by Leicester Tigers player Jordan Crane has become an internet hit. The footage taken during the stag do for the club's assistant coach Richard Blaze in Marbella,...

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'Shopping street may lose appeal'

A retail expert has warned a shopping street could be losing its shine with the closure of Waterstones. The book store's closure at the weekend left a large space in Market Street, Leicester. Four of...

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POLL: Middle lane hogs to face £100 fines

Drivers who hog the middle lane or cut up other motorists will face on-the-spot fines of £100 and three points on their licence. Under new plans unveiled by the Government today, police are to get...

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100-year-old died because of a 'catastrophic error'

A 100-year-old woman died because of a "catastrophic error" in her care at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Great-grandmother Lydia Spilner suffered as a result of a catalogue of failures during a four-week...

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Couple face £70,000 repair bill after flood damage in Queniborough

A heartbroken family whose home was flooded when a water main burst say the deluge has caused at least £70,000 of damage to their property. The Lanzas were among several householders affected when the...

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Tories warn of a further £20m cuts at County Hall

Finance bosses at County Hall have said they will need to save a further £20 million over the next five years - on top of nearly £80 million of cuts outlined earlier this year. Tory-run Leicestershire...

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City cinema screens Bollywood film shot in Leicester

A Bollywood blockbuster filmed in Leicester is due to open in the city on Friday. Action-comedy Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (Mad, Madder, Maddest 2) features high-profile Bollywood actors Sunny and Bobby...

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CCTV appeal after burglary

Police have released an image of a man they are trying to trace in connection with a burglary at a home in Leicester. The incident happened in Wilberforce Road, off Narborough Road, between 11pm on...

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Western Force 17 British Lions 69 - Tigers duo on scoresheet

Leicester Tigers duo Tom Croft and Geoff Parling were both on the scoresheet as the British & Irish Lions demolished the Western Force 69-17 in a nine-try rampage at the Pattersons Stadium today....

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Woman confronted in her home by burglar with gun

A woman was confronted by four burglars who had broken into her home. Police said one of the men was believed to be carrying a gun. The incident happened on Saturday, June 1, at the house in Cropston...

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TV aerial repair man conned pensioners, court told

A dishonest tv aerial repair man conned elderly householders out of cash for work that did not need doing, a jury heard. Keith Matthews (59) denies 10 counts relating to four incidents of fraud and...

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Leicester Tigers draw for Heineken Cup

Leicester Tigers have been drawn with Ulster, Montpellier and Treviso in Pool 5 of next season's Heineken Cup. And while all of those sides will represent a threat, Leicester will fancy their chances...

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One Direction get in shape with help of Leicester muscle men

Two Leicester beefcakes are getting pop princes One Direction in shape for their US tour. Mark Jarvis, of Leicester's Muscle Machine gym, and judo champion Jimmy Wallhead have been using their mixed...

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Leicester City can do it next season - Rob Tanner's tips for the top

Leicester Mercury's chief football writer Rob Tanner gives his tips for the Premier League and why he thinks Nigel Pearson's men are leading contenders for glory. With just two months to go to the...

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Aerial repair man 'preyed on elderly'

A TV aerial repair man was branded "a deceitful, dishonest trader of the very worst kind" as he went on trial accused of ripping off customers. Keith Matthews is alleged to have overcharged...

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Mobile CCTV plan to combat yobs

A remote mobile CCTV camera is to be put up in a part of the city in a bid to help combat anti-social behaviour. The camera, costing just over £4,500, has been funded by a community fund in Abbey ward,...

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Leicester Tigers avoid big guns in Heineken Cup draw

Leicester Tigers have avoided Europe's big guns for next season's Heineken Cup. Leicester were picked in Pool Five, along with Ulster, Montpellier and Treviso, when the draw was made in Dublin...

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