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Police seeking man after burglary

Police have released a photo of a man they are trying to trace in connection with a burglary. The theft happened in Wilberforce Road, off Narborough Road, Leicester, between 11pm on Tuesday, May 7, and...

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VIDEO: Boyfriend's marriage proposal unfolds on the big screen

It is a storyline which would do credit to the schmaltziest of Hollywood love stories. A man makes a film about how he and his intended met, is shown asking her mother's permission to marry her, before...

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Freak storm leads to £500,000 claims

Claims of more than £500,000 for damage to caravans and motor-homes in Hinckley were made after a freak hailstorm, an insurance company has revealed. Chunks of ice larger than golf balls rained down on...

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Leicester Tigers duo on scoresheet in big Lions win

Leicester Tigers duo Tom Croft and Geoff Parling were both on the scoresheet as the British & Irish Lions demolished Western Force 69-17. All six Leicester players in the 23-man squad played their...

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Holiday-making family facing return to fire-damaged home

A fire seriously damaged a family's home while they were away on holiday. A heater is believed to have started the blaze, which broke out in a first floor bedroom and roof of their semi-detached house...

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Amazon's free ads boost for firm

Sales have surged by 30 per cent in a week at a clothing business selected for a month's worth of free online advertising by Amazon UK. Universal Textiles, run by 2012 Leicester Mercury Young Executive...

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Man appears in court charged with burglaries

A 34-year-old man has been charged with two burglaries in the London Road area of Leicester. The first is alleged to have occurred at a flat in Springfield Road on June 1, where mobile phones worth...

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Woman confronts burglar with gun

A woman woke up and was confronted by four burglars. Police said one of the men, who entered the house in Coalville, was believed to be carrying a gun. The incident happened at the woman's home in...

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School's staff to strike again

Teachers at a junior school are to hold two more strikes next week. Uplands Junior, in Highfields, Leicester, shut for a day last month when members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) took action...

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Leicester Tigers stars to make first British Lions start

Leicester Tigers trio Ben Youngs, Tom Youngs and Geoff Parling have been handed their first starts of the British & Irish Lions tour in Australia. They were named in the 23-man squad to face...

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Murder trial about to start

The murder trial of a husband accused of deliberately killing his wife is due to start this afternoon. Sally Marie Lawrence (47) was found dead after a Peugeot 406 she was a passenger in crashed into a...

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Local universities in UK top 14

Two of Leicestershire's universities are ranked in the UK's top 14. The University of Leicester is ranked 13th in the Guardian newspapers universities league table for 2014, and Loughborough...

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Future of birthing unit should come under scrutiny, say experts

The future of a midwife-led birthing unit in Melton should come under scrutiny, according to independent experts. They said services at the St Mary's Birthing Unit should be reviewed due to the low...

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Top-level cyclists to race through Leicester

Top level cyclists will race past Leicester's historic sites, through Castle Gardens and along the banks of the River Soar this summer. The city is to stage the Leicester Castle Classic cycle race on...

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Man 'deliberately crashed car, killing wife', jury told

A husband deliberately crashed his car into a tree killing his estranged wife following a row about their divorce settlement, a murder jury was told today. Sally Marie Lawrence, 47, suffered fatal head...

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Call for changes after great-grandma dies of dehydration at LRI

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has called for "a totally different approach to patient safety" after a 100-year-old great-grandmother died from dehydration at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Lydia Spilner, of...

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Police at scene of armed siege in Thurmaston

Police are at the scene of an armed siege in Thurmaston following reports that a man fired a gun in a garden of a house. Officers were called at 5.11pm today after reports the firearm had been...

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Community centre faces axe

An 80-year-old community centre is to be demolished to make way for more parking spaces. Southfields Community Centre, in Leicester, was built in the 1930s for the Army and has since hosted events...

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Dodgy internet sales targeted

Trading standards officers targeting dodgy internet sales have seized a record amount of fake goods. In the past 12 months, 40,000 items, with a combined sale price of more than £728,000, have been...

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My Leicester Tigers awards - by Martin Crowson

The domestic rugby season is now well and truly over and, as the dust settles on another eventful nine months, it is the traditional time for award ceremonies. So, in Harry Hill style, here are my...

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