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How Rebecca has gone from victim to helper

A woman who was left homeless when a car crashed into her home is now working for the charity which helped her through the trauma. Rebecca Hollingsworth has drawn on her experience to be able to...

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Union fears over school grievance

Union officials said they could complain to Ofsted and the Department for Education over the "spiralling situation" at a city primary school. Staff at Uplands Junior School, in Highfields, lodged a...

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Star artist is gallery visitor as part of nationwide tour

A Hollywood artist with a string of A-list celebrity collectors including Johnny Depp, Vin Diesel and Sylvester Stallone has paid a visit to a city gallery. Todd White flew in from Los Angeles on a UK...

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IN THE COURTS

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Brian Turner (37), of Fairburn House, Aikman Avenue, New Parks, Leicester, pleaded guilty to stealing £79.39 of groceries from Morrison's...

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'Car crash husband told doctor his amnesia suddenly cleared'

A husband accused of killing his estranged wife in a car crash later claimed they were going to his workplace when he lost control and hit a tree, a jury heard. Former airline pilot, Iain Lawrence...

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Record one million over-65s still in work

The number of over-65s in a job has reached a record one million, figures have revealed. Unions said with almost a million young people out of work it was clear there weren't enough jobs, while experts...

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Schoolgirl 'first kissed teacher in classroom'

A schoolgirl allegedly abducted to France by her married teacher after police found out about their relationship has told how they first kissed in a classroom. The girl was 14 at the time of the clinch...

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Green dream as team run in Joe's memory

An annual 10km run in Rothley was brightened up by dozens of runners competing in memory of a teenager who died last year. The group, dressed in green T-shirts, took part to raise money for the Joe...

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Motorists warned over festival delays

The Highways Agency is advising music lovers heading to the Download Festival this weekend to plan allow plenty of time to get there. It is also warning drivers not heading to the festival at Donington...

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Factory destroyed by blaze

A factory has been gutted in an inferno which dozens of firefighters battled through the night. The premises of Diamond Catering Supplies (DCS) Ltd, on Troon Way industrial estate, Leicester, was today...

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Attacks on Somalis 'are up since killing of Lee Rigby'

Members of the Somali community fear they are suffering an anti-Islamic backlash following the death of soldier Lee Rigby. Somalis said they have been spat at, verbally abused and, in some cases, thugs...

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Pupils give support to culture city bid – after small diversion

The mayor's visit to a school to promote the city of culture bid was thrown off topic slightly when he was quizzed by pupils about the closure of a children's activity centre. Pupils at St Thomas More...

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Conservatives suspend former council leader

A former council leader has been suspended by his party amid allegations he broke its rules. Conservative Harborough district councillor Mike Rook will be the subject of an internal investigation over...

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Shopkeeper, 73, and sons detain masked robber

A 73-year-old shopkeeper and his two sons bravely tackled a masked robber who raided the till. Shane Parker (32), who was disguised with a balaclava when he entered the Londis store at a petrol station...

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Live traffic and travel updates

9am - M1 southbound at M69, junction 21 Congestion continues on the southbound carriageway of the M1 at J21 following an accident and the closure of two lanes. The lanes were re-opened earlier....

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VIDEO: TV aerial conman exposed on Rogue Traders is on the run

A dishonest TV aerial repair man convicted of conning customers is being hunted by police – and is now believed to be overseas. Keith Matthews (59) jumped bail and failed to attend court for his trial....

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Gatland drops hints on Tigers Test selection

The British & Irish Lions management have given an early indiction that the tourists' Test squad could be stacked with Leicester Tigers players. Head coach Warren Gatland has named five Tigers in...

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Live: Travel and traffic updates

7.35pm: No major incidents or congestion to report on city or county roads. East Midlands Trains say services at St Pancras and through East Midlands are all running well with no major delays.5.12pm:...

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Arson attack damages outhouse in Leicester street

Arsonists set fire to an outhouse next to a maisonette in Eyres Monsell on Thursday evening. Firefighters were called to the scene in Sturdee Road at 8.48pm. The doors of the outhouse were destroyed....

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Caravan destroyed in arson attack

A caravan was destroyed by fire in Foxholes Road, Glenfield late on Thursday night. The fire service was alerted by a member of the public by mobile phone at 11.34pm The fire service said caravan was...

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