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Life-saving search and rescue gear stolen in charity raid

Life-saving equipment worth £5,500 has been stolen in a raid on a depot storing search and rescue equipment used to find missing people. A heart defibrillator machine worth £1,800 is among the items...

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Cathedral service marks 40 years since Ugandan exodus

Leicester Cathedral was the venue for a service commemorating the 40th anniversary of Asians ordered out of Idi Amin's Ugandan dictatorship finding a new home in the city. Saturday's thanksgiving...

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Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson talks about flying charity

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson found a quiet moment before the band's headline show to promote a charity helping disabled people take to the skies. The heavy metal singer is also well-known for...

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Download 2013: 90,000 rockers and metalheads enjoy the sounds of Rammstein,...

Donington Park screamed into life at the weekend as 90,000 rock and metal fans flooded on to the near-sacred fields of north west Leicestershire for the 10th Download Festival. Headliners Slipknot,...

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No Half measures as Leigh Halfpenny cashes in for Lions v New South Wales...

Leigh Halfpenny produced a command performance as the British & Irish Lions outclassed New South Wales Waratahs 47-17 at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Saturday. The unbeaten Lions delivered...

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Nigel Pearson the 'right man' to take Leicester City up, says James Scowcroft

Former Leicester City striker James Scowcroft is backing his old club to be promotion contenders again this season. Scowcroft believes City manager Nigel Pearson is the right man to mastermind another...

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Concern for missing Leicester student

Police are appealing for help to find a missing student from Leicester. Adil Faki, 25, from the Spinney Hills area of the city, was last seen on Monday (JUNE 10) at the top of High Street, in the city...

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Girl, 16, in blackmail 'nightmare'

A frightened teenager was forced to hand over £15,000 of her mother's gold jewellery to prevent a blackmailer exposing a sexual encounter between them. Defendant Aamir Khan (20) convinced the...

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Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash with van

A motorcyclists is in a critical condition after a crash involving a van. The rider was airlifted to hospital following the accident, in Beaumont Leys Lane, Beaumont Leys, Leicester on Saturday....

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Leicester City to face Wycombe in Capital One Cup

The Capital One Cup draw will bring back memories of one of Leicester City's greatest humiliations when they visit Wycombe Wanderers. Roy Essandoh's last minute winner which knocked Premier League City...

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REVIEW: Download day three

There was still much rocking to be done on the final day of Download, and as the sun's rays lifted spirits a handful of early acts rocked harder than most. "It's been two days already; have you got any...

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VIDEO: Reward on offer after gang smashes up shop

A shop owner has offered a reward after a gang of thieves smashed their way into his store and stole £30,000 worth of designer handbags and jeans. Corry Cavell-Taylor, who opened Cavells, in Oakham, 30...

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Police seize £13,000 from three suspected crooks

Police have seized more than £13,000 from three people they believe are involved in criminal activities. The seizures were ordered by a court earlier this month after officers applied for the cash to...

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Crack down on Clock Tower yobs

Police have broken up gangs of youths who have been causing trouble around Leicester's Clock Tower. A number of different groups of 15 to 18-year-olds began gathering at the city centre landmark in the...

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Richard III: Internships offered on new archaeology dig

Two students are being given the chance to make history by working alongside the archaeologists who uncovered the remains of Richard III. The University of Leicester is offering an internship for a...

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Court staff strike over pay and cutbacks

Union members staged a half-day strike at Leicester's Crown and County Courts, to protest about the government's refusal to negotiate over pay and cutbacks. Staff supporting the action walked out of...

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Plan for £11 million City Hall in Leicester

Nearly £11 million is to be spent creating a new City Hall in Leicester, it has been revealed. Leicester City Council needs to quit its current base - the crumbling and condemned New Walk Centre - by...

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What readers want to see replacing New Walk Centre...

We asked readers to suggest what they think should replace New Walk Centre, in Leicester, which is due to be demolished. Developers were asked to submit their expressions of interest in Leicester City...

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Lawyer, 70, to 'retrain as doctor'

A 70-year-old lawyer is packing in his profession of more than 30 years in the hope of retraining as a doctor. Tony Davis said he was interested in becoming an oncologist or an accident and emergency...

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Boy injured trying to protect his mum from a robber

A five-year-old boy was injured when he tried to stop a robber who had snatched his mother's gold necklace. The boy was pushed to the ground when he and his mother struggled with the attacker, who...

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