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9.30am - A46 Six Hills, southbound at B676 Six Hills Lane One lane closed and slow traffic on A46 following a serious accident involving a van and a lorry. Diversion are in place. Congestion to...

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Transfer news: Wes Morgan not for sale - Leicester City

Leicester City will not be selling captain Wes Morgan this summer – or any key players. There were reports over the weekend that Nottingham Forest, who sold Morgan to City in January last year for...

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Nine-match ban as Leicester Tigers boss Cockers found guilty

Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill has been given a nine-match ban. The director of rugby was found guilty of 'conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game' at a Rugby Football Union...

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Basketball: Leicester Riders launch new logo

Leicester Riders have launched their new logo to reflect their past and had a visit from one of the club's founder members. Bob Wilson was at the first meeting 46 years ago and the new logo, pictured...

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How Brian beat disability to focus on photo hobby

A photographer from Loughborough, who is registered blind, is encouraging others not to let sight loss stand in the way of their passion. Dr Brian Negus, 66, wants to let people with sight loss know...

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Technology shows pollution hotspots

Leicester has become the first city in the world to have its air quality mapped out using an airborne pollution-scanning device. This bird's eye image shows how concentrations of potentially harmful...

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Cockers ban will present serious test for Leicester Tigers coaches

The severity of the nine-week ban handed out to Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill took some people by surprise. Only former Gloucester coach Dean Ryan has copped a similar-sized...

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Benefits case Tory is guilty

A Conservative councillor has been convicted of failing to declare he was working as a bus driver while he was claiming benefits. Councillor Chris Boothby appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court to...

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Student killed 'best friend' in crash

A University of Leicester student who "killed his best friend" in a crash after he took his father's car while drunk has been jailed. Marc Lutman (19) got behind the wheel of the silver Vauxhall Corsa...

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It will be even tougher for Leicester City to get out of Championship

It will only get tougher and tougher for Leicester City to gain promotion because of the expanding financial gulf between the Premier League and the Championship, Foxes Trust chairman Ian Bason has...

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Firms want help for A426 closure

Firms affected by the six-week closure of one of the city's busiest roads are being urged to apply for business rates relief. Leicester City Council intends to shut the A426 Lutterworth Road from July...

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Leicester Tigers consider appeal over Richard Cockerill ban

Leicester Tigers are considering their options of appeal after director of rugby Richard Cockerill was banned for nine matches at a Rugby Union (RFU) disciplinary hearing. Cockerill pleaded not guilty...

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Cycling: Leicestershire duo to spearhead assault on Euro Olympics

Grace Garner and Charlotte Broughton will lead Great Britain's cycling challenge at the European Youth Olympics in the Netherlands later this month. The Countesthorpe College duo, who are both members...

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Couple win six-year fight to keep advertising boards

A couple who own a garden centre and tea shop have won a six-year fight over roadside advertising signs. However, Paul and Susan Barratt, who have been running their business for more than a decade,...

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Leicester City striker Jermaine Beckford is off to Bolton for £1m

Leicester City striker Jermaine Beckford is set to complete his move to Bolton. The deal has not yet been officially announced, but the 29-year-old has agreed personal terms with the Trotters and...

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Good Neighbour Awards 2013: 'Beryl's part of family'

Val Flear has been a good neighbour to her "Aunty" Beryl all her life. Growing up in Sunbury Green, Thurnby Lodge, Leicester, Val has always thought of Beryl Mundell as part of her extended family. In...

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Girl, five, calls 999 on burglar

A five-year-old girl bravely called 999 after her mother was attacked by an intruder in their home this morning. The quick-thinking youngster's actions enabled officers to get to the scene straight...

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Woman charged over crash which left two children dead

A 41-year-old woman has been charged with causing the deaths of two young children in a car crash. Police said yesterday the woman was charged on Monday night with two counts of causing death by...

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Transfer news: Beckford has point to prove, say Bolton

Jermaine Beckford has a point to prove after his career faltered at Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman has said. Beckford is set to seal his transfer to the Trotters after passing...

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Final photo of loving father Jonathan Jones who died in crash

A family photograph shows the happy scene as Jonathan Jones plays with his seven-month-old son – hours before the dad-of-two died in a crash. For his fiancee Kalie Cleaver, it is now her most treasured...

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