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Outrage as homes allowed

Campaigners say losing their battle to prevent a new town from being built is "a bitter pill to swallow". The 4,250-home Lubbesthorpe estate was approved at a meeting of Blaby District Council planners...

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Hardip Singh Kohli backs Rik Basra bone marrow appeal

TV presenter and journalist Hardeep Singh Kohli is urging Leicester Mercury readers to sign up to the bone marrow register. The presenter spoke out in support of a recruitment drive by blood cancer...

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Do you recognise stolen bike?

Police have issued a photo of a stolen bike they are hoping to trace. The theft happened at about 2.20pm on Friday, October 26, in a car park at the back of business premises in Penman Way, Grove Park,...

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Man, 61, badly hurt in attack

A 61-year-old man suffered a fractured eye socket and jaw after being attacked as he sat at bus stop. The attack happened at about 6.30pm on Monday, October 22, when the couple were sitting at the bus...

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Judges cut sentence of torture trial man

A man who was jailed after subjecting a vulnerable woman to an horrific torture ordeal with a lit cigarette had his prison term cut. Clyde Handley Wallace (54) was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court in...

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Reluctant city star Joe Melia dies, 77

A charismatic actor who performed alongside some of the biggest names in showbiz has died. Joe Melia, who grew up in St Matthew's, Leicester, had a glittering theatre, television and film career,...

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Big Apple marathon just what the doctor ordered

Heart doctor Doug Skehan expects to compete in the New York Marathon despite Hurricane Sandy causing mayhem in the Big Apple. The 59-year-old's flight from Heathrow touched down at JFK airport on...

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Michelle's payout over hospital misdiagnosis

A woman has been awarded a "significant" sum of money after a doctor's misdiagnosis left her with serious medical problems for life. Michelle Chapman told a junior doctor at Leicester Royal Infirmary's...

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'NO IDEA WHEN BLAZE SCHOOL WILL BE OPENED'

Education officials have admitted they do not know when a fire-hit school will re-open. A massive asbestos decontamination project will have to take place at Catherine Junior School, in Belgrave,...

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Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints: Clash of fire and brimstone

For once, Lady Luck seems to have dealt Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill a decent hand for today's visit of neighbours Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership. That seems a...

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Attack left victim with broken jaw

Detectives investigating an attack which left a man with a broken jaw have released CCTV footage of two men they wish to trace. The 22-year-old victim was queuing to use the ATM outside Tesco Express,...

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I'm overjoyed to learn Dad's 'military secret'

When mum Katherine Horkheimer-Wolfe moved to Leicester to escape anti-Semitism in her London neighbourhood, she thought she had no connection to her new home city. But three years after arriving here,...

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Apprentice Alice passes first TV test

Young Apprentice star Alice Smith has made it through the first episode and helped her team to victory. In the first episode of the BBC series, a team of teenage boys went up against the girls to make...

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'Now we're up and running!'

The finishing touches are being made to the city's first free school after a £3 million refurbishment. Krishna Avanti, a Hindu primary set up at the former Leicester Grammar Junior school site with a...

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Sisters want action over 'dangerous' village road

Two sisters are calling on a council to slow down traffic near their home. Hope and Gabrielle Gagin, of St Mary's Close, Broughton Astley, have collected a petition of 93 signatures from people backing...

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Doorman was felled by clubber

A nightclubber has been ordered to pay £500 compensation to a bouncer he knocked unconscious. Markell Clarke (22) admitted causing actual bodily harm to the doorman outside the Hush nightclub, Albion...

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Man-of-the-match Graham Kitchener proud of Leicester Tiger's effort

Man-of-the-match Graham Kitchener was proud of the way that Leicester Tigers fronted up and got the job done at a sold-out Welford Road against Northampton Saints. The 23-year-old was at the centre of...

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Leicester Tigers' Smith goes over to spark victory push

Matt Smith's early second-half try proved the turning point, with Leicester Tigers going on to win 16-12. 3 min: Penalty (0-3) Yet again, Tigers go behind to the first score of the game as Ryan Lamb...

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Match stats: Leicester City stung by a Hornets double

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson made three changes to the side that suffered their first home Championship defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend. Liam Moore started at right-back in the absence of...

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Match verdict: Leicester City's Premier drive is hit by another pot-hole

Defeat by Crystal Palace underlined the fact that Leicester City's route to the Premier League is far from a direct one. And Saturday's events at Vicarage Road highlighted the fact that the road is...

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