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We looked scared, admits Leicester City striker David Nugent

Leicester City striker David Nugent admitted his side had felt the pressure of being high up in the Championship after a fearful first-half performance against Watford. Nugent scored City's only goal...

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Leicester Tigers in no hurry to rush George Ford, says Richard Cockerill

Richard Cockerill says George Ford must be given more time to develop after enduring a torrid day with the boot in Leicester Tigers' 16-12 Aviva Premiership win against Northampton. The 19-year-old...

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Leicester's Golden Mile Diwali lights switch-on attracts over 35,000

More than 35,000 people packed the city's Golden Mile last night for the start of Diwali. Peter Warzynski reports. The biggest Diwali celebration outside India drew tens of thousands of people...

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Rubik's cube enthusiasts in Leicester for UK Open Championships

Rubik's cube enthusiasts from all over the world came to Leicester this weekend – for a jaw dropping display of cube-solving dexterity. About 100 speed cubers – the technical term for people who can...

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Leicester doorman was knocked unconscious 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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Leicester Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby signals rethink over travellers' sites

City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has hinted he may rethink the council's controversial plans for authorised gypsy and travellers sites in Leicester. Three plots in the north of Leicester have been...

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Hundreds gather for the annual Festival of Remembrance at De Montfort Hall

Hundreds of veterans and forces families gathered together for the annual Festival of Remembrance at De Montfort Hall. The event returned to the venue after being held at Leicester Cathedral last year...

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Sisters want action over 'dangerous' Leicestershire 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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Sarah Russell: I'll ensure victims receive the support they deserve

Labour's candidate for Leicestershire's first elected police and crime commissioner has set out the policies she hopes will win her the job. Councillor Sarah Russell is highlighting the more widespread...

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Leicester's chart veteran Engelbert Humperdinck in duet with Elton

Leicester's chart veteran Engelbert Humperdinck has teamed up with Sir Elton John for the first time to work on a duet. The pair popped into a studio in Los Angeles to work on the track which is due to...

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We are still on learning curve, says Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson believes that his side are currently having to learn lessons as they bid to put together a promotion drive. Having hit the top of the Championship table last month,...

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Accused is quizzed on phone calls

A man charged with murdering a pizza takeaway owner in a robbery yesterday denied lying about his role in the crime. Wali Khan (32) of St Stephen's Road, Highfields, Leicester, is one of three men on...

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Highcross shopping centre evacuated after fire alarm sounded

Customers and staff at the Highcross shopping centre had to leave the building after a fire alarm sounded. Five fire engines were called out just before 11am yesterday, and a decision was taken to...

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Melton gets boost with Mary Portas cash

Melton has won a share of funding to help revitalise its high street. The town is one of more than 300 across the country to be awarded £10,000 grant funding following shopping guru Mary Portas' review...

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Flats over pizzeria in The Parade, Oadby evacuated during fire

Flats above a row of shops had to be evacuated after fire broke out at a fast-food restaurant. Up to 20 people living in The Parade, Oadby, were told to leave their homes because of the blaze at Pizza...

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Gritters out in Leicester for the first time this winter

Leicester's road gritting teams were due to be out in action last night for the first time this winter. The fleet of six gritting lorries were preparing for the first of this year's harsh weather,...

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Leicester Tigers star Ben Youngs will pull out all the stops for England opener

Scrum-half Ben Youngs says he will "hit the ground running" this week in his attempt to make the England squad for their opening autumn international against Fiji on Saturday. The 23-year-old played a...

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Hundreds show their support for Humberstone Park's cash-hit community bonfire

Hundreds of people turned out for Humberstone Park's popular community bonfire last night. However, the event may not be held next year if proposals to cancel funding go ahead. Caroline Green, 42, of...

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Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby backs Living Wage pay rise for 1,200 workers

More than 1,000 of the lowest paid council workers in Leicester could be in line for a wage rise. City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby says he is looking to ensure all of his staff are paid at least £7.45 an...

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TV star Hardeep Singh Kohli takes on top Leicester chefs in curry cook-off

Journalist and TV presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli is putting his Indian cookery skills to the test against the country's best restaurants and takeaways, city by city. He is confident of his culinary...

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