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Film tells Dirty Thirty story

A film has been made paying tribute to the group of Leicestershire pitmen who stood alone in the county in support of the miners' strike during the 1980s. The documentary – The Story of the Dirty...

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Survivor is model example

A breast cancer survivor is preparing to take to the catwalk to show other women there is hope after being diagnosed with the disease. Sarah Turner, of Plungar, in the Vale of Belvoir, is modelling in...

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New path is a step in the right direction

Residents are celebrating the completion of work on a new footpath connecting two villages. People living in Anstey and Thurcaston previously had to walk along a grass verge to get between the two...

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School garden is tribute to former pupil killed in crash

A primary school garden based on a design by a former pupil killed in a car crash has been opened in her memory. The Kelly Bulmer Sensory Garden has been opened at Oakham CE Primary School. Kelly, who...

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Under-used bus service hoping to boost numbers

Concerns have been raised that fewer than 250 people a day are using a 1,000-space park-and-ride terminal to get into Leicester city centre. Latest figures show an average of 248 people a day used the...

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Slot machine raider jailed for stealing coins from pubs

A convicted gambling machine raider has been jailed for 18 months after stealing coins from pubs in Leicester and Southampton and a snooker club in Watford. Thomas Wheatcroft (31) was jailed at Oxford...

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Tributes to former county council chief

Tributes have been have been paid to a former county council chairman who died last month. John Howard passed away in hospital, aged 83, on August 21. On Wednesday, Leicestershire county councillors...

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Magical, musical night as readers meet Curve stars

Two hundred Mercury readers got the chance to mingle with the cast of hit musical Finding Neverland after taking advantage of our ticket offer. We had 200 half-price tickets up for grabs, and all were...

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Police across city given new hi-tech 'body cams'

Police are using the latest in body camera technology so they can capture vital information when responding to incidents. Over the past 18 months, officers have been trialling the cameras, which can be...

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Leicester Tigers Julian Salvi: Referees must be consistent

Leicester Tigers flanker Julian Salvi has called for more consistency from referees in the wake of the club's large penalty count this season. The Aussie openside was not hiding away from the fact that...

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Care homes sold for £3.2m, but council to wait for cash

Council bosses have completed the £3.2 million sale of nine care homes to a private firm, but told the company it can wait a year before it pays the majority of the cash. Yesterday, Leicestershire...

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Life-saving research at new £16m centre at University of Leicester

Scientists working on revolutionary treatments for cancer, heart disease and other life-threatening conditions have welcomed the opening of a £16 million research centre at the University of Leicester....

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Thugs kicked my pet dog to death, says Leicester attack victim

A gang of thugs kicked a man's dog to death during an attempted street robbery. Dhiren Chudasama was attacked while he was walking Giggs, his brother's 10-month-old Jack Russell, in Thurnby Lodge,...

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Pensioners conned by 'despicable' roofer William Wallace, Leicester court told

A roofer who fleeced nine vulnerable elderly people out of £50,000 by overcharging them for work has been jailed for four years. Judge Simon Hammond imprisoned William Wallace telling him that his...

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Crimewatch appeal in hunt for thug who kicked Leicester traffic warden in head

Police hunting a thug who kicked a traffic warden in the head are following up new lines of inquiry as a result of two appeals on national television. CCTV footage of the attack in Braunstone Gate, in...

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Thompstone marks Tigers debut with hat-trick

Leicester Tigers 30 Exeter Chiefs 8Winger Adam Thompstone scored a hat-trick on his league debut for Leicester Tigers as they enjoyed a comfortable Aviva Premiership win over Exeter Chiefs.The former...

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Middlesbrough vs Leicester: Dyer ends Boro's perfect home run

Substitute Lloyd Dyer's last-gasp goal earned Leicester a deserved 2-1 win and ended Middlesbrough's 100% home record in the process. Nicky Bailey opened the scoring for Middlesbrough with a stunning...

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Swimmers make a splash at Rutland Water

MORE than forty people braved the chilly air to take part in Epilepsy Action's first charity swim at Rutland Water.  In total 41 people donned a wetsuit and took to the 15 degree C water - with one...

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More wet and windy weather to come

A very unsettled week of weather is expected once again.The latest weather models continue to show an Atlantic dominance bringing periods of heavy rainfall and strong winds to many parts of the...

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Armed siege at Leicester house

A five-hour armed siege at a house ended when police led a handcuffed man from the property. Armed response officers were called to the three bedroom home in Mulberry Avenue, Braunstone Frith, after...

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