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Horror 'could not have been foreseen'

A 10-month-old girl's death at the hands of her mother's boyfriend could not have been "predicted or prevented," according to a report. A review into the death of Taliqa Fields in Leicester in July...

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'It felt like a scene from James Bond' says Alfred Throop who steered runaway...

Heroic pensioner Alfred Throop prevented a serious accident when he grabbed the wheel of an out-of-control bus seconds after the driver passed out. The 67-year-old was on the number 58 Arriva bus in...

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Leicestershire gets that sinking feeling as floods return

Terrified students ended up wading through water and carrying their friends to safety after their coach became stranded on a flooded road in the dark. The 35 Brooksby Melton College students screamed...

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Pensioner Alfred Throop steers out of control bus to safety after driver...

Plucky pensioner Alfred Throop steered an out-of- control bus to safety after the driver passed out. The 67-year-old told how he grabbed the wheel of the number 58 Arriva bus, in Leicester, fearing it...

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Computer thief Craig Sheldon sent to jail for six years

A drunken man who robbed a householder of a laptop computer has been jailed for six years. Craig Sheldon (33) had gone to the ground-floor flat in Abbey Lane, Leicester, with an associate, who went to...

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Rendall Munroe: I can still be a world champ

Beating Scott Quigg at Manchester Arena tonight would take me a giant step closer to my dream of winning a world title. That remains my goal – and to defend the title at the King Power Stadium. The...

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Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby: 'Let's resolve Scout hut row'

City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby says he hopes to resolve a long-running row over the lease of a former Scout hut before Christmas. For months, some residents of Thurnby Lodge, Leicester, have been...

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Liam Moore's debt to Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson

Liam Moore says he owes Nigel Pearson a debt of gratitude for the way his Leicester City career has taken off during the past year. Since Pearson's return to the club, the 19-year-old has made his...

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Gary Barlow mania crashes De Montfort Hall's website

De Montfort Hall's website crashed and its box office phone line was jammed as thousands of Gary Barlow fans battled to get tickets. The Take That songwriter is appearing at the Leicester venue on...

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson unfazed by Sheffield Wednesday return

There will be no room for emotion when Nigel Pearson returns to Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon, a club where he is still revered as a fantastic captain. The Leicester City boss spent seven years...

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Body found on rail tracks near Cossington

The body of a man was discovered on train tracks yesterday morning. A member of the public who was crossing a footbridge near Cossington reported the find to police at about 8.35am. A number of trains...

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Sheff Wed vs Leicester: Marshall masterclass has Foxes purring

Ben Marshall scored one goal and set up another on his return to Hillsborough as promotion-hopefuls Leicester consigned struggling Sheffield Wednesday to a 2-0 defeat - their fourth consecutive npower...

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Liz Kendall MP: Government must take strong action to help small businesses

Earlier this week, Sir Peter Soulsby launched Leicester's economic action plan to boost growth, create new business and jobs, and tackle unemployment. The plan will help bring new investment to our...

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Floods in Leicestershire: Firefighters rescue people from homes and cars

Firefighters spent last night rescuing people from flood-hit homes and cars.A spokeswoman from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said they had been "inundated" with calls since midnight - mostly...

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Leicester residents' fury at loss of a 100-year-old tree during building of...

A 100-year-old tree had to be cut down by council staff after being damaged during the building of a small supermarket. Residents are furious that the London Plane tree, which stood in Walton Street,...

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Residents oppose nightclub bid at former site of G-Spot sex club in Leicester

Dozens of residents have opposed plans for a new nightclub in Leicester city centre, saying it would increase late-night noise and disorder. Promoter Tim Sturgess wants to open Dielectric in the...

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Frustrated Leicester Tigers No.8 Thomas Waldrom eager to get back on right track

Thomas Waldrom admits he has endured a "tough few weeks" after suffering defeats for club and country. The 29-year-old was in the Leicester Tigers team beaten by Wasps on Sunday, and that followed on...

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Leicester's hospitals fined £6,000 for two mistakes in patient care

Concerns have been raised after two incidents involving a mistake in medication and in an operation were reported at Leicester's hospitals. In August, one incident was described as "inappropriate...

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Book now to get your school nativity play photo in the Leicester Mercury

Christmas is almost upon us, which means Mercury photographers are getting ready to visit schools to capture images of youngsters taking part in their nativity plays. Whether you are putting on a...

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Sales soar at Highcross, in Leicester, as festive rush starts

A shopping centre is gearing up for strong Christmas trading after announcing sales are up six per cent this year. Highcross, in Leicester, said like-for-like sales from January to the end of October...

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