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Loughborough scientists find a key link in our evolution

Academics believe they have made a major breakthrough in understanding the evolution of humans. Working with fossils found in South Africa, Professor Noel Cameron and Professor Barry Bogin, of...

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Heyneke Meyer salutes Leicester Tigers hooker Tom Youngs

South African and former Leicester Tigers head coach Heyneke Meyer believes Tom Youngs is adapting to life as a hooker "better and quicker then he expected". Meyer was the man who told the 25-year-old...

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Surgery cancelled as winter hits Leicester's hospitals

Nine children and 12 adults had their operations cancelled on Monday because of a shortage of hospital beds. A surge in emergency admissions over the weekend – in part caused by the cold and wet...

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Leicester Tigers' Julian Salvi highlights fault in England's back row

Leicester Tigers' Aussie back-rower Julian Salvi believes England's back row is "slightly unbalanced", with no genuine open-side flanker in the squad. Captain Chris Robshaw donned the No.7 shirt for...

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Floods in Leicestershire: Wet weather leads to soggy scenes across the county

The floodwater has been flowing across Leicestershire for days – and these are the soggy scenes that have been captured by our readers and photographers. Photographers pulled on their wellies to take...

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Fall in Leicestershire schools' rating blamed on Ofsted shake-up

The number of Leicester secondary schools rated as "good" or "outstanding" has risen in the past year. But the information, released by Ofsted yesterday, also showed the number of county secondaries...

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Leeds United 1 Leicester City 0: Rob Tanner's player ratings

1. Kasper Schmeichel The City keeper was beaten from the penalty spot but handled everything else that was fired at him, and that was not a great deal. Rating: 6 2. Ritchie De Laet Produced a great...

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Tough test awaits Leicestershire CCC on opening day of season

Leicestershire will be on the road when they start their LV County Championship next April. The fixtures for the 2013 campaign have seen County handed a tough opening trip to face Hampshire at the...

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Man jailed for foul-mouthed rant at Leicester Crown Court judge

A man who yelled abuse at a crown court judge was jailed on the spot after he refused to apologise. Andrew Paul Forster started ranting in the dock as he appeared on an assault charge at Leicester...

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Match stats: Leicester City 0 Leeds United 1 - Away day blues for Foxes

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson names an unchanged side for the clash with Leeds at Elland Road. The starting 11 and all seven substitutes remain the same from Saturday's 2-0 victory over Sheffield...

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Cannabis factory found at old airfield in Dalby Road, outside Melton

Police have uncovered a major cannabis-growing operation in a disused factory on a former airfield. They found 2,000 cannabis plants, worth about £250,000, being cultivated at the site. If the...

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Leeds 1 Leicester City 0: Foxes suffer first defeat in five games at Elland Road

Leicester City slipped to their first defeat in five games as they went down to Neil Warnock's Leeds United at Elland Road. Leeds were given an early lead when rookie full-back Jeff Schlupp was...

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Pedestrian, 86, critically injured after crash in Netherhall, Leicester

An 86-year-old-man is critically ill in hospital after a crash in Netherhall Road, Leicester, this morning. The man was crossing the road at about 8.30am when he was involved in the collision with a...

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Warning after women drivers targeted by thieves in Leicester

Two women had their handbags stolen from their cars as they waited in stationary traffic.The victims were targeted in separate incidents in Fosse Road North and Glenfield Road, both in Leicester.On...

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Basketball: BBL honour for Leicester Riders newcomer Anthony Rowe

New signing Anthony Rowe capped his Leicester Riders debut by being selected for the BBL team of the week. The former Plymouth Raiders captain starred in Riders' victory against Durham Wildcats at the...

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Family's Christmas 'ruined' after sewage floods Loughborough's Kingfisher estate

A family's Christmas plans have been ruined after sewage flooded their home. Tim and Sharon King and their three young children were forced out of their home in Loughborough's Kingfisher estate after...

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Athletics: De Lisle tops in schools relays at Leicestershire & Rutland...

De Lisle were the big winners at the Leicestershire & Rutland Schools Cross-Country Relay Championships. Despite wet conditions, 67 teams contested the eight age-group races at Thomas Estley...

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Art of captaincy not lost on inspirational skipper

Captaincy is one of the great arts of cricket – but it is under threat. Top skippers of the past seemed to have the ability to make matches be played on their terms. If events were drifting, the likes...

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Heyneke Meyer: Leicester Tigers helped me fall in love with rugby again

One of the most memorable sights at Twickenham last Saturday was of South African head coach Heyneke Meyer singing the Springboks' national anthem. The former Leicester Tigers man lifted his head to...

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Frustrated Richard Cockerill to wield the axe at Leicester Tigers

Frustrated Richard Cockerill has promised to wield the axe in an attempt to get Leicester Tigers back to winning ways against Bath on Saturday. Cockerill was hugely critical of his side's defeat at...

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