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Hospitals' plea over winter bug

People are being urged to think twice before visiting relatives in hospital if they have the winter vomiting bug known as norovirus. They are also being asked to stay away if they have cold or flu-like...

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Inspiring messages from sports celebs including Mo Farah that helped cancer...

A video with messages of support from sporting superstars could not have come at a better time for Gemma Hillier when she was fighting cancer. The 24-year-old runner, from Loughborough, had just had...

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Appeal over bus assault after passenger abuses driver in Leicester city centre

A passenger abused a bus driver and knocked his glasses from his face after an argument. The man stepped on to the 53A Arriva bus in Humberstone Gate, in the city centre, at about 5.40pm on Sunday,...

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Snow forecast as gritters hit the road across Leicestershire

Gritting lorries were out in force last night ahead of possible snow showers as temperatures plunged. Leicester Mercury weatherman Dave Mutton last night predicted up to an inch of snow could be on its...

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Churches ward off lead theft with scheme

A scheme to combat lead theft from churches is paying off. Since Church Watch was set up in Rutland a year ago, there has not been a single lead theft from a church, say police. The scheme encourages...

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Dementia sufferer 'left in agony' at George Hythe House care home in Beaumont...

An 89-year-old dementia sufferer was left in agony for four hours with a broken thigh because a care home supervisor could not be bothered to assess her, a jury heard. Sarah Bewley was "too busy" doing...

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Housing association to build on site of former velodrome off Saffron Lane in...

Homes for rent are to be built on part of the former velodrome site in Leicester. About 45 rental properties are to be built by Leicester Housing Association (LHA) on the site off Saffron Lane, in the...

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Freeze on duty is a start – now cut the price of petrol

Drivers and businesses have welcomed George Osborne's announcement that the 3p fuel duty increase planned for January has been axed. The duty freeze was one of a number of announcements made in...

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Leicester's indoor market in line for £7m revamp

Plans to demolish Leicester's 1970s indoor market and replace it with a new public square in the city centre have been unveiled. Under the £7 million scheme, the five-storey hall would make way for a...

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Manchester United duo to stay on at Leicester City

Leicester City have extended the loan spells of Manchester United duo Jesse Lingard and Michael Keane. Both players will now be available for selection until January 2, strengthening City boss Nigel...

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Leicester scaffolding firm goes to the wall - 35 jobs lost

About 35 jobs have been axed after a building firm ceased trading. BL Scaffolding, in Queen Street, Leicester city centre, has been forced to close after being left with crippling debts following the...

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Review: Hello, Dolly! at Curve, Leicester

Review by Lizz BrainIT may be a frothy, flimsy favourite from years gone by, but Hello, Dolly! has stood the test of time because it's essentially a feelgood show about rediscovering life and love....

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Cash in transit robbery in Leicester city centre

Two robbers threatened security guards in the city centre early this morning before making off with cash boxes.The incident took place at about 6.30am outside the Tesco Express store in London Road,...

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Motorcyclist killed in crash in Leicestershire

A motorcyclist died when his motorbike was in collision with a car.The crash happened at about 6.10pm last night, in Ashby Road, Long Whatton, near to the junction with Smithy Lane.The motorcyclist,...

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Police appeal after boy has items stolen from him in Leicester street

Police have issued an image of a man they want to speak to after a 16-year-old boy had items stolen from him.The victim was walking home along Regent Road, in the city centre, at about 2.45pm on...

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Leicestershire CCC batsman Matthew Boyce takes a well-earned rest after...

Matthew Boyce has earned the opportunity to put his feet up for a few days. The Leicestershire batsman is relaxing after 66 days on the road – or off it, to be more accurate – walking from John...

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New Leicestershire police and crime commissioner Sir Clive Loader promises...

New police and crime commissioner Sir Clive Loader held his first executive board meeting yesterday promising "a new era of openness and accountability." The Conservative, who was elected to run...

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More to come as Leicester Tigers full-back Mathew Tait is still to hit top gear

Mathew Tait's rehabilitation in terms of regaining full fitness has been completed by his return to first-team action recently. That was underlined by his performance in Leicester Tigers' victory...

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Security guards robbed at dawn outside Tesco Express, next to Leicester station

Armed robbers threatened guards when they held up a security van outside a supermarket. Two men, brandishing what police described as "bladed weapons" targeted G4S guards who were delivering money to...

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Rare bank notes printed in Leicester set to fetch thousands

Rare bank notes printed in Leicester during the 18th and 19th centuries are expected to fetch thousands of pounds at auction. Some of the 18 black and white notes, issued between 1790 and 1893, are...

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