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Do drug laws need a rethink? Leicester has its say...

Britain's drug laws are not working and need a rethink, MP Keith Vaz said yesterday. The Commons home affairs select committee, which Mr Vaz chairs, has released a report urging the Government to set...

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Fly-tippers are fined for dumping waste in Leicester

Two fly-tippers have been fined for illegally dumping waste in Leicester. Environmental health officers at Leicester City Council successfully prosecuted the pair for separate offences. Katrina Tature,...

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Man sold dad's Curta calculator when TV's Real Deal came to Leicester

When John Boulting heard a television auction show was coming to Leicester, he knew he had a possession that could raise a few pounds – his late father's Curta mechanical calculator. He took the device...

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No finger of blame at Kasper Schmeichel, says Leicester City team-mate Zak...

Leicester City defender Zak Whitbread said there will be no finger-pointing after a mix-up between him and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during the draw with Barnsley. Schmeichel's wayward pass to...

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Family's house in Braunstone, Leicester, transformed into winter wonderland...

Thousands of glittering lights have transformed a family's home and garden into a winter wonderland. Maria and Barry's Sawbridge's annual display, outside their house in Braunstone, Leicester, started...

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Huddersfield want to keep hold of Leicester City's Jermaine Beckford

Jermaine Beckford could be staying at Huddersfield Town if manager Simon Grayson gets his own way. On-loan Beckford has scored three goals for Huddersfield in his six games for the club, including the...

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Firefighters rescue man and his dogs from blaze at house in Beaumont Leys,...

Firefighters rescued a man who was searching his blazing home for his pets. Six firefighters in breathing apparatus entered the burning house in Downham Avenue, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, on Sunday...

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Leicester City's Jamie Vardy says he needs to become more selfish

Jamie Vardy says he might have to become more selfish if he wants the goals to flow. The Leicester City striker fired home a 90th-minute equaliser in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Barnsley. Vardy, on as a...

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Employee at Market Bosworth care home mistreated pensioners, Leicester court...

A care worker at a nursing home has gone on trial accused of mistreating elderly residents. Samantha James allegedly hit an 86-year-old woman on the head in the shower and told her to stop being a...

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RAF or ET? 'Sonic boom' heard over Leicester is a mystery

The cause of a loud bang heard in Leicester and on the outskirts of the city has perplexed residents and authorities alike. A "large, rumbling, explosion, thunder-like sound" was reported by people...

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Photos wanted for Community in Focus Photography Competition

There is just over a week left for budding Leicestershire based photographers to win a prize by submitting their snapshots of people, places and celebrations to national photographic competition...

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Rail fares price rise protest at Leicester station

Rail unions staged a protest at Leicester station this morning opposing the rise in train fares. The protest coincided with new research revealed today which shows that train passengers have faced fare...

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Car crime safety advice for Leicester Christmas shoppers

Police support officers and council staff are greeting Christmas shoppers as they arrive at car parks this week to pass on basic crime prevention tips. They will be at the city centre's six main car...

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Man covered face with a scarf before indecently exposing himself to woman in...

A man whose face was covered by a scarf indecently exposed himself to a woman.Police have appealed for help tracing the man who targeted a woman as she pushed a pushchair along Vann Walk, off...

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Blaze at Loughborough Leisure Centre was started deliberately, police believe

A fire which led to a leisure centre being evacuated may have been started deliberately, police believe.The blaze was started in a locker in the unisex changing room at Loughborough's Browns Lane...

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Football hooliganism, Islam and me – the story of an Asian lad in...

Riaz Khan was a shy Muslim boy who became a member of the notorious Leicester City hooligan firm, the Baby Squad. He speaks to Lee Marlow about honour, violence and Slazenger jumpers. This is a story...

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Census data 2011 released for Leicester and Leicestershire

New information from the 2011 census has been released today by the Office of National Statistics. The figures show that on census day last year 329,839 people (children and adults) were resident in...

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Robbers steal cyclist's bike in Western Boulevard, Leicester

Two cyclists threatened another rider before making off with his bike. The two robbers blocked the cyclist's path as he cycled along Western Boulevard, near Bede Park, in Leicester's West End at 4.15pm...

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Robbers flee without cash after raid in Leicester

Workers chased a robber's getaway vehicle after they saw him grab a cash box from a security guard. The guard was targeted outside the Kirby and West dairy in King Richard III Road, near Leicester city...

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We face big forwards battle in return match - Leicester Tigers' Tom Youngs

Leicester Tigers face a very real threat to their core values when they travel to Treviso in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. Hooker Tom Youngs says the Italians will attack Leicester's traditional...

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