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Nigel Pearson: Leicester City are still on course for the top spots

Leicester City are still on track for automatic promotion to the Premier League, according to manager Nigel Pearson. The City boss remains optimistic despite a run of games that has seen them win just...

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Driver's 'monumental error' in fog led to fatal crash on the A46 in Six Hills

A motorist made a "monumental error" by taking a wrong turn in fog on to a dual carriageway, causing a fatal head-on crash, a jury heard. The front-seat passenger in the other car – James Richmond, of...

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Family of royal hoax call nurse turn to Leicester MP Keith Vaz for help

The family of royal hoax call nurse Jacintha Saldanha turned to MP Keith Vaz for help to get the truth about her death, the Leicester East member has said. Ms Saldanha was found in her quarters at...

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Mayor's decision on traveller camp sites in Leicester to be made January 4

A decision on where authorised traveller camps will be built in Leicester is to be made early in the new year. Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said he intended to select sites to be developed on January 4....

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Residents spooked by village road cameras

Roadside cameras have been installed in two villages – but no-one knows who put them there. The green cameras appeared at the side of Carlton Road, in Barlestone, and on the A447 in Stapleton, at the...

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Dad wants action over 'chaotic' school parking

Traffic chaos outside a city school is an accident waiting to happen, a parent has claimed. Dad Anthony Lowe, from Lyndale Road, whose nine-year-old son attends Folville Junior, in Braunstone, has...

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On track for golden legacy

Plans have been submitted for an indoor training centre for sportsmen and women. Leicester Athletics Development Group (LADG), an independent organisation promoting participation in the sport and...

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A decision on where authorised traveller camps will be built in Leicester is to be made early in the new year. Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said he intended to select sites to be developed on January 4....

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Saffron plan turns legacy into reality

We are excited by the plans being put forward for an indoor athletics training centre at Saffron Lane. The report about this planning application to Leicester City Council is published on Page 17 of...

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Priorities all wrong as austerity bites

Could we be in for a decade (a decade sounds better than 10 years) of austerity? Well, certainly eight years at least, as confirmed by George Osborne. The number of homeless sleeping on our streets is...

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Madcap dad says thanks to lifesavers

A dad was so grateful to doctors for saving the life of his newborn son he decided on a madcap prank to say thank you. Paul Martin's son Lorenzo had emergency surgery when five days old and spent nine...

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Scores watch as pupils tell seasonal tales

From the traditional nativity to plays about Santa and snowmen, youngsters have taken to the stage for a variety of Christmas productions. All 120 year two children at Catherine Infants, in Belgrave,...

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Rush for bargains as store closes

Customers queued to bag bargains as an electrical goods chain closed. Bargain-hunters rushed into the Comet store at St George's retail park, in the city, to snap up cut-price goods. A small queue had...

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Young football aces gear up for charity

Leicester City football stars of the future are gearing up for a 24-hour festive cycling relay for charity. Lads in the LCFC Academy's under-18 squad will attempt to ride continuously on training...

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Anger as new site joins list of possible traveller camps

Concerns have been raised about a new site that has emerged as a potential authorised camp for travellers and gypsies. A plot of land on the edge of a Leicester City Council-owned cricket pitch off...

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City stars pay festive visit to sick children

Leicester City stars visited poorly children in hospital to wish them a happy Christmas yesterday. Club mascot Filbert Fox and players including Andy King, Kasper Schmeichel, Lloyd Dyer, Anthony...

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Advice to stay safe at Christmas

Health workers are calling for patients to wrap up warm and make sure they have enough medication to see them through the Christmas break. Peter Ripley, operations director for East Midlands Ambulance...

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Team continues search for woman

A police search team has walked the streets where a woman who went missing two months ago was last seen. Officers searched around Abbey Lane, in Leicester, yesterday as part of the ongoing...

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Knife-wielding beggar is jailed

A drunken beggar who pointed a kitchen knife at two Leicester railway station employees and a commuter has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. Leicester Crown Court was told that Sean Michael...

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Sham marriages man fails in jail term appeal

A sham marriage fixer who lent his expertise to an illegal immigration conspiracy has failed in an appeal against the length of his sentence. Salim Mullan, of Tuskar Road, Thurnby Lodge, Leicester, was...

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