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Pupils' loving tribute to popular caretaker

Staff and children at a city school have donated cash to charity in memory of their former caretaker. The widow of popular Gerry Martin, who died less than three years after retiring, was invited back...

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Allotment holders defy new owner's bid to turf them out

Gardening pensioners were watched by police while they picked parsnips after a row over village allotments. Billesdon Allotment Society say they were given permission to use the land by the former...

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How blood donors can aid survey

Blood donors are being asked to volunteer for a study which could change the time people have to wait between donations. The Leicester Blood Centre, in Vaughan Way, needs 2,480 volunteers for the...

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Nominate sport's unsung heroes

Gold medal-winning Paralympic sprinter Richard Whitehead is leading the search for unsung sporting heroes in the East Midlands. The 36-year-old "blade runner", who trains in Loughborough, stormed to...

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'Don't miss deadline' plea to parents

Parents of children who transfer schools next year have three weeks left to apply for school places. Leicestershire County Council is reminding parents that the October 31 closing date is looming. Last...

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Another milestone for me and my girl

A couple who exchanged their vows on a Leicester stage will return to the limelight to celebrate 10 years of marriage. Jason Woodcock and Sarah Woodcock-Tarry's passion for amateur dramatics brought...

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Whizz-bang county stars take national firework display award

A fireworks display company had the crowd "oohing" and "aahing" as they put on a winning show at a national competition. Komodo Fireworks, of Market Harborough, triumphed at the British Musical...

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Woman plunges from car park in Infirmary Road, Leicester

A woman is being treated in hospital after suffering serious injuries when she fell from a multi-storey car park. The incident happened at the multi storey car park A police spokeswoman said the woman...

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Richard III archaeology team awarded honour for Leicester dig

The Richard III Society has officially thanked the team which exhumed a skeleton believed to be that of the last Plantagenet king. The society gave the project's instigator Philippa Langley its Robert...

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Matthew Spencer wins Leicester Marathon in his first race over distance

Matthew Spencer won the Leicester Marathon on his first time over the distance. The runner, from Ipswich, who only started running a couple of years ago, completed his first full marathon in a time of...

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Leicester Riders' 89-83 victory over London Lions dedicated to tragic coach...

Rob Paternostro dedicated his side's 89-83 victory over London Lions to Kris Ledgard, the club's coach who died suddenly last week. Before the game, a capacity crowd at John Sandford Sports Centre, in...

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Leicester Glenfield Hospital heart campaign hits 100,000-name target

Campaigners have reached their target of collecting 100,000 names in an on-line petition pushing for a re-think on the future of children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital. Under Government rules...

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Leicestershire family 'being left in dark about dad's shock death'

The family of a man who died in Ireland a month ago are desperate to know how he met his death. Relatives of former Oadby builder Mark Corbett, who was found dead at the bottom of an embankment the day...

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Teenager released after reports of gunshots in Leicestershire village

A teenager was arrested and then released without charge after police received a report of gunshots in a village. The 19-year-old was arrested on Thursday, after police swooped on Thrussington. A dozen...

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Ex-Leicestershire golf pro guilty of flashing is ordered to seek help

A former professional golf assistant has been ordered to get help to stop him flashing at teenage girls from his car. Alexander Cooper, 30, was put on the sex offenders' register for five years and...

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Inspiration that took Leicester Marathon runners over the line

Thousands of runners pulled on their trainers and took to the streets for Leicester Marathon yesterday. Fund-raisers pounded round the marathon and half-marathon courses, which started and finished in...

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Match verdict: The misery goes on for Leicester Tigers in France

Leicester Tigers' misery in France continued as they lost their sixth consecutive game across the English Channel. Their 23-9 defeat by four-times winners Toulouse got their Heineken Cup campaign in...

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Police called after 'dead body' seen being wheeled through Leicester campus

Police were called to reports of a dead body being wheeled through De Montfort University campus – only to discover it was a lifelike mannequin. Officers trawled CCTV footage and interviewed business...

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Impetuous decisions cost us, says Leicester Tigers' boss Richard Cockerill

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill blamed "impetuous" decisions for his side's costly 23-9 Heineken Cup defeat at Toulouse. Cockerill's men had carried out their game plan...

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Robbers on the run after daylight bank raid in Leicester

Detectives were today hunting two armed robbers who walked into a bank, threatening a cashier and robbing customers. The pair, believed to have been carrying a handgun, struck at Santander, in...

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