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'Shot fired' as robbers raid Nat West in High Street, Lutterworth

Two men walked into a bank and threatened staff with a gun yesterday morning. The pair struck at Nat West in High Street, Lutterworth, shortly before 10.30am and aimed what is believed to have been a...

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Sir Peter Soulsby sees off Labour challenge on Leicester travellers' sites

Labour city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has seen off a challenge from within his own party on his controversial decision to develop two managed travellers sites.Last night members of Leicester City Council...

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Tom Croft returns for Leicester Tigers

Tom Croft will run out at Welford Road for the first time in 10 months in tomorrow's Leicester Tigers-London Wasps LV= Cup clash.Back-rower Croft made his return from a serious neck injury in the Aviva...

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Roadworks starting or continuing in Leicestershire and the city this week

Drivers in Leicester and Leicestershire are being warned of possible delays over the next few days due to roadworks. • The Highways Agency has warned of ongoing work on the A5 at the Dodwells and...

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Leicester Tigers' Kieran Brookes called up for England Saxons clash

Leicester Tigers Prop Kieran Brookes has been added to the replacements' bench for tonight's England Saxons match against  Ireland Wolfhounds in Galway (7.35pm). He takes over from Shaun Knight...

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Weather update: Met Office warning of snow for Leicester and Leicestershire

The Met Office has issued an amber warning of snow for Leicester and Leicestershire. The warning, which means be prepared for possible disruption, has been issued for later today. After a dry morning,...

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Lutterworth Nat West bank robbery detectives seize ammunition during searches

Detectives discovered a quantity of ammunition when they searched a number of addresses linked to a bank raid at Nat West in High Street, Lutterworth.The find has been linked to an attempted robbery at...

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Woman arrested in drugs raid on house in Vernon Road, Aylestone, Leicester

Police arrested a woman and seized a quantity of suspected drugs thank to tip-offs from members of the public.Officers raided a house in Vernon Road, Aylestone, Leicester, yesterday.A 23-year-old woman...

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Carmen Hinson of Leicester jailed for tricking elderly victims out of cash

A woman has been jailed today for tricking elderly and vulnerable people into giving her cash handouts. Carmen Janey Hinson (64), of Hebden Close, Eyres Monsell, Leicester, was sentenced to 27 months...

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Economy as wintry as the weather

The grim economic news yesterday that the economy shrank in the last three months of 2012 felt just as wintry as the weather. It has inevitably given rise to the fear of a triple-dip recession. The...

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Fortune smiles on Andy with £2,000 lotto boost

A paralysed man who is raising money for a robotic suit so he can walk again has won £2,000 in a charity lottery. Andy Harrison, of Melton, was delighted to find out he had won the cash on the Loros...

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Sex offender's pay-out claim rejected

A man who was part of a group which lured girls to a house for sex cannot be deported because he is a member of a "persecuted tribe". Jumaa Kater Saleh (24) went to the High Court in a bid to claim...

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Threat to blow up petrol station

A man who threatened to blow up a filling station put a petrol pump hose around his neck and flicked a cigarette lighter, a court heard. Jaroslaw Gredka (36) then changed his mind and tried to run...

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Football scholarship after hitting the net

Teenager Jack Ball has been offered a scholarship at an American college after a coach saw an internet video of him playing football. The 17-year-old, from Mountsorrel, was made the offer of a two-year...

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Does this stolen jewellery belong to you?

Police are trying to trace the owners of jewellery that officers found when they raided a house. Officers have issued the appeal after they carried out a warrant at a property in Churchill Road,...

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'Feed the world' plea to governments

A group of charities has launched a campaign calling for governments to help hungry people in poor countries. The Enough Food for Everyone If campaign, being run by Christian Aid, Oxfam and Tearfund,...

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Tip-off led to arrest of woman

Police arrested a woman and seized a quantity of suspected drugs thanks to tip-offs from members of the public. Officers raided a house in Vernon Road, Aylestone, Leicester, on Thursday. A 23-year-old...

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Arson-hit group gets 'amazing' help offers

An award-winning garden project targeted by arsonists has had offers of help from as far afield as America. A Place to Grow – which helps the young, disabled and people with depression – lost all its...

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Poorest facing tax rise as benefit cut

Changes to the benefits system will see council tax rises for thousands of low-income households from April. The Government is to stop fully funding a benefit scheme which supports residents who need...

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Travellers' sites plans go ahead after challenge

Labour city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has seen off a challenge from within his own party on his controversial decision to develop two managed travellers sites. On Thursday night, members of Leicester...

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