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Burglary victim writes heartfelt plea to thief after bag stolen from home in...

The woman whose "Open letter to a thief" is printed below has a simple message for the person who broke into her home – they have taken something which means the world to her but nothing to them. The...

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VIDEO: Leicestershire hit by more snow

FREEZING weather conditions across Leicestershire are expected to last for the next couple of days according to the latest Met Office forecast. This morning much of the county awoke to a covering of...

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Pope Benedict XVI resigns: a profile

The Pope is to resign at the end of February, the Vatican has confirmed. The 85-year-old, who became Pope Benedict XVI in April 2005, has resigned as he feels he lacks the strength to govern due to his...

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Heart surgery challenge taken to High Court

A new legal challenge over a decision to close children's heart surgery services at four hospitals was due to begin at the High Court in London today. Campaign group Save Our Surgery, which is fighting...

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Driver cut free after car crashes into Leicester house

A driver had to be cut free from his car after crashing into a house. The vehicle hit the property on the corner of East Park Road and Fairfield Road in Evington, Leicester, at 12.50pm yesterday. The...

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Police search for man who burgled an elderly woman in Kate Street, Leicester

A thief pushed his way into an elderly woman's home claiming he was being chased, and then stole her handbag and a telephone while her back was turned.Police have appealed for help tracing the thief,...

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Teenager arrested in search for cyclist who has indecently assaulted women in...

Detectives searching for a cyclist who indecently assaulted at least eight women as he rode past them have arrested a 19-year-old man.The teenager has been questioned about incidents in the Narborough...

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Wilf Smith and family chalk up more than 1,000 lengths in sponsored swim for...

A 79-year-old former heart patient has raised about £5,000 for a hospital by doing a 1,000-lengths sponsored swim with his family. Wilf Smith, of Ibstock, is at his local pool every weekday morning to...

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Police call on motorists to be more security-conscious following a series of...

Police have issued a warning to motorists after a series of car crimes in a neighbourhood.Officers at Hinckley Road police station have received 23 reports of vehicles being broken into in the past two...

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Police quiz motorists one week on from fatal shooting in Hinckley of...

Detectives have spoken to motorists in the town where a woman was shot dead a week ago.Officers stopped drivers in Hinckley on Sunday night – a week after mother-of-two Hayley Pointon's body was found...

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CCTV appeal in search for thief who has targeted petrol stations in Leicester...

Police investigating drive-off thefts from petrol stations have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace.Officers are investigating two incidents of 'bilking' from service stations in the...

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Police issue CCTV in for men who attacked a man in Hinckley and tried to grab...

Three thugs attacked a man as he walked to his car, punched him and ordered him to hand over his mobile phone.The 30-year-old victim managed to run away from the men, who targeted him as he left a...

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England players return to boost Leicester Tigers for Harlequins clash

Leicester Tigers have been handed a major boost by England ahead of their top-of-the-table clash with Harlequins on Saturday.Toby Flood, Manu Tuilagi and Thomas Waldrom have all been released by...

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Security boosted after thug attack at the flats in Southey Close, in St...

Residents have welcomed a council decision to move the entrance intercom system from the back of a block of flats to the front. City council officials are to re-site the door release mechanism at the...

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Leicestershire mums Mandy Kelly and Amy Winston-Hart back stem cell call

The mothers of two girls given stem cell transplants taken from umbilical cords are backing a campaign to increase awareness of the treatment. Mums Mandy Kelly and Amy Winston-Hart are supporting an...

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Police seize class A drugs at house in Flamborough Road, Thurnby Lodge,...

Police seized suspected class A drugs and a CS gas cannister in a raid on a house. Officers targeted the house in Flamborough Road, Thurnby Lodge, Leicester, on Friday morning. A 22-year-old man was...

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Poundstretcher store staff in Leicester to lose their jobs

Staff at a Poundstretcher store are facing redundancy when it closes to make way for a new council customer service centre. The discount shop in Granby Street will shut its doors for good on Saturday....

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Beachy Head death: Staff at Bradgate Unit at Glenfield Hospital were alerted...

A proud and private woman fell to her death at Beachy Head after going missing from a secure mental health unit, her inquest has heard. Sally Ann Vye was discovered at the foot of the Sussex cliff – a...

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Traffic ban for busy King Street outside Leicester City Council's New Walk...

Part of a busy city centre street is to be pedestrianised next month under plans to extend New Walk. Traffic will be banned from a one way section of King Street, outside Leicester City Council's New...

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Police ask council to turn down late licence request by Synergy bar, Church...

Police have objected to a bar's application to hold all-night discos because they said the applicant has a string of criminal convictions. Andrew North, of Synergy bar, in Church Gate, Leicester, has...

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