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Teaching Assistant stole £3,384 raised by children at Primary School

A Teaching Assistant has been found guilty of stealing money raised by children at a primary school in Leicester. Nadine Ledwith, 46, admitted stealing the cash from Montrose Primary School in Wigston. She was accused of taking £3,384 raised by children, parents and staff at various events at the school. Ledwith was the treasurer and...

Chinese New Year celebrated in Leicester City Centre

The Chinese New Year was celebrated in Leicester today with a dazzling display of live dance, music and art. It's the year of the Rooster and the East Asian Community took the opportunity to showcase their beautiful and fascinating culture. A live performance area was created inside the Highcross. The entertainment included live martial arts, traditional...

Plans to provide daily meals for thousands in need in Leicester announced

Students are set to help provide thousands of daily meals to people in need across Leicester under a new proposal announced by De Montfort University Leicester (DMU). The plans were revealed at the United Nations (UN) in New York this week by Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard. He outlined a commitment from students to run the...

Be aware of this scam – victims lose thousands

The public are being warned after a number of people have been coerced into handing over £100,000 in cash in return for a winning lottery ticket. Victims have been approached in the street by one or two people who claim that they have won the lottery but are unable to claim the winnings as they...

Leicester restaurant owner raises £600k for charity

A Leicester restaurant owner has raised an incredible £600k for a number of local and national charities. Syed Rahman has been holding special charity dinner nights at his restaurant for 11 years. He came up with the idea after witnessing the devastation caused by the Tsunami in 2004. 

Road closures around Leicester city centre for annual sikh procession

Motorists are being advised of possible traffic disruption caused by a religious procession in Leicester today. The annual Nagar Kirtan procession, which every year attracts about 10,000 Sikhs, will be making its way through the city on Sunday 4th November. Nagar Kirtan is a major event in Leicester’s religious and cultural calendar, which celebrates the birth...

Buildings being released to community groups in Leicester. Expression of interest sought

Leicester City Council is looking to release selected buildings to community groups and organisations and are inviting expression of interests to take these on. The first phase sees the release of three buildings and the deadline to apply is 25th November. As part of the Councils Transforming Neighbourhood Services programme, three community centres are initially...

Leicester Tigers bring festive cheer to City hospitals

Leicester Tigers players bought some festive cheer and handed out early Christmas presents to patients, family members and staff during visits to Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital. The players handed out goodie bags, T-shirts and chocolates, as they chatted and joked with patients and their families. The fun turned to delight for one of...

Leicestershire Police spend 70% of their time on non-crime related incidents

Leicestershire Police's deputy chief constable has said more than 70% of police time is spent dealing with incidents "most people wouldn't associate with crime". Rob Nixon was speaking at a meeting of the Police and Crime Commissioner's Ethics Committee and said a significant part of the force’s work is...

Traffic warden caught parking on double yellow whilst issuing parking fines

A traffic warden has infuriated drivers by handing out parking fines whilst his own car was on double yellow lines on a school corner. Angry parents challenged the man outside All Saints Primary School in Wigston Magna, Leicestershire. The warden responded by saying 'I can park wherever I like'. Wendy Scott shamed the warden on Facebook...

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