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Government urged to extend furlough scheme in Leicester

There are increased calls for the government to extend its furlough scheme for areas forced into local lockdowns such as Leicester and for key sectors of the economy

61-year-old coronavirus survivor given guard of honour at Leicester hospital

A coronavirus survivor at a Leicester hospital has been given a guard of honour after being discharged a day after his 61st birthday

First case of Coronavirus in Leicestershire confirmed

The first case of coronavirus in Leicestershire has been confirmed

Three more coronavirus deaths confirmed at Leicester Hospitals

Three more patients being treated with coronavirus at Leicester Hospitals have died

Leicestershire artist paints 20 portraits of NHS ‘heroes’ as tribute

An artist from Leicestershire is paying tribute to the tireless work of NHS staff by creating 20 unique paintings of these ‘heroes’ during the coronavirus pandemic

Boris Johnson leaves hospital to continue recovery at home

Boris Johnson has been discharged from hospital and will now rest at Chequers, his country home

All schools in Leicester and Leicestershire to close from Friday

Schools across the UK will close from Friday until further notice, the education secretary has announced. The government had resisted calls to close schools, because NHS workers would be among those who may need to stay home and look after their children. But teachers, head teachers...

Leicester’s textile factories not linked to rise in coronavirus cases

There is no connection between Leicester’s textile factories and the recent rise in coronavirus cases in the city

Total coronavirus deaths in Leicester jumps to 37

Eleven more patients with coronavirus have died overnight at hospitals across Leicester

Second UK death due to Coronavirus, as total confirmed cases increase

An elderly hospital patient is believed to have become the second UK victim to have died from coronavirus

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