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Investigation launched after death of woman in Leicestershire

An investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Market Harborough. Police were called shortly after midday on Thursday (21 February) following concerns for the woman at an address in Douglass Drive, Market Harborough. When Police arrived, an ambulance and Leicestershire Fire and...

Council Tax to increase across Leicester and Leicestershire

Proposals to increase council tax in Leicester and Leicestershire have been agreed. The county council approved an increase of just under 4%, while the city council voted for a rise of just under 3%.  Leicestershire County Council said its increase will allow an additional £94m to...

One-way system being introduced on major road in Spinney Hills

A stretch of a busy road in Spinney Hills is being made one-way to traffic following concerns from residents about traffic congestion and parking problems. The new one-way system is being introduced on a section of Mere Road and the surrounding streets, with work due to take place over...

Teen arrested after man hit by BMW in Leicester

A 16-year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, after a man was hit by a car in the Belgrave area of the city. The incident happened on Canon Street at around 9:45pm on Thursday (7 February), leaving the man with serious injuries.

Youngster running from Police falls through frozen lake in Leicestershire

Police are warning people about the dangers of walking on frozen ice, after a young boy fell into a reservoir whilst trying to escape from officers. Leicestershire Police are keen to speak to a group of children as young as 10, who were seen walking on a frozen reservoir.

Police chase ends in crash in Leicester

A busy Leicester road was closed this afternoon after a suspected stolen car collided into another vehicle. Moments before the crash, Leicestershire Police were given authority to pursue one of the vehicles involved in the crash after it was spotted in the area. The stolen car...

New speed cameras go into action in six locations across Leicestershire

A speed camera trial which has caught 10,000 drivers above the speed limit is being extended to other parts of Leicestershire. Leicestershire County Council has identified seven areas which will benefit from the new cameras. The trial is part of a year long programme to support...

Terminally-ill Leicester woman burgled during holiday

A terminally-ill woman from Leicester returned from holiday last month to find her house had been burgled while she was away. The woman in her 50s was left distraught after finding her house on Headley Road had been burgled some time between 3:30pm on Thursday 6 December and...

Work on next phase of transforming Leicester’s London Road to begin

Work on the transformation of Leicester’s London Road will move to two busy junctions when roadworks resumes tomorrow. Leicester City Council is set to revamp the route between Granby Street and Mayfield Road roundabout as part of a £3.9million scheme to create a safer and more attractive route for cyclists and pedestrians. From Monday 7 January,...

Body found in canal near Glen Parva

An investigation has been launched after a body was recovered from a canal in Leicestershire. Police were called to the area near Blue Banks Avenue, Glen Parva, just after 9am this morning. A dog walker spotted the body in the canal and contacted Police. Emergency services arrived and recovered the body, believed to be that of...

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