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Three men wielding crowbars and axe burgle property in Leicester

Three men wearing balaclavas and armed with crowbars and an axe forced their way into a property in Leicester demanding access to a safe. Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for the public to come forward with information. The burglary happened at about 8.30pm on Sunday (September 9) in Station Road, Glenfield. The three men...

Shocking: 84% of burglaries in Leicestershire remain unsolved

More than 84% of residential burglaries in Leicestershire went unsolved in the 12 months to March, according to new figures from the Home Office. This is similar to other regions in the East Midlands, with 83% in Nottinghamshire and 81% in Derbyshire. The percentage of unsolved vehicle theft cases in the same period was 70% in...

Work to improve parking areas and laybys for residents in Leicester to begin

Plans to install new parking areas and laybys in residential areas across Leicester gets underway from the end of this month. Leicester City Council is spending nearly £330,000 on seven schemes tackling parking issues by creating new parking bays and extending existing ones. The scheme will concentrate on creating new parking spaces in streets in Eyres...

Teen injured in crash over the weekend dies

A teenager who was seriously injured in a road traffic collision near Coalville over the weekend has died in hospital. The incident took place at 12.35am on Saturday morning (18 August). The 19-year-old, who was the driver of a grey Vauxhall Astra, collided with a lorry on the A511 on Ashby Road, Sinope. Two other teenagers...

Man has substance thrown in his face on Leicester street

A 51-year-old man was treated by paramedics after a substance was thrown into his face and eyes in Leicester city centre. The incident happened on Market Street on Monday 13th August shortly before 11.30pm. The man was treated by ambulance staff and firefighters, who washed the man’s face and eyes with water. Police are searching for two...

£1million transformation of Leicester city centre street completed

A major transformation of King Street in Leicester city centre has been completed following a £1million refurbishment. The street has been completely revamped by the city council, with wider pavements, an attractive new outdoor seating area and a missing link restored in New Walk’s Victorian promenade. Footpaths have been reconstructed in high quality block paving and...

Last images of missing Leicester man released

Police searching for a missing Leicester man have released new images of him walking along a canal footpath. Michal Zygan, who is originally from Poland, left his home in Hopefield Road at around 7.30am last Wednesday morning (25 July) on his way to work in Percy Street. He was first reported missing by one of his...

New development of 3,200 homes approved in Leicestershire

A major development in West Loughborough, which includes 3,200 new homes and two new primary schools, has been given the green light and work is expected to start very soon. Home developers William Davis Ltd and Persimmon Homes (North Midlands) have been granted planning consent to build 3,200 homes on Garendon Park, between Loughborough and...

October half-term dates for city schools could be changed

Leicester City Council is reviewing whether the city’s half-term break in October 2019 should be changed, to bring it in line with dates recently announced for schools in the county. The council is asking for views from people on whether next year’s October half term should be brought forward by a week – or whether...

Leicestershire farmer’s heartbreak as 55 cows die in suspected poisoning

A Leicestershire farmer was horrified to find 55 of his cows dead in a suspected poisoning at his farm. An investigation is currently underway after farmer Tom Rawson discovered dozens of dead livestock at his farm in Houghton on the Hill on Tuesday 19 June. Mr Rawson, who runs Evolution Farming, said they first realised they...

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