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Leicester city centre street to close for three weeks in £1.4m improvements

Motorists are being warned that Upper Brown Street in Leicester city centre will be closed for three weeks for roadworks from Monday (2 September). This means the surface level car park on Upper Brown Street will also be closed for up to three weeks. The...

Open air ice rink coming to Leicester city centre

Leicester’s ice rink will be back for this Christmas – and this year there’ll be a brand new feature for skaters to enjoy. The city council plans to give the popular attraction an extra dimension this year by adding an outdoor section that will give people the chance to...

Man and woman injured after masked men raid their Leicester home

Two people were left injured after masked men broke into a property in the Hamilton area of the city. A man in his 30’s and a woman in her 20’s were taken to hospital for treatment following the incident. The burglary happened between 11.07pm and...

Newborn kittens dumped in plastic bag in Leicester

Two newborn kittens were dumped in a plastic bag and left to die in Leicester

Young man killed after car hits pedestrian

A young man was killed in a collision in Rutland over the weekend and Police are appealing for witnesses. The accident happened in Tinwell shortly before 10.50pm on Saturday (17 August), between the junctions of Water Lane and Steadfold Lane. The incident involved a pedestrian and a blue Jaguar...

Masked men break into warehouse in Leicestershire and take man hostage

An investigation has been launched after masked men broke into a high-end distribution warehouse in Leicestershire this morning. Police and forensic teams were called to the Dune London warehouse in Whetstone at 3.25am this morning. After breaking into the warehouse, the masked men drove off...

Leicester Council buys private homes to meet affordable housing needs

Leicester city council has completed the purchase of more private homes and is setting aside a further £9.3m for future purchases, to help meet demand for affordable housing in the city. A privately-owned block of flats that can house 33 people has been bought to use as council housing....

Drink-driver jailed for killing Oadby student

A drink-driver who crashed into a student while trying to escape from Police has been jailed. Paul Radcliffe, 18, died after being hit by a car being driven by Jagdip Dhesi in Oadby in the early hours of Saturday 19 January. Dhesi, 30, admitted causing death...

Leicestershire mum told she doesn’t have enough cancer for benefits

A single mother from Leicestershire was told by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that she "didn't have cancer enough" when she applied for benefits. Katie Larn was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma last year, and after starting treatment she applied for Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

Traffic warden fights with driver in shocking brawl in Leicester

A traffic warden has been suspended after he was involved in a shocking brawl with a motorist who stopped in a parking bay. The video filmed in Leicester city centre shows the warden wearing a high vis vest walking towards a black Volskwagen before smashing the door, hitting the...

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