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Fire at Big John’s restaurant closes major route into city

A huge fire at Big John’s restaurant on Humberstone Road is causing traffic delays this morning. The fire was reported to Leicestershire Fire and Rescue at 7.28am this morning. Area Traffic Control has advised that Humberstone Road is closed in both directions between Dysart Way and the St Georges island, due to the fire. We will bring...

Dozens of sheep killed on main road near Leicestershire

Dozens of sheep have been injured and killed after they became loose on a main road. The incident happened on the A1 in Rutland at around 11:45pm on Saturday, after the sheep became loose near Greetham. The Police received reports of multiple collisions involving cars and the sheep. It is unclear how the sheep became loose on...

Warning after fake police officers trick £62k from Leicestershire victims

Leicestershire Police is warning the public about a telephone scam involving bogus police officers conning vulnerable people out of thousands of pounds. The criminals are calling residents, some of whom are elderly and vulnerable, claiming to be police officers. They say that a relative has been arrested and the victim needs to come and pay...

Spectacular new christmas ice rink opens in Leicester this week

The highly popular Christmas ice rink is set to open its doors to the public this week. It has taken over three days and 65,000 litres of water to create the thick layers of ice needed for the ice rink. The city centre attraction opens at 11am on Thursday 6 December and will give skaters an...

Leicester city council to buy properties to create more affordable homes

Leicester city council is spending £8m to purchase properties to let to families on its housing register, in an attempt to create more affordable housing in the city. The council plans to purchase 50 properties, a mixture of privately owned homes within existing council sites and new-build houses being developed. The funding would cover the cost...

Police release further details after bodies discovered in Leicester

Police are continuing their enquiries after two bodies were discovered inside a property in Glenfield. Police were called at around 11.50pm on Tuesday night (27 November) by a member of the public concerned for the welfare of the occupants at an address in Tatlow Road. Officers attended, along with the East Midlands Ambulance Service, and...

Duke and Duchess visit Leicester City to pay tribute to helicopter crash victims

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were at Leicester City Football Club today to pay their personal tribute to the victims of the recent helicopter crash. The couple were shown around the stadium by Mr Aiyawatt, the son of the late club chairman Mr Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. He died in the helicopter crash with four others...

Shocking video of mob attacking woman and smashing car in Leicester

Shocking footage of a gang of masked men wielding baseball bats and viciously attacking a young woman in Leicester has emerged. Police are investigating the ‘incident of violent disorder’, after the woman and her brother were attacked outside their family home. They both needed hospital treatment after the attack. The incident happened at 6pm on Saturday...

Double decker bus crashes into bridge in Leicester injuring six

A ‘First’ double decker bus has crashed into a bridge in Leicester, injuring six passengers. The incident happened today just before midday at the railway bridge on Barkby Road. Emergency services were called at 11.20am this morning. Police confirmed five people were taken to hospital as a precaution, and another person was treated at the...

Pensioner returns from husband’s deathbed to find house burgled

An elderly woman returned to her house in Leicester following the death of her husband to find her home had been burgled. The thieves ransacked her house and took sentimental items belonging to her late husband. The incident took place on Spencefield Lane on Wednesday 7 November, sometime between 10pm and 10.50pm. The elderly woman in...

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