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Four police officers sacked for posting offensive messages on WhatsApp

Four police officers have been sacked for posting offensive messages on WhatsApp after being found guilty of gross misconduct yesterday. The officers shared offensive messages about gay people and disability on a private group chat on WhatsApp between 2013 and 2014. The lengthy disciplinary process concluded yesterday with the sacking of the four officers, and warnings...

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...

Dad raises over £2,000 for hospitals that saved his twin daughters lives

A father of premature twin girls has raised over £2,000 for two neonatal units that saved their lives. Nathan Curtis (26) and his wife Steffanie (27) were devastated when complications during her pregnancy meant that both babies were born 10 weeks early at Leicester Royal Infirmary. They were in intensive care for around...

Leicester City Council given £10 million for new housing development

The Government has announced today that Leicester City Council will be given £10 million of funding for highway infrastructure enabling further investment in a new housing development. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid met with Leicester’s City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby at...

£1 million pound drugs operation foiled in Leicestershire

Two men from Leicester have been jailed for their role in a large scale drugs operation believed to be worth over a £1 million. The men were sentenced at Leicester Crown Court for a total of 11 years for drugs offences across Leicestershire and West Yorkshire. Mark Longland, 56, of Cairnsford Road was found guilty of...

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...

Bishops welcomed by Leicester Muslims during Ramadan

The Bishops of Leicester and Lougborough have been welcomed by the Muslim community in Leicester during their visits to local mosques in Ramadan. Bishop Martyn visited Masjid Ul Imam Al Bukhari on Loughborough Road for iftari, the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fasting at sunset. It was a very informal gathering...

Imam and Priest’s festive message in Amazon Christmas advert

Amazon has launched a new TV advert, ahead of Black Friday and Christmas, featuring an imam and a vicar exchanging gifts. The touching advert stars Zubeir Hassam from Leicester and pushes a message of inter-faith friendship at a divisive time in the UK and US. With anti-Muslim incidents in the UK increasing, Amazon said its...

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...

£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...

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