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Leicester woman shocked as vase she bought for £20 sells for £22,000

A woman from Leicester who bought a vase for £20 from a car boot sale many years ago has fetched almost £22,000 at an arts auction in Market Harborough. The 1950s ceramic, tall vase was bought in the 1990s by the lady, but little did she know it was made by the German-born British studio...

Police persuade woman not to jump from M69 bridge near Hinckley

Police officers had to talk a woman down from a motorway bridge on the M69, after she threatened to jump. The incident happened on the evening of Tuesday 8 May. Officers persuaded the woman not to jump as she stood on the wrong side of a bridge on the M69 near Burbage. The incident was handled...

Elderly woman finds two burglars in her bedroom in Oadby

Police are looking for two men after an elderly woman was burgled in her home in Oadby. The two men are believed to have stolen sentimental jewellery belonging to the elderly victim, after telling her they were looking for a cat. The incident happened yesterday afternoon (8 May) at an address in Uplands Road, at around...

Mother and son treated in Leicester after mystery liquid thrown in their faces

A mother and son were treated in hospital after an unidentified liquid was thrown at them in a Leicester street. The incident happened at around 6pm yesterday (3 May), while the pair were stood in Knighton Road, near the junction with Queens Road. A dark blue Volkswagen Golf with blacked-out windows drove past and a liquid...

Beware of new patrols cracking down on dangerous parking in Leicester

Drivers who park so dangerously that they cause a hazard to other road users and pedestrians are being targeted in a road safety crackdown led by Leicester City Council. Concerns have been raised about dangerous and obstructive parking in the city centre and residential areas as well as the main arterial routes into the city. This...

Dying mum desperate to raise £100k for treatment to spend more time with baby daughter

A mother from Leicester who has terminal cancer is desperately trying to raise £100k in a bid to prolong her life to spend more time with her new born baby daughter. The justGiving Page has raised over £91,000, over 90% of the target needed. In December 2017, Kate Geraghty, 34, who lives with her partner Paul...

300 new homes planned for one of Leicester’s most desirable locations

Residents living near Stoughton and Oadby are being asked for their opinion on a new housing proposal. Plans are currently being drawn up for a new housing development on land near Stoughton Road and Gartree Road. The proposed plan is to build over 300 homes, 30% of which will be social housing, on the...

Leicestershire man wins £165k Bentley and £20k cash

A man from Leicestershire was left ‘gobsmacked’ after winning a luxury Bentley worth £165,000 and a whopping £20,000 in cash. Philip Bodycote, from Shepshed discovered he had won the prize after a representative from the BOTB (Best of the Best), a dream car competition company surprised him at a hotel bar last week. The company gives...

Leicestershire Gender Pay Gap figures released

Every public sector body in Leicester and Leicestershire pay women less on average than men, newly-released figures show. The pay gap in some public sector organisations in the county is as high as 25%, compared to an overall gender pay gap (GPG) for all employees in the UK of 18%. The figures come after all companies...

Leicester Council sets up own housing company to build affordable housing

Leicester City Council has announced plans to set up its own housing company to build affordable housing in Leicester. The council aims to build 50 affordable homes in the first year of the company’s operation, with work starting on site at the end of this year. The homes will be built on land already owned by...

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