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Man’s body found in alleyway in Leicester

A man’s body has been found in an alleyway in Leicester. The body was discovered at around 10pm yesterday (15 June) near Southfields Drive in the Saffron Lane Estate. It’s believed the body was found by a member of the public. The alleyway has been cordoned...

Father admits stalking his daughter in Leicester

A father has pleaded guilty to stalking and confronting his daughter while she was studying at a university in Leicester. The man from Northamptonshire began following his daughter after she moved to the city to study in September 2017. The woman’s family had tried to stop...

Face of mother found guilty of murdering newborn baby in Leicestershire

A woman has been found guilty of murdering her newborn baby in Leicestershire. Hannah Cobley, 29, was convicted today (6 June) of the murder of the baby girl, born at 32-weeks, following a four-week trial at Leicester Crown Court. The body of the baby was found...

£70 fine for parents parking outside these 24 Leicester schools

Anyone stopping or parking on ‘keep clear’ markings outside 24 schools in Leicester could now be captured on camera and fined. A new Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) will allow the city council to use evidence captured by a camera car to fine parents flouting the regulations and putting children’s...

Millions to be spent on affordable homes in Leicester

Leicester City Council is set to invest extra money on building and buying properties which can be used to provide much-needed affordable housing in the city. City Mayor Peter Soulsby has set out plans to use £7m to buy houses and housing sites which can be turned into affordable...

Baby hedgehogs found in Leicester street

The RSPCA were called to a street in Leicester to rescue tiny baby hedgehogs that were found wondering around. The hoglets were found in Fullhurst Avenue yesterday. RSPCA officers said they don’t know how the hedgehogs got there, but they have been taken to to a hedgehog sanctuary.

Woman rescued after car crashes off road in Leicestershire

A woman was freed from her car after it crashed off a road and down a steep ditch yesterday. The incident took place on the A6 near Kibworth at around 10am yesterday. The crash involved a single car which hit the central reservation, rolled over...

Young dad dies after getting trapped under cinema chair while searching for car keys

A father-of-one who had been watching a film at a Vue Cinema died after becoming trapped under his chair, an inquest has heard. Ateeq Rafiq, 24, had been to see a film with his wife at the Star City complex in Birmingham in March last year. After...

Plans for £63.5m distributor road in Melton being discussed

Plans for a relief road to reduce traffic congestion in Melton are due to be  considered next week. The £63.5m scheme for a distributor road to the north and east of the town will be discussed by the county council’s development control and regulatory board on Thursday, 23rd May.

£70 fines for parents parking outside these Leicestershire schools

The scheme to tackle inconsiderate parking outside schools will see a further 21 schools across Leicestershire become enforceable from this week (13 May). These schools will now be monitored using a camera car and parents who park dangerously or selfishly outside them could be fined. Since...

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