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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...

Three supermarkets to close stores in Leicester

Three supermarket chains have revealed that they will be closing stores in Leicester by the end of the year. Sainsbury’s has become the latest supermarket to announce the closure of their store on Narborough Road blaming poor sales. This is in addition to the closure...

Pictures of Leicestershire crash released to warn drivers

Leicestershire Fire & Rescue has released pictures of a crash earlier this morning to highlight the dangers of driving in wet conditions. The two-car crash happened at around 8am yesterday (18 July) on the A4304 between Lutterworth and Market Harborough. One person was taken to the...

Two men arrested after stabbing in Leicester restaurant

Two men have been arrested after a stabbing in a Leicester restaurant earlier this week. The men are being held on suspicion of attempted murder after two 19-year-olds were stabbed during a fight. Emergency services were called to the American diner Tinseltown, on Upper Brown Street...

Police statement after two men stabbed in Leicester restaurant

Police are appealing for witnesses after two teenagers were attacked with machetes at a restaurant in the city centre. Emergency services were called to the Tinseltown restaurant on Upper Brown Street, just after 11pm last night (Monday 15 June). When paramedics arrived at the scene they found...

Two seriously injured after jumping from third floor fire in Mountsorrel

Two people have been injured after jumping from the third floor of a building to escape a fire at a block of flats in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire. Fire crews were called to the blaze on Barons Road shortly after 7:30pm on Saturday 13th July. The fire started...

Free family activities in Leicester this summer

There’s lots going on in Leicester this summer to keep kids of all ages busy – and the good news for local families is that many activities are completely free of charge. From free tennis coaching to story-telling, bike rides to an outdoor showing of a Star Wars favourite, there’s...

Wigston man due to stand trial found dead in prison cell

A man from Wigston who was due to stand trial for murder has been found dead in his Leicester prison cell. Martley Matthew, 63, was found dead at HMP Leicester on 24 June. Matthew was charged with the murder of Ashton Slatcher, 43, who was attacked...

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