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Council extends city-wide drinking controls to cover ‘legal highs’

Hundreds of people across Leicester have backed plans to continue a city-wide ban on antisocial public drinking, and extend it to cover so-called ‘legal highs’. The legislation, called Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), gives Police the power to tackle a wide range of antisocial behaviour problems linked to alcohol, noise and nuisance dogs. These controls on...

Leicester Comedy Festival is back

The Leicester Comedy Festival kicks off today, featuring over 800 shows over 19 days. This year’s festival runs from 8 to 26 February, with something for every comedy fan. The performances will feature at various venues across the city including De Montfort Hall, Town Hall, Hansom Hall and The Guildhall. Among the high-profile names lined up...

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...

Twycross Zoo names new snow leopard cubs – watch the cutest video of twins

Twycross Zoo has named its two adorable new snow leopard cubs. The twin sisters, who made their first public appearance last month, are called Eva (meaning 'life') and Ceba (meaning 'dear to hold'). This is the third pair of cubs for mum Irma and dad Suou. Keepers at the zoo hope the two young girls...

Decision made to save Children’s Heart Unit at Glenfield Hospital

NHS England has decided to save the Children's Heart Unit in Glenfield Hospital at a board meeting in London today. It will remain open on the basis that they make the improvements they've promised to make, grow the number of operations at the unit and move Children's Heart Services over to the Leicester Royal Infirmary...

Over 100 Police Officers line street for funeral of officer who died suddenly on duty

Over 100 Police officers lined up outside Leicester Cathedral to pay their respects to PC Austin Jackson at his funeral on Friday. The 38-year-old officer died suddenly while on duty on 16 March and was given a full Police funeral. As his hearse was driven towards the cathedral, it was accompanied by two police motorbikes riding...

Leicestershire councillor calls for Theresa May to be hanged

A Leicestershire councillor who used his Facebook page to call for Theresa May to be hanged for "treason" has pleaded guilty to four criminal charges. Richard Alderman, 72, called for the Prime Minster's public hanging three days after being elected to Rutland County Council. He also posted grossly offensive messages about shadow home secretary Diane...

Twelve-year-old’s video helps mum raise £50,000 for cancer treatment

A twelve-year-old boy has made an emotional video to help his mum raise £50,000 for the first phase of her life-saving cancer treatment. Louise Gleadell, 37 was diagnosed with cervical cancer in February 2015. She has gone through months of radiotherapy and chemotherapy and now doctors say there is no other treatment available to her...

Loughborough market voted best outdoor market in Britain

Loughborough market has been crowned Britain's Best Large Outdoor Market of the Year. The East Midlands has a number of great markets such as Leicester and Newark market, however Loughborough won the title of UK's Best Large Outdoor Market at the British Market of the Year Awards. The market has been running for eight centuries...

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...

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