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Over 2 million watch harrowing video of Kayleigh’s Love Story

More than 2m people watched Kayleigh’s Love Story within the first 36 hours of the film being posted online. The film, about the last two weeks of 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood, was posted on the website and Facebook page of Leicestershire Police on Tuesday at 9am. Within 24 hours, the film was viewed over a million times,...

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...

Shocking dashcam footage shows man driving recklessly before crashing

Shocking dashcam footage has been released by Police of a man driving recklessly and crashing into another car, whilst using his mobile phone. 34-year-old Craig Barlow was found guilty of dangerous driving this week, after he attempted to undertake drivers and swerve between lorries whilst using his phone. As a result of his driving, Barlow...

Leicester council changes school term dates to align with county

Leicester council has decided to change school term dates to match the county for 2019/20. Over 4,000 people completed a consultation which ran from June to September, asking whether school term dates should be aligned between the city and county. Eighty per cent of respondents said they wanted to see term dates aligned between the two...

Prince Harry is greeted by adoring fans during his visit to Leicester

Prince Harry was in Leicester today visiting a number of chartities and was met by crowds of adoring fans and schoolgirls. The Prince followed the footsteps of his late mother, visiting an aids charity 26 years after Diana's visit back in 1991. The Prince visited Leicester AIDS Support Service (LASS) to find out how the charity,...

Crowd comes together to lift two-ton car to save trapped 7-year-old

A crowd of passers-by helped to lift a two-ton car to save the life of a 7-year-old trapped below. The young boy was hit by the car on St Peters Road, in the Highfields area of Leicester on Sunday. About 15 people joined in to lift the Mercedes A Class and pull the boy free. The...

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...

Multi-million pound redevelopment of Leicester’s Belgrave Gate revealed

A multi million pound redevelopment project of the Belgrave Gate area has been proposed, which would house a new hotel complex and revamp the existing Haymarket car park. Leicester City Council hopes the regeneration will bring a significant annual income for the Council. It wants to invest £10million in a scheme that would allow it to...

Helping hand for businesses to offer young people work placements

Businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire are being offered a helping hand to take on disadvantaged young people for work placements. The Leicester Jobs Fund is offering firms based in the city or county grants of up to £2,500 to support young people on a work placement of six months or more. The scheme is designed to...

What’s on this festive season in Leicester

Planning your Christmas entertainment? There's loads to do in Leicester this festive season. We've picked some of the festive highlights for you. Santa's Log Cabin Experience on now until 24 December Highcross Journey through the winter garden into Santa's log cabin to meet the big man himself! Jack and the Beanstalk on now until 3 January De Montfort Hall A family...

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