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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...

James Blunt’s cheeky comment about Leicester shop goes viral

James Blunt's cheeky comment about a shop sign in Leicester has gone viral, amusing his fans and followers. The 43-year-old singer shared a picture on Twitter and Instagram of the shopfront of Blunts Shoes in Leicester City Centre. However, the first ’s’ from the word ‘shoes’ had fallen off - leading to the sign to say...

Leicester named one of the cheapest university cities for students

If you are thinking of heading to uni but haven’t made up your mind yet, a new study from marbles.com reveals which city would allow you to stretch your money the most. The study has analysed the average weekly cost of rent, travel, a pint, kebab and social activities such as the cinema and gym...

Dazzling treasures of India on display in new exhibition

Some of the finest Indian treasures from the Royal Collection will go on display at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery from today. The Splendours of the Subcontinent exhibition tells the story of the grand tour made by the Prince of Wales across India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal as part of efforts to...

Leicester named one of the top food destinations in the UK

Leicester has been named as one of top food destinations in the U.K. by travel website Booking.com. The city featured at number eight in the Top 10 food destinations in the UK, beating cities like London and Manchester. The ranking was based on feedback from 118 million traveller's on Booking.com. Padlow, a picturesque village in...

Parents angry after school proposes to finish at lunchtime on Fridays

A primary school in Leicestershire has been criticised after it revealed plans of closing early on Friday afternoons to try and cut costs and save money. Parents were furious when children came home with the letters suggesting that Danemill Primary School in Enderby was purposing to close at 1:05pm from the autumn term in October. The...

Major transformation of Highcross moves a step closer

Planning permission has been granted to redevelop the House of Fraser store at Highcross in Leicester, allowing for larger stores and new brands to take its place. Three of the new units have already been earmarked for specific companies, including larger stores for Zara and JD Sports and a new crazy golf course. The plans will...

‘Miracle baby’ born at just 22 weeks and weighing 1lb defies odds to survive

One of Britain's most premature babies has defied the odds after surviving being born at 22 weeks weighing just 1lb 4oz. Little Austin Douglas weighed the same as half a bag of sugar when he arrived 18 weeks early on March 31. Doctors told parents Helen, 30 and Rhys, 25, there was very little chance their...

Open air ice rink planned for Leicester City Centre

An open air ice risk is planned to be a key focal point for this year's Christmas fair in Leicester City Centre. The rink will be set up in the newly created £1.6m public square, the space that used to be occupied by the indoor market. The ice rink could either be temporary – using the...

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