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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...

Teenage pregnancies fall by two-thirds in Leicestershire in favour of online relationships

Teenage pregnancy figures for under 18’s across Leicestershire are down for the tenth consecutive year, with many experts linking this to the amount of time young people spend online. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) believes the changing social interactions of teenagers, with growing use of social media and...

Man and woman injured after masked men raid their Leicester home

Two people were left injured after masked men broke into a property in the Hamilton area of the city. A man in his 30’s and a woman in her 20’s were taken to hospital for treatment following the incident. The burglary happened between 11.07pm and...

Rebekah and Jamie Vardy reveal name of baby daughter

Rebekah and Jamie Vardy have revealed the name of their newborn daughter, sharing a photo with fans of their new arrival

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...

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...

Beware of new patrols cracking down on dangerous parking in Leicester

Drivers who park so dangerously that they cause a hazard to other road users and pedestrians are being targeted in a road safety crackdown led by Leicester City Council. Concerns have been raised about dangerous and obstructive parking in the city centre and residential areas as well as the main arterial routes into the city. This...

Warning after fake police officers trick £62k from Leicestershire victims

Leicestershire Police is warning the public about a telephone scam involving bogus police officers conning vulnerable people out of thousands of pounds. The criminals are calling residents, some of whom are elderly and vulnerable, claiming to be police officers. They say that a relative has been arrested and the victim needs to come and pay...

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.

New opening times at waste sites across Leicestershire

A seasonal change in opening hours for Leicestershire’s recycling and household waste sites comes into effect

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