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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,...

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...

Imam and Priest’s festive message in Amazon Christmas advert

Amazon has launched a new TV advert, ahead of Black Friday and Christmas, featuring an imam and a vicar exchanging gifts. The touching advert stars Zubeir Hassam from Leicester and pushes a message of inter-faith friendship at a divisive time in the UK and US. With anti-Muslim incidents in the UK increasing, Amazon said its...

‘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...

Devastated family’s flu warning after tragic death of teenager

The family of a teenager who died from a flu virus are warning others to look out for the signs and not to delay visiting the doctor. 18-year-old, Melissa Whiteley, from Staffordshire died at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital, where she was transferred after falling ill. Melissa was rushed to hospital after becoming unwell over Christmas. Her parents,...

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,...

Diwali set to light up Leicester

Leicester’s Diwali celebrations return to light up our streets this October. Diwali has been celebrated in Leicester for many years and it is one of the most significant cultural events in the Hindu, Sikh and Jain calendars. The celebrations in Leicester are one of the biggest Diwali events outside of India. The festival kicks off with...

Man who killed girlfriend in Leicestershire crash tries to flee country

A man has been jailed for more than seven years after killing his girlfriend in an 100mph crash near Coleorton, Leicestershire. Varanjot Singh-Kandola was driving the car when the collision occurred on Loughborough Road, Coleorton, on 13 January. The accident led to the death of 25-year-old Tanvi Makwana. Singh-Kandola refused to let the police analyse...

Children from Wigston raise £1,800 by running 500 miles for Menphys

Over 500 children from Parklands Primary School in South Wigston ran 500 miles to help raise money for local charity Menphys. The children joined neighbourhood police officer, PC Carl Sutherley, for a one mile run to help the charity. The children ran a mile each by running ten laps of the playground. They were encouraged along...

Extra park and ride services throughout December to Leicester city centre

Leicester's Park and Ride services will be running additional services in December, making it easier for people to enjoy everything the city centre has to offer this Christmas. The service makes it easier to get into the city centre, without having to worry about traffic or find parking. You can park up for free at...

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