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Investigation launched after death of woman in Leicestershire

An investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Market Harborough. Police were called shortly after midday on Thursday (21 February) following concerns for the woman at an address in Douglass Drive, Market Harborough. When Police arrived, an ambulance and Leicestershire Fire and...

Two cancer patients from Leicestershire feature in national TV advert

The moving story of two women from Leicestershire who met and became friends whilst being treated for cancer will feature in a national TV advert for Cancer Research UK. Mandie Stace from Melton Mowbray and Jude Price from Loughborough are supporting the 'Right Now' campaign, which calls on people to take action in the fight...

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...

What happens next after Hinckley Road tragedy?

Residents in the Hinckley Road area are being reassured that support is in place to help the community recover from the tragic event. Emergency services have now completed their investigations at the scene of the explosion, and work to make the area safe and reopen the road has been handed over to Leicester City Council. Properties...

60 streets across Leicester to be changed to 20mph zones

Around sixty streets across Leicester will be adapted to introduce new 20mph zones in a bid to improve road safety. The improvement of these streets have been divided into four schemes. The plans have been approved by Sir Peter Soulsby following public consultations with local residents. The work is part of a citywide programme of introducing...

Hitman who killed mum from Hinckley demands IVF treatment to become a dad

A hitman who murdered a mum-of-two from Hinckley has demanded £8,000 IVF treatment so he can father a child from jail. Aaron Newman, 28, was sentenced to 31-years in prison for shooting Hayley Pointon when he was hired to kill her boyfriend. Newman argues he has...

Memorial for young doctor who died after raising £120,000 for charity

A young doctor who managed to raise £120,000 for Cancer Research UK was remembered at a memorial service at the University of Leicester today. Dr Mark Sims, 28, died in January after battling a malignant melanoma, a condition which also affects his brother, father, aunt and grandmother. He was 15 when he was first diagnosed with...

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...

Elderly woman finds two burglars in her bedroom in Oadby

Police are looking for two men after an elderly woman was burgled in her home in Oadby. The two men are believed to have stolen sentimental jewellery belonging to the elderly victim, after telling her they were looking for a cat. The incident happened yesterday afternoon (8 May) at an address in Uplands Road, at around...

Leicester city council to buy properties to create more affordable homes

Leicester city council is spending £8m to purchase properties to let to families on its housing register, in an attempt to create more affordable housing in the city. The council plans to purchase 50 properties, a mixture of privately owned homes within existing council sites and new-build houses being developed. The funding would cover the cost...

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