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Teen arrested after man hit by BMW in Leicester

A 16-year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, after a man was hit by a car in the Belgrave area of the city. The incident happened on Canon Street at around 9:45pm on Thursday (7 February), leaving the man with serious injuries.

Leicester Comedy Festival is back

The Leicester Comedy Festival kicks off today, featuring over 800 shows over 19 days. This year’s festival runs from 8 to 26 February, with something for every comedy fan. The performances will feature at various venues across the city including De Montfort Hall, Town Hall, Hansom Hall and The Guildhall. Among the high-profile names lined up...

Bishops welcomed by Leicester Muslims during Ramadan

The Bishops of Leicester and Lougborough have been welcomed by the Muslim community in Leicester during their visits to local mosques in Ramadan. Bishop Martyn visited Masjid Ul Imam Al Bukhari on Loughborough Road for iftari, the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fasting at sunset. It was a very informal gathering...

Rare 50p coins released this week could be worth a fortune

The Royal Mint has released a special edition 2019 Peter Rabbit 50p coin this week, and they could be worth thousands of pounds. The coins were not intended for general circulation, however 400 have been released to the general public. The special edition coins contain one...

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...

Woman arrested for growing cannabis in loft after house catches fire

Police have launched an investigation after cannabis plants were found in a loft fire at a property in Leicester. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue were called to the blaze in Peverel Road, Braunstone at 5.15pm on Monday 28 May. A concerned passer by stopped to raise the alarm after he could see smoke coming from the roof...

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...

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...

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...

Tories lose Hinckley and Bosworth Council but retain Melton and North West Leicestershire

The Conservatives have lost control of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. The Liberal Democrats are now the largest party, having won 21 of 34 seats, with the Conservatives second on 11, having lost 10 seats. This means the Lib Dem’s have regained control of Hinckley and...

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