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Double decker bus crashes into bridge in Leicester injuring six

A ‘First’ double decker bus has crashed into a bridge in Leicester, injuring six passengers. The incident happened today just before midday at the railway bridge on Barkby Road. Emergency services were called at 11.20am this morning. Police confirmed five people were taken to hospital as a precaution, and another person was treated at the...

New cycle lanes planned on three main roads in Leicester

Plans have been revealed for three new cycle lanes creating a safer and more direct route between Clarendon Park and Leicester city centre. The plans include a two-way cycle lane from the Queens Road and Victoria Park Road junction across Victoria Park and along the full length of Lancaster...

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...

Two men arrested after stabbing in Leicester restaurant

Two men have been arrested after a stabbing in a Leicester restaurant earlier this week. The men are being held on suspicion of attempted murder after two 19-year-olds were stabbed during a fight. Emergency services were called to the American diner Tinseltown, on Upper Brown Street...

Woman rescued after car crashes off road in Leicestershire

A woman was freed from her car after it crashed off a road and down a steep ditch yesterday. The incident took place on the A6 near Kibworth at around 10am yesterday. The crash involved a single car which hit the central reservation, rolled over...

Man’s body found in alleyway in Leicester

A man’s body has been found in an alleyway in Leicester. The body was discovered at around 10pm yesterday (15 June) near Southfields Drive in the Saffron Lane Estate. It’s believed the body was found by a member of the public. The alleyway has been cordoned...

Body found in Leicester’s Victoria Park

A man’s body was found in Leicester's Victoria Park earlier today

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...

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...

Crowd comes together to lift two-ton car to save trapped 7-year-old

A crowd of passers-by helped to lift a two-ton car to save the life of a 7-year-old trapped below. The young boy was hit by the car on St Peters Road, in the Highfields area of Leicester on Sunday. About 15 people joined in to lift the Mercedes A Class and pull the boy free. The...

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