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Kayleigh’s film on the dangers of online grooming nominated for national award

A short film made by Leicestershire Police has been shortlisted for a national award. 'Kayleigh's Love Story' is a film about a Leicester schoolgirl who was raped and murdered in 2015 after she was groomed online. The five minute film tells the story of 15 year-old Kayleigh Haywood, from Measham, and how the last two weeks...

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...

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...

Teen injured in crash over the weekend dies

A teenager who was seriously injured in a road traffic collision near Coalville over the weekend has died in hospital. The incident took place at 12.35am on Saturday morning (18 August). The 19-year-old, who was the driver of a grey Vauxhall Astra, collided with a lorry on the A511 on Ashby Road, Sinope. Two other teenagers...

Turkish restaurant praised for opening doors to the homeless and elderly on Christmas Day

A Turkish restaurant in Leicester has been praised for offering free food to the homeless and elderly people on Christmas Day. Saray Mangal, on Highfield Street, off London Road, served a three-course meal to all to ensure ‘no one eat alone at Christmas’. Motivated by his own experiences of homelessness when he first moved to...

£150m extension to Fosse Park approved

A £150m extension to the retail area next to Fosse Park has been approved by Blaby District Council. The Castle Acres Shopping Park will include a range of new shops, restaurants and cafes next to Fosse Park. The council’s planning committee approved the application after an 18-month consultation process. The project is being developed by Next...

Leicester ranks third in list of most improved cities in the UK

A recent survey has named Leicester as one of the fastest improving cities in the UK over the last 12 months. Leicester came in third place in the study, which ranked cities on factors like employment, health, income and affordability of housing. Derby also featured on the index, coming in at tenth position, suggesting cities...

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...

Leicester’s National Space Centre wins Venue of the Year 2016 award

The National Space Centre has scooped the 2016 Unique Venue of the Year award in London, beating stiff competition in the category including the iconic view from the Shard. The award was presented at the UK Events Awards 2016, which was hosted at a glitteringly black tie event in London's Grosvenor Square. The UK Events Awards...

Major transformation of Highcross moves a step closer

Planning permission has been granted to redevelop the House of Fraser store at Highcross in Leicester, allowing for larger stores and new brands to take its place. Three of the new units have already been earmarked for specific companies, including larger stores for Zara and JD Sports and a new crazy golf course. The plans will...

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