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Leicestershire Police warn residents after people duped out of large sums of money

Leicestershire Police are warning the public to be vigilant after a number of people have been duped to take part in an undercover operation. In the scam, people have been approached by fake police officers asking for their help in an investigation. Eight such scams have been reported since November last year, and officers are...

Police persuade woman not to jump from M69 bridge near Hinckley

Police officers had to talk a woman down from a motorway bridge on the M69, after she threatened to jump. The incident happened on the evening of Tuesday 8 May. Officers persuaded the woman not to jump as she stood on the wrong side of a bridge on the M69 near Burbage. The incident was handled...

Plan for major new road and thousands of homes in Leicester

Thousands of new homes and a new road to cope with the extra housing is being planned across Leicester and Leicestershire. All the local councils in the county are working towards a strategic growth plan and residents are being consulted on the proposals. The plan, which goes up to 2050, aims to build thousands of new...

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...

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...

Generosity of locals sees homeless man in hotel over festive season

A kind gesture by a man who paid for a homeless persons accommodation over Christmas has sparked others to help. Over £1,600 has been raised in two days, ensuring the homeless man has a bed over Christmas and into the New Year. Paul met the homeless man, Adam, in Loughborough town centre on Christmas Eve....

Government approves plans to create 21,000 jobs in Leicestershire

The government has agreed plans to create a new enterprise zone in Leicestershire, creating tens of thousands of new jobs. The zone, the second in the county, will create an incentive for national and global businesses to invest here. It is expected to create 6,500 jobs in ten years, rising to 21,000 jobs and £123m...

Camera enforcement begins outside Leicester Railway Station

Cameras are now being used to catch drivers who illegally stop in a restricted clearway outside Leicester Railway Station. From this week, 24-hour camera enforcement is in place on the stretch of London Road between Station Street and just before Conduit Street. This includes automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras and warning signs, to deter drivers...

Burglar impersonates Police officer to gain entry and burgle home

Police are warning residents in Leicester to be vigilant following a distraction burglary, where a thief claimed to be a police officer to gain entry to a house. The incident happened in Glenfield between 8pm and 8.15pm on Thursday 21 December. An elderly resident in Stamford Street noticed a man in his garden who claimed...

Leicester Tigers bring festive cheer to City hospitals

Leicester Tigers players bought some festive cheer and handed out early Christmas presents to patients, family members and staff during visits to Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital. The players handed out goodie bags, T-shirts and chocolates, as they chatted and joked with patients and their families. The fun turned to delight for one of...

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