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What are the dream jobs for modern youngsters in Leicester?

When it comes to a dream job, modern youngsters now aspire to be writers/bloggers, artists and YouTube sensations over more traditional careers. A survey of young people aged between 12 to 25 and adults over 50 has found 92% of youngsters would prefer not to follow in their parent’s footsteps, moving away from careers such...

Leicester mum loses half her body weight after getting stuck in rollercoaster

A mother-of-two has lost half her body weight after being left embarrassed when she became stuck on a rollercoaster ride at a theme park. Laura Cosbie, 35, from Leicester was nearly 19st (120kgs) when she got wedged in a ride at Alton Towers. She vowed to turn her life around after it took three men...

Police chase ends in crash in Leicester

A busy Leicester road was closed this afternoon after a suspected stolen car collided into another vehicle. Moments before the crash, Leicestershire Police were given authority to pursue one of the vehicles involved in the crash after it was spotted in the area. The stolen car...

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...

Cheering crowds greet the Queen in Leicester

Crowds of cheering fans lined the streets of Leicester City Centre to welcome the Queen and Prince Philip today. Spectators lined the length of the parade route as Her Majesty's limousine drove past Humberstone Gate, the Clock Tower, High Street, ending at Jubilee Square. The Queen, wearing a deep jade dress with a matching coat...

This is how the £2.9m revamp of London Road will look with Dutch-style cycle lanes

Plans have been revealed for a major transformation of a stretch of Leicester’s busy London Road. Leicester City Council is proposing a £2.9milllion revamp of the busy route between Granby Street and the Mayfield Road roundabout, to create a safer and more appealing route for pedestrians and cyclists. New off-road 'Dutch-style' cycle lanes will be created...

Man slashes his own throat in Leicester Crown Court after being found guilty

A man found guilty of sexually abusing his own daughter has slashed his own throat with a razor at Leicester Crown Court. The man, who cannot be named to protect his six-year-old victim, tried to kill himself after he was told that he was guilty of the offence. After hearing two guilty verdicts of sexual...

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...

Shocking video of mob attacking woman and smashing car in Leicester

Shocking footage of a gang of masked men wielding baseball bats and viciously attacking a young woman in Leicester has emerged. Police are investigating the ‘incident of violent disorder’, after the woman and her brother were attacked outside their family home. They both needed hospital treatment after the attack. The incident happened at 6pm on Saturday...

Man has substance thrown in his face on Leicester street

A 51-year-old man was treated by paramedics after a substance was thrown into his face and eyes in Leicester city centre. The incident happened on Market Street on Monday 13th August shortly before 11.30pm. The man was treated by ambulance staff and firefighters, who washed the man’s face and eyes with water. Police are searching for two...

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