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Dazzling treasures of India on display in new exhibition

Some of the finest Indian treasures from the Royal Collection will go on display at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery from today. The Splendours of the Subcontinent exhibition tells the story of the grand tour made by the Prince of Wales across India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal as part of efforts to...

Mum with terminal cancer writes book to explain her illness to her children

A mum from Loughborough has written a storybook explaining her diagnosis of cancer to her young children. Sarah West, 34, has been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and a year ago she was given the devastating news it had spread to her brain. Sarah, mum to five year old Olivia and three year old Amelia,...

Memorial for young doctor who died after raising £120,000 for charity

A young doctor who managed to raise £120,000 for Cancer Research UK was remembered at a memorial service at the University of Leicester today. Dr Mark Sims, 28, died in January after battling a malignant melanoma, a condition which also affects his brother, father, aunt and grandmother. He was 15 when he was first diagnosed with...

Devastated family’s flu warning after tragic death of teenager

The family of a teenager who died from a flu virus are warning others to look out for the signs and not to delay visiting the doctor. 18-year-old, Melissa Whiteley, from Staffordshire died at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital, where she was transferred after falling ill. Melissa was rushed to hospital after becoming unwell over Christmas. Her parents,...

10-year-old from Leicestershire wins ‘Young Hero of the Year’

Gideon Jones from Coalville has been named 'Young Hero of the Year' after raising the alarm and helping to prolong the life of his mother who suffered a seizure at home. The 10-year-old's mother Holly, was suffering from cancer when the incident occurred at their home. Gideon supported his mum's head with a pillow and rushed...

Leicestershire councillor calls for Theresa May to be hanged

A Leicestershire councillor who used his Facebook page to call for Theresa May to be hanged for "treason" has pleaded guilty to four criminal charges. Richard Alderman, 72, called for the Prime Minster's public hanging three days after being elected to Rutland County Council. He also posted grossly offensive messages about shadow home secretary Diane...

Mother and son treated in Leicester after mystery liquid thrown in their faces

A mother and son were treated in hospital after an unidentified liquid was thrown at them in a Leicester street. The incident happened at around 6pm yesterday (3 May), while the pair were stood in Knighton Road, near the junction with Queens Road. A dark blue Volkswagen Golf with blacked-out windows drove past and a liquid...

Men follow sat nav into “icy water” and are stranded on car roof

Two men were rescued from their car after they blindly followed their sat nav into “icy water” in Leicestershire. The pair were forced to climb onto the roof of their car after landing in the three-feet-deep water in Watery Gate, Thurlaston. They were finally rescued by firefighters using a raft. Police from Market Bosworth and Hinckley...

Council axes weekly refuse and recycling collections to save costs

Blaby District Council is switching it’s bin collection from weekly to fortnightly, affecting tens of thousands of homes. The council says it's due to cuts in government and county council funding worth almost £750,000. The changes include moving from weekly collections to alternate weeks and providing larger households with bigger refuse and recycling bins. The council ran...

Helping hand for businesses to offer young people work placements

Businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire are being offered a helping hand to take on disadvantaged young people for work placements. The Leicester Jobs Fund is offering firms based in the city or county grants of up to £2,500 to support young people on a work placement of six months or more. The scheme is designed to...

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