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Vigil at Leicester Clocktower to stand against hate after Christchurch terror attack

A vigil is being held in Leicester city centre today for all communities to stand against hate, following the terrorist attack in New Zealand. The shooting at two mosques in Christchurch has left 49 people dead and many more injured. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed...

Hinckley Road explosion site sold at auction

The site of the Hinckley Road explosion which killed five people has been sold at auction. The buildings on the land were demolished and cleared following the blast, making the land ready for auction by Shonki Bros estate agents. The auctioneers described the cleared site as...

Police looking for car in search for missing Hinckley woman

The search for a missing woman from Hinckley continues today, with Police trying to locate her car. Lesley Bennett, 57, was reported missing yesterday (Thursday 14 March). She was last seen visiting a business premises on St Mary’s Road, Hinckley at 4pm. The investigation had found...

Appeal to find dogs snatched from Sainsbury’s car park in Hinckley

Police are appealing for witnesses after two dogs were snatched from a supermarket car park in Leicestershire. The two chihuahuas were left by their owner in the boot of her Mercedes yesterday (13 March) at about 4.30pm, whilst she went into the Sainsbury’s on Rugby Road in Hinckley.

Driver rescued from flood water after ignoring warning signs in Leicestershire

A driver had to be rescued from a notorious ford after getting stuck in 3ft of flood water. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue (LFRS) were called out to help the driver to safety this morning in Watery Gate Lane, between Earl Shilton and Thurlaston. Firefighters used an...

Woman critically injured after being hit by bus outside school in Leicester

A woman is in a life-threatening condition after being hit by a bus outside a school in Leicester. The incident happened outside Humberstone Junior Academy, at the junction of Abbots Road North and Main Street, just after midday today. The woman who is believed to be...

Bad parking blocks firefighters in Leicestershire

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service have posted photos of two cars blocking one of their engine's path in Leicestershire. Both cars were parked illegally on a junction. Fortunately the fire crews were not on their way to an emergency at the time. A spokesman for the...

Thieves ram raid Flannels designer store in Leicester city centre

Thieves have broken into a clothing designer store in Leicester city centre stealing hundreds of pounds worth of high end items. The ram raid occurred at the Flannels designer store on Halford Street, where BHS was once located. Police were alerted just after midnight today (March...

Live: Major incident on Leicestershire road. Drivers told to avoid area

Motorists have been advised to avoid a key road in the county following a 'major incident'. The incident has taken place on A426 Leicester Road/Lutterworth Road. Area Traffic Control tweeted just before 7.30pm this evening to warn drivers. The incident is close to the...

Motorcyclist dies two weeks after crash near Leicestershire

A motorcyclist who was involved in serious collision last month has died in hospital. The crash took place on Friday 22 February at around 6pm in Bottesford, at the crossroads between the A52 and Belvoir Road. Leicestershire Police said the collision involved a silver Triumph...

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