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Man from Leicester dies on ‘dream holiday’ in Greece

A man from Leicester has died after he fell off an inflatable dinghy being pulled by a speedboat just off the island of Kefalonia in Greece. Simon Crewe , 57, from Whetstone had been on the island for six days, enjoying ‘the most fantastic holiday ever’ with family and friends when the tragedy happened. Simon...

Highcross Shopping Centre evacuated today

The Highcross shopping centre was evacuated this morning after a false fire alarm. A number of shoppers at the Centre took to social media to say the site has been completely evacuated and emergency services were on the scene. It's believed the fire alarm was triggered in the Debenhams store. Highcross confirmed the evacuation on Twitter...

Residents evacuated after fire in industrial unit in Highfields

Fire crews had to tackle a large fire overnight at an industrial unit in Highfields. The incident took place at a commercial property on Cedar Road at around 9.40pm yesterday. The building was empty at the time. Several neighbouring terraced houses were evacuated as a precaution. Crews wearing breathing apparatus entered the building which was...

Man charged with attempted murder

A man has been charged with attempted murder, grievous bodily harm and conspiring to steal a vehicle. John Tuff, 36, from Market Harborough in Leicestershire, has appeared in court following the incident which took place in Warwickshire in January this year. During the incident, a 52-year-old man was seriously injured and was treated in hospital for...

Armed patrols increase across Leicestershire after revised terror threat

An increase in patrols of armed and unarmed officers at key locations across Leicestershire is taking place. This follows Teresa May's announcement that the threat level in the UK is being increased to “critical” – meaning a further attack in the UK is assessed to be imminent. The Police are also speaking to organisers of key...

Vigil will be held in Town Hall Square today for Manchester victims

A vigil will be held at Leicester's Town Hall Square tonight at 5:30pm in response to the terror attack in Manchester. Faith Leaders will issue a joint statement condemning the barbaric attack on innocent victims leaving an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night. Faith leaders from across the community will be attending to show their solidarity...

Flags fly at half-mast across Leicester

Flags have been flying at half-mast today at Leicester Town Hall and City Hall, following last night's terror attack in Manchester. Police have named the bomber as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who was responsible for killing 22 people and injuring 59 at Manchester Arena. So far three victims have been named - Saffie Rose Roussos (8) Georgina...

Manchester Arena explosion: 22 killed and 59 people injured

A bomber has killed 22 people - including children - in an explosion targeting fans leaving an Ariana Grande pop concert in Manchester. At least 59 people were also injured when the blast caused by an improvised explosive device was carried out at the Manchester Arena after the performance on Monday night. The Police are treating...

Man whose body found on grounds of Leicester Royal Infirmary is identified

Police have identified a man who died on the grounds of the Leicester Royal Infirmary last week. The body was found on the morning of Wednesday 18 May at around 6.40am. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Extensive enquiries by officers at the end of last week had failed to identify the man –...

Road cordoned off after reports of guns being fired in street

Police have cordoned off a road after reports of guns being fired in a street in Leicester. Officers were called to Tolton Road in Beaumont Leys at about 10:25pm yesterday (Sunday 21 May). There were reports of a group of men in the street and gunshots being heard. Police say nobody has been injured at...

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