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Leicester city centre street to close for three weeks in £1.4m improvements

Motorists are being warned that Upper Brown Street in Leicester city centre will be closed for three weeks for roadworks from Monday (2 September). This means the surface level car park on Upper Brown Street will also be closed for up to three weeks. The...

Man jailed for sexually abusing three girls in Leicester

A Leicester man who sexually abused three girls has been jailed today (Friday 30 August). Anthony Bamford pleaded guilty to seven counts of rape relating to two girls and one count of indecent assault relating to a third victim. Bamford was sentenced to 23 years in...

Man arrested in connection with Syston burglary

A man has been arrested in connection with a burglary at retail premises in Syston. The 24-year-old man was arrested following the incident which took place in the early hours of yesterday (Thursday 29 August). Shortly before 3am, police received a report of a burglary taking...

Live: Protests against suspension of parliament in Leicester city centre

A protest is underway at Leicester’s Clock Tower this evening against the government’s move to suspend Parliament. Over two-hundred people have gathered in the city centre to oppose the move, which many believe is designed to reduce the chances of legislation being agreed to prevent Britain from leaving the...

Fire station releases shocking pictures after M1 crash in Leicestershire

A man was rescued after getting trapped in a car following a crash on the M1 in Leicestershire. The accident happened at around 2am, just after Junction 23 for Loughborough on the Northbound carriageway of the M1. The car is believed to have veered off the...

Two due in court following death of 15-year-old in Coalville

Two people are due to appear at Leicester  Magistrates’ Court tomorrow after the death of a school girl outside her school in Coalville. Sian Ellis died following a collision with a bus on Meadow Lane in January. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Two women jailed for drug dealing in Loughborough

Two women have been jailed for more than five years for their part in county lines drug dealing in Loughborough. Lisa Hutchinson and Pauline Smith, who are both in their 40’s were sentenced on Friday at Leicester Crown Court. The pair were arrested as part of...

Twinlakes closed after robbery and fire at theme park

Twinlakes Park is closed today after a robbery in the early hours of this morning. A man was held against his will as a number of armed men broke into the park and stole a number of items. The men then left the scene,...

Teenage boy ‘seriously sexually assaulted’ in Leicester park

A man has been arrested after a teenage boy was subjected to a ‘serious sexual assault’ in a park in Leicester. Police were called to Gilmorton Avenue, in Glen Parva, at about 6pm on Saturday following a report that a boy had been attacked. A 29-year-old...

Police close Belgrave Road in Leicester due to ‘incident’

Police have cordoned off Belgrave Road tonight as they deal with an incident. The road was shut between Kensington Street and Roberts Road at around 9pm this evening. Drivers have been urged to find an alternative route. Two fire engines and a Police car are...

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