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Residents evacuated after fire in five storey building

Residents were evacuated from a five storey building after a fire broke out in the early hours of this morning. The incident occurred at about 2am this morning at the Zenith Building in Colton Street in the city centre. A resident living in one of the flats raised the alarm after smelling smoke. It took...

Flyover in City Centre closed after three-car collision

The flyover on Burleys Way in Leicester was closed last night after a road traffic collision. The incident took place at around 10.25pm yesterday. The accident involved three cars. Two fire crews were dispatched from Central Fire Station to deal with the incident. On arrival, the fire crews ensured the vehicles were safe and then helped...

Parents angry after school proposes to finish at lunchtime on Fridays

A primary school in Leicestershire has been criticised after it revealed plans of closing early on Friday afternoons to try and cut costs and save money. Parents were furious when children came home with the letters suggesting that Danemill Primary School in Enderby was purposing to close at 1:05pm from the autumn term in October. The...

Three people taken to hospital after fight in City Centre

Police have released a picture of a man they want to speak to about a fight in Leicester that landed three people in hospital. The fight broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning (14 May) on Gravel Street in the City Centre. Three people were taken to hospital with injuries following the fight. They...

Pair jailed for armed robbery at Building Society

Two men who admitted robbing a Building Society at gunpoint have been sentenced to almost 20 years. Christopher Dennis and Marlon Watson walked into the Nottingham Building Society in Shepshed and threatened staff with a firearm, before demanding money. They made off with nearly £5,000. The incident took place in March this year. Today, both men...

Funeral held for young brothers killed in their Hinckley home

The funeral of two brothers found dead by police after a domestic disturbance has been held at St Mary's Church in Hinckley today. Over 100 mourners attended the service to pay their respects to Adam Stokes (11) and younger brother Matthew (5). Their bodies were discovered at their home seven months ago. The boys' father was...

Hotel evacuated after fire breaks out in Leicester

A fire has broken out in a hotel in Leicester, forcing guests to be evacuated from the premises. The incident took place at the College Court Conference Centre and Hotel on Knighton Road at around 7am this morning. Four fire crews from around the city were sent to tackle the blaze, which is believed to have...

Major transformation of Highcross moves a step closer

Planning permission has been granted to redevelop the House of Fraser store at Highcross in Leicester, allowing for larger stores and new brands to take its place. Three of the new units have already been earmarked for specific companies, including larger stores for Zara and JD Sports and a new crazy golf course. The plans will...

Man denies Leicester Railway Station murder

A man has pleaded not guilty to murdering a man who was found stabbed outside Leicester Railway Station Rajesh Khunti, 30, appeared at Leicester Crown Court this week accused of killing Dilovan Fazil Mohammed. Mr Mohammed, also aged 30, was found injured outside the station on 8 March and died after being taken to the hospital. Police...

Elderly couple attacked in their home and cash and jewellery stolen

Thieves broke into an elderly couple's home in the Evington area of Leicester and made off with cash and jewellery. The robbery took place on Barnstaple Road, near Downing Drive on Monday night (19 June). The thieves broke into the house at around 11.47pm and demanded cash and jewellery before assaulting the elderly occupants. The victims,...

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