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Nuisance 999 caller jailed for costing NHS £34k

A nuisance 999 caller from Leicestershire who made over 700 fake calls in a year - costing taxpayers more than £34,000 - has been jailed. Dominic Thomas, 45, was initially given a suspended sentence in November after he ran up a bill higher than the wage of a newly qualified paramedic, who earn about £21,909...

£10k reward offered to help solve brutal murder of Mumtaz Member

A £10k reward has been offered for information that helps police solve the brutal murder of Mumtaz Member, a 'loving wife and grandmother' who was killed in her own home. The 56-year-old mother of three was brutally killed in her family home in Holmfield Avenue, Stoneygate, a year ago today. She was murdered between midnight...

A 93-year-old dies in car crash near Lutterworth

A 93-year-old man has died in a car crash on the A426 near Lutterworth today. The collision happened on Rugby Road in Cotesbach at 2pm. Police are appealing for any witnesses who saw the fatal collision. The 93-year-old man was driving from Lutterworth to Rugby when his blue Hyundai collided into a tree. The man was...

Vegetarians and community groups called ‘stupid’ for protesting over new £5 note

With various communities across Leicester expressing concern over the new £5 note, the inventor of the note has called people 'stupid' for protesting over the small amount of animal fat it contains. Vegans and religous communities have expressed anger because the new fiver contains a small amount of tallow, which is derived from animal waste...

Donald Trump to be invited to Leicester

Donald Trump is being invited to visit Leicester after experts revealed that the next President of the United States is related to King Richard III. The story of King Richard III and his legacy put Leicester on the world map. Now experts at the University of Leicester have traced Donald Trump's family line to find...

Plea for help to find missing thirteen year old

Police have issued a photograph of a thirteen-year-old Leicester girl who has gone misssing from home. They are becoming increasing worried for her safety and have urged the public for help. Samanta Jureviciute was last seen on 26 November in the Erringtons Close area of Great Glen. She is 5ft 4ins tall, slim, with dark brown...

Family raise £120,000 for vital cancer treatment for nine-year-old son

A nine-year-old boy from Leicestershire with a rare form of cancer will receive vital treatment in the US after his family successfully raised £120,000. Alex Goodwin, from Dunton Bassett has a rare type of bone cancer called Ewing Sarcoma. He was diagnosed with the condition in June, after struggling with constant leg pain since Christmas...

Eight year old boy dies in accident at Megazone in Leicester

An eight-year-old boy died after a teenager fell on top of him during an indoor laser game at Megazone in Leicester. Aryan Patel, from Leicester, was playing laser tag at the city centre venue when the larger boy collided with him. The teenager said he did not see Aryan due to his slight build and...

Man found dead in Kirby Muxloe

The body of a 53-year-old man has been found inside a property in Kirby Muxloe. The house has been corderned off, with Police guarding the front and the back of the house. The man, who has been named by neighbours as Anthony Culpin, was found dead in the house in The Keep at 6pm on...

Two men jailed for attacking friend who won £6,500

Two men have been jailed for attacking a friend who won £6,500 at the bookies. The victim was slashed with a knife, beaten up and his bank card taken away from him. The attack on the 49-year-old man was so severe that his nose was broken, causing a bleed on his brain. The victim was so...

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