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Sir Richard Branson comes to rescue of hen party

A bride-to-be from Leicester was astonished to find out Sir Richard Branson was paying for her and her hen party to be flown to Las Vegas after being kicked off a Jet2 flight last week. 35-year-old Emma Green and her friends were told to leave the Jet2 flight to Majorca after the ladies wore...

Woman injured after car lands on roof in Narborough car crash

A woman was injured after two cars were involved in a road collision causing one of the cars to land on its roof. The incident took place on Leicester Road in Narborough at about 1pm yesterday. No passengers were trapped inside the vehicles. Fire crews from Southern Station and Wigston attended the incident. The crews turned...

Taxi driver found guilty over cyclist death crash

A taxi driver has been found guilty in connection with the death of cyclist Sam Boulton in Leicester. Farook Bhikhu, 56, appeared in Loughborough Magistrates Court charged with permitting the opening of a vehicle door so as to injure or endanger a person. Sam was killed in July last year as he was cycling on London...

Woman dies in car crash on A6 in Leicestershire

A woman was killed in a fatal road traffic collision yesterday and police are appealing for help to find out what happened. The accident involved two cars. A red Volvo was travelling on Langton Road, approaching the junction with the A6 Harborough Road. A blue VW Eos was travelling south on the A6 towards Harborough when...

Fire crews called to building near city centre after BBQ causes fire

Emergency services were called out to a fire in a building near Leicester city centre in the early hours of this morning. The fire was caused by the embers of a BBQ. The incident took place on Edward street, off Humberstone Road. Fire crews received a call at 1am reporting smoke coming from the ceiling...

Increased armed patrols at events across Leicestershire

More armed officers will be deployed to public events and places in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland today where large groups of people are expected to gather. It comes in the wake of last night’s terrorist attack in London which left seven people dead and nearly 50 others hospitalised. The three suspects were shot dead by...

Seven killed in London terror attack

Seven people have been killed and at least 50 injured in a terror incident in London in which three male attackers were shot dead by Police. The incident began shortly after 10pm when a white van drove at pedestrians crossing London Bridge, before making its way to the crowded bars and restaurants at Borough Market....

Man found injured in city street has died

A man found seriously injured in Leicester city centre on Thursday evening has died. The man, aged 63, was found injured in Lower Brown Street at its junction with Norton Street at around 10.40pm. He was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he died from his injuries on Friday. Enquiries have found the man...

Gang who supplied £1m of drugs jailed for 100 years

A gang of fifteen people have been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for their part in supplying over £1 million worth of Class A drugs across the country. The gang which contains a number of members from Leicester or Leicestershire, were convicted after a nine month investigation by the East Midlands Special...

Man found injured in City Centre may have been involved in hit and run

Police investigating a man found injured on Thursday night believe he may have been involved in a road traffic collision. Police were called at around 10.40pm on Thursday 1 June by the ambulance service to a report of a man found seriously injured in Norton Street. The man is currently at the Queens Medical Centre in...

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