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Students from Leicester film stunning images of the Earth’s curvature

Students from the University of Leicester filmed breathtaking views of cloud tops and the curvature of the earth using a high altitude weather balloon. The ballon captured beautiful near-space images of Earth from 15 miles above the planet surface and in temperatures of around -56C. The unmanned balloon, named by the students as Aether One, reached...

Man sentenced to four years for trying to run over Police officer

A driver who intentionally injured a police officer in Loughborough has been sentenced to four years in prison. Mark Courtney Johnson, 34, of Armadale Drive, Leicester, pleaded guilty to Grievous Bodily Harm with intent to resist arrest. He was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court. Police were called to Loughborough after Johnson was seen inside a building...

Shepshed murder update: three people arrested this morning

Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Shepshed on Thursday night. The arrests took place in the early morning of Saturday 18th March. The three people are being held in custody where they will be interviewed later today. The three include a 53-year-old man, a 53-year-old woman, and a...

Hoax call by child costs £2500 and diverts Ambulance from real emergency

East Midlands Ambulance Service is asking parents to talk to their children about not making hoax 999 calls after one call cost the public almost £2,500 and saw an ambulance diverted from a real emergency. On 9th April, a child made a hoax 999 call, reporting that a young girl had been run...

Husband and wife jailed for child sex abuse

A husband and wife who sexually abused children after getting them hooked on drugs were jailed for 94 offences. Nicholas Taylor and his wife Joan, who preyed on 11 boys and girls aged under 16 for over a decade were 'master manipulators' Leicester Crown Court heard. Taylor, 47, was described as a monster with not a...

Increased armed patrols to continue despite reduced threat level

The national threat level has been reduced today from 'critical' to 'severe', the Prime Minister has confirmed. The change indicates an attack is highly likely, but not imminently expected. However, increased patrols put in place across Leicestershire will continue over the Bank Holiday. This means the additional firearm officers who have been deployed to key locations across...

Woman brutally attacked by gang on Belgrave Gate

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted on Belgrave Gate last Thursday (8th June). The incident happened opposite the stairs to the old Haymarket Theatre. The 40-year-old lady was approached at about 9:50pm by a group of between six and eight men and women, some of whom were youths. The lady was...

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...

Suspect who died after Ashby armed robbery named by police

A man who died after being taken ill at the scene of an armed robbery in Ashby has been named by police. Shane Bryant, 29, was detained by members of the public after two men entered the Co-op on Thursday night with a baseball bat and golf club, demanding money. The second suspect made off in...

Victoria Park safety being reviewed after attack on woman

Security at Leicester's Victoria Park is being reviewed after a woman was brutally attacked and injured last month. Leicester City Council said they were reviewing a number of options to improve safety in the park including cutting back trees and installing CCTV. The woman, in her 20s, was dragged into bushes and brutally beaten late at...

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