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Pedestrian dies in crash with van near Anstey

A pedestrian has died in a crash on the A46 near Anstey yesterday. Police were called to the incident at about 5.15pm, which involved a van pulling a caravan and the pedastrian. The victim died at the scene of the crash. No details have been released on their identity The road was closed for most of the...

Leicestershire uncle of Australia seaplane crash victims says ‘it’s wiped out my family’

The Leicestershire uncle of two men killed in a seaplane crash near Sydney on New Year's Eve has paid tribute to the victims. Ian Thorpe describes his nephews William Cousins, 25, and Edward Cousins, 23, as “two wonderful fellows”. The crash also killed their father, Richard Cousins, 58, the chief executive of Compass Group, his fiancee...

Live: Police close road in Oadby after body found

Police have cordoned off Gaulby Lane in Oadby, following the discovery of a body this morning. Police were called to the area shortly after 10am today (25 January) where they found the body of a man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His death is currently being treated as unexplained. An investigation is underway and...

Live incident: Driver reverses at speed into oncoming traffic on M1

There are delays on the M1 southbound this morning after a car reversed at speed into oncoming motorway traffic. The incident happened near Junction 23a of the M1. After reversing into oncoming cars, the car overturned and ended up mounting the safety barrier. The driver than tried to run away but was captured by officers from the...

Man stabbed woman several times after she intervened in argument

A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to seven and a half years in jail after he stabbed a woman several times when she tried to stop him making threats to her friend. Lewis Brown, of Pelham Road, Nottingham, had been at a flat in Coriander Road, Leicester, when a dispute broke out. The argument led...

Delays on M1 after collision this morning

A collision on the southbound carriageway of the M1 is causing delays on the motorway this morning. The accident occurred on the part of the motorway where roadworks are taking place, causing the closure of one of the lanes just north of J23A. Highways England is warning of delays for people using this stretch of the...

Bodies of man and woman found in Loughborough

An investigation has been launched after two bodies were discovered in a house in Loughborough. The discovery was made at 6.25pm on Monday 30 April, after officers were called to an address in Barrett Drive. The bodies are believed to be of a woman and a man who live at the address. The property sits...

Breaking news: Leicester woman missing for two weeks is found

Annette Smith, who has been missing from Leicester for two weeks, has been found this morning (Saturday 26 May 2018). Annette, who is 56, was reported missing from an address in The Rise, Narborough, on Saturday (12 May). She was last seen in the Aylestone area of the city. She was found today in Nottingham and...

Police search Bradgate Park to find missing Leicester woman

Police conducted a search of Bradgate Park yesterday, as part of their efforts to find missing Leicester woman Michaela Gilbert. The 31-year-old was last seen at 8.30pm on Wednesday (13 June) in the Outfields Drive area of Cropston, Leicestershire. Michaela is known to visit Bradgate Park and the surrounding areas. She is white, 5ft 2ins tall, slim...

Leicester could see some of the hottest weather in UK this week

The East Midlands is expected to have some of the hottest weather in the UK over the next day or two. Temperatures could soar and exceed the hottest September day in the UK for more than 50 years. NHS England has issued a level-two heat alert, which means there is a high chance that...

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