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Elderly couple punched and burgled in their home in Leicester Forest East

An elderly couple from Leicester Forest East were attacked and burgled by a group of 4-6 men who forced their way into their home. The incident occurred on Swallow Close at around 6pm on Sunday 22 January. The woman was punched and had her mobile phone smashed as she attempted to call the police and...

Oadby Imam who starred in Amazon TV advert invited to lunch with Queen

An Imam from Leicester who was seen in the Christmas Amazon advert has been invited to lunch with the Queen when she visits the city in April. Zubeir Hassam is the principal of the Muslim School Oadby and featured in the Amazon advert alongside Priest Gary Bradley. In the advert, the two play friends who...

Man dies after car park attack in Beaumont Leys

A man has died after an attack in a car park in the Beaumont Leys area of Leicester early this morning. Police were called to Canonsleigh Road at around 6.20am on Sunday morning, where a man was found with life-threatening injuries. He was taken to hospital where he later died. The victim is believed to...

Have you seen missing teenager Chloe Hallam?

Can you help Police find missing teenager Chloe Hallam? Chloe, 15, was reported missing from her home in Glen Parva, Leicester yesterday (Tuesday 18 April). She was last seen in Overseal Road, New Parks, Leicester, just after 10pm and hasn’t been seen since. She is of dual heritage appearance, 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with shoulder...

Nine brand new episodes of Peppa Pig being shown in Leicester this weekend

A treat for younger audiences - nine brand new episodes starring everyone’s favourite pig will be shown on the big screen this weekend. The episodes are being shown at the Phoenix Leicester on Sat 21 - Sun 22 May. The new episodes have never been shown before and include Peppa and her friends tour of London...

Police search for fake doctor behind lottery scam

Police are warning people not to fall for a lottery scam after two people became victims in Leicester. Officers say the suspects seem to be "targeting elderly Asian men and women." The scammers target people with a story that they've won a large sum on the lottery but cannot claim the winnings as they do not...

Homeless man dies on Evington Road

Part of Evington Road was cordoned off this morning following the discovery of a man lying unconscious on the pavement. Ambulance Services were called just after 7am this morning to find the man lying unconscious outside the Co-op Store near the junction with Kedlestone Road. The man who was in his forties was alive when...

Two people die in M1 motorway collision

Two people have died in a collision on the M1 motorway yesterday afternoon. The collision happened at around 4.10pm on the southbound carriageway between Junction 20 for Lutterworth and Junction 19 known as the Catthorpe Interchange. It involved three vehicles; a white Fiat 500, a black Vauxhall Corsa and a white HGV lorry. The driver and passenger...

Images released of appalling hit and run in Leicester

A woman was knocked off her bike by a car and left injured in the middle of the road, as the car drove off in Leicester. CCTV footage of the incident has been released, which took place on Upperton Road at 4.16am on Wednesday 19 July. Residents were woken up by the woman screaming then...

Free childcare to double to 30 hours a week from September

The government is doubling free child care for three and four-year-olds in England from 15 hours to 30 hours a week from September 2017. The move is designed to help those parents to work who are currently deterred by the high cost of childcare. To be eligible for the 30 hours of funding, parents will need...

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