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Death of 22-year-old man in Vaughan Way

The body of a 22-year-old man has been found at an address in Vaughan Way, close to East Bond Street, in Leicester City Centre. Police were called to the property at 2.40am on Wednesday 8th February. They found an injured man in a courtyard at the back of the property. The 22-year-old man was...

Leicester appoint Shakespeare as manager for the rest of the season

Craig Shakespeare has been appointed manager of Leicester City until the end of the season. Shakespeare took charge of the team on an interim basis after Claudio Ranieri was sacked on February 23. The 53-year-old has had a positive run of results so far leading the Foxes to back-to-back victories over Liverpool and Hull. The decision was...

Cigarette fire destroys 1000 sq metres of Bradgate Park in Leicestershire

A discarded cigarette butt is believed to have caused a fire which destroyed a large area of Bradgate Park. The blaze destroyed about 1,000 sq metres of scrubland at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire on Saturday afternoon, as visitors to the park were enjoying the warm weather. A spokesman for the Park said a cigarette or a...

Woman killed herself after being abused by boyfriend

An inquest has been hearing how a 25 year old women took her own life after being physically and emotionally abused by her ex-partner. Meera Dalal, who worked at Nuffield Hospital, was found dead at her family home in Syston. Her former boyfriend, who was not named at the inquest, had been reported to Leicestershire Police...

Highcross Shopping Centre evacuated today

The Highcross shopping centre was evacuated this morning after a false fire alarm. A number of shoppers at the Centre took to social media to say the site has been completely evacuated and emergency services were on the scene. It's believed the fire alarm was triggered in the Debenhams store. Highcross confirmed the evacuation on Twitter...

Undercover Police out from today targeting drivers who endanger cyclists lives

Undercover Police Officers will be out from today to track motorists who endanger cyclists when overtaking them. Rules of the road stipulate motorists should give cyclists at least the same space as vehicles when overtaking. Anyone encroaching inside that safe passing distance − widely considered to be a minimum of 1.5 metres − runs...

Three people taken to hospital after fight in City Centre

Police have released a picture of a man they want to speak to about a fight in Leicester that landed three people in hospital. The fight broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning (14 May) on Gravel Street in the City Centre. Three people were taken to hospital with injuries following the fight. They...

New £15m bridge over M1 opens to the public

A multi-million pound bridge across the M1 was officially opened to the public yesterday (Thursday 13 July). The ribbon was cut on the £15 million bridge in a midday ceremony and the bridge was officially open to motorists from 1pm. The bridge links Thorpe Astley and Leicester Forest East over the M1, and provides access to...

Cyclist dies in accident in Leicestershire

A cyclist has died after a collision with a tractor on a county road over the weekend. The accident occurred at 12.18pm on Sunday 31 July on New Inn Lane (B6047), about 100 metres from the village of New Inn. The cyclist was travelling away from New Inn village towards Market Harborough and the tractor was...

Police want more money to continue hunt for Madeleine McCann

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are to ask for more funds to extend their search, it has been reported. More than £11 million has been spent on the investigation to find the missing girl from Rothley, Leicestershire. Madeleine vanished from the family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal in May 2007, aged...

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