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Cannabis factory found in town centre flat in Leicestershire

A cannabis factory worth over £55,000 has been found inside a town centre flat in Leicestershire. Over 300 plants were found in the flat in Market Street in Ashby, with 138 fully grown cannabis plants and about 200 immature plants. Two men from the Ashby area,...

Police chief reassures public and vows Leicestershire is safe

Many of our readers have expressed concern at the increase in the number of lives lost and attacks in Leicestershire in the first five months of the year. In response, the Assistant Chief Constable of Leicester has written an open letter to the residents of Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland to reassure them that the...

Woman cyclist killed in collision with car in Leicestershire

A woman has died following a collision with a car in Oakham yesterday evening. The incident happened at about 6.50pm on Teigh Road near the junction with Edmondthorpe Mere. It involved the woman who was riding a bicycle and a black Landrover. The woman was with a number of other cyclists at the time of the...

Snow arrives in Leicestershire as the big chill causes disruption across the country

Leicester experienced its first snow showers this morning, as the city braces itself for the cold blast. In the wider county, the snow is slightly heavier, with snowfalls also starting early this morning. The Met Office has issued a warning for snow and ice and are warning drivers to take extra care on the road...

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...

Man and woman found dead in Leicester home

The bodies of a man and woman have been discovered by police in Leicester after a concerned member of the public raised the alarm. The two bodies were found inside a property in Glenfield yesterday (Tuesday 27 November) at about 11.50pm. It is believed a member of the public called the police as they were concerned...

Beware of new patrols cracking down on dangerous parking in Leicester

Drivers who park so dangerously that they cause a hazard to other road users and pedestrians are being targeted in a road safety crackdown led by Leicester City Council. Concerns have been raised about dangerous and obstructive parking in the city centre and residential areas as well as the main arterial routes into the city. This...

Two men charged following death of Megan Bannister

Two men who were arrested after the death of teenager Megan Bannister have been charged with 'gross negligence manslaughter'. Jason Burder, 28, of Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, and 27-year-old Adam King, of Waltham Avenue, Leicester, will appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court today. Megan's body was found on the back seat of a black Vauxhall Astra, following a...

16-year-old girl makes parachute jump in memory of soldier dad killed in Afghanistan

A 16-year-old girl from Leicestershire has made her first parachute jump in memory of her dad, who died whilst serving in Afghanistan ten years ago. Jordan Shirley, from Syston, lost her father, Daniel, when she was just six years old. Daniel was killed ten years ago in Afghanistan while fighting the Taliban. To mark the anniversary, Jordan...

Live: Street closed in Leicester because of a ‘Police Incident’

A street near the city centre has been closed this morning after a Police incident. Police have advised that they have closed Highfield Street, just off London Road, indefinitely this morning. Witnesses have advised that both the Police and Ambulance Services are present at the scene. The announcement was made on Twitter at 8.19am. The post...

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