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Man taken to hospital after attack in Victoria Park

An investigation has been launched after a man was found injured in Victoria Park yesterday evening. Police were called to the park at 7.45pm on Sunday 27 August to reports of an unconscious man who appeared to have been assaulted. The man, believed to be in his 30s, was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in...

Huge fire at warehouse near Leicester city centre

Emergency services have been dealing with a huge fire this afternoon at a warehouse located near St George’s roundabout in Leicester city centre. Police have warned motorists to avoid the area and find alternative routes as the fire service try to contain the blaze. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue attended the scene on Brougham Street just before...

Was the Hinckley Road explosion that killed five caused by illegal alcohol distillery?

Following the huge explosion on Hinckley Road which killed five people, a number of theories on the cause of the tragedy have surfaced. However, one of the most persistent theories posted on social media by residents is that the blast was caused by an illegal alcohol distillery exploding in the cellar. Three men appeared...

Pope Francis meets two Imams from Leicester with message of peace at the Vatican

Pope Francis met four leading UK Muslim scholars at the Vatican yesterday, two weeks after the Westminster terrorist attack. The aim of the meeting was to promote dialogue between Muslims and Christians. The visit to Rome was organised by Cardinal Nicholas, Archbishop of Westminster, and included two leading Imams from Leicester. The visit had been...

Teenager found guilty of Leicester murder

A teenager is facing a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of murder at Leicester Crown Court today. Mucaad Ali Farah, 18, was involved in an argument with 22-year-old Abdirahman Adam, in St Matthews Way, in May of this year. The argument led to Farah stabbing Abdirahman in the chest. The victim was taken to...

Woman injured after car lands on roof in Narborough car crash

A woman was injured after two cars were involved in a road collision causing one of the cars to land on its roof. The incident took place on Leicester Road in Narborough at about 1pm yesterday. No passengers were trapped inside the vehicles. Fire crews from Southern Station and Wigston attended the incident. The crews turned...

Police reassure worshippers in Leicester following London Mosque attack

Leicestershire’s Chief Constable Simon Cole has condemned the terrorist attack in North London which left one man dead and several others injured. A van is thought to have deliberately mounted the pavement near the Finsbury Park Mosque and driven at a group of worshippers who were making their way home after attending evening prayers. One person...

Search continues for a double rapist on the run

Police searching for a double rapist on the run have renewed their appeal for help from the public. Sean Perry, 46, also uses the surnames Cawthray and Goldthorpe. He was on probation and last seen in Leicester city centre at 2.pm on Monday 19 June. He failed to return later that day, and as a...

Five people injured in crash near Hinckley

Five people have been injured in a two-vehicle crash near Hinckley yesterday evening. The accident happened on Fenn Lane in Fenny Drayton at around 7pm yesterday. The crash left one car overturned in a ditch, while the second car suffered significant damage to the front of the vehicle. Crews from Market Bosworth and Hinckley attended the...

Proposal to reduce Council Tax support for people on low income

Cuts in government funding mean that Leicester City Council has to find substantial savings in its spending by 2020. One of the areas it is considering to help make these savings is changing the Council Tax Support Scheme. The seriousness of the council’s financial situation was set out in February 2017, where it forecasted that...

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