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Work to build new Travelodge hotel in Leicester begins

Work to build a new 67-bed hotel in Leicester city centre is now under way

Leicester man sentenced for killing businessman Akhtar Javeed

A gang of three men have been sentenced after a raid on a business which saw owner Akhtar Javeed being shot dead. Suraj Mistry, 26, of Leicester, was sentenced for Mr Javeed's manslaughter, along with Lemar Wali from Derby. A third man, Sander Van Aalten, a former employee of Mr Javeed, also pleaded guilty...

Live: Person hit by train in Syston

East Midlands Trains have reported a person has been struck by a train near Syston in Leicestershire. The incident happened late this afternoon (Monday 3 June) and is causing disruption to trains running between London, Leicester, Loughborough and Nottingham. Emergency services have arrived at the...

Leicester man charged with attempted murder of two women

A man from Leicester has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of two women. James McDonald, from the Troon area of the city, appeared in court charged with two counts of attempted murder. The incident took place near Boston in Lincolnshire on Friday 18 May. The 31-year-old is alleged to have attempted to murder...

Residents alarmed by ‘flaming planes’ and ‘aliens’ over Leicester skies

Residents were being reassured not to be alarmed over two ‘flaming planes’ in the night skies over Leicester. Leicestershire Police were forced to issue a message to reassure residents after receiving reports of two aircrafts lighting up the sky last night. The Police received a...

Young couple found dead in Leicester home named

Leicestershire police have named the man and woman found dead at their home in Glenfield last week. Husband and wife, Lorraine and Jesus Sanchez, were discovered by a family friend, who broke into their home after being concerned for their welfare. Police and paramedics were called to the address on Tatlow Road, just before midnight on...

Search underway for missing teen from Leicester

The family of a missing school girl from Leicester are appealing for the public’s help to try and locate her

Police close city centre streets after stabbing

Two streets in Leicester city centre were cordoned off last night after a stabbing incident. Police were called to the area at around 6.50pm, after which Hill Street and part of Humberstone Gate were closed. Traffic was directed through Charles Street including the bus lanes. It was reported on social media that the stabbing incident took...

Police close M1 in Leicestershire after 12 people found in lorry

A man has been arrested after 12 people were rescued from the back of his lorry on the M1 in Leicestershire. Police have confirmed that a call came from inside the lorry asking for help at about 10am this morning. An air ambulance was called and...

Family builds lodge for grieving parents in memory of their ten month old boy

The parents of a 10-month-old boy who died from choking have spent the last three years raising money to provide a holiday home for other bereaved families to use following the death of a child. The lodge will open this weekend. Bodie Hodges from Leicester died from a choking accident in 2012. He showed...

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