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Timescales agreed for consultation to scrap all district councils in Leicestershire

Timescales for proposals for a “new, 21st century council” for Leicestershire has been set out. County Council Leader Nick Rushton said he wanted to start a conversation about creating a unitary authority to replace the county council and the seven district councils. The council’s cabinet have approved a report about next steps and timings. Initial proposals...

Urgent appeal to find missing Leicester man

Police are urging the public to look out for a missing man from Leicester. Kieth Miles, 69, was last seen at his home address in Teeth Close at around 12.30pm yesterday (Friday 1 December). It’s out of character for Keith not to return home and officers, and his family, are becoming increasingly concerned about his safety...

Bede Park sex attack – Public urged to be cautious

People have been advised not to walk through secluded parts of Bede Park after a serious sexual asssult took place over the weekend. A woman was walking through the park at 7.15am on Saturday morning (29 0ctober) when she was approached by a man and assaulted. She sustained minor injuries in the attack and is currently...

Two Leicestershire men sentenced for scam involving royal palaces in London

Two businessmen from Leicester have been sentenced for their part in a scam involving the most prestigious royal palaces in London. Steven Thompson and Glynn Orridge, both from Melton Mowbary, paid former palace insider Ronald Harper over £85,000 in bribes so that their companies could win lucrative contracts at Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and St...

Man wanted for filming up teenager’s skirt in Leicestershire

British Transport Police have launched an investigation after a young female passenger caught a man filming up her skirt as she travelled to Leicester by train. Officers are keen to trace the man in the CCTV image above, as he may have information in connection with the incident. The incident happened on board an East Midlands...

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...

Murder investigation launched as Enderby car crash woman died before collision

Police have launched a murder investigation after the woman found dead in a car crash yesterday is believed to have died before the collision. Police found the body in the rear of the car after an accident between a vehicle and a motorbike on Desford Road, Enderby at around 11.45am yesterday. Initially officers thought the...

Investigation launched after six police officers injured in disorder on Belgrave Road

Police have launched an investigation to find those responsible for a protracted period of public disorder on Belgrave Road on Sunday. A large crowd had gathered on Belgrave Road following the ICC Cricket Champions Cup final between Pakistan and India which Pakistan had won. But the celebrations, which had begun in good humour, sadly turned ugly...

Lucky escape for driver in Leicester City Centre

A driver escaped serious injury when his car ended up on its roof in Leicester City Centre this morning. The accident took place on St Nicholas Circle at around 9am this morning. A driver was travelling in a blue Vauxhall Corsa and lost control of the vehicle which ended up on its roof. The driver...

Locals set up fund to pay for Jane’s funeral

Neighbours and friends of Jane Hing's, who was murdered in her own home in Fleckney, have set up a fund to pay for her funeral. They have raised £2,750 so far, towards their target of £3,000 in just a matter of days. The money will be used to pay for Jane's funeral costs and a...

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