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Roads closed after incident in Spinney Hills area of city

Leicestershire Police have advised of road closures this morning in the Spinney Hills area of the city. A large section of the road was closed on St Saviours road, in both directions, from 6.20am this morning. Officers have advised this was due to a 'road traffic incident' but no further details have been released. The cordon...

Two major development projects get underway in the city

Motorists are being warned of traffic disruption affecting Leicester’s busy city centre roads in the new year, as preliminary road works get underway as part of two major redevelopment projects. Work will start in early January at sites in both Great Central Street and on two sections of Vaughan Way, as the two...

M1 closed after plane landing scare over East Midlands

Part of the M1 was closed last night after a plane landing at East Midlands Airport reported a problem. Leicestershire Police closed the M1 in both directions just before Junction 23A. The closure was to allow the plane a clear flight path over the motorway. Highways England shared the news on social media to warn motorists about...

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Leicestershire

A motorcyclist has died in a road collision in Belton, near Loughborough. The accident occurred at 11.08am today (Saturday 14 October) on Rempstone Road (B5324) and involved a motorcycle and Lexus CT200 car. The motorcyclist was travelling from Belton towards the Shepshed turning and the car was travelling in the opposite direction. The motorcycle rider, a...

Major lorry fire melts surface of the road

The fire service has been dealing with a major lorry fire in Hinckley overnight. The fire was so strong that it melted the surface of the road. The crew was called just after midnight to the blaze on the A47 Dodwells Road between Wykin and Dodwells Bridge. After some impressively quick work, Area Traffic Control have confirmed...

Two lanes of M1 closed after lorry collision and large diesel spillage

Two lanes on the M1 southbound are closed this morning following a collision involving a lorry. The incident was reported just after 6am this morning, between J20 and J19 near Lutterworth. This is causing heavy traffic disruption, with delays of 45 minutes on approach. Highways England have advised that the recovery work is now complete. However,...

Breaking news: M1 closed in Leicestershire after serious two-vehicle crash

The M1 southbound in Leicestershire is closed this morning due to a serious collision involving two vehicles. The incident happened between Junction 21 for Leicester and Junction 20 for Lutterworth. Emergency services are at the scene and recovery of the vehicles is underway. A diversion is in place and drivers are advised to follow the hollow square...

Five vehicle crash closes lane on M1

A lane is closed on the M1 following a five vehicle crash which took place around midday today. The accident occurred on the northbound carriageway of the motorway, between J23A and J24 near East Midlands Airport. Leicestershire Police and emergency services are at the scene, dealing with the incident. Witnesses have reported seeing damage to vehicles...

See where new speed cameras are being installed across Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council is installing new speed cameras across the county to tackle concerns around speeding and safety. The speed cameras will initially be installed on three main travel routes and in four villages in Leicestershire. Oadby, Groby, Sharnford, Walcote and Measham are among the areas to see the first of the new devices to be...

Man killed in fatal collision near Catthorpe Interchange

A man has died following a fatal collision between junction 19 of the M1 Motorway and junction 1 of the A14. The collision happened at 5.25am this morning (Wednesday, August 22) and involved a white Renault LGV and a white VW Crafter van. Sadly, one of the passengers in the van died at the scene....

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