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Arson suspected in stack fire at farm and cafe business

Arsonists are suspected of starting a large stack fire which has hit a farm and cafe business near Loughborough. Fire crews were called to Oakley Grange Farm cafe and delicatessen in Shepshed Road, Hathern early yesterday and are expected to be returning

today, 17:52 in Regional East

Overwhelming public backing to give Leicester police more powers to tackle so-called legal highs

There has been overwhelming backing for plans to give Leicester police more powers to tackle anti-social behaviour linked to so-called legal highs. Officers asked Leicester City Council to approve a city wide public spaces protection order. They say they

today, 16:40 in Regional East

Hundreds of drivers caught daily flouting bus-only rules by new city centre camera

More than 300 drivers a day are being caught by a new camera to enforce city centre bus only restrictions. Leicester City Council installed the device to catch motorists who illegally drive down Horsefair Street. The road has been a bus only zone for mor

today, 16:28 in Regional East

Which is the most dangerous road for accidents in Leicester and Leicestershire?

New figures reveal that Narborough Road is the most dangerous for accidents in the city and county. In the past five years, a 50-metre stretch of the road near the Noel Street turning in the city has been the site of 26 crashes in which 33 people were in

today, 16:28 in Regional East

Leicester mayor Peter Soulsby responds to Mercury readers' suggestion to improve city centre

It's been a bruising start to 2017 for Leicester's shops. A number of the city's best known retailers - Fenwick, Irish and Sheehan's, - have recently announced they are closing because of tough trading conditions. Belvoir Street jeweller Denham's is also

today, 16:18 in Regional East

Watch amazing films capture huge buildings going up

Watch: 3 Sovereign Square, Leeds, rise from the ground If you have ever tried the timelapse movie function on a mobile phone, you'll know how much fun the results can be. A city marketing agency has taken the concept a step further and created a business

today, 16:18 in Regional East

Retired businessman convicted of sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl

A retired businessman was convicted by a jury of sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl more than a decade ago. Christopher Fox (67), of The Green, Great Bowden, denied indecently assaulting the youngster, on one occasion, in 2005. Having been found gu

today, 15:36 in Regional East

Man arrested after pedestrian seriously injured in late night hit and run

A 22-year-old man is in police custody after a hit and run in Barwell near Hinckley which left a pedestrian seriously injured and two cars damaged. Police officers were called to Kirby Road in the village at about 10.30pm last night. A man walking along

today, 14:23 in Regional East

7 places to celebrate Burns Night 2017 in Leicestershire

Wednesday, January 25 is Burns Night: the annual opportunity to celebrate the life and poetry of Robert Burns. So, if you're looking for somewhere in Leicestershire to raise a glass of whisky and enjoy some neeps and tatties, here's a few suggestions: Th

today, 14:06 in Regional East

Detectives investigate spate of robberies in Victoria Park, Leicester

Detectives are investigating a spate of robberies in Victoria Park in Leicester. Police are urging people to take basic personal safety precautions in and around the London Road park. They are advising people to stick to well-lit, busy routes through the

today, 13:43 in Regional East

Leicestershire mum wins battle to delay her daughter's school start

A Leicestershire mum has won a battle to get her daughter to begin school in reception a year later than usual. Stephanie Walsgrove's daughter, Amelia, only turned four on August 26 last year. She was due to start school in September 2016 but believing t

today, 13:28 in Regional East

Dangerous driver admits causing death of woman cyclist

A 20-year-old dangerous driver has appeared in court to admit causing the death of a woman cyclist. Muhammed Hamza Javid pleaded guilty to causing the death of Victoria Gayle, 25, by driving a Toyota Yaris dangerously in Leicester. Read more: Elderly lad

today, 12:26 in Regional East

Elderly lady dies after suffering burns in Leicester house fire

An elderly lady has died after suffering burns in a house fire in Leicester. The blaze broke out at a home in Lynmouth Close in Glenfield on Friday evening at about 5pm. Fire crews and paramedics rushed to the scene but the fire service says the blaze wa

today, 10:41 in Regional East

Mobile speed camera sites for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for week beginning January 23

Mobile safety camera sites for Leicester, Leicestershire,& Rutland week commencing 23/01/2017 **NEW** community concern sites in Narborough, Mkt Bosworth, Coalville, Measham, Ashby, Wigston & Leicester RUTLAND Core Sites A47 Peterborough Rd,...

today, 09:47 in Regional East

Post office raid: David Blood charged with robbery

Police have charged a man in connection with a raid on at a village post office. David Blood, of no fixed address, has been charged with robbery. The incident happened at the post office in Leicester Road, Mountsorrel, on Tuesday January 17. Police say a

today, 08:58 in Regional East

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