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7 Leicester Comedy Festival shows on tonight

So, which comedy show should you see tonight? Well, there's plenty to choose from, including these 7 suggestions below: - 1 Woman, Some Science and an Awesome Ride: Samantha Baines (WIP) 6.30pm, Grays@ LCB Depot - Lightbox. £5 or pay what you want. - Tom

6 min. ago in Regional East

Protests as Leicester City Council votes to increase council tax and cut services

There were angry scenes outside Leicester Town Hall yesterday as protesters gathered to object to cuts to public services. Up to 50 people demonstrated outside the annual budget meeting of Labour-dominated Leicester City Council, as councillors met to ap

20 min. ago in Regional East

Leicester City fans claim Spanish police fired rubber bullets at them after Sevilla game

Leicester City fans clashed with Spanish police following their club's Champions League match in Seville last night. Dozens of Foxes fans have taken to social media to complain of being "ambushed" and "attacked" by local police in...

56 min. ago in Regional East

Live updates: Storm Doris sweeps across Leicestershire

An amber of warning of wind today means strong gales across the county could cause damage and disruption. See the latest updates on Storm Doris below. It has already been announced that Loughborough Market will stay closed for today due to the windy weat

today, 08:25 in Regional East

Car ploughs into shop front in Narborough Road

A car ploughed into a tanning salon on one of Leicester's busiest roads last night. The accident involving two cars happened at around 9pm yesterday on Narborough Road. One of the vehicles - a grey saloon - smashed into the California Tanning Company on

today, 08:25 in Regional East

One person taken to hospital after car crashes into front of house in Ratby

One person was taken to hospital after a car crashed into the front of a house in Ratby. It happened about 5pm yesterday in Park Road. Firefighters, the ambulance service and police were called to the scene. A fire crew from Western station and a technic

today, 07:58 in Regional East

Building society wins thousands of new customers

A building society won thousands of new customers in Leicestershire in the past year. The Nottingham Building Society, which has 12 branches in the county including two in Leicester, saw its customer base grow by more than 2,500 in 2016 – a 16 per cent i

today, 07:42 in Regional East

Watch 'no cuts' protest outside Town Hall before Leicester City Council budget meeting

There were angry scenes outside Leicester Town Hall today as protesters gathered to object to cuts to vital public services. Up to 50 people demonstrated outside the annual budget meeting of Labour-dominated Leicester City Council, as councillors met ins

yesterday, 19:52 in Regional East

Do Toni and Sanka prove that pets really do look like their owners?

They say pets look like their owners, and Toni Isden and her Hungarian Puli, Sanka, are no exception. So much so that the affable pair made an appearance on ITV's The Secret Life of Dogs in a segment discussing how pooch owners "naturally...

yesterday, 19:37 in Regional East

Police officer's 'months of hell' after she was bitten by drug addict

Tiff Lynch, chairman of Leicestershire Police Federation had to endure months of medical tests seven years ago after she was bitten by a drug-user. She told the Leicester Mercury last month: "The alarm bells start ringing when you are spat at or...

yesterday, 19:28 in Regional East

Team of astronomers including University of Leicester scientists discover 7 Earth-sized planets

An international team of astronomers, including space scientists from the University of Leicester, have found a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away. Detected through very large telescopes, the planets were seen as they passed in

yesterday, 19:15 in Regional East

'Spit hoods' could be used on Leicestershire prisoners according to county's top police officer

Leicestershire Police officers could be equipped with controversial mesh hoods to place over the heads of prisoners who spit at them. Chief Constable Simon Cole has told the Leicester Mercury he is 'actively considering' allowing his officers access to t

yesterday, 18:14 in Regional East

Council say no crossing needed at St Paul's Catholic School despite boy injured after hit by car

A 13-year-old boy was "seriously injured" when he was hit by a car while crossing the road on his way to school. The Year 9 pupil, who is a student at St Paul's Catholic School, in Evington, Leicester, is currently in a stable condition in...

yesterday, 17:32 in Regional East

Storm Doris could shut one Leicestershire attraction as high winds are forecast

High winds forecast for tomorrow mean that one popular Leicestershire attraction may have to close. Customers have been urged to call before visiting Tropical Birdland in Desford tomorrow to check if they are still open. The popular attraction displays m

yesterday, 17:05 in Regional East

Three people trapped after 3 cars collide in Lubbesthorpe

Three people were trapped in the wreckage of cars after a three-vehicle crash in Lubbesthorpe today. Firefighters were alerted at 3.10pm to the incident in Desford Road, Lubbesthorpe. Fire crews from Southern and Central stations attended the incident. A

yesterday, 16:12 in Regional East

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