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'Since his death, our lives have been at a standstill,' says family of man stabbed in heart by colleague at work

'Since his death, our lives have been at a standstill,' says family of man stabbed in heart by colleague at...

Relatives of a man stabbed in the heart by a work colleague have issued a heartbreaking statement this evening, after his killer was found guilty of murder. Sukhwinder Singh, 47, died after Sulkahan Singh attacked him with a 6in dagger as they...

yesterday, 18:26 in Regional East
 

Man stabbed work colleague in heart after 'minor argument spun out of control'

A man who stabbed a work colleague to death while they were refurbishing a city house together has today been found guilty of murder. Sulkahan Singh, a painter and decorator, was working alongside victim Sukhwinder Singh at the property in Penrith...

yesterday, 18:16 in Regional East
 
Five-year-old boy who set out to raise £2 for LOROS gets a lot more

Five-year-old boy who set out to raise £2 for LOROS gets a lot more

A five-year-old boy is running and walking 41 miles to raise money for charity after the death of his beloved uncle, who was 41 years old. Christopher Mooney was told by his mum that his uncle, David Peet, had passed away at the LOROS hospice in...

yesterday, 18:02 in Regional East
 
Student repeatedly stabbed walking home alone from Loughborough nightclub

Student repeatedly stabbed walking home alone from Loughborough nightclub

A lone university student was stabbed three times as she walked home from a night club. Hani Gebrehiwet Habte followed the young woman along Loughborough streets for several minutes before attacking her. A jury at Leicester Crown Court found the...

yesterday, 18:02 in Regional East
 
Passenger broke 10 ribs and spent week in hospital after parachute vehicle crashed into trees near Melton

Passenger broke 10 ribs and spent week in hospital after parachute vehicle crashed into trees near Melton

This image shows the moment a powered parachute vehicle crashed into trees, leaving both people on board with broken bones. Details of the crash, which happened near Melton in September, have been released by the UK Air Accidents Investigation...

yesterday, 17:04 in Regional East
 

Mariah Carey shuts down a red-faced Alison Hammond during awkward This Morning interview

Alison Hammond was left stunned after Mariah Carey shut her down during an interview on This Morning. The enthusiastic presenter and interviewer sat down with Mariah - best known for her classic Christmas song 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' - to...

yesterday, 15:21 in Regional East
 
'Conservative government will cost our city', says Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby

'Conservative government will cost our city', says Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby

Leicester’s mayor Sir Peter has warned of intense risks the city faces at the hands of Boris Johnson’s new Conservative Government. The Conservatives made stunning gains, largely at Labour’s expense, winning a majority of at least 78 seats. Leicester...

yesterday, 15:21 in Regional East
 
You can now buy coconut, caramel cappuccino and double chocolate KitKats in the UK

You can now buy coconut, caramel cappuccino and double chocolate KitKats in the UK

Christmas is the perfect excuse to eat as much chocolate as your heart desires. So KitKat fans will be pleased to hear you can now get your hands on limited edition flavours of the bars in the UK. Caramel Cappuccino and Double Chocolate versions of...

yesterday, 15:07 in Regional East
 
Love Island presenter Caroline Flack arrested and charged with assault

Love Island presenter Caroline Flack arrested and charged with assault

Caroline Flack has been arrested and charged with assault by beating. There were reports of a man being assaulted at the Islington home that the 40-year-old star shares with her boyfriend Lewis Burton. Pro tennis player Lewis was reportedly taken to...

yesterday, 14:35 in Regional East
 
Tesco is selling a litre bottle of Baileys irish cream for £10

Tesco is selling a litre bottle of Baileys irish cream for £10

As Christmas is almost upon us, everyone loves a good tipple of Baileys. Whether or not you put it in your coffee or just enjoy it on the rocks, us Brits can't get enough of the creamy drink. Well, what if I told you you could get a litre of the stuff...

yesterday, 14:10 in Regional East
 

Eyes of the World are on London - what the world makes of UK election result

It was an election which hinged on Britain's relationship with the rest of the world, and now the globe is looking at London and wondering - what next? The Brexit deadlock forced Boris Johnson to call a snap election, and his victory clears the path...

yesterday, 13:53 in Regional East
 
'Corbyn should not lead Labour into the weekend let alone the next election', says East Midlands MEP Rory Palmer

'Corbyn should not lead Labour into the weekend let alone the next election', says East Midlands MEP Rory...

A senior Labour member from Leicester says Jeremy Corbyn should take responsibility for Labour’s catastrophic election, and immediately resign. Mr Corbyn has indicated he will not lead Labour into another General election, following the loss of a...

yesterday, 13:12 in Regional East
 
Major city route shut in New Parks, Leicester after water leak

Major city route shut in New Parks, Leicester after water leak

Buses and other traffic are being diverted after a water leak on a busy city road. Aikman Avenue in New Parks, Leicester, is partially closed near the outer ring road junction, with no traffic able to turn off New Parks Way and into Aikman Avenue. The...

yesterday, 12:59 in Regional East
 
'I could cry' - How Leicester and Leicestershire reacted to the General Election results 2019

'I could cry' - How Leicester and Leicestershire reacted to the General Election results 2019

As Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party ready themselves to take control of the Government, many people have woken up in a state of shock or joy. The Labour Party saw a huge defeat after losing almost 60 seats and Jeremy Corbyn has pledged not to...

yesterday, 12:37 in Regional East
 
Business roaring ahead at Hinckley-based James Bond bike partner Triumph Motorcycles

Business roaring ahead at Hinckley-based James Bond bike partner Triumph Motorcycles

The “official bike partner” of the next James Bond film has had a successful 12 months. Hinckley-based Triumph Motorcycles said sales and profits for the last year had risen, despite global economic challenges and uncertainty around Brexit. Triumph is...

yesterday, 12:11 in Regional East
 


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