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RSPCA appeal after neglected dogs found dumped in Vale of Belvoir

The RSPCA is appealing for information after four Newfoundland dogs, two cockapoos and two Lhasa-apsos were all found dumped in a Vale of Belvoir village. The dog warden at Melton Borough Council was made aware of the dogs' discovery in Redmile early...

22 min. ago in Regional East

Autistic Aylestone woman searches for 'kind calm Carl' who helped her on the train

An autistic woman from Aylestone is searching for the man who helped calm her down while she was having a 'meltdown' on a train. Amy Gilbert, 28, who has Asperger's, was running late for her train from Birmingham New Street yesterday when she became...

today, 18:05 in Regional East

Harry Maguire beating Margaret Thatcher in battle of £50 note petitions

A petition calling for Harry Maguire – and an inflatable unicorn – to appear on the new £50 note has got more signatures than a rival one in support of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The Leicester City and England defender is at the centre...

today, 17:46 in Regional East

Woman killed in two-car crash involving taxi near Ashby is named by police

Police have released the name of a woman who was killed in a two-car crash on the outskirts of Ashby earlier this month. Emma Goodin, 42, was injured when her silver Ford Fusion was involved in a collision with a grey Skoda Octavia taxi in Moira Road...

today, 16:54 in Regional East
3 people hurt in head on crash near Ashby

3 people hurt in head on crash near Ashby

Three people have been injured in a head on crash near Ashby de La Zouche. Police were called to Moira Road, Shellbrook, just before 6.30pm on Saturday to a collision involving two vehicles. An occupant of one of the cars was trapped so Leicestershire...

today, 16:54 in Regional East

Big money improvements planned at Leicester's Curve theatre

More than £750,000 is to be spent on a major upgrade of Leicester’s flagship Curve theatre – while its long-term public funding is cut. Leicester City Council is to inject the cash into a plan to increase the Cultural Quarter venue’s capacity in the...

today, 16:01 in Regional East

What really annoys mechanics and what not to say to them

When you go to a garage to get your car fixed, the power is in the hands of the mechanic. What you should do in that situation is treat the mechanic with the same respect as your doctor. New research has revealed what the car repair experts think...

today, 16:01 in Regional East

Sick and disabled people could get £20k EACH after nearly £1billion government blunder

The government has revealed that that they owe sick and disabled people nearly £1billion. Last year it emerged that Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) was under paid to claimants over seven years. Original numbers suggested 70,000 people were owed...

today, 15:19 in Regional East

Hospital chiefs accused of 'scaremongering' over decision to remove intensive care beds from Leicester...

Campaigners have accused health bosses of ‘scaremongering’ and ‘sensationalising’ after they revealed plans to press ahead with the removal of intensive care beds at Leicester General Hospital without public consultation. The fact that the public have...

today, 15:04 in Regional East
Woman killed in crash on A447 near Osbaston named by police

Woman killed in crash on A447 near Osbaston named by police

Police have today named a woman who died when her car crashed on a county road. Lucy Sandford-James, 22, was killed on the A447, outside Osbaston, near Market Bosworth, at around 1.20am yesterday, Leicestershire Police said. Her silver 2012 model Ford...

today, 14:41 in Regional East
Andrew Bridgen rounds on House of Commons Speaker John Bercow after bullying report

Andrew Bridgen rounds on House of Commons Speaker John Bercow after bullying report

Andrew Bridgen has hit out at John Bercow amid calls for the House of Commons Speaker to resign in the wake of an investigation into a culture of bullying in parliament. Mr Bercow has come under fire following a scathing report into bullying and...

today, 14:32 in Regional East

Man in court facing charges over East Goscote stabbing

A 24-year-old man has appeared in court in connection with an incident which left a 35-year-old dog walker seriously injured. A large section of Melton Road, East Goscote, between Lilac Way and Broome Lane was closed and cordoned off for more than two...

today, 14:06 in Regional East

Man who stabbed amateur boxer Isaac Williams makes bid to overturn murder conviction

A man who stabbed a young amateur boxer to death in a ‘vicious and senseless’ revenge attack made a bid to have his murder conviction overturned. Reuben Stretton, 22, plunged a knife into 20-year-old Isaac Williams’ leg and left him bleeding...

today, 13:59 in Regional East

The number of Leicestershire people who have donated a kidney to complete strangers

Caring people in Leicestershire have walked into a hospital and donated a kidney to a total stranger. New NHS statistics show that between April 2014 and March 2018, there were four so-called “altruistic” kidney donations carried out in Leicester. An...

today, 12:59 in Regional East
Setback for £5.5m golf and holiday complex plan near Market Bosworth

Setback for £5.5m golf and holiday complex plan near Market Bosworth

Plans for a new Leicestershire £5.5 million golf and holiday complex could be about to suffer a huge setback. The Kyngs Golf and Country Club, near Market Bosworth, is currently disused, but new owners have set out ambitious proposals to bring it back...

today, 12:53 in Regional East

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