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Great White Sharks head to the water off Devon coast says fisherman

The south east coast is a popular destination for many a holiday maker. And the crystal clear warm water is a massive part of the appeal. Worryingly, though, Great White Sharks are being drawn in by the same perks. Recent warm weather has prompted a...

52 min. ago in Regional East
 
Work starts on £160m designer outlet just over an hour from Leicester

Work starts on £160m designer outlet just over an hour from Leicester

Work is set to start on a £160 million shopping village in Cannock, Satffordshire, just over an hour away from Leicester. The McArthurGlen Designer Outlet village will boast discount prices in designer shops. Construction on the 285,000 sq ft site...

52 min. ago in Regional East
 
Brochure from 1980 gives fascinating insight into history of Leicester dairy firm

Brochure from 1980 gives fascinating insight into history of Leicester dairy firm

A fascinating brochure on the history of dairy company Kirby & West, which was produced in 1980, has been sent in by Georgie Toon. Mrs Toon’s husband Ken worked at the firm for 35 years. He was a supervisor responsible for training all the firm’s...

52 min. ago in Regional East
 
Why the summer holidays are stressful for hungry families in Leicester - Liz Kendall

Why the summer holidays are stressful for hungry families in Leicester - Liz Kendall

The schools have finally broken up for the summer. For many people this is a brilliant time for friends, family and fun. However, the stark reality is that lots of families here in Leicester find the summer holidays stressful and worrying. One in four...

52 min. ago in Regional East
 

Child sex abuser assaulted girl, 6, he was babysitting and a friend's daughter, 16

A child sex abuser indecently touched a six-year-old girl whom he was entrusted to babysit. Zulfikar Ali Tai, 43, molested the youngster on several occasions until she was about 10. It was when the child wrote an essay at school as a "cry for...

today, 08:37 in Regional East
 

Man 4 times drink drive limit crashed new car 4 times moving it just 100 yards

A motorist who had drunk so much alcohol he was four times the drink-drive limit crashed four times as he moved his new car to safer space just 100 yards away. Ram Modhwadia had purchased the Vauxhall Astra the day before. He wanted to park it in a...

today, 08:37 in Regional East
 

5 bizarre facts about Leicester's Clock Tower that you probably didn't know

As one of the most famous landmarks in Leicester, city dwellers probably know a thing or two about the Clock Tower. You might know that it's just turned a whopping 150 years old. And you might also know what can be found underneath it. But with such a...

yesterday, 19:42 in Regional East
 
Police decline request from member of public to be Tasered - 'to see what it felt like'

Police decline request from member of public to be Tasered - 'to see what it felt like'

County police officers have revealed they received a request from Saturday night reveller - to be Tasered. Market Bosworth Police disclosed on their Facebook page today: “If there was ever a good reason to restrict alcohol intake. "Last night we...

yesterday, 16:19 in Regional East
 

Delays on the A42 near Ashby after car loses a wheel

Motorists are being warned to expect delays on a major Leicestershire route this afternoon after a car lost one of its wheels and became stranded at the roadside. The vehicle was travelling on the A42 southbound, near Ashby, shortly before midday,...

yesterday, 16:11 in Regional East
 

8 people injured and car left on its roof in crash outside Asda in Oadby

Eight people were treated for injuries and a car was left on its roof after two vehicles collided with each other at the entrance to a supermarket car park. The Peugeot and Audi vehicles collided outside the entrance to the Asda store in Leicester...

yesterday, 16:11 in Regional East
 

Romantic marriage proposal video-bombed by dog doing something quite unpleasant

Romantic Simon Capenhurst proposed to his girlfriend Charlotte Wells on top of a wind-swept peak - and the tender moment was video-bombed by the family dog. After Simon had got down on one knee and popped the question, Arlo the Beagle got into shot...

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional East
 
Pictures show disgusting state of beauty spot 'constantly blighted' by fly-tipping

Pictures show disgusting state of beauty spot 'constantly blighted' by fly-tipping

A rambler is calling for action to be taken against fly-tippers who dumped furniture and widow fittings in a beauty spot. He said the sight which greeted him as he walked with his wife in "once beautiful" Covert Lane, Scraptoft, was just the...

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional East
 

Cause of fatal house fire revealed by investigators

A house fire in which an elderly woman died this week was caused by a discarded cigarette, investigators have concluded. The woman, who is believed to have been in her 80s, died in hospital after fire broke out in the kitchen of her home in Brooke...

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional East
 

Mobile speed cameras will be patrolling in Leicestershire and beyond this week - here's where

Enforcement vans are going to be out and about trying to snare speeding motorists in the coming days. Mobile speed cameras are set to be in position at a number of city and county locations in Leicestershire next week. And we've got the list in full....

yesterday, 08:12 in Regional East
 

Live: Flight from Mallorca to East Midlands Airport diverted after declaring an emergency

A flight from Palma De Mallorca to Leicestershire has landed in Paris after declaring an emergency. The aircraft, a TUI flight which was en route to East Midlands Airport, was diverted to the French capital's Orly Airport as a result. All updates on...

Saturday, 16:29 in Regional East
 


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