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'No parent should feel the pain that I do' says mum of seven-year-old who died of meningitis

'No parent should feel the pain that I do' says mum of seven-year-old who died of meningitis

The mum of a seven-year-old girl who died after a sudden illness has spoken of her devastation at the loss of her “happy, always smiling” daughter. Kerryanne Cotto Centeno, a pupil at Hazel Primary School, died earlier this month at the Queen’s...

40 min. ago in Regional East
 
Twitter announce brand new emoji reactions feature - here's how to use it

Twitter announce brand new emoji reactions feature - here's how to use it

Twitter has announced a brand new feature. The social media platform is bringing colour to private conversations by allowing people to use emoji reactions in direct messages. Sharing the news with a tweet, followed by a string of their new emojis, the...

40 min. ago in Regional East
 

Vet speaks about origins of deadly dog disease parvovirus

A vet has spoken about the origins of the deadly dog disease which saw pooches "dropping like flies" in the 1970s. Mike Daly, of Woodlands Vets in Gloucestershire, explained how the parvovirus outbreak spread like wildfire killing many...

40 min. ago in Regional East
 
Brass band sues town council after uniforms worth thousands were thrown in the bin

Brass band sues town council after uniforms worth thousands were thrown in the bin

Members of a brass band say highly-prized, gold-braided uniforms worth thousands of pounds were apparently thrown in the bin by mistake. The Glynneath and District Silver Band are now suing a town council after the discovery was made. The band put the...

40 min. ago in Regional East
 
Inside the country's 'most haunted shop' as video shows ghosts

Inside the country's 'most haunted shop' as video shows ghosts

A creepy video inside an antiques shop shows the ''paranormal' going-ons. The store which is dubbed 'Britain's most haunted shop' used to be a funeral parlour. Chilling CCTV footage shows items falling off the shelves without any reason whatsoever. In...

today, 06:23 in Regional East
 
Which diet you're most likely to stick to and which works best

Which diet you're most likely to stick to and which works best

A major new scientific study of diets shows that intermittent fasting sheds most weight but the Mediterranean diet is healthier as well as easier to stick with long-term. Overall they found the Med diet is the most effective way to lose weight because...

today, 06:23 in Regional East
 

Shopkeeper risks Sainsbury's fury after opening a new store named 'Singh'sbury Local'

A shopkeeper has launched his own shop and there's a few similarities to another supermarket chain. Mandeep Singh Chatha's new shop bears an uncanny resemblance to the popular supermarket Sainsbury's. The supermarket giant which has previously...

today, 06:23 in Regional East
 
Drivers should always fill their tanks up to the top - here's why

Drivers should always fill their tanks up to the top - here's why

Drivers have been warned that they should always fill their tanks up all the way to the top, after one driver broke down suddenly while travelling at more than 70mph. Motorists who don't fill their tanks all the way up risk their engine becoming...

today, 06:23 in Regional East
 
The face of drunken bully who floored his girlfriend with one blow who poses a 'high risk' to women

The face of drunken bully who floored his girlfriend with one blow who poses a 'high risk' to women

This is the face of the violent thug who floored his girlfriend with one forceful blow before stealing her shoes and leaving to 'humiliate and belittle her'. Leon Pick, of Letchworth Road, New Parks was described as posing a 'high risk' to women when...

today, 05:18 in Regional East
 
The disgusting mess left by inconsiderate tenants in a newly refurbished house

The disgusting mess left by inconsiderate tenants in a newly refurbished house

A landlord said he was almost in tears after he found the mess left by tenants in his flat. Daniel Needes had been renting out his three-bed house in Pont-y-Rhyl, Wales, to a family from January 2018 until the end of 2019 for £550 a month. The...

today, 05:18 in Regional East
 
Loughborough McDonald's wants to extend its opening hours but residents nearby aren't loving it

Loughborough McDonald's wants to extend its opening hours but residents nearby aren't loving it

Plans to extend the opening hours of a McDonald’s in Loughborough has led to objections by residents over noise and anti-social behaviour. The Warwick Way restaurant has submitted an application to change its opening hours from 6am to midnight, to...

today, 04:17 in Regional East
 

Relief among Highfields community as murdered mum's ex-partner finally admits his awful crime - meaning a...

Friends and neighbours have described murdered mother-of-three Suvekshya Burathoki - known to them as Fatima - as a 'lovely lady, a good friend, and a brilliant and caring mum. They spoke after the 32-year-old's ex-partner, Hafiz Sharifi, appeared in...

yesterday, 19:28 in Regional East
 
Woman starts petition calling on Government to force murderers to apologise to families of victims after murder of step-brother

Woman starts petition calling on Government to force murderers to apologise to families of victims after...

A woman has started a petition calling on the government to force all murderers to apologise to the family of their victims before they are considered for parole. Jess Peck launched the online campaign called Stefan's Law, in memory of her...

yesterday, 18:07 in Regional East
 
The face of 'public nuisance' from Leicester banned from harassing women and entering most of Market Harborough

The face of 'public nuisance' from Leicester banned from harassing women and entering most of Market...

A man has been banned from harassing women, being drunk in public, and entering nearly all of a Leicestershire town. Leigh Marlow, of Aikman Close, New Parks, Leicester pleaded guilty at Leicester Magistrates' Court last October to assaulting an...

yesterday, 17:32 in Regional East
 
Hunt on for masked raiders who attacked victims in their Spinney Hills home before stealing large amount of cash

Hunt on for masked raiders who attacked victims in their Spinney Hills home before stealing large amount of...

Two masked intruders men forced their way into a house in Leicester and attacked the occupants before stealing a large amount of money. The men targeted the house in Bradbourne Road, Spinney Hills, earlier this month. They ordered the two people...

yesterday, 16:47 in Regional East
 


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