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Another candidate joins race to try to unseat Sir Peter Soulsby as Leicester Mayor

Another candidate joins race to try to unseat Sir Peter Soulsby as Leicester Mayor

A fourth candidate has joined the race to try to become the next mayor of Leicester at the 2019 election. Veteran campaigner Steve Score has announced he will be the Leicester Socialist Party candidate in May’s mayoral vote. Mr Score has said he is an...

20 min. ago in Regional East
 

4 Leicester primary schools want to break away from council control in academy plan

Four Leicester primary schools are looking to break away from council control by becoming academies. Parents have been consulted on plans to form a new multi-academy trust called the Attenborough Learning Trust (ALT) – which would manage Green Lane...

today, 04:46 in Regional East
 

Rumours of Brexiteer plot to oust Melton and Rutland MP Sir Alan Duncan

Senior Tories in Melton have said they are backing Sir Alan Duncan amid rumours of a plot to try to oust him as an MP over his stance on Brexit. Sir Alan could face a motion of no confidence from some local party activists at the annual general...

yesterday, 19:28 in Regional East
 
Cut-price Twycross Zoo tickets caused half term chaos 3 times last year

Cut-price Twycross Zoo tickets caused half term chaos 3 times last year

Parents and children faced huge waits outside Twycross Zoo today, as people took advantage of the attraction's half-term cut-price ticket offer. Customers were left queuing for hours in four-mile tailbacks along the A444 heading towards the zoo. This,...

yesterday, 19:08 in Regional East
 

Police called to old city pub after report of a body being found

Emergency services were called to a derelict city centre pub after a report that a body had been found. Officers searched the boarded-up Black Boy, at the junction of Chatham Street and Albion Street, following the report this morning. The pub closed...

yesterday, 18:32 in Regional East
 
Man, 23, found guilty of murdering child killer

Man, 23, found guilty of murdering child killer

A man has been found guilty of stabbing a child killer to death after learning of his crime. David Gaut was stabbed at least 150 times while he was still alive, and a further 26 times once he was dead. Ieuan Harley, 23, has been convicted of the...

yesterday, 18:06 in Regional East
 
Man, 60 appears in court ahead of murder trial relating to Leicester assault

Man, 60 appears in court ahead of murder trial relating to Leicester assault

A man appeared in court today to formally deny murdering a man in Leicester. Martley Matthew entered the not guilty plea at Leicester Crown Court in relation to the death of 43-year-old Ashton Slatcher. Mr Slatcher was assaulted in Green Lane Road,...

yesterday, 17:25 in Regional East
 
Darts pro Peter Wright says the PDC's first Leicester tournament will be one big party

Darts pro Peter Wright says the PDC's first Leicester tournament will be one big party

Football, rugby - what Leicester needs next is a taste of top-flight PDC darts. That's the view of professional thrower Peter Wright, who is looking forward to the first Paddy Power Champions League of Darts event to be staged in the city. The darter,...

yesterday, 17:14 in Regional East
 
Top city cafe leaves Deliveroo after 'ridiculous' commission hike

Top city cafe leaves Deliveroo after 'ridiculous' commission hike

One of Leicester's most popular eateries has ended its contract with Deliveroo over the delivery company's "ridiculous" commission rates. Gelato Village, in St Martins Square, called out Deliveroo for increasing its commission to a...

yesterday, 17:05 in Regional East
 

Mum 'brutally murdered' on birthday will be remembered for 'complete selflessness'

A mum who was murdered by her boyfriend on the night of her birthday had a 'heart of gold', her daughter has said. Tracey Evans was killed on her 52nd birthday, Sunday August 5, 2018, by her on-off boyfriend of six years Jeremy Clarke. Her daughter...

yesterday, 16:12 in Regional East
 

Where and when to see RAF Tornados flying for the last time

Timings for a farewell flypast by RAF Tornados in the skies above Rutland and parts of Leicestershire tomorrow afternoon have been announced – but blink and you could miss it. Three Tornado GR4s will fly above Kendrew Barracks, formerly RAF...

yesterday, 15:59 in Regional East
 
This amazing new 'nap desk' lets you doze off in the office

This amazing new 'nap desk' lets you doze off in the office

Many of us have found ourselves nodding off at our desks when we're supposed to be hard at work, but now you can take it one step further. A designer from Greece has come up with what could be the perfect solution for when tiredness kicks in at work....

yesterday, 15:53 in Regional East
 
Shamima Begum names her son Jarrah, which means 'able fighter'

Shamima Begum names her son Jarrah, which means 'able fighter'

The 19-year-old who left the UK to join ISIS has given birth to a son, and the name is causing some concern. On her terrorist husband's request, Shamima Begum has named the boy Jarrah - which translates from Arabic as 'one who wounds' or 'able...

yesterday, 15:46 in Regional East
 
Birds Eye warns of 'instantaneous' food price rises in the wake of a no-deal Brexit

Birds Eye warns of 'instantaneous' food price rises in the wake of a no-deal Brexit

The boss of Birds Eye has warned that a no-deal Brexit will lead to a "virtually instantaneous" rise in food prices in shops. Wayne Hudson, Birds Eye's managing director for the UK and Ireland, said that World Trade Organisation tariffs of...

yesterday, 15:35 in Regional East
 

'Explosion of murderous intent' led man to kill girlfriend in Measham

A man who killed his girlfriend, leaving her body face down in a bath with a slashed throat, has been found guilty of murder. Jeremy Clarke, is now facing a sentence of life imprisonment for the brutal murder of his partner Tracey Evans on the night...

yesterday, 15:35 in Regional East
 


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