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One-Day Cup: Leicestershire beat Worcestershire after Colin Ackermann century

Leicestershire won a game of over 700 runs as they beat Worcestershire in the One-Day Cup at Grace Road to avenge their County Championship innings defeat just 10 days ago.

Colin Ackermann (152 not out) shared a 200-run stand with Lewis Hill (118) in the Foxes' third best List A score and ...

yesterday 19:53 open_in_new
World Championship 2019: Mark Selby hopes to find best form at Crucible

Three-time champion Mark Selby remains confident that he can find his best form at the World Championship following a "mixed" season.

The 2014, 2016 and 2017 Crucible winner has only reached two ranking event semi-finals this season.

In his only appearance in a final in September, ...

yesterday 16:44 open_in_new
Rare Star Wars Tie Bomber toy found in Coalville loft

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A rare and unopened Star Wars toy has been found in a loft after lying ...

2019-04-19 14:14 open_in_new
Leicestershire tourists held at gunpoint in Peru

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A couple celebrating their first wedding anniversary in Peru were held at ...

2019-04-18 18:17 open_in_new
Steve Clarke death: Kacey Clarke convicted of killing father

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A teenager has been convicted of stabbing and killing his father in the ...

2019-04-18 13:02 open_in_new
One-Day Cup: Gary Ballance blasts Yorkshire to thumping victory over Leicestershire

Gary Ballance smashed six sixes and 15 fours in a brilliant 156 to anchor Yorkshire to a crushing 213-run win over Leicestershire at Headingley.

Ballance came to the crease with Yorkshire teetering on 17-3, but shared a 211-run stand with Harry Brook (103).

When Brook departed, ...

2019-04-17 20:14 open_in_new
Swinford school campaigners celebrate saving head

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Campaigners fighting to save a school's head teacher have said they are ...

2019-04-17 16:02 open_in_new
Twycross Zoo: Cash machine stolen as vehicle driven into entrance

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A cash machine has been stolen after a vehicle was driven into the ...

2019-04-17 13:56 open_in_new
Ex-Leicestershire special constable jailed for fire threats

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A former special constable who threatened to burn down his former family ...

2019-04-16 21:08 open_in_new
Lord Janner inquiry: Senior police 'influenced decisions'

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Senior police officers may have influenced decisions about inquiries ...

2019-04-16 19:02 open_in_new
George Ford: Leicester Tigers thankful for 'phenomenal' fly-half - Ben Youngs

Leicester would be much deeper in the relegation mire were it not for the "phenomenal" George Ford, says Tigers and England team-mate Ben Youngs.

Fly-half Ford was instrumental on Friday as Leicester beat Newcastle 27-22 to go eight points clear of Falcons, who are bottom of the ...

2019-04-16 14:50 open_in_new
Tokyo 2020: Adam Peaty to focus solely on 100m breaststroke defence

Olympic champion Adam Peaty has ruled out a bid for two individual gold medals at Tokyo 2020 and will focus on defending his 100m breaststroke title.

As the 50m event is not in the Olympic programme, Peaty had suggested he could boost his medal prospects by adding the 200m to his ...

2019-04-15 10:29 open_in_new
Premier 15s: Harlequins Ladies beat Loughborough Lightning to reach final

Harlequins Ladies beat Loughborough Lightning 26-10 to set up a rematch of last season's Premier 15s final against Saracens Women.

Scotland international Jade Konkel's first half-double gave Quins an early lead in front of a home crowd of 1,265.

Second-half scores from Vickii ...

2019-04-14 20:50 open_in_new
Harrier jump jet anniversary celebrated in Nottinghamshire

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The 50th anniversary of a revolutionary aircraft has been marked at an ...

2019-04-14 18:44 open_in_new
County Championship: Worcestershire beat Leicestershire by innings & 18 runs

Charlie Morris took 7-45 as Worcestershire opened their Division Two campaign with a comfortable innings victory over Leicestershire.

Resuming on 132-4, still 119 behind, the fourth day got off to the worst possible start for Leicestershire with the loss of three wickets for one ...

2019-04-14 16:38 open_in_new
County Championship: Worcestershire force Leicestershire to follow-on

Worcestershire look on course to complete an innings victory after forcing Leicestershire to follow-on.

The Foxes were dismissed for 302 in their first innings to trail the visitors by 251 runs after Josh Tongue (4-46) led the way with the ball.

Atiq Javid (69) could not help avert a ...

2019-04-13 20:41 open_in_new
Motorcyclist dies in crash with van in Leicestershire

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2019-04-13 13:20 open_in_new
Liam Chambers jailed over gun and £100,000 drugs haul

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A man who admitted having a gun and more than £100,000-worth of heroin, ...

2019-04-12 19:29 open_in_new
County Championship: Mitchell & Rutherford hit tons for Pears at Leicester

Daryl Mitchell and Hamish Rutherford both made centuries as relegated Worcestershire made a happy return to County Championship Division Two against Leicestershire at Grace Road.

On the ground where he made his maiden half-century 14 years ago, Mitchell completed his 36th first-class ...

2019-04-11 21:26 open_in_new
Swinford school board resigns in head teacher redundancy row

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Members of a school trust's board have resigned amid a row over a head ...

2019-04-11 20:23 open_in_new
Two people killed in Kirby Muxloe house fire named

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Two people killed in a house fire, which was caused by an electrical ...

2019-04-11 18:17 open_in_new