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James Sykes: Leicestershire spinner leaves by mutual consent

Leicestershire spinner James Sykes has left the club by mutual consent to pursue other playing opportunities in cricket.

The 25-year-old was out of contract at the end of the current season.

Sykes made his white-ball debut for Leicestershire in 2012, with his first four-day ...

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Charges over Charlie Dunn Bosworth Water Park lake death

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A man and woman have been charged with the manslaughter of a boy who died ...

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Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire: Division Two leaders win by an innings

Nottinghamshire hammered Leicestershire by an innings and 280 runs to extend their lead at the top of Division Two.

Having entered the third day with a first-innings deficit of 414, the visitors lost both openers inside the first two overs at Trent Bridge.

Luke Fletcher (3-16) then ...

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Kelly Machin death: Pair jailed over burst football death

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A father and daughter who launched a fatal attack on a neighbour who ...

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Pair arrested over unlawful burial after man's unexplained death

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A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of preventing the ...

2017-06-20 22:51 open_in_new
Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire: Samit Patel hits 247 before James Pattinson shines

Samit Patel became the first player to hit back-to-back double centuries for Nottinghamshire before their bowlers skittled Leicestershire on day two.

After starting on 157, he eventually made 247 before they declared on 548-9, with Dieter Klein claiming 6-142.

Patel - who scored ...

2017-06-20 21:45 open_in_new
Gareth Owen: Leicester Tigers to sign centre after Scarlets departure

Leicester Tigers are set to sign Gareth Owen after the centre was released from his Scarlets contract.

The 28-year-old had been with the Welsh side since 2012, but wanted to leave a year before his deal ends after making just nine appearances last season.

He told the club website: ...

2017-06-20 17:21 open_in_new
Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire: Samit Patel dominates with third 100 in four innings

Nottinghamshire's Samit Patel hit his third 100 in his last four innings as his side dominated the opening day against Leicestershire at Trent Bridge.

The 32-year-old finished unbeaten on 157 as Nottinghamshire closed on 345-4, with Brendan Taylor making 61.

Patel hit 18 boundaries ...

2017-06-19 21:29 open_in_new
India v Pakistan: Bottles thrown as cricket fans clash

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Bottles were thrown and roads had to be closed after rival cricket fans ...

2017-06-19 10:27 open_in_new
Century 'lost' Leicestershire WW1 hero honoured

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A "lost" World War One hero whose grave was unmarked for almost a century ...

2017-06-18 16:51 open_in_new
Eldin Jakupovic: Leicester set to sign Hull City goalkeeper

Leicester City are in advanced talks with Hull City goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic about a deal believed to be for a fee of about £2m, reports BBC Radio Leicester.

The 32-year-old would join as an understudy to Kasper Schmeichel, with Ron-Robert Zieler's future unclear.

Jakupovic, ...

2017-06-16 14:15 open_in_new
Great Britain-shaped cloud spotted

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A cloud looking like a map of Great Britain has been ...

2017-06-15 17:21 open_in_new
Slaves 'as young as 14' rescued in East Midlands

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A woman who was sold into the sex trade by her husband is one of 140 ...

2017-06-14 21:33 open_in_new
Harry Maguire: Leicester City to sign Hull City defender in £17m deal

Leicester City are expected to announce the signing of Hull City defender Harry Maguire in a £17m deal.

BBC Radio Humberside understands a £12m fee with add-ons has been agreed and a medical has been completed.

Sheffield United will also profit as they agreed a sell-on ...

2017-06-14 17:09 open_in_new
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer denies EU cash misuse claims

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UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has denied claims he is retiring over demands to ...

2017-06-14 12:45 open_in_new
Claudio Ranieri: Nantes appoint former Leicester manager

Former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri is the new boss of French side Nantes.

The Ligue 1 side received special dispensation from the French league to appoint the Italian, as he reached the manager's age limit of 65 last year.

Ranieri guided the Foxes to the Premier League title in ...

2017-06-14 11:39 open_in_new
Doctor suspended over six-year-old's death

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A doctor who was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after ...

2017-06-14 00:39 open_in_new
Pierre de Bruyn: Leicestershire head coach questions mental attitude

Leicestershire head coach Pierre de Bruyn has questioned his side's mental attitude after they lost for a third time this season in Division Two of the County Championship.

Leicestershire lost to Sussex by five wickets at Grace Road despite dominating the first half of the game.

De ...

2017-06-13 16:57 open_in_new
East Midlands Ambulance Service report sees improvement

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A troubled ambulance trust has seen some "significant" improvements but ...

2017-06-13 09:15 open_in_new
Vandals who attacked 86 cars in New Year spree are jailed

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Four men who vandalised more than 80 vehicles during an all-night rampage ...

2017-06-12 23:21 open_in_new
Leicestershire v Sussex: Luke Wells makes unbeaten 90 in Sussex win

Luke Wells continued his superb batting form to guide Sussex to a five-wicket win over Leicestershire in Division Two of the County Championship.

Needing another 132 for victory with eight wickets in hand on the final day at Grace Road, Wells finished unbeaten on 90 as Sussex strolled home ...

2017-06-12 17:51 open_in_new