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Leicester Tigers: Secret to academy success is dodging 'Bearded Bill'

While the sheer unrelenting physicality of top-level rugby has never been greater - or scarier - the recruitment process is far more complicated.

Understandable notions of simply selecting the next Herculean adolescent in line, the biggest, quickest and strongest, are way off the ...

yesterday 15:23 open_in_new
Twinlakes fined after employee severed fingers using circular saw

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A theme park has been fined £57,000 after an employee severed four ...

yesterday 13:17 open_in_new
Councillor resigns after Theresa May Facebook threats

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A councillor who admitted threatening Theresa May on social media has ...

yesterday 13:17 open_in_new
Manu Tuilagi: Leicester and England centre in deal talks amid Racing rumours

England centre Manu Tuilagi has not agreed to join Racing 92 next season and remains in negotiations over a new deal with Leicester Tigers, reports BBC Radio Leicester.

The 27-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has been heavily linked with a move to the French Top 14 ...

yesterday 10:08 open_in_new
Leicestershire man had gun and £100,000 worth of drugs

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

yesterday 10:08 open_in_new
Leicester sex attack trial: Woman 'left for dead' in park

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A police sergeant has told a rape and attempted murder trial how she ...

2019-02-20 22:20 open_in_new
Magnet fishers pull World War Two grenade from canal

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Two amateur magnet fishers - a hobby in which people use magnets tied to ...

2019-02-20 17:05 open_in_new
Richard III: Leicester Cathedral £11.3m plans approved

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Controversial plans to extend the cathedral where King Richard III was ...

2019-02-20 09:44 open_in_new
Leicester sex attack: Woman's skull 'shattered', jury told

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A woman's skull was shattered in a "savage sexual and physical assault" ...

2019-02-19 20:05 open_in_new
Hungarian man arrested after 12 people found in lorry

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A Hungarian man has been arrested after 12 people were rescued from the ...

2019-02-19 19:02 open_in_new
Measham man jailed for cutting partner's throat on birthday

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A man who slit his partner's throat on her 52nd birthday has been jailed ...

2019-02-19 15:53 open_in_new
Wales v England: Ellis Genge will not change as he fills in for Mako Vunipola

England loose-head prop Ellis Genge has vowed to do things his own way after being tasked with filling in for the "best in the world" in Mako Vunipola.

The Leicester tyro will replace the injured Vunipola in the matchday squad for Saturday's Six Nations showdown with Wales.

And ...

2019-02-19 11:41 open_in_new
Leicester stab murder accused pleads not guilty

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A 62-year-old man has denied murdering another man who died 10 months ...

2019-02-18 20:59 open_in_new
Joe O'Connor: Leicester potter inspired by Welsh Open form

Joe O'Connor says his run to the Welsh Open semi-finals was "surreal" and wants it to be a "breakthrough" moment.

The 23-year-old had never gone beyond the last 32 of a ranking event, but the Leicester man was in stunning form as he saw off three of the world's top nine before losing to ...

2019-02-18 19:56 open_in_new
Flybmi won't be the last airline failure, say analysts
In two short sentences, Flybmi's announcement that it had collapsed summed up the airline industry's woes: fuel costs, green taxes, Brexit uncertainty, falling passenger numbers. It might have added fierce competition, but that is probably a statement of the obvious. ...
2019-02-18 19:56 open_in_new
Champions League of Darts: Leicester to stage 2019 event

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The 2019 Champions League of Darts will be played at the Leicester Arena in October.

The BBC-televised event has previously been staged in Cardiff (2016 & 2017) and Brighton ...

2019-02-18 17:50 open_in_new
Measham man murdered partner after birthday celebration

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A man who slit his partner's throat on her birthday has been found guilty ...

2019-02-18 17:50 open_in_new
Funds raised to repatriate body of man who died in Tenerife

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More than £4,000 has been raised to help repatriate the body of a man ...

2019-02-18 16:47 open_in_new
Man who stabbed dog walker in 'unprovoked' attack jailed

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A man who stabbed a fellow dog walker in an "unprovoked" attack has been ...

2019-02-18 12:35 open_in_new
Driver dies as Leicester crash car rolls down embankment

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A man has died after his car collided with another vehicle on an exit ...

2019-02-17 16:38 open_in_new
Ellis Genge: England prop responds well and returns to train after ankle scare

England prop Ellis Genge has responded "unbelievably well" to treatment and has returned to full training.

The Leicester forward, 23, withdrew from a training session on Thursday because of an ankle injury.

England, who face Wales in the Six Nations next Saturday, have already lost ...

2019-02-15 18:26 open_in_new