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Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold at European Short Course Championships

Britain's Olympic champion Adam Peaty won 100m breaststroke gold at the European Short Course Championships.

The 22-year-old, who took bronze in the 50m event earlier in the week, set a new European record of 55.94 seconds in the 100m final in Copenhagen.

It is Peaty's first major ...

2017-12-16 21:27 open_in_new
European Champions Cup: Leicester v Munster

England centre Manu Tuilagi returns for the first time since the opening weekend of the season as Leicester take on Munster.

Australia centre Matt Toomua also returns, with Mathew Tait replacing the injured Telusa Veainu at full-back.

Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau starts on the ...

2017-12-16 14:03 open_in_new
Beard-stroking 'job' advert gets thousands of responses

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More than 4,000 bearded men have applied to have their facial fuzz ...

2017-12-15 19:59 open_in_new
Great Central Railway: Museum has £9.5m funding withdrawn

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An £18m railway heritage museum has had £9.5m of lottery funding pulled ...

2017-12-15 16:53 open_in_new
Claude Puel: Pragmatic and successful, how Southampton's loss is Leicester's gain

Claude Puel's undemonstrative exterior did not allow him to bask excessively in the afterglow of victory - but the French manager Southampton disposed of after only one season will have felt a warm glow of satisfaction as he returned to St Mary's with Leicester City on Wednesday to outclass his ...

2017-12-15 12:43 open_in_new
Gavin Griffiths: Leicestershire seamer extends contract to end of 2019 season

Leicestershire seam bowler Gavin Griffiths has agreed a contract extension to run until the end of the 2019 county season.

The 24-year-old signed for the county in August 2016 after starting his career with Lancashire.

He played six first-class games in 2017, but was a regular member ...

2017-12-15 12:43 open_in_new
Killer lorry driver Felix Gillon was watching porn

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A lorry driver who killed a man when he ploughed into his vehicle while ...

2017-12-14 21:55 open_in_new
Birstall house explosion: Gas leak blamed by investigators

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A "catastrophic" pipe failure led to a gas leak which caused a fatal ...

2017-12-14 14:41 open_in_new
BBC commentator Ian Stringer's struggle to help alcoholic mother

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A BBC football commentator has spoken of his struggle to help his ...

2017-12-14 13:39 open_in_new
Christmas 2017 travel: When should I avoid the roads?

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Drivers are being warned to expect long delays on the roads as the ...

2017-12-14 12:37 open_in_new
Boy, five, took knives into Leicester school

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Parents have branded a school "deplorable" for not telling them a ...

2017-12-13 20:51 open_in_new
University closes rare lift 'with a heavy heart'

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A rare Paternoster lift - which has no doors and moves continually ...

2017-12-13 15:41 open_in_new
Telusa Veainu: Leicester full-back set for eight weeks out with fractured jaw

Leicester Tigers full-back Telusa Veainu is set to be out for at least eight weeks after sustaining a double fracture of his jaw in the Champions Cup defeat by Munster on Sunday.

The Tongan was taken off during the 33-10 loss at Thomond Park after a clash with Ireland winger Andrew ...

2017-12-12 18:49 open_in_new
Birstall house explosion: Woman in critical condition

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A woman is in a critical condition in hospital following a gas explosion ...

2017-12-12 13:39 open_in_new
House prices rise fastest in East Midlands

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House prices in the East Midlands rose at more than three times the pace ...

2017-12-12 13:39 open_in_new
School closures in Leicestershire and Rutland

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When there is severe weather a list of schools that are being affected in ...

2017-12-12 09:29 open_in_new
Birstall house explosion: Three injured and one missing in Leicestershire blast

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Three people have been injured and one is missing after an explosion at a ...

2017-12-11 11:33 open_in_new
School closures in Leicestershire and Rutland

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2017-12-11 09:25 open_in_new
'Come out in class - if you want to', teachers urged

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When senior teacher Grahame Colclough and his long-term partner Jon ...

2017-12-09 13:57 open_in_new
European Champions Cup: Munster v Leicester

Munster will be boosted by the return of five Ireland internationals for Saturday's Champions Cup clash with Leicester at Thomond Park.

New head coach Johann van Graan has named Peter O'Mahony, CJ Stander, Dave Kilcoyne, Conor Murray and Andrew Conway in the starting line-up.

England ...

2017-12-08 19:51 open_in_new
Snowfall across England: In Pictures

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Snow has fallen across several parts of England overnight, leading to ...

2017-12-08 13:39 open_in_new