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Manchester terror attack: How to change your Facebook profile picture to pay tribute to victims

Facebook users are changing their profile pictures to pay tribute to victims of the Manchester terror attack.

Users of the social media site can add a Union flag in the shape of a heart with the word 'Manchester' on the bottom.

If you want to use this as a gesture of support for the ...

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Revealed: Full list of mobile speed camera locations in Leicestershire this week

The full list of mobile safety camera sites for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland has been revealed.

Commencing yesterday, Monday 22 May, the temporary speed cameras will be in place until the end of this week.

Read more: Forgotten Child Trust Funds mean your kids could have ...

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Manchester terror attack: How to change your Facebook profile picture to pay tribute to victims

Facebook users are changing their profile pictures to pay tribute to victims of the Manchester terror attack.

Users of the social media site can add a Union flag in the shape of a heart with the word 'Manchester' on the bottom.

If you want to use this as a gesture of support for the ...

yesterday 18:55 open_in_new
Leicester Tigers will continue to move forward, says head coach Matt O'Connor

Once the disappointment has settled on play-off defeat at the Ricoh Arena last Saturday, Leicester Tigers players, staff and fans have to look forward.

A line can be drawn under a season which is likely to be remembered more for the comings and goings off the field than the action on ...

yesterday 17:49 open_in_new
Bradgate Park reveals what happened to owner whose dog killed deer

A dog owner has paid compensation to Bradgate Park after their pet killed a fawn at the popular beauty spot.

The deer died in March following a chase through the park.

Since then the case has been referred to Leicestershire Police.

Bradgate Park Trust has now issued an ...

yesterday 17:49 open_in_new
Man floors brother with a single punch at Midas in Leicester during 21st birthday celebration

A man floored his brother with a single punch when the pair argued at a family 21st birthday party in Leicester bar.

Robert Scott clashed with his brother Christopher at Midas in Yeoman Street.

The family were celebrating the birthday of Christopher's daughter on October 29 when ...

yesterday 17:49 open_in_new
Manchester terror attack: How to explain the atrocity to young children

People woke up to the horrific news today of the terror attack that had taken place in Manchester last night.

It has since been confirmed that 22 people have been killed and 59 people injured in the attack after the concert.

US performer Ariana Grande had just completed her set at ...

yesterday 17:49 open_in_new
Julie and Tony Wadsworth trial: 11-year-old 'sexually touched by radio presenter' - jury hears

The youngest alleged victim of former BBC Radio Leicester presenter Julie Wadsworth told a court he was aged about 11 when she asked him: "Do you want an experience?"

The man, now in his 30s, told Warwick Crown Court he was sexually touched by the radio presenter.

He described to the ...

yesterday 17:49 open_in_new
First look inside new Knight and Garter pub in Hotel Street in Leicester

Here it is - your first look inside the new Knight and Garter pub in Hotel Street, Leicester - and wow, isn't it looking amazing?!

Following six months and £1.4 million of refurbishments, the venue (formerly Molly O'Grady's) officially opens at 12pm tomorrow (Wednesday). However, we ...

yesterday 17:49 open_in_new
Revealed: Full list of mobile speed camera locations in Leicestershire this week

The full list of mobile safety camera sites for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland has been revealed.

Commencing yesterday, Monday 22 May, the temporary speed cameras will be in place until the end of this week.

Read more: Forgotten Child Trust Funds mean your kids could have ...

yesterday 17:49 open_in_new
'West Ham United will finish in fourth place' - this and other predictions from our 'experts'

We billed the story as a chance for you to hear from our Mercury football 'experts' on how the Premier League season would pan out.

Back in August, we printed the predictions of our football writers: Rob Tanner, James Sharpe and Jordan Blackwell, plus those of Mercury columnist.

Now ...

yesterday 17:49 open_in_new
Live Leicester City news: 'Shakespeare talks begin', 'battle for Mbodji', 'Iheanacho interest'

Leicester City have opened talks with Craig Shakespeare over the manager's role, according to reports.

A meeting between Shakespeare and City's owners was scheduled for this week and, according to Sky Sports, the manager has been whisked away to the south of France to commence talks ...

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Aldi submits planning application for new store in Loughborough

Budget supermarket chain Aldi has submitted a planning application for a second discount food store in Loughbrough.

The food retailer has lodged the application with Charnwood Borough Council to build the store on land off Allendale Road, in the town.

The company, which already ...

yesterday 16:43 open_in_new
Manchester terror attack: How to explain the atrocity to young children

People woke up to the horrific news today of the terror attack that had taken place in Manchester last night.

It has since been confirmed that 22 people have been killed and 59 people injured in the attack after the concert.

US performer Ariana Grande had just completed her set at ...

yesterday 16:43 open_in_new
Judge spares Earl Shilton child porn addict jail so he can find 'new focus in life'

A judge told a child porn addict he was sparing him a jail sentence in the hope he would find some new purpose in life.

Unemployed university graduate Benjamin Walker (29) was caught with more than 4,000 illegal images and video clips on his computer and he later pleaded guilty to three ...

yesterday 16:43 open_in_new
Judge spares Earl Shilton child porn addict jail so he can find 'new focus in life'

A judge told a child porn addict he was sparing him a jail sentence in the hope he would find some new purpose in life.

Unemployed university graduate Benjamin Walker (29) was caught with more than 4,000 illegal images and video clips on his computer and he later pleaded guilty to three ...

yesterday 16:43 open_in_new
Evha Jannath death: Inquest into death of schoolgirl who fell from Drayton Manor ride opens

An inquest into the death of an 11-year-old Leicester girl who fell from a ride at Drayton Manor was opened today.

Evha Jannath, of Belgrave, died from blunt force chest trauma after being taken from the theme park to Birmingham Children's Hospital on 9 May, the hearing was ...

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A50 Groby Road northbound from Fiveways Junction closed for second night

A major route in and out of Leicester will be shut for a second night tonight after gas engineers failed to find the source of suspected gas escape, despite closing the road for more than five hours last night.

Once again, there will be no access to the A50 Groby Road northbound from the ...

yesterday 15:35 open_in_new
Bradgate Park reveals what happened to owner whose dog killed deer

A dog owner has paid compensation to Bradgate Park after their pet killed a fawn at the popular beauty spot.

The deer died in March following a chase through the park.

Since then the case has been referred to Leicestershire Police.

Bradgate Park Trust has now issued an ...

yesterday 13:23 open_in_new
Jailed for life: Sadistic attacker tortured man before trying to murder him with hammer and knife

A sadistic attacker who brutally tried to murder a man with a hammer and a knife will serve at least 15 years behind bars.

Kevin Mace (38) was high on drink and drugs when he tortured former Job Centre manager, Stephen Wale, who suffered life-changing head injuries and a slashed ...

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Youngsters help save Jamie Vardy after 'being kidnapped by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger'

Jamie Vardy has been kidnapped by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and is being kept prisoner under the Emirates Stadium!

Far-fetched or not, that's the story cooked up by youngsters for a film project at Fairfield Community Primary School, South Wigston.

Their efforts have impressed ...

yesterday 12:17 open_in_new