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Harry Thacker set for switch from Leicester Tigers to Bristol

Tigers academy product heads to the west country

Bristol have confirmed that they have signed hooker Harry Thacker from Leicester Tigers for next season.

Thacker is one of nine new signing announced by Bristol, who were relegated from the Premiership last season but look certain of ...

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Flytipper fined £400 for dumping cardboard packaging next to listed building

The culprit admitted the offence whilst being interviewed under caution

Council workers-turned-detectives have tracked down a fly-tipper who dumped a pile of cardboard and plastic besides a listed building.

An Enderby resident has been fined £400 for discarding bed and mattress ...

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Flytipper fined £400 for dumping cardboard packaging next to listed building

The culprit admitted the offence whilst being interviewed under caution

Council workers-turned-detectives have tracked down a fly-tipper who dumped a pile of cardboard and plastic besides a listed building.

An Enderby resident has been fined £400 for discarding bed and mattress ...

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East Midlands Airport runway closed due to poor weather while police deal with accidents on the roads

Travellers have been urged to keep up to date with latest flight information

East Midlands Airport has closed its main runway because of snowfall.

Bosses say the decision, which is causing disruption to flights, has been taken in the interest of passenger safety.

Travellers ...

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East Midlands Airport runway closed due to poor weather while police deal with accidents on the roads

Travellers have been urged to keep up to date with latest flight information

East Midlands Airport has closed its main runway because of snowfall.

Bosses say the decision, which is causing disruption to flights, has been taken in the interest of passenger safety.

Travellers ...

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Why Leicester City boss is happy to be asked about Mahrez transfer

Claude Puel gets questions before and after every game about his Algerian star's future

Leicester City boss Claude Puel has said that he is happy to keep being asked about Riyad Mahrez's future.

Questions about a possible move for the Algerian come from the media at every press ...

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7 pubs and restaurants in Leicestershire that serve a great Sunday roast

Where do you recommend?

It's Sunday, and that means you've probably got a craving for a good old roast.

The roast potatoes, yorkshire pudding and meat combination is the best way to end the weekend.

But if you're not in the mood to spend the time cooking it up, where do you go ...

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7 pubs and restaurants in Leicestershire that serve a great Sunday roast

Where do you recommend?

It's Sunday, and that means you've probably got a craving for a good old roast.

The roast potatoes, yorkshire pudding and meat combination is the best way to end the weekend.

But if you're not in the mood to spend the time cooking it up, where do you go ...

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Drivers urged to take care in treacherous conditions as snow falls across Leicestershire

There has been an accident on the M1 near Leicester this morning

Fire fighters have described driving conditions in Leicestershire as treacherous as snow falls across the county.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service has urged motorists to be careful as the poor weather takes ...

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Drivers urged to take care in treacherous conditions as snow falls across Leicestershire

There has been an accident on the M1 near Leicester this morning

Fire fighters have described driving conditions in Leicestershire as treacherous as snow falls across the county.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service has urged motorists to be careful as the poor weather takes ...

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Crystal Palace want to take Leicester City striker on loan

Premier League side battle Aston Villa to sign Ulloa on loan until end of the season

Crystal Palace want to sign Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa in the January transfer window, it is being reported.

The Premier League club have been looking to add firepower to their front-line ...

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Why Leicester City can now claim to be top of the league

Rob Tanner gives his big-match verdict on victory over Watford at the King Power Stadium

Leicester City are top of the league.

It may not be top of the Premier League, a lofty position they reached so famously two seasons ago. That may never be possible again after the shockwaves ...

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Why Leicester City can now claim to be top of the league

Rob Tanner gives his big-match verdict on victory over Watford at the King Power Stadium

Leicester City are top of the league.

It may not be top of the Premier League, a lofty position they reached so famously two seasons ago. That may never be possible again after the shockwaves ...

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Tories accuse Labour of racism over tiered charges to hear Jeremy Corbyn speak in Loughborough

A row has broken out over how the cost of attending a party event

The Tories are accusing Labour of racism in a row over how much activists will be charged to hear Jeremy Corbyn speak, the Mail has reported.

The Labour leader is due to speak at an event in Loughborough on February ...

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‘He’s that fast I’m sure he catches pigeons’, Gazza's praise for Vardy after watching Leicester beat Watford

Gazza posted a tweet to say Vardy would be essential to the England team if he can stay fit

England legend Paul Gascoigne has heaped praise on Leicester striker Jamie Vardy saying ‘He’s that fast I’m sure he catches pigeons’.

Gazza watched the England man slot home a perfect ...

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‘He’s that fast I’m sure he catches pigeons’, Gazza's praise for Vardy after watching Leicester beat Watford

Gazza posted a tweet to say Vardy would be essential to the England team if he can stay fit

England legend Paul Gascoigne has heaped praise on Leicester striker Jamie Vardy saying ‘He’s that fast I’m sure he catches pigeons’.

Gazza watched the England man slot home a perfect ...

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Leicester Riders 86-57 Bristol Flyers: It's back to winning ways with comfortable win

Rob Paternostro's men maintain lead at the top of the BBL Champ

Leicester Riders bounced back to winning ways with a comfortable 86-57 victory over Bristol Flyers on Saturday night to maintain their lead at the top of the BBL Championship table.

Whilst Riders’ defence was in fine ...

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Car crashes into statue of Leicester Mayor

The collision happened in Welford Place

A car crashed into the a statue of former Leicester mayor John Biggs this morning.

Firefighters were called at 6.21am after a member of the public saw a car mount a traffic island and collide with the statue and an electricity box in Welford ...

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Car crashes into statue of Leicester Mayor

The collision happened in Welford Place

A car crashed into the a statue of former Leicester mayor John Biggs this morning.

Firefighters were called at 6.21am after a member of the public saw a car mount a traffic island and collide with the statue and an electricity box in Welford ...

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Review: Is Leicester's volunteer-run vegetarian World Peace Café worth a visit?

The menu features vegetarian and vegan food - from salads to cakes

For many of us, January means embarking on something new - whether that's a new diet, a new fitness routine, or a change in lifestyle.

So, a visit to Leicester's vegetarian World Peace Cafe seemed apt this ...

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5 great places to stay in Skegness in 2018 that aren't caravan sites

Fancy staying somewhere different during the Leicester fortnight?

If you're from Leicester, then you've probably spent more than a few summers up in Skegness.

The seaside town has been a favourite holiday destination for city-dwellers for decades, and played a big part in the ...

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