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Who will Leicester Tigers play in the Heineken Cup pool games?

Tigers set to take on Racing 92, Scarlets and Ulster after European draw in Switzerland

Leicester Tigers will line up once again against Racing 92 in next season's Heineken Cup.

Tigers were drawn in the same pool as the Paris side for the third consecutive season - although they did ...

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55 cows dead in suspected water contamination incident at Leicestershire farm

A huge operation to save the surviving cows was launched last night

More than 50 cows have died suddenly at a farm near Houghton on the Hill.

The cause of the sudden deaths is not known, but it is thought to be linked to water contamination.

Fifty-five cows have now died from ...

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55 cows dead in suspected water contamination incident at Leicestershire farm

A huge operation to save the surviving cows was launched last night

More than 50 cows have died suddenly at a farm near Houghton on the Hill.

The cause of the sudden deaths is not known, but it is thought to be linked to water contamination.

Fifty-five cows have now died from ...

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Teletubbies live show comes to Leicester - here's everything you need to know

Find out about baby changing, booster seats, and more

Colourful children's characters the Teletubbies are in Leicester, with their first ever live show - and, the great news is, there's still tickets available.

The Teletubbies are at De Montfort Hall on Wednesday, June 20, and ...

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EE have launched an amazing short-term SIM-only deal

As well as a great monthly deal you will receive a £100 Amazon gift voucher

The days of long drawn-out mobile phone contracts with questionable data plans appear to be numbered.

Handsets are getting better and lasting longer and in response to the growing trend of mobile phone users ...

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Here's how Leicester City's World Cup stars fared in first round of games

Six Foxes were in action in the opening group matches in Russia

Before this World Cup, only six Leicester City players have represented their countries at a World Cup.

After the opening round of matches at Russia 2018, that number has doubled.

Six of Leicester 's current stars ...

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Here's how Leicester City's World Cup stars fared in first round of games

Six Foxes were in action in the opening group matches in Russia

Before this World Cup, only six Leicester City players have represented their countries at a World Cup.

After the opening round of matches at Russia 2018, that number has doubled.

Six of Leicester 's current stars ...

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Leicester Tigers forward Valentino Mapapalangi ends Pacific Nations Cup campaign with a win for Tonga

Tonga hold on after late yellow cards to beat Samoa and take runners-up slot

Leicester Tigers forward Valentino Mapapalangi helped Tonga to a second place finish in the Pacific Nations Cup.

The Tongans won a hectic affair against Samoa 28-18 to finish behind Fiji in the final ...

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Elliott Moore signs new Leicester City contract

The central defender will go back out on loan to OH Leuven to play under former Foxes boss Nigel Pearson

Leicester City defender Elliott Moore has signed a new two-year contract ahead of a return to OH Leuven on loan.

The 21-year-old has penned a deal that will keep him at the King ...

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Elliott Moore signs new Leicester City contract

The central defender will go back out on loan to OH Leuven to play under former Foxes boss Nigel Pearson

Leicester City defender Elliott Moore has signed a new two-year contract ahead of a return to OH Leuven on loan.

The 21-year-old has penned a deal that will keep him at the King ...

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Burglars destroy children's art displays and steal birthday collection fund in Loughborough nursery break-in

'It’s really galling when I’ve set this place up from scratch, using money I’ve saved and worked really hard for'

Thoughtless thieves who broke into a nursery have left its owner and staff feeling "violated".

A pair of burglars struck at Babblebrooke Day Nursery ...

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Burglars destroy children's art displays and steal birthday collection fund in Loughborough nursery break-in

'It’s really galling when I’ve set this place up from scratch, using money I’ve saved and worked really hard for'

Thoughtless thieves who broke into a nursery have left its owner and staff feeling "violated".

A pair of burglars struck at Babblebrooke Day Nursery ...

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Armed police called to 'gun incident' in Victoria Park, Leicester

'Several officers were armed and I saw them surround a small group of men'

Armed police and a dogs team descended on a city park this morning after a group of men were seen waving around a pistol which turned out to be a toy gun.

Officers with the Leicestershire Police Armed Response ...

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Leicester weather forecast: Heatwave set to hit city with highs on 29C

Temperatures are set to rocket

Another wave of blazing hot summer sunshine is on its way with flaming June set to go out in style​ as a plume of warm air sweeps across the region​.

Highs of 29C are expected for Wednesday of next week as the mini-heatwave hits its peak, but the ...

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Leicester weather forecast: Heatwave set to hit city with highs on 29C

Temperatures are set to rocket

Another wave of blazing hot summer sunshine is on its way with flaming June set to go out in style​ as a plume of warm air sweeps across the region​.

Highs of 29C are expected for Wednesday of next week as the mini-heatwave hits its peak, but the ...

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Boys pictured taking one last looked before school was bulldozed in 1957

Building was lost to Wharf Street redevelopment scheme

The huge building dwarfing the boys was the former infants school of three of the four.

This photograph from our archive was taken on June 2, 1957, just prior to the building being bulldozed as part of Leicester City Council’s ...

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Boys pictured taking one last looked before school was bulldozed in 1957

Building was lost to Wharf Street redevelopment scheme

The huge building dwarfing the boys was the former infants school of three of the four.

This photograph from our archive was taken on June 2, 1957, just prior to the building being bulldozed as part of Leicester City Council’s ...

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How Leicestershire Police are planning to use drones in the fight against crime

Police can now use drones after being granted a Civil Aviation Authority licence

Drones will be used in the fight against crime by Leicestershire Police after the force was granted a Civil Aviation Authority licence.

The drones can send live footage of operations to support officers ...

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How Leicestershire Police are planning to use drones in the fight against crime

Police can now use drones after being granted a Civil Aviation Authority licence

Drones will be used in the fight against crime by Leicestershire Police after the force was granted a Civil Aviation Authority licence.

The drones can send live footage of operations to support officers ...

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Police hunt men who punched and kicked boy in park before stealing his phone

Police say attackers were chased off by a group of adults

A gang of men punched and kicked a teenager before stealing his phone.

The boy was attacked in Spider Park, Leicester Forest East at 6pm on Saturday.

Leicestershire Police said a man approached the boy and tried to ...

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Police hunt men who punched and kicked boy in park before stealing his phone

Police say attackers were chased off by a group of adults

A gang of men punched and kicked a teenager before stealing his phone.

The boy was attacked in Spider Park, Leicester Forest East at 6pm on Saturday.

Leicestershire Police said a man approached the boy and tried to ...

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