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One person taken to hospital after two-vehicle crash in Coalville

Fire crews removed vehicle's roof to free trapped casualty

One person has been taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash in a county town earlier tonight.

The collision happened in London Road, Coalville shortly before 6pm, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service ...

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One person taken to hospital after two-vehicle crash in Coalville

Fire crews removed vehicle's roof to free trapped casualty

One person has been taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash in a county town earlier tonight.

The collision happened in London Road, Coalville shortly before 6pm, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service ...

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House fire in Aikman Close, Leicester is 'under investigation', say officials

Inquiries will resume in the morning

An investigation has been launched into the cause of a house fire in Leicester this evening.

Fire crews were called to Aikman Close, off Aikman Avenue, in New Parks shortly before 5.30pm.

In a statement released this ...

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House fire in Aikman Close, Leicester is 'under investigation', say officials

Inquiries will resume in the morning

An investigation has been launched into the cause of a house fire in Leicester this evening.

Fire crews were called to Aikman Close, off Aikman Avenue, in New Parks shortly before 5.30pm.

In a statement released this ...

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'All doesn’t seem to be well at Leicester' - Tony Cottee believes Claude Puel may leave Foxes this summer

Former Foxes striker has his say on what is happening at the King Power Stadium

Claude Puel could be set to leave Leicester City in the summer after some of the City fans have turned against him, believes former City striker Tony Cottee.

But the City fans also need to be more ...

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'All doesn’t seem to be well at Leicester' - Tony Cottee believes Claude Puel may leave Foxes this summer

Former Foxes striker has his say on what is happening at the King Power Stadium

Claude Puel could be set to leave Leicester City in the summer after some of the City fans have turned against him, believes former City striker Tony Cottee.

But the City fans also need to be more ...

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Warning as 'super strength' variety of zombie drug Mamba hits Leicester

Police have called paramedics to treat users

A super-strength variety of the 'zombie drug' Mamba is being sold to users in Leicester, police believe.

The drug, which is also known as Spice, has become notorious for the temporary frozen, catatonic state it induces in some ...

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Warning as 'super strength' variety of zombie drug Mamba hits Leicester

Police have called paramedics to treat users

A super-strength variety of the 'zombie drug' Mamba is being sold to users in Leicester, police believe.

The drug, which is also known as Spice, has become notorious for the temporary frozen, catatonic state it induces in some ...

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Sam Aspland-Robinson has had no lack of good advice since signing for Leicester Tigers

Ant Allen and Telusa Veainu are helping young Tigers' back to get the best out of his game

Sam Aspland-Robinson's start to life at Leicester Tigers has been far from straightforward as his early-season progress was badly hampered by injuries.

But the back-three player, who joined ...

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Dad-of-five Jim Davidson says he's never changed a nappy

Comedian says he'd rather hire help to do the dirty work

With five children, you'd expect Jim Davidson to have changed a nappy or two in his life.

But the comedian has revealed on breakfast TV that he's never been hands on with the messy task, instead relying on a nanny to do ...

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Dad-of-five Jim Davidson says he's never changed a nappy

Comedian says he'd rather hire help to do the dirty work

With five children, you'd expect Jim Davidson to have changed a nappy or two in his life.

But the comedian has revealed on breakfast TV that he's never been hands on with the messy task, instead relying on a nanny to do ...

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Man jailed for forcing victim to work long shifts with little or no pay

Michail Charitonov took the vulnerable man's passport

A man who forced a vulnerable man to sleep on a camper van mattress and use a curtain for a blanket while working long shift for little to no pay has been jailed.

Michail Charitonov, 36, took control of the victim's bank card, his ...

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Man jailed for forcing victim to work long shifts with little or no pay

Michail Charitonov took the vulnerable man's passport

A man who forced a vulnerable man to sleep on a camper van mattress and use a curtain for a blanket while working long shift for little to no pay has been jailed.

Michail Charitonov, 36, took control of the victim's bank card, his ...

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Huge cosmic crash may be responsible for all life on Earth

New theory suggests planetary smash may have provided elements for life

Life on Earth owes its existence to a planetary collision 4.4 billion years ago, according to scientists.

The 'giant impact hypothesis' suggests that the moon was formed from debris left behind when Earth crashed ...

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Huge cosmic crash may be responsible for all life on Earth

New theory suggests planetary smash may have provided elements for life

Life on Earth owes its existence to a planetary collision 4.4 billion years ago, according to scientists.

The 'giant impact hypothesis' suggests that the moon was formed from debris left behind when Earth crashed ...

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'Without Amanda there would be no Heart Link' - tributes paid to woman who inspired cardiac charity

The charity has raised more than £6 million

The family of the woman who inspired a charity which has raised millions for Leicester cardiac patients has spoken about the ‘wonderful’ life she lived.

Amanda French (nee Smart) was the baby who inspired Heart Link after she was ...

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'Without Amanda there would be no Heart Link' - tributes paid to woman who inspired cardiac charity

The charity has raised more than £6 million

The family of the woman who inspired a charity which has raised millions for Leicester cardiac patients has spoken about the ‘wonderful’ life she lived.

Amanda French (nee Smart) was the baby who inspired Heart Link after she was ...

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Alleged victim of stabbing on Grindr date tells court attacker 'was like a rabbit in the headlights'

'There was a complete look of shock on his face.'

A man told a jury how a stranger he met for a sex encounter in a park ended up stabbing him in the neck with a pair of scissors.

He said the person he randomly met on the Grindr social networking app, looked shocked after attacking ...

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New 1.2k-pupil secondary school to be built next to Abbey Park

It will have an emphasis on practical, vocational learning

A new 1,200 place secondary school is being planned on a former bus depot site in Leicester.

The Learning Without Limits Trust is behind the plans for the school where the old Edwardian transport complex stood.

The ...

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New 1.2k-pupil secondary school to be built next to Abbey Park

It will have an emphasis on practical, vocational learning

A new 1,200 place secondary school is being planned on a former bus depot site in Leicester.

The Learning Without Limits Trust is behind the plans for the school where the old Edwardian transport complex stood.

The ...

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Leicester Tigers' youngsters proving they have what it takes at top level - Brett Deacon

Ben White and Joe Heyes are leading the way as they step into the first-team limelight

Brett Deacon believes some of Leicester Tigers' current crop of young players are exceeding expectations.

The likes of Ben White, Jordan Olowofela and Joe Heyes have become regular faces in Tigers' ...

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