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Midlands seeing biggest increase in coronavirus cases

Efforts to turn the NEC into a hospital are being 'accelerated'

The Midlands region is seeing the largest increase in coronavirus cases in the UK, prompting the government to speed up their work on a new hospital at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre.

In the daily briefing

yesterday 17:41
Midlands seeing biggest increase in coronavirus cases

Efforts to turn the NEC into a hospital are being 'accelerated'

The Midlands region is seeing the largest increase in coronavirus cases in the UK, prompting the government to speed up their work on a new hospital at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre.

In the daily briefing

yesterday 17:41
Incredible photos show devastating 2001 fire which gutted new city factory

Blaze was caused by piece of burnt bread

These dramatic photos from our archive show a devastating fire which gutted a Leicester food factory 19 years ago.

A huge plume of smoke can be seen rising from the burning factory in Dysart Way, Leicester, in March 2001.

Other photos

yesterday 14:32
'I'm so lucky to be alive' says coronavirus dad who received guard of honour as he left hospital

'The staff of our NHS are phenomenal'

“When you have battled for every breath, everything just feels incredible, a real privilege.

“I feel like I’ve been reborn.”

Hylton Murray-Philipson is now recovering at home after being discharged from the Leicester Royal Infirmary

yesterday 14:32
'I'm so lucky to be alive' says coronavirus dad who received guard of honour as he left hospital

'The staff of our NHS are phenomenal'

“When you have battled for every breath, everything just feels incredible, a real privilege.

“I feel like I’ve been reborn.”

Hylton Murray-Philipson is now recovering at home after being discharged from the Leicester Royal Infirmary

yesterday 14:32
Coronavirus restrictions turn D-Day veteran's funeral into 'nightmare'

'I feel terrible that he’s gone through that and we haven’t been able to have a proper funeral'

The coronavirus restrictions turned the death of a D-Day veteran into a “nightmare” for one family.

Jack Archer passed away at his home in Wigston at the age of 94, having arranged

yesterday 12:26
Coronavirus restrictions turn D-Day veteran's funeral into 'nightmare'

'I feel terrible that he’s gone through that and we haven’t been able to have a proper funeral'

The coronavirus restrictions turned the death of a D-Day veteran into a “nightmare” for one family.

Jack Archer passed away at his home in Wigston at the age of 94, having arranged

yesterday 12:26
Leicester City training ground construction continuing despite coronavirus lockdown

The club and construction firm have explained why

Construction employees working on the new Leicester City FC training ground development have expressed concerns over the continuation of work despite the government's guidelines around social distancing.

All non-essential work,

yesterday 05:05
Leicester City training ground construction continuing despite coronavirus lockdown

The club and construction firm have explained why

Construction employees working on the new Leicester City FC training ground development have expressed concerns over the continuation of work despite the government's guidelines around social distancing.

All non-essential work,

yesterday 05:05
Why people are putting teddy bears in their windows

Anything we can do to help people feel better is fantastic

Most children have been off school for a few weeks now and confined to the house or garden all day except their one daily trip out for exercise.

As we get further into lockdown, for some the reality will become more

yesterday 04:02
Why people are putting teddy bears in their windows

Anything we can do to help people feel better is fantastic

Most children have been off school for a few weeks now and confined to the house or garden all day except their one daily trip out for exercise.

As we get further into lockdown, for some the reality will become more

yesterday 04:02
Coronavirus fear over death of Leicestershire Police detective Steve Ford, 58

The cause of death has not been announced

A 58-year-old police officer has passed away at hospital and coronavirus could possibly have been a factor in his death.

Detective Constable Steve Ford died yesterday at Leicester General Hospital, just a few days after being admitted to

2020-04-03 21:38
Coronavirus fear over death of Leicestershire Police detective Steve Ford, 58

The cause of death has not been announced

A 58-year-old police officer has passed away at hospital and coronavirus could possibly have been a factor in his death.

Detective Constable Steve Ford died yesterday at Leicester General Hospital, just a few days after being admitted to

2020-04-03 21:38
Leicestershire coronavirus case figures released as total positive test results hits 416

The number of UK deaths from Covid-19 is also rising

New figures show the number of coronavirus cases in Leicestershire has now reached 416.

Across the UK, there have now been a total of 173,784 people tested for the virus and of which 38,168 were confirmed positive.

There have

2020-04-03 19:32
Leicestershire coronavirus case figures released as total positive test results hits 416

The number of UK deaths from Covid-19 is also rising

New figures show the number of coronavirus cases in Leicestershire has now reached 416.

Across the UK, there have now been a total of 173,784 people tested for the virus and of which 38,168 were confirmed positive.

There have

2020-04-03 19:32
'Stay at home' instruction with warm weekend forecast as Government prioritises research into coronavirus treatments

'We cannot relax our discipline now. If we do, people will die'

The Government says research is progressing into potential treatments for Covid-19 - but for now the only way to save lives is to stay at home.

"Research about treatments is central to our plan," said Health

2020-04-03 19:32
Daily News
Boris Johnson's pregnant fiancée Carrie Symonds 'on the mend' after suffering coronavirus symptoms

The pregnant 32-year-old had been in self-isolation since partner Boris Johnson tested positive for the virus

Boris Johnson’s pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds has said she is “on the mend” after suffering coronavirus symptoms.

The 32-year-old, who is expecting the couple’s

yesterday 21:53
Johan Cruyff to Nicky Maynard - the story behind seven players Leicester City nearly signed

Leicester City news | A look back at City's near misses in the transfer market, how the deals broke down and where the players ended up

Not every player Leicester City have targeted over the years has ended up walking through the doors of Filbert Street or the King Power

yesterday 21:53
Johan Cruyff to Nicky Maynard - the story behind seven players Leicester City nearly signed

Leicester City news | A look back at City's near misses in the transfer market, how the deals broke down and where the players ended up

Not every player Leicester City have targeted over the years has ended up walking through the doors of Filbert Street or the King Power

yesterday 21:53
Leicester City dealt transfer blow over starlet linked with Chelsea and Arsenal - reports

Leicester City transfer news | The Foxes, as well as Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle, have been credited with an interest in the striker

Celtic reportedly look set to beat Leicester City and a host of other clubs to the signing of a young prodigy.

According to a report in The Herald,

yesterday 21:53
Leicester City dealt transfer blow over starlet linked with Chelsea and Arsenal - reports

Leicester City transfer news | The Foxes, as well as Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle, have been credited with an interest in the striker

Celtic reportedly look set to beat Leicester City and a host of other clubs to the signing of a young prodigy.

According to a report in The Herald,

yesterday 21:53
Leicester City join Atletico Madrid in race to sign £35m-rated striker - reports

Leicester City transfer news | The Foxes and Atletico are joined by Inter Milan, Sevilla, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace in being linked with the 29-goal forward

Leicester City have once again been linked with a move for Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.

The Foxes were

yesterday 20:50
Leicester City join Atletico Madrid in race to sign £35m-rated striker - reports

Leicester City transfer news | The Foxes and Atletico are joined by Inter Milan, Sevilla, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace in being linked with the 29-goal forward

Leicester City have once again been linked with a move for Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.

The Foxes were

yesterday 20:50
Leicester City star makes transfer admission and issues Harry Maguire claim

Leicester City news | The Foxes centre-back has been a key player for the Foxes this season

Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu has spoken about filling the void left by Harry Maguire’s departure last summer.

It what was arguably the biggest saga of last year’s transfer

yesterday 19:47
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yesterday 21:53 Boris Johnson's pregnant fiancée Carrie Symonds 'on the mend' after suffering coronavirus symptoms
yesterday 21:53 Johan Cruyff to Nicky Maynard - the story behind seven players Leicester City nearly signed
yesterday 21:53 Johan Cruyff to Nicky Maynard - the story behind seven players Leicester City nearly signed
yesterday 21:53 Leicester City dealt transfer blow over starlet linked with Chelsea and Arsenal - reports
yesterday 21:53 Leicester City dealt transfer blow over starlet linked with Chelsea and Arsenal - reports
yesterday 20:50 Leicester City join Atletico Madrid in race to sign £35m-rated striker - reports
yesterday 20:50 Leicester City join Atletico Madrid in race to sign £35m-rated striker - reports
yesterday 19:47 Leicester City star makes transfer admission and issues Harry Maguire claim
yesterday 19:47 Leicester City star makes transfer admission and issues Harry Maguire claim
yesterday 19:47 PFA attacks Premier League over pay-cut proposal - what it means for Leicester City
yesterday 19:47 PFA attacks Premier League over pay-cut proposal - what it means for Leicester City
yesterday 18:44 Leicester City striker linked with surprise summer transfer - reports
yesterday 18:44 Leicester City striker linked with surprise summer transfer - reports
yesterday 17:41 The 18 players tipped to sign for Leicester City this summer
yesterday 17:41 The 18 players tipped to sign for Leicester City this summer
yesterday 17:41 Leicester City handed Ben Chilwell boost after Chelsea transfer update - reports
yesterday 17:41 Leicester City handed Ben Chilwell boost after Chelsea transfer update - reports
yesterday 17:41 Leicestershire coronavirus cases increase to 436 according to latest Public Health England figures
yesterday 17:41 Leicestershire coronavirus cases increase to 436 according to latest Public Health England figures
yesterday 17:41 Midlands seeing biggest increase in coronavirus cases
yesterday 17:41 Midlands seeing biggest increase in coronavirus cases
yesterday 16:38 Child, 5, becomes youngest UK coronavirus victim
yesterday 16:38 More than 180,000 coronavirus tests have now been carried out, says Michael Gove
yesterday 16:38 Who is Hasan Ali Kaldirim? Fenerbahce captain tipped for Leicester City transfer
yesterday 16:38 Who is Hasan Ali Kaldirim? Fenerbahce captain tipped for Leicester City transfer
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yesterday 15:35 Leicester City plot move for experienced defender after West Ham transfer collapse - report
yesterday 15:35 Leicester City plot move for experienced defender after West Ham transfer collapse - report
yesterday 15:35 Aldi announces big change to trolley and basket stations
yesterday 14:32 This is where Leicester City rank among most entertaining Premier League clubs - it's below Leeds
yesterday 14:32 This is where Leicester City rank among most entertaining Premier League clubs - it's below Leeds
yesterday 14:32 Incredible photos show devastating 2001 fire which gutted new city factory
yesterday 14:32 'I'm so lucky to be alive' says coronavirus dad who received guard of honour as he left hospital
yesterday 14:32 'I'm so lucky to be alive' says coronavirus dad who received guard of honour as he left hospital
yesterday 13:29 Lidl, Waitrose and Co-Op urgently issue recalls on these foods
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yesterday 13:29 Rivals send £100m warning to Leicester City and rest of Premier League
yesterday 13:29 Leicester City chairman releases statement to supporters
yesterday 13:29 Leicester City chairman releases statement to supporters
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yesterday 12:26 Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi has this verdict on N'Golo Kante comparison
yesterday 12:26 Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi has this verdict on N'Golo Kante comparison
yesterday 12:26 Arsenal send clear message that will delight Leicester City and Liverpool fans
yesterday 12:26 Arsenal send clear message that will delight Leicester City and Liverpool fans
yesterday 12:26 Chinese takeaways in Leicester still providing deliveries this weekend
yesterday 12:26 Coalville co-op store could be taken over by residents
yesterday 12:26 Coalville co-op store could be taken over by residents
yesterday 12:26 Photographer creates picture project to show community is still strong in Covid-19 lockdown
yesterday 12:26 Photographer creates picture project to show community is still strong in Covid-19 lockdown
yesterday 12:26 Police divers called in as search continues for missing Leicester man Jasvir Leader
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