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Leicestershire Police reveal number of weapons handed in during first week of gun surrender - Leicester Mercury

Last week, in the first week of the two week surrender, 49 people handed in a total of 56 weapons across Leicestershire. The weapons included five shotguns; three revolvers including a World War Two revolver; 22 blank firers (ten of which could be ...and more » Read More...

Leicestershire's learner drivers will soon have to follow a sat nav on their test - Leicester Mercury

Learner drivers in Leicestershire will have to follow a sat nav as part of their practical exam from next month as part of a major overhaul of the driving test. Four major changes to tests are being brought in by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency ...and more » Read More...

Tory MP hits out at Leicester City Council after school holiday ... - Leicester Mercury

Harborough MP Neil O'Brien says the city council has been needs to rethink its position.and more » Read More...

There's 70 gins on offer at an event in Leicestershire this weekend - Leicester Mercury

There's 70 gins on offer at an event in Leicestershire this weekend. It's being held at The Pumping Station. Share; Comments. By. Becky JonesWhat's On Writer. 17:00, 20 NOV 2017. What's On. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you ...and more » Read More...

Special school residential care set to end despite 11000 name petition - Leicester Mercury

Residential care at a Leicestershire special school is set to be scrapped despite more than 11,000 signing a petition to save it. Campaigners want Maplewell Hall School, in Woodhouse Eaves, to continue to allow youngsters the chance to experience ... Read More...

Former Leicester City defender Marcin Wasilewski has a new club ... - Leicester Mercury

The 37-year-old left was released at the end of last summer after four years at Leicester.and more » Read More...

Inside exclusive new Leicester city centre apartments due to be finished soon - Leicester Mercury

"Unfortunately, the local housing market has not kept pace with Leicester's regeneration. "If you came to the city today you would be hard pushed to fill two hours looking at new-build properties – there's not nearly enough for demand. "That's why Aria ... Read More...

Time is running out to sign up for Leicester's Got Talent 2017 - Leicester Mercury

Rajiv said: “I am very excited to be hosting this year's Leicester's Got Talent - it's always a joy to be involved with such a fantastic event that celebrates the incredible singers, dancers and musicians we have in Leicester and Leicestershire. “This ... Read More...

Academy trust in charge of two Leicestershire schools blasted by ... - Leicester Mercury

Not enough pupils make progress at the schools.and more » Read More...

Rare African shilling notes stolen from Leicestershire home in burglary - Leicester Mercury

Rare African shilling notes stolen from Leicestershire home in burglary. Two men entered the house last week and searched it. Share; Comments. By. Katrina Chilver. 16:39, 20 NOV 2017. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you ... Read More...

'A foot closer to peace': Great War's end was in sight - Leicester Mercury

Served his country: Private Frederic Pole, of the Leicestershire Regiment. One of those brave Tigers was Private Frederic James Pole, who charged forward alongside the new British tanks towards the German front line. Private Pole, a bell ringer at his ...and more » Read More...

Burglars torched Texas Steakhouse in Foxton after stealing safe - Leicester Mercury

Fire investigators have revealed the blaze that destroyed a Leicestershire restaurant was started deliberately. The early morning arson attack gutted the Texas steakhouse in the former Shoulder of Mutton pub in Foxton, last Tuesday. The Texas ... Read More...

Madeleine McCann mystery woman spotted outside Portugal apartment is identified - Leicester Mercury

A mystery woman police are searching for in connection with Leicestershire girl Madeleine McCann's disappearance has been identified, a criminologist claims. Detectives at Scotland Yard have been looking to speak to a woman who was dressed in purple ... Read More...

How M&S jumper led to JK Rowling paying tribute to Leicestershire head teacher - Leicester Mercury

A Christmas message by the daughter of a former Leicestershire head teacher who passed away from cancer has touched the hearts of thousands of people across the world. Rachael Prior, 43, posted a tweet last Saturday about her late father Lynton, who ... Read More...

Revealed: 'Breaking bad' crooks bought antique guns in Leicestershire and sold them to gangster - Leicester Mercury

A 'Breaking Bad' style gun duo bought antique weapons from Leicestershire and sold them on to a gangster with home-made bullets. Respected physiotherapist Dr Mohinder Surdhar bought more than 50 antique weapons in the county between 2009-15.and more » Read More...