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Leicestershire: County of England
Leicestershire is a landlocked county in the English Midlands, being within the East Midlands. The county borders Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the north-east, Rutland to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, and Derbyshire to the north-west. The border with most of Warwickshire is Watling Street, the modern A5 road.

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Leicester to reintroduce stricter lockdown measures due to a spike in Covid-19 cases [Video]

Leicester to reintroduce stricter lockdown measures due to a spike in Covid-19 cases

Mr Hancock told MPs: “Having taken clinical advice on the actions necessary and discussed them with the local team in Leicester and Leicestershire, we have made some difficult but important..

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Clouds of fumes from the blaze were seen over large parts of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
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Joe Bagley has to keep his clothes in the loft because he has no room for a wardrobe.
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Coronavirus: Leicestershire care home workers face 'insulting' pay cuts

Nearly 100 staff are facing cuts while "putting their lives on the line", a trade union says.
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Coronavirus: Leicestershire laughter yoga helping to cheer self-isolated

Sharon De Caesteker has moved the weekly sessions online, so the group can still meet.
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'Fake officer' stabs man in his 80s with screwdriver during series of burglaries

Three such burglaries take place in Leicestershire within two hours
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Therapy dog stolen from girl with autism found dead

Lottie, a three-year-old Dalmatian, was taken from a home in Leicestershire before Christmas.
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Leicestershire plumbing firm staff bragged about overcharging

Seven men are sentenced after the company charged elderly customers up to 10 times the correct amount.
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Lead-theft Leicestershire church roof torn off in storm

The Grade I listed church lost repairs put in place after lead thieves wrecked the original roof.
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Leicestershire maths teacher is UK beatbox finalist

Giles Urwin - who is known as Guuru - says a lot of the competitors are half his age.
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Leicestershire D-Day veteran, 98, awarded Legion d'Honneur

Albert Evans' granddaughter says they had to persuade him to accept France's highest honour.
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History of Thomas Cook to be preserved in Leicestershire

Posters, travel guides, staff uniforms and board games and among the thousands of travel souvenirs.
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Amazon warehouse one of Europe's 'most high-tech buildings'

Robots and people work alongside each other in the internet-giant's latest warehouse in Leicestershire.
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch cat trapped in home after owner dies

Noel was left behind after two other cats were rescued from a house in Leicestershire.
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Murder investigation after man dies during burglary in Leicestershire

Victim in his 60s was attacked after confronting intruder
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Leicestershire motorcyclist blinded by egg thrown from car

The man, 31, had surgery after the Wigston attack but the sight in one eye could not be saved.
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Tennis player marks 90th birthday on the court

Pat Stephenson, from Leicestershire, is planning on marking her 90th birthday on the tennis court.
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Human bones found on site of former care home in Leicestershire

Remains discovered by workers demolishing building in Melton Mowbray
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Hinckley stabbing: Teenager found dead in street

A 17-year-old boy is arrested by police in Leicestershire on suspicion of murder.
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UK weather: Leicestershire flooding captured in drone footage

Pictures include shots of cars in a village that became almost totally submerged.
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Leicestershire school ditches bright furniture to improve behaviour

Teachers believe the new decor, which is like "grandma's living room", will improve behaviour.
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Racially abused Leicestershire footballer banned for six matches

Linford Harris was found guilty of violent conduct after reacting to abuse from a spectator.
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Four-year-old Leicestershire boy completes 50th Parkrun

Caleb Bishop, who has run 5km every weekend since his fourth birthday, was presented with a cake.
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T20 Blast: Sussex Sharks unbeaten run goes as Worcestershire and Leicestershire also win

Sussex Sharks lose their unbeaten run in this season's T20 Blast while Worcestershire and Leicestershire pick up crucial wins.
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Amazon parcel 'thrown through upstairs window' in Leicestershire

A woman finds a package on her bedroom floor after it had apparently been thrown through a window.
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Leicestershire mum 'didn't have cancer enough' to receive benefits

Katie Larn had undergone chemotherapy before applying for Personal Independence Payments.
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Leics' Ackermann takes 7-18 in world record T20 display

Colin Ackermann sets a new T20 world record with bowling figures of 7-18 in Leicestershire's win against Birmingham Bears.
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T20 Blast: Leicestershire's Colin Ackermann takes 7-18 to claim record bowling figures

Colin Ackermann sets a new T20 world record with bowling figures of 7-18 in Leicestershire's win against Birmingham Bears.
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Theme park closes water play area after children 'violently sick'

Part of Twinlakes attraction in Leicestershire shut as Public Health England investigates
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Rare Star Wars toy found in Coalville loft sells for £2,100

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The Tie Bomber spacecraft toy was discovered in a loft in Coalville, Leicestershire.
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Drone footage captures driver stuck in flood water

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The driver had to get out and push after getting stuck on a flooded road in Leicestershire.
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Leicestershire Police detective 'identified by fingerprints'

An inquest opens into the sudden death of Det Ch Insp Rob Widdowson in Leicestershire.
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