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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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Minister denies looming national lockdown [Video]

Minister denies looming national lockdown

Health minister Ed Argar has defended the use of local lockdowns to prevent the spread of coronavirus, explaining how restrictions in Leicestershire lead to a declining infection rate. Mr Argar..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:02Published

PM urges pupils return to school after face coverings U-turn [Video]

PM urges pupils return to school after face coverings U-turn

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Castle Rock High in Coalville,Leicestershire. He discusses the Government's U-turn on face coverings inschools and urges pupils to return.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published
PM explains schools face masks U-turn [Video]

PM explains schools face masks U-turn

Prime Minister Boris Johnson defends the government’s U-turn on wearing face masks in schools in England, during a visit to Castle Rock High School in Coalville, Leicestershire. Pupils will no longer..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:13Published

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Photographer recreates ancestor's 1860s Leicestershire snaps

His relative is thought to have captured some of the first landscape photographs of Leicestershire.
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Chay Bowskill, 19, and Rocco Sansome, 18, are due to appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court later.
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Northants, Leicestershire and Sussex secure the last three T20 Blast quarter-final places in the final round of group games.
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Coronavirus: Parents asked to wear masks on school run

The measure has been introduced in Leicestershire as infection rates in one area tripled in a week.
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Diana Rigg miniature rail scene 'was thought risqué'

Volunteers have recalled the day the Game of Thrones actress was tied to a Leicestershire railway.
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Coronavirus: Assaults on police officers rise in lockdown

Leicestershire's Chief Constable highlighted a "particularly distasteful trend" of spitting.
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Man arrested after narrow boat stolen in Leicestershire

Police officers for the landlocked Leicestershire force said the pursuit was a "career first".
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Family's appeal against Leicestershire double murderer's release rejected

"In our view this was the system just going through the motions," says a victim's brother.
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Leicestershire librarian 'feels sorry' for PM over book backdrop

The carefully selected books were seen behind Boris Johnson during his visit to a school this week.
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Coronavirus: 'Late' U-turn on school face masks frustrates teachers

Schools in Leicester and Leicestershire are the first to put coronavirus precautions to the test.
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Coronavirus: Parents' fears as first schools in England to reopen

Schools in Leicester and Leicestershire are among the first in England to reopen.
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Round-up: Bob Willis Trophy provides late drama

Leicestershire smash 150 off 15.4 overs to win with eight balls to spare, while Derbyshire also start with a dramatic late Bob Willis Trophy win.
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Lockdown restrictions lifted in parts of Leicestershire from this weekend

Areas outside city boundary and borough of Oadby and Wigston to align with rest of England
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Three men and teenager questioned over suspected terror plot

A teenager and two men were held in London, while another man was arrested in Leicestershire.
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Leicester lockdown: City deserted as Leicestershire reopens

Leicestershire Police's Chief Constable said it was a "huge challenge" policing different rules.
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Coronavirus: Leicestershire artist paints portraits for 'NHS heroes'

Lisa Timmerman says she decided to paint 20 to reflect the year 2020 of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Langar estate fire: 'Unidentified chemicals' in smoke

Clouds of fumes from the blaze were seen over large parts of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
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Leicestershire gardener surrounded by 1,400 plants in home

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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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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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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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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The Tie Bomber spacecraft toy was discovered in a loft in Coalville, Leicestershire.
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