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Property owner slapped with £2.4k bill for chopping down 'historic' trees without permission

The owner of a former chapel in a Leicestershire village has been ordered to pay more than £2,000 after cutting down two historic yew trees without permission. The trees were described by Melton Borough Council as "an original, historic…

Ambulance staff set to take to picket lines across Leicestershire and Rutland in biggest NHS strike

East Midlands Ambulance Service workers will be on pickets across the region as part of the biggest strike action in the history of the NHS

Friday, Feb 3


Appeal for help to find missing boy who could be in Leicestershire

Adam Ramzan, 13, has been missing from the St Anns area of Nottingham since Wednesday


Barrow-upon-Soar main road shut after pedestrian hit by van - recap

Leicestershire Police closed Sileby Road while they dealt with the incident

Met Office issues cold weather alert with Leicester to hit -2C

Warning issued as government's UK Health Security Agency say people need to watch out for the elderly and vulnerable


Machete thugs punched, kicked, stamped on and stabbed man outside cathedral

The man was lured into an alley by a female friend of the attackers and then beaten up and stabbed with a machete

Nicola Bulley missing latest as forensics comb car park for clues

Forensics reportedly at the scene after shutting down car park


State Pension Age rise evidence should be published MPs tell Government

A review into increasing the State Pension Age is due out this year and MPs and keen to see its findings

Martin Lewis' warning about children and tax surprises ITV audience

The money expert discussed children being legally considered 'taxable entities' and how they can save thousands a year tax-free


Escape To The Country's Jonnie Irwin emotional as he talks of leaving messages for family after he's gone

"It's amazing to think I can speak to my wife and children after I pass away" says TV star in new cancer update

Pedestrian killed in serious crash involving Mercedes-AMG car on main road in Leicester

The casualty, a pedestrian in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision


Thursday, Feb 2


King Charles reportedly wants Prince Harry to attend his Coronation and could offer him incentives

According to a source, the former working Royal may be offered a high-profile seat and given a title promise


Weather expert says still chance 'widespread snow' could hit Leicestershire in new Beast from the East

Temperatures could also plunge to -10C - but the weather models cannot agree


Crisp giant Walkers buying huge £3.5m Leicester site to build new potato washing plant

Some 40 jobs are hoped to be created by the new site, with building set to begin this summer


Wednesday, Feb 1


Police chief facing misconduct investigation steps down from senior Leicestershire job

The former chief constable was appointed by Leicestershire's Conservative police and crime commissioner

Search launched for 15-year-old girl reported missing by her family

Police have appealed for help finding Harmony Broad


Exact time hours of snow forecast to arrive in Leicester according to BBC

Cold weather is set to hit the UK in the middle of February, potentially bringing wintry conditions


Wrong-way crash driver left victim needing finger amputation and 'ruined' their life

The driver who caused the crash was also severely injured in the collision


Village's mobile Post Office services cut as service shake-up sees others introduced

The Post Office has confirmed one of their mobile post services has been stopped in a shake up for Rutland and East Leicestershire


Schools shut across Leicestershire as teachers walk out over pay in first of four strike days

'Obviously parents will be inconvenienced, but strikes are meant to inconvenience people'

Mum and son desperate as five-month wait for school place drags on

Carla Palmer says 14-year-old Thomas is depressed and unable to meet new friends until he starts at a new school

Tuesday, Jan 31


A Place in the Sun's Jonnie Irwin inundated with advice after posting home building update

TV presenter who is battling terminal cancer is trying to get new home ready for his wife to be near her family

500 Leicestershire firefighters to go on strike over pay dispute

The Fire Brigades Union had 88 per cent of members that voted back a walkout in the first nationwide strikes planned since 2003


Live updates as Leicestershire Police and Home Office operation takes over part of Leicester Tesco car park

A number of police vehicles and a van for the Home Office have been spotted at Tesco on Narborough Road



Woman left needing 70 stitches after vicious dog attack in street

Police have released CCTV footage of man and dog on a chain


Family's horror as daughter, 21, dies from 'insect bite' that was cancer

While in the middle of her studies, Jenna Patel noticed a lump on her shoulder that appeared after she did some gardening with her mum and brother