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Rutland woman insulted and attacked by two men

Police are searching for two men who made homophobic comments to a young woman before assaulting her Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police say a Rutland woman has been left "badly shaken up" by two men who attacked her after making homophobic comments.

The woman in her 20s was walking home down Burley Road in Oakham at 1.30am on Sunday when she was targeted.

The victim was hospitalised, and police are searching for the attackers, who are believed to be in their 20s and about 5ft 7in tall.


Goole captain confronts fan during Coalville match

The captain of non-league Goole AFC has been 'released' by the club after he confronted a fan during the match.

The club were playing Coalville Town at the time.

Goole AFC said: 'The club acted quickly and decisively and released the player with immediate effect and as such the player in question will never play for our football club again.

We apologise to each and every supporter at the game today and whilst as a club, we can't legislate for incidents of this nature, we will not tolerate them from anyone.'

Hundreds of people flock to traditional 'seaside' fun

Children in the heart of the Midlands have been enjoying all the fun of the British seaside with Punch and Judy shows, sand pits and bouncy castles.

The Coalville-on-sea event in Needham's Walk has attracted hundreds of people.

Children enjoy a traditional Punch and Judy show Credit: ITV Central
A bouncy castle and sand pit were among the activities on offer Credit: ITV Central

Town transformed with traditional seaside fun

Hundreds of families have enjoyed traditional seaside fun today as a Leicestershire town was transformed into a beachfront.

Children enjoy the 'seaside' in Coalville Credit: ITV Central

Needham's Walk in Coalville has been transformed by North West Leicestershire District Council into a seaside featuring sand pits, Punch and Judy shows, story-telling and a bouncy castle.

A crafts tent, play bus, ice cream van and a whale show has also been laid on.


Over 80 jobs cut at Schlegel in Leicestershire

The firm makes window and engine seals for Volvo and Saab cars Credit: ITV Central

More than 80 people at Schlegel Automative in Coalville in Leicestershire learned they will be made redundant when production stops are the end of the month.

The firm makes window and engine seals for Volvo and Saab cars. Administrators were called in, in October, but were unable to find a buyer for the company.

Man killed in Christmas Eve crash

A 25-year-old man was killed on Christmas Eve after being involved in a car accident in Leicestershire.

The accident happened around 6.05pm on Thornborough Road, Coalville and involved two cars, a black Ford Focus and a white Lotus Elise.

The driver of the Lotus, Matthew Hordley from Throngstone was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and three other passengers in the other car received minor injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Most injured soldier to survive Afghanistan defies odds and walks again

The most seriously injured British soldier to survive the war in Afghanistan is defying doctors thanks to a company from the Midlands.

Paratrooper Ben Parkinson lost his legs and suffered brain and back injuries in a landmine explosion.

But the firm Rehab Prosthetics is helping transform Ben's life. They've built him a pair of computerised artificial legs and are building up his confidence with intense physiotherapy.

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