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Fans wonder if Ranieri will 'wave magic wand' on Sunday

Leicester City are less than 24 hours away from their huge match which could see them be crowned Premier League champions.

These were the scenes outside the King Power Stadium earlier as crowds of supporters gathered to wave the players off as they set off on their travels up to Manchester.

The trophy itself has already been on tour in the city and excitement has been building all week. A win against Manchester United at Old Trafford will see Claudio Ranieri's side become champions.

Midlands Matchday: Halftime scores

Premier League

  • Watford 1-1 Aston Villa
  • West rom 0-2 West Ham
  • Stoke 0-0 Sunderland

Championship

  • Nottingham Forest 0-0 Wolves

League One

  • Burton 1-0 Gillingham
  • Chesterfield 2-0 Bury
  • Coventry 2-0 Sheffield United
  • Scunthorpe 0-0 Port Vale
  • Shrewsbury 0-1 Peterborough

League Two

  • Mansfield 0-0 Leyton Orient
  • Newport 0-1 Notts County
  • Northampton 2-0 Luton

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Police appeal after sexual assault on teenager

Police are appealing for information from the public after a report of a sexual assault on a teenager in Leicester.

Additional patrols are being conducted in the area. Credit: ITV News Central

The teenager has told officers that she was attacked by a man at an address in the Hinckley Road, Fosse Road South and Shaftesbury Road area of the city around 8.15pm on 25 April 2016.

The man is described as being light skinned and of mixed race, aged in his 40s with short, dark hair. He was wearing a knee-length dark coat and grey shoes.

I am keen to hear from anyone who may have seen someone matching the man’s description, particularly in the Hinckley Road, Shaftesbury Road and Fosse Road South area of the city on Monday evening.

Did you see someone acting suspiciously? Have you heard something about what happened? If you have any information, please get in contact.

– Detective Chief Inspector Simon Cure

Officers have spent the last four days conducting a number of inquiries to clarify the precise nature of the incident, including forensic searches, trawling CCTV and making house-to-house enquiries with people living in the area.

They are now making more widespread public appeals for information.

Additional patrols are being conducted in the area this weekend to provide reassurance and residents are reminded to take sensible safety precautions and to report any suspicious behaviour by calling the police.

A 40-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 607 of 25 April, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Police urge public to 'keep an eye out' for illegal raves

Cars parked near field for illegal rave.

Northamptonshire Police has asked the public to 'keep an eye out' for illegal raves during the Bank Holiday weekend.

They are warning such events could lead to a spike in antisocial behaviour in normally quiet rural communities.

The force says raves can be more difficult to clear once they have started, so it is vital that people report any concerns as soon as possible.

“In many cases those people who are looking to set-up a rave will visit the proposed site a couple of days before the event and I would urge anyone who spots any suspicious activity in their village, along a country road or around farmland to let us know.”

– Northamptonshire Police spokesperson

Special pies made in support of Leicester City

Leicester-based pork pie producers, Walkers Pies, have been making special pork pies to mark the start of the #backingtheblues campaign.

Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City will clinch the Premier League title on Sunday if they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Our Sports Correspondent Steve Clamp went to meet Walkers' award-winning Master Pie Maker Ian Hiercock.

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Artisan Cheese Fair: Sat 30th April - Sun 1st May (Cattle Market, Melton Mowbray)

62 cheesemakers attending from across Britain and Ireland Credit: Pictures by Lionel Heap

With 62 cheesemakers attending from across Britain and Ireland the Artisan Cheese Fair is the UK’s largest cheese event.

There are talks, tastings, demonstrations and entertainment too. Families are welcome with free entry for children under 16.

“We’re expecting visitors from across the UK to come and sample some of the 300 cheeses that the 62 cheesemakers at the Fair produce between them. And it’s not just cheese there’s pies, cakes, wine, champagne, chocolates, in fact everything for a delicious weekend. And it’s all under cover so don’t worry about the weather.” - Matthew O’Callaghan, Organiser

For opening times and more information visit: www.artisancheesefair.co.uk

Viva! Vegan Festival: Sat 30th April (Council House, Birmingham)

Organisers Viva! Are bringing their Vegan Festival to Birmingham for the first time this weekend. Credit: Viva!

Organisers Viva! Are bringing their Vegan Festival to Birmingham for the first time this weekend.

The free event is open to all and there’ll be a variety of cookery demonstrations, talks, veggie stalls and competitions for visitors to take part in.

Free nutritional advice will be available all day alongside a range of free food tastings from vegan and animal-friendly food stalls.

“We are hugely looking forward to a great day of fun that all the family can enjoy. For the increasing numbers of people who want to find out more about improving their health, saving animals and protecting the environment, this is an upbeat event which will entertain and help.” - Justin Kerswell, Viva! Campaigns Director

For prices, opening times and more information visit:

www.viva.org.uk/festivals/birmingham-2016

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