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Leicester school evacuated over hoax bomb threat

Leicester school evacuated over hoax bomb threat Credit: ITV News Central

A primary school in Leicester has become the latest to be evacuated due to what is believed to be a hoax bomb threat.

Children from Dovelands Primary School have been taken to a local park while the threat is dealt with.

Parents say they received a text message at around 11:30 this morning, and have praised the way the school has dealt with the situation.

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Weekend Picks: Summer Food and Drink Festival

Summer Food and Drink Festival: Sun 29 May (Leicester Market)

There’ll be street food from local producers and farmers Credit: Rui Vieira / PA Archive/PAImages

A Summer Food and Drink Festival will take place at Leicester market this weekend.

There’ll be a host of street food from local producers and farmers, a licensed drinks zone, cooking demonstrations and live music to keep visitors entertained.

TV chef and actress Rustie Lee will also be attending the Festival as a special guest conducting cooking demonstrations throughout the event.

There’ll be delicacies from around the world as well as local treats including burgers, gourmet hot dogs, American-style smoked meat, cupcakes and baked goods.

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Coach driver to be re-united with school children after M6 fire

A coach driver who helped keep a group of school-girls safe after their bus caught fire on the M6 is due to be re-united with them today.

Paul Bingham saw the fire and helped the 59 pupils from Bradhall Primary School in Oldbury onto his coach.

He has been called a hero after they were left stranded on the side of the motorway.

The students were returning from a trip to Leicester.

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