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Serious assault: one critical, one stable

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Police have closed a section of road in Leicester city centre following a serious assault in the early hours of this morning.

Officers responded to reports at 3.45am that two men were assaulted in Gravel Street.

They are both in hospital where one is in a serious condition whilst the other is in a stable condition.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of assault and are currently in police custody.

Bus services in the city will be diverted.

'Muncher' moves into Leicester: Market Place South to be closed this weekend

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A 50-tonne excavator will be used to demolish Leicester's old indoor market hall this weekend.

Nicknamed 'the Muncher', it will chomp through what remains of the 1970s building on Sunday.

Market Place South will be closed from 19:00 today until 6:00 on Monday so the machine can get to work.

There are plans to regenerate the market area by creating a new public square and an extension to the Corn Exchange..

Pearson: 'Confidence high' as Leicester City look to continue fight for survival

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson says his players belief they can avoid relegation from the Premier League as they look to make it three wins on the bounce tomorrow.

The Foxes host Swansea, and a win could put them level on points with Hull City in 17th in other results go their way.

Pearson also revealed another boost, declaring that he has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the clash at the King Power Stadium.

However, he admits he does need other sides in the relegation dog fight to start dropping points.


Giant collage of 40,000 selfies in attempt to break record

40 volunteers will be creating a giant rainbow collage made from more than 40,000 selfies taken by the public and celebrities in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record for Rainbow's Hospice for Children and Young People in Leicestershire.

David Walliams Credit: Rainbows

Involved are comedian Miranda Hart and TV personality David Walliams, and coloured postcards, including one from Prime Minister David Cameron.

The event is the culmination of a nine month project launched by charity patron and TV personality David Walliams last year as part of Rainbows 20th birthday celebrations.

The charity hopes to break the record for the world's biggest postcard mosaic, which currently measures 453.37 m² and was created by students from The Camford International School in India.

Miranda Hart Credit: Rainbows

Security to be stepped up after smash and grab raids

Shop owners will be stepping up security after a spate of smash and grab raids in one part of Leicester in the past two weeks.

Traders in Leicester's London Road say nine shops and flats have been burgled in a fortnight. Credit: PA

Traders in Leicester's London Road say nine shops and flats have been burgled in a fortnight.

Victims say they are now considering spending thousands of pounds to improve security at their businesses as they are worried that there will be further break-ins.

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