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Demolition work as Haymarket bus station preparations continue

Demolition work on six former shops will take place tonight as site preparations for the construction of Leicester's new Haymarket bus station continue.

Construction work will begin next year Credit: Artist's impression

The work is taking place overnight on buildings on the corner of Charles Street and Belgrave Gate.

Construction work for the new £13.5 million bus station is due to get underway in January next year.

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Children set to 'take over' from Leicestershire PCC

Sixteen children from schools across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will be 'taking over' Leicestershire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner as part of the national Children's Commissioner's Takeover Day.

Clive Loader, Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Credit: choosemypcc.org.uk

Each child will get allocated a different department including the roads policing unit, call management department and the tactical dogs and firearms unit.

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Plumber fed up with pothole fills it in himself for £11.99

A plumber who became so fed up with a pothole damaging his vans he bought an £11.99 bag of asphalt – and filled it in himself.

Shane Smith carried out the repair after a six-inch deep hole appeared at the junction of Kettering Road and Gores Lane in Market Harborough.

Plumber Shane Smith next to the pothole he filled in himself in Little Bowden near Market Harborough in Leicestershire. Credit: ITV News Central

He said that he took the action because he was fed up with the vans his business uses having to have their suspensions repaired because of pot holes.

The pothole at the junction of Kettering Road and Gores Lane now filled in Credit: ITV News Central

We're aware of the problem with the pothole. Because of where it is and the volume of traffic, the safe way to make a permanent repair is to close the junction using temporary traffic lights and we'll be doing that in the next couple of weeks. While there may be a year-on-year variation in the number of claims and value of compensation payments, we do have much fewer potholes appearing than in previous years."

– Leicestershire County Council statement

Two Leicestershire roads in top five for worst flooding

Two roads in Leicestershire have come in the top five of the country's worst flooding locations.

Slash Lane between Barrow-upon-Soar and Sileby in Leicestershire Credit: ITV News Central

Slash Lane near Barrow Upon Soar features in an AA list of top breakdown spots for drivers getting their vehicles stuck in water.

42 drivers have had to be rescued in the last five years.

PICTURES: Hundreds turn out for Leicester Christmas lights

Hundreds turned out last night for Leicester's Christmas light switch on.

The count down lasted all afternoon with music and entertainment beforehand.

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