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Report: Leicestershire Fire Service plans closures and possible redundancies

A fire station in the centre of Leicester is one of two which could be closed down to save money. The county's fire and rescue service could also make a number of firefighters redundant.

The plans would see the fire service Central fire station, near the University of leicester along with Kibworth near Market Harborough. I

Some firefighters affected by the plans are thought to have found the news out on social media. ITV News Central's Stacey Foster reports.


Graduate who took to the streets with placard to find work launches own business

A university graduate from Leicestershire, who took to the streets with a placard in a desperate attempt to get a job, has set up his own business.

Luke Wheatley is hoping to make a living by teaching older people to use mobile technology.

Luke got a start-up grant from the Prince's Trust - after a chance meeting in a chip shop. Our correspondent Peter Bearne explains.

100 years of women in policing

Leicestershire Police are celebrating 100 years of women in policing with an event at its headquarters in Enderby.

Among those in attendance was Jackie Malton who joined the women's unit of the force in the 1970s. Jackie moved to London where, as a detective, she was the inspiration for Helen Mirren's character in Prime Suspect.


Leicestershire cake maker creates tribute as Queen shows reigning 'a piece of cake'

The cake produced by Fiona Cairns for the occasion Credit: Fiona Cairns/Robert Leveritt Photography

A cakemaker from Leicestershire has created a bespoke cake to mark the occasion of the Queen becoming Britain's longest reigning monarch.

The creation from Fiona Cairns was unveiled on ITV's Good Morning Britain this morning.

Fiona has produced cakes in celebration of royal events before. She was the creator of the wedding cake for Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.

Fiona with the royal wedding cake she made back in 2011 Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Police find fatally injured horse in field

A fatally injured horse has been found in a field in Leicestershire Credit: PA

A fatally injured horse has been found in a field in Leicestershire.

The animal is thought to have been attacked between 6pm on Sunday and 10:30am on Monday.

Officers were called to Potters Lane in Syston - just off the Fosse Way - by the horse's distraught owner. They found a two-year-old filly chestnut cob with serious injuries. The three other horses in the field were unhurt.

The horse has now died and police are investigating how it came to be injured. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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