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Teenager dies in collision

The 19-year-old died at the scene of the collision. Credit: PA

A 19-year-old man died in the early hours of this morning after a collision in Burton Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

His silver Hyundai Coupe left the road when he was driving from Woodville, Derbyshire, in the direction of Ashby at 3.50am. He died at the scene.

There were no other vehicles involved in the collision.

Leicestershire police are appealing for witnesses to call them on 101.


Leicester railway museum lottery hopes

It is claimed the project would be worth £43 million to the local economy Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A bid has been put forward for lottery funding to help pay for a new railway museum in Leicester.

If the £10 million grant is given by the Heritage Lottery Fund, a new tourist attraction would be created at Leicester North.

The site is the terminus for The Great Central Railway, who are running the project in partnership with Leicester City Council and the National Railway Museum.

New roadworks in Leicester from May 5th

New work starting this week:

  • Rendell Road: Mango Festival. Road closed between Cossington Street and Rothley Street on May 6 only. Access for residents only. Restrictions, as required, also in place on Surrey Street.
  • Stamford Street: building work. Road closed from Belvoir Street from Monday (May 6). Diversions in place.
  • Dersingham Road: cabling work. Road closed at Sheringham Road on Wednesday (May 8) only. Diversions in place.

For up-to-date information tune in to Radio Leicester (104.9 FM).

Bell ringing across the counties to mark the Diamond Jubilee

Bell ringers in Market Harborough today Credit: ITV Central

A twelve hour cascade of bells will ring down the Welland Valley today to celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The bells in every church tower from Sibbertoft in Northamptonshire to the Wash will ring out along the 65 mile route.

The bell ringing will cross five counties Credit: ITV Central

The valley stretches across five counties including Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

The first bells started at 9am this morning.

The first bells rang at 9am this morning Credit: ITV Central

Rosalind Willatts, of Wilbarston, near Market Harborough organised the event and has received a letter from Buckingham Palace expressing The Queen's thanks.