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Stop smoking service opens in Leicestershire and Rutland

Quit 51 aims to encourage the counties' 96,000 smokers to quit Credit: PA Wire

A new service to help people stop smoking has been launched in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Quit 51 aims to encourage the counties' 96,000 smokers to quit, in order to improve their health.

Commissioned by Leicestershire County Council, the free service is easily accessible through the internet and public venues such as pharmacies, GP surgeries, dentists and hospitals.

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Driver killed in two-lorry crash named by police

A driver who died after two lorries collided in Rutland has been named by police Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A driver who died after two lorries collided in Rutland has been named by police.

Lee Eudale, 43, from Peterborough, was one of the lorry drivers involved in the incident in Little Casterton on Monday.

He was taken to hospital where he later died. The driver of the second lorry sustained minor injuries.

Police enquiries into the incident are continuing and officers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw the lorries beforehand to call DC Kath Orr on 101.

Police name driver killed in two-lorry crash in Rutland

Police investigating a collision between two HGVs in Rutland have named the lorry driver who was killed.

Lee Eudale, 43, from Peterborough, died in hospital after the accident which happened in Ryhall Road, Little Casterton, at the junction with Salters Lane, at around 3.40pm on Monday.

The driver of the second lorry sustained minor injuries.

Ryhall Road was closed for several hours for investigations after the accident.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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Man dies after two lorries crash in Rutland

A man has died after two lorries crashed in Rutland yesterday afternoon.

The crash happened at about 3.40pm in Ryhall Road, Little Casterton, at the junction with Salters Lane.

The 43-year-old man who died was one of the drivers. He was taken to hospital but later died.

The driver of the second lorry suffered minor injuries, and Ryhall Road was closed for several hours.

Police are appealing for witnessed to come forward.

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Rutland Water is nation's favourite nature reserve

Fishing on Rutland Water Credit: Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

Rutland Water has been voted the nation's favourite nature reserve by a countryside and wildlife magazine.

More than 25,000 people took part in Landlove magazine's survey, which aimed to find the UK's favourite beauty spots, from gardens to stately homes.

Rutland Water came out on top in the nature reserve category, with the National Trust's Farne Islands coming in second.

Policing facts from Leicestershire officers

Policing facts from Leicestershire Police Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Policing facts from Leicestershire Police:

  • Less than one per cent of offenders commit 10 per cent of all crime
  • 10 per cent of offenders commit 40 per cent of all crime
  • Within just 13 places and 10 square miles - which amounts to only 1 per cent of the force's geographic area - there is:
  • 35 per cent of all anti-social behaviour
  • 28 per cent of all public safety incidents
  • 27 per cent of troubled families
  • 36 per cent of all crime
  • 60 per cent of top offenders
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