Rescue centres in the central region are calling on cat owners to be responsible and get their animals neutered.
The advice comes as many shelters close their doors to the rising number of unwanted kittens.
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Children at Glebelands Primary school in Leicester are enjoying a traffic-free street for national Clean Air Day.
Police say they have reached another dead end in the search for the killer of Rikki Neave, who was found dead in woodland in 1994.
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