People living in Boston, Lincolnshire, have been saying prayers for their namesake city in America, following explosions during the Boston Marathon yesterday which killed three people.
Kate McCann from Leicestershire, whose daughter Madeleine was abducted in Portugal in 2007, has said she will not be deterred by the bombings and intends to run the London Marathon this Sunday.
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Emergency services are attending a massive shop explosion in Leicester. Witnesses say the debris was "blasting across carriageways".
Emergency services have declared a "major incident" in Leicester following reports of an explosion.
Police investigating the murder of man in Leicester on Saturday morning are urging motorists who were in the area to get in touch.