Homes and businesses across Leicestershire will have faster broadband because of a £17 million deal between the county council and BT.
It should mean 95 per cent of homes and businesses in the county will have quicker internet access within three years.
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The pellet pierced two-year-old Pemble's right eye, causing irreparable damage to the iris.
The driver and passenger were shaken but otherwise unhurt.
The driver was parked up in a lay-by in Leicestershire when a man approached him.