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Double penalty points for drivers caught using mobile phone

New laws coming into force on 1 March will mean that drivers caught using their mobile phone while at the wheel will face double penalty points and a double fine.

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Thieves make off with football club’s popular mobile cafe

Dozens of young footballers in Bottesford will be left disappointed this weekend after thieves made off with the mobile canteen where they buy hot food and drink.

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A dog is treated by RSPCA staff after it was rescued from the puppy farm run by a man who was jailed for six months for animal cruelty offences.

Maximum jail terms for animal cruelty should be increased to five years, say charities

The maximum prison sentence for people convicted of animal cruelty offences should be increased tenfold to five years behind bars, charities have said.

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NEWSFLASH: Five teenagers arrested and police officer injured in disorder in Melton

NEWSFLASH: Five teenagers arrested and police officer injured in disorder in Melton

A police Special Constable was injured and five teenagers were arrested during disorder at a ‘youngsters’ party’ in Melton town centre on Saturday night.

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Raiders take £4,000 of property from family’s shed in Bottesford

A Bottesford family is reeling after having around £4,000 worth of belongings taken in a break-in on their shed.

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Huge cannabis factory uncovered at Legoland

A huge cannabis factory has been uncovered at Legoland - apparently planted by someone sneaking in from the Queen’s estate.

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Woman who kept horses in ‘terrible conditions’ loses her appeal against a ban on keeping animals

A woman who kept horses in what an RSPCA inspector described as ‘terrible conditions’ has had her ban on keeping animals upheld after her appeal against her sentence was dismissed by judges this week.

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NEWSFLASH: Man charged with murder after woman’s body was discovered

A 38-year-old man has been charged with murder after the body of a woman was discovered in a property in Thurmaston on Friday.

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Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

The use of body cameras by front line police and other uniformed enforcement agencies is increasing at an unstoppable rate both in the US and UK.

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Civilian road police could be given police powers to fine or arrest bad drivers

Civilian road police could be given police powers to fine or arrest bad drivers

Civilian road patrols could be given the power to fine motorists breaking the law under a proposed policy from the Government.

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Facebook cloning: What’s true and what’s false about the viral warning?

Facebook cloning: What’s true and what’s false about the viral warning?

Facebook users may be seeing posts from their friends warning them about “Facebook cloning”. Some concerned account holders are urging others not to accept a second friend request from accounts purporting to belong to them.

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Man suspected of illegal fox hunting is bailed again

A man who was arrested on suspicion of illegal hunting with a dog after two foxes were allegedly killed by Belvoir Hunt hounds has been re-bailed until March, while police continue their investigations.

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Knife conviction is a concern for cabbies

Knife conviction is a concern for cabbies

A Melton taxi driver has questioned the borough council’s decision to grant a licence to someone who was convicted of a knife crime.

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VIDEO: Watch dimwit driver caught using mobile phone as tougher penalties are announced

As a change in the law to increase punishments for those using their mobile phone while driving was announced on Tuesday, this dimwit driver was caught on camera doing just that.

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Six points and £200 - tough new penalty for mobile use behind the wheel

Six points and £200 - tough new penalty for mobile use behind the wheel

The four police forces of the East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOpSS) are supporting a national campaign to raise awareness about tough new penalties for driving while using a mobile phone.

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Witnesses sought have motorcycle stolen by intruders at Bottesford

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcycle was stolen from a private garage in Bottesford.

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Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed.

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NEWSFLASH: Man killed after his cycle was in collision with a tractor near Asfordby

A man died after his cycle was in collision with a tractor on the A6006 near Asfordby this morning.

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Attempted break-in at Melton Museum

Intruders tried to break in to Melton Carnegie Museum at the weekend.

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Police trace man in connection with Melton sexual assault

Police have traced a man they were searching for in connection with a sexual assault on a woman in Melton.

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