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VIDEO: Facebook appeal to help find kidney for Matthew Pietrzyk, from Glenfield

An online appeal to find a kidney for a poorly seven-year-old boy has attracted worldwide support from more than 300,000 well-wishers. Matthew Pietrzyk, from Glenfield, was born with a rare genetic...

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Driver hurt as car hits tree on A47 in Leicester Forest East

A man was taken to hospital after the car he was driving crashed into a tree on the A47 at Leicester Forest East. Emergency service were called to the scene in Hinckley Road, close to the Beggar's Lane...

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Tenants evacuated as blaze hits Leicester city centre flats

A block of flats in Leicester city centre was evacuated after a fire broke out in the early hours of the morning. Fire crews were called to Vestry House, in Humberstone Gate, just after 1am today. Four...

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Man killed in A6006 crash at Shoby, near Melton

A man has been killed in a crash on the A6006 at Shoby, near Melton. The collision, involving a Land Rover Discovery and an articulated Renault lorry, happened on a stretch of road known locally as the...

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Leicester gets active for Wear it Red Day

WALKERS, joggers and cyclists joined forces today (February 23) to take part in an organised Wear it Red Day event. People walked, jogged or cycled from Aylestone Leisure Centre, Braunstone Leisure...

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Blackpool vs Leicester: Wood miss costs Foxes

Chris Wood missed a second-half penalty as Leicester's automatic promotion hopes were dented in Paul Ince's first home game in charge of Blackpool which ended 0-0. Prolific New Zealander Wood has...

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Beaten Tigers stunned by Saracens' second-half comeback

Leicester Tigers 27 Saracens 32Leicester Tigers hopes of a home semi-final in the Aviva Premiership took a huge hit after Saracens recorded a bonus-point win at Welford Road.The result put the visitors...

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Grace Road community sports arena plans go on display

Sports fans and residents got the chance to see for themselves plans for a £2.5million multi-purpose sports arena. Up to 300 people visited Leicester's Grace Road cricket ground in Aylestone Park on...

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Car wedged under lorry in three-way pile-up in Thurmaston Lane, Leicester

The occupants of a car had a lucky escape after it became wedged under a lorry in a crash. Emergency services were called to Thurmaston Lane on the A563 outer ring road, in Rushey Mead, Leicester,...

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Motorcyclists could get use of bus lanes in Leicester

Motorcyclists could be allowed to ride down some of the city's bus lanes as part of an experiment to cut traffic congestion. Councillors have asked for an investigation to be carried out to see if...

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Unqualified driver Nathan Williams jailed for taking and crashing car

An unqualified driver who took his girlfriend's car without permission because he was "too lazy" to walk to the shops crashed into three vehicles and a brick wall after a police chase, a court heard....

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Oliver Burton, 10, faces his third battle with cancer, as parents raise cash...

A "little fighter" is facing his third battle with cancer – one his parents have been told he will not win. Oliver Burton, 10, from Birstall, was first diagnosed with leukaemia in 2006, aged just...

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Leicester Tigers: Match verdict - Fourth home loss in row really hurts

For the fourth consecutive regular season game at Welford Road, Saracens enjoyed the sweet taste of success. There can be few, if any teams, that have enjoyed such a record on Leicester soil in the...

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Lively start spurs on Harry Kane to help Leicester City's promotion bid

Harry Kane said his Leicester City debut at Blackpool has whetted his appetite for more. The striker joined City only on Thursday, but he started in a three-man attack at Bloomfield Road. Although City...

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Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2013: The last laugh as 20th festival ends

The laughter may have faded but Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2013 will live long in the memory. Founder and director Geoff Rowe said he couldn't be more pleased with how this year's festival had...

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Match verdict: No goals from Leicester City – but it's a big improvement

You know things are not falling for Leicester City when even the usually infallible Chris Wood misses from the penalty spot. Wood has been outstanding since joining City in January and has been...

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Leicester Tigers: We must start winning run soon - Scott Hamilton

Winger Scott Hamilton insists Leicester Tigers will "come out fighting" after their hopes of a semi-final spot were severely dented by a 32-27 defeat by Saracens. The 32-year-old Kiwi said the four-try...

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Leicestershire woman, 84, lay in agony for three hours after 999 call

Ambulance bosses have apologised after a woman was left lying on a pavement for three hours waiting for help. Her worried son said he was told to "stop being a nuisance" when he tried to find out when...

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Chris Wood won't pay the penalty for miss, insists Leicester City boss Nigel...

Nigel Pearson backed striker Chris Wood to bounce back after his penalty miss at Blackpool cost Leicester City all three points. City were held to a goalless draw at Bloomfield Road but at least it...

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Jilted boyfriend threatened to kill his ex and showed her photo of him with...

A jilted boyfriend reinforced a chilling threat to kill his ex-girlfriend, by showing her this photograph of him holding a gun. Ram Odedra (29) could not accept the breakdown of their four-month...

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