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Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby accused of neglecting city's outer estates

Sir Peter Soulsby has been accused of neglecting Leicester's outer estates while ploughing millions of pounds into city centre improvements. Leicester's Labour mayor is pressing ahead with his £19...

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Cold weather to continue across Leicestershire

COLD weather looks set to continue across the entire county this week.  According to the Met Office temperatures will remain above freezing but will feel much lower.  The winter has so far delivered...

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Teenage cyclist Robbie Pickard killed after crash with car on B6047 Dalby Road

Police have named a a cyclist who was killed in a collision with a car near Melton last night. Robbie Pickard, 19, of Melton, died on Sunday evening on the B6047 Dalby Road, near Great Dalby, when he...

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Man killed in A6006 crash at Shoby bends on Saturday named by police

A man killed in a crash between an articulated lorry and a Land Rover at the weekend has been named.Gavin Smith, 34 of Melton, died at the scene of the collision on the A6006 at Shoby, near Melton  - a...

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Third man arrested after alleged sex assault at property in Eastern...

Police have arrested a third man after an alleged serious sexual assault on a teenager. The 19-year-old woman had met five men while out in Leicester city centre on Tuesday, February 5. She was at a...

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Fall in mobile phone thefts in bars and clubs in Leicester following police...

by Laura Elvin The number of mobile phone thefts in Leicester has reduced after police targeted gangs stealing from customers in bars and clubs. City patrols were stepped up after professional thieves...

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Leicester man denies wife's murder

A 31-year-old man has denied murdering his wife. Yacoub Rezai, of Hand Avenue, Braunstone, Leicester, pleaded not guilty at Leicester Crown Court to the murder of 23-year-old mother-of-two Raihana...

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Leicester vs Blackburn: Nugent is big doubt for Foxes

Leading scorer David Nugent is a doubt for Leicester ahead of Blackburn's visit to the King Power Stadium. Nugent hurt his neck in a challenge with Blackpool defender Craig Cathcart during Saturday's...

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Leicester in bid to be 2017 UK City of Culture

Leicester is to launch an ambitious bid to become the UK's next City of Culture. The city is hoping its multi-cultural history, track record of staging events such as Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival,...

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Cash boost helps charity bid to supply vital food

A charity which delivers food that would otherwise go to waste can now help more people thanks to £10,000 from Comic Relief. With just over a fortnight to go before Red Nose Day 2013, FareShare...

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Hounds of love hunt for homes

Meet Sol and Lunar – a pair of loved-up pooches who won't be separated. While most of the 28 pooches in care at Leicester Animal Rescue, near Billesdon, have a cage to themselves, these two cannot bear...

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Life and work of Anderson to be celebrated at sci-fi weekend

Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson is to be posthumously honoured at a celebration of British science fiction at the National Space Centre. The late publisher, producer, director and writer – also...

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Hot air balloon death toll rises

A third Briton has died following the hot air balloon crash in Egypt yesterday. Tour operator Thomas Cook had earlier announced two Britons had been killed and two more injured when the balloon plunged...

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Cricketer was high on drugs

A county cricketer was struck by a train as he attempted to flee police after driving while on a cocktail of drink and drugs, an inquest heard. Tom Maynard, who had been widely tipped as a future...

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Highest bidder will land a drug traffickers' aeroplane

An aircraft used by an international drugs trafficking gang to fly cocaine with a street value of £1.7 million has been put on eBay by Leicestershire police. The plane, which was listed with a reserve...

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Contaminated meat on sale

Two retailers have been found to be selling contaminated meat products. Samples of processed beef taken from a county supermarket and takeaway were tested and found to contain traces of pork. Trading...

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Patients to be asked for views

Mental health patients are being asked what they think of the care they have received. Questionnaires are being sent to about 800 people as part of the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) national patient...

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Hinckley grandmother: 'Life-changing holiday bug has left me without sight'

A grandmother has lost the sight in one of her eyes after picking up a bug while on holiday. Sally Hassell, of Hinckley, may have to have her left eye removed after getting bacteria stuck under her...

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MP backs Green Deal for homes

An MP is encouraging home-owners and businesses to take advantage of a Government scheme offering cash back for those making buildings more energy efficient. The Green Deal, introduced on January 28,...

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Arrest made after fire at house in Kimberley Road, Leicester

Residents were forced out on to the street and roads were blocked off when a fire tore through a flat in a three-storey house. The house and two neighbouring properties were evacuated as the blaze...

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