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Claire Lomas picks up Tesco's Mum of the Year award

Paralysed London Marathon heroine Claire Lomas collected the Tesco's Achieving Mum Of The Year award at a star studded awards ceremony held last night at London's Savoy hotel. The award by the...

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Four men arrested in connection with murder of Hayley Pointon in Hinckley

Detectives investigating the murder of a mother-of-two in Hinckley have arrested four men. Hayley Pointon, 30, died following an incident at an address in Sunnydale Road at around 10.45pm on Sunday...

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Where should we put Richard III statue? asks Leicester's mayor

Sir Peter Soulsby is looking to relocate a symbolic statue of Richard III to a more prominent place – and he wants your help. The sculpture in Castle Gardens, near West Bridge, was donated to Leicester...

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Horse meat found in Leicestershire County Council's school food

Leicestershire County Council is permanently withdrawing a beef product from its school food menu after traces of horse meat were found in it. Tests have showed that a variety of minced beef given to...

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Police release photograph of missing domestic assault suspect Mark Toms

Police have appealed for help tracing a man who went missing after he had been charged with domestic violence. Mark Toms was charged with assaulting his partner in the Beaumont Leys area of Leicester...

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Drug dealers jailed after £1.3 million cocaine haul seized in Leicester

Two drug dealers have been jailed in connection with a £1.3 million seizure of cocaine. Dipesh Kara (27) was sentenced to nine years, while Rohin Bhakta (27), who worked for him, was jailed for five...

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Firefighters free horse stuck in mud at Melton

Firefighters rescued a horse after it got stuck in mud next to the River Eye in Sysonby Grange Lane in Melton today. Crews from Melton, Oakham and the technical rescue unit from Southern station freed...

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Police issue warning after wheels are stolen from 15 cars in Belgrave, Leicester

Thieves have stolen wheels from 15 cars in the Belgrave area of Leicester in the past month. The vehicles were left on blocks of wood or bricks. One victim did not realise a wheel was missing from her...

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Local rugby: South hit back in fine style

South Leicester bounced back from the previous weekend's National Three Midlands defeat to Sandbach by demolishing Derby 59-17. Gareth Kerr and Will Keeling scored two apiece while Andy Harris, Josh...

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Richard III: Top archaeology award for University of Leicester team

The dig for the car park king has scooped a top archaeology award. Readers of Current Archaeology voted the University of Leicester's search for Richard III as research project of the year. Richard...

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Fear of an unwanted treble drove Leicester Tigers into top gear against Sale,...

Centre Matt Smith said that the fear of three consecutive defeats helped Leicester Tigers put together their most complete 80 minutes of the season against Sale. Tigers ran riot against the Aviva...

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Tributes to 'big kid' Gavin Smith, a very loving husband and father

A skiing holiday turned into tragedy when a vehicle carrying three men was involved in a fatal crash on the way to the airport. Gavin Smith, 34, died at the scene of the accident on the notorious Shoby...

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Speedway: Leicester Lions announce new sponsors and new identity

Leicester Lions have unveiled two major sponsorship deals ahead of their 2013 Premier League campaign. County company Harry Jordan Haulage has stepped into the void vacated by Elliott UK to back the...

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Rottweiller owner still critical after row with youth in King Street, Leicester

A 44-year-old man remains critically ill in hospital with head injuries following an incident in the city centre. The man was walking his Rottweiller dog in King Street at 4.45pm on Wednesday when he...

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Beef product off the menu in Leicestershire schools

A beef product has been permanently withdrawn from the county council's school menu after traces of horse meat were found in it. Tests showed minced beef from Hampshire-based supplier Pinnacle Foods...

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson still pushing for an automatic promotion spot

Nigel Pearson said he still believes his Leicester City side can push for an automatic promotion spot. City face Leeds tonight at the King Power Stadium looking to return to winning ways after...

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John Ferneley College pupil hurt after car crash in Scalford Road, Melton

A 13-year-old schoolgirl was taken to hospital after being in a collision with a car yesterday. The John Ferneley College pupil, who was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary, was injured in Scalford...

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Ashok Patel, former practice manager at Highfields Medical Centre, denies...

A medical practice manager helped himself to £60,000 of surgery funds, bringing the centre to the brink of bankruptcy, a court heard. Ashok Patel (54) used a bogus reference and falsely claimed he had...

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Four men arrested over death of Hayley Pointon are released on bail

Four men arrested in connection with the murder of a mother-of-two in Hinckley have been released on police bail. Hayley Pointon, 30, from Coventry, died after an incident at an address in Sunnydale...

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Oadby Towns Promotion Push Continues

After last Tuesday's below par performance, Oadby Town returned to their normal style of play on Saturday when they entertained Buckingham Town at Freeway Park. After early exchanges of play, Oadby...

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