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Sharp-tongued Joan Rivers turns charmer for stay Hambleton Hall, in Oakham

Acid-tongued comedian Joan Rivers was so impressed with her stay at a Rutland hotel that she gave staff tickets to her stand-up show – and then invited them back-stage. The US television personality...

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Judge praises man who took photo of thug who mugged woman, 73, in Leicester...

A hero driver praised by a judge for taking a photo of a robber who mugged a pensioner – helping police catch him – has said he would do it again. The 32-year-old communications manager, who works in...

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Egg-stra special! Evington family discover an egg within a giant egg

Ariel is a hen that really does give that little bit eggs-tra. And her latest offering has wowed her owners. The Mistry family, of Evington village, were amazed when they discovered Ariel had laid a...

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Robbers take £15,000 in armed raid on post office in Hathern,...

Masked raiders threatened staff at a village post office with knives before emptying the safe and stealing the till. The three men, whose faces were covered with balaclavas, burst into Hathern Post...

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Tragic Hinckley teenager's family calls for patients 'at risk' to be searched

The family of a teenager who died after taking an overdose on a mental health ward is calling for compulsory searches of "at risk" patients. Laura Dickins died at the Bradgate Unit, at Glenfield...

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Mental health bosses failed father, family told at Leicester inquest

Mental health bosses failed to provide basic medical attention to a patient who killed himself after walking out of hospital, a coroner has ruled. Gagandip Singh Sandhu absconded from the Bradgate...

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Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy's hopes of being fit for Birmingham are in...

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is a major doubt for tomorrow's trip to face Birmingham at St Andrew's. The 25-year-old, who has been an ever-present in the City side in the league this season, is...

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Ruthless Leicestershire crime gang posed as police officers

Members of a ruthless crime gang posed as police officers and tax officials to carry out a series of terrifying burglaries. Police released the mugshots of the Leicestershire crooks after Steven...

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Temporary theatre at former Leicester bus station to stage Christmas panto -...

A special mobile auditorium is being set up to stage the city's first Christmas panto in almost 20 years. Leicester company National Theatre Tents will be putting up a temporary theatre on the former...

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson demands action in wake of 'disgraceful' events

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has urged international football's governing bodies to take firm action after the events of England Under-21s' European Championship qualifier against Serbia....

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Concern grows for missing Leicester man Przemyslaw Lisinski

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the wellbeing of a missing Leicester man. Przemyslaw Lisinski, 28, of Rosedale Avenue, was last seen Thursday, September 13 in the evening and was reported...

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Ofgem's plans to simplify energy tariffs: Q&A

Energy suppliers will be forced to tell customers about the cheapest gas and electricity tariffs they offer and make their bills easier to understand, under plans being floated by energy regulator...

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Footpath gate idea to stop illegal riders

A footpath could be blocked off at night to prevent anti-social behaviour and illegal motorcycling. Winton Walk, a public right of way in Braunstone, Leicester, could be blocked by a locked gate...

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'Sling the buggy and bond with your baby'

Parents who carry their babies in slings as an alternative to using pushchairs or prams all the time held a march in the city centre to raise awareness. About a dozen families, members of the Leicester...

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'A new home for the human race'

An Earth-sized planet discovered this week could provide a new home for the human race when our own sun dies. That's the view of Sky at Night presenter and University of Leicester professor Paul Abel....

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A miserable summer – but it had its uses!

While most of us were moaning about the miserable summer weather, amateur photographer Neil Hutchinson saw it as the perfect excuse to take some dramatic pictures. Murky, grey clouds provided the...

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House-sale fraud ends in jail

A builder botched an extension at his home, then forged documents enabling its sale to go ahead to two unsuspecting pensioners, who were left thousands of pounds out of pocket. The couple, in their...

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Three-way battle to be crime chief - trio in race to be Leicestershire's...

Three people will take part in the race to become Leicestershire's first police and crime commissioner next month, it has been confirmed. The deadline for candidates to register for the November 15...

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Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Richard Deacon (46), of Whitwell Row, Aylestone, pleaded guilty to dropping a cigarette in Saffron Lane, Leicester, on April 12. He was fined...

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Same Leicester Tigers starting XV for do-or-die Heineken Cup clash

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill has given his side the chance to make amends for last weekend's disappointment by naming an unchanged side to face Ospreys tomorrow. The same...

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