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M69 closed in Leicestershire after two women injured in crash

Two women were injured when their car was involved in a crash on the M69 this morning closing the motorway in both directions. One woman was airlifted to Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry with serious,...

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Leicester City striker David Nugent in line for comeback against Leeds

Leicester City top-scorer David Nugent could return from injury to face Leeds tonight (7.45). The striker has missed the last two games with a neck injury he aggravated at Blackpool just over a week...

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Transfer news: Leicester City striker Marko Futacs joins Blackpool on...

Leicester City striker Marko Futacs has joined Championship rivals Blackpool on a one-month loan. The Hungarian has struggled to break into manager Nigel Pearson's first team since arriving as a free...

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Loughborough Magistrates' Court sold for just over £19 million

Loughborough Magistrates' Court complex has been sold for just over £19 million. The three-storey building has been bought from a private owner by Legal and General Property. The building, in Pinfold...

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Tory Leicestershire county councillor David Sprason defects to UKIP

Former Leicestershire County Council deputy leader David Sprason has defected from the Conservative Party and joined UKIP. Coun Sprason has become the county's first UKIP councillor and has announced...

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Another Leicestershire County Councillor - Rob Fraser - joins UKIP

Leicestershire County Councillor Rob Fraser has joined UKIP. Coun Fraser, who was first elected in 1991, had been a Conservative Councillor until September last year. He resigned from the Conservative...

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Hacked Leicester City Council account's sweary tweets

Hackers took control of one of Leicester City Council's Twitter accounts today tweeting four-letter expletives to its followers. The account for the council's adult skills and learning services -...

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Leicester vs Leeds: Keane rescues Foxes

Michael Keane headed a stoppage-time equaliser to snatch a 1-1 draw for Leicester and deal Leeds' npower Championship play-off hopes a blow. Foxes defender Keane nodded in Martyn Waghorn's 93rd-minute...

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Aussie Joe Burns to fill in for skipper Ramnaresh Sarwan at Leicestershire CCC

Queensland top-order batsman Joe Burns is the man Leicestershire have turned to as a replacement for Ramnaresh Sarwan when the skipper is on West Indies duty this summer. The 23-year-old Burns is...

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Six men to appear at Leicester Crown Court over exploitation of girl, 16

Six men have been committed to appear at Leicester Crown Court in connection with the alleged exploitation of a 16-year-old girl. Following a hearing at Leicester Magistrates' Court yesterday, four of...

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Sky's the limit for Leicester City defender Michael Keane, says Wes Morgan

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan believes young central defender Michael Keane is destined for the very top. Keane has been immensely impressive alongside Morgan at the heart of City's defence since...

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Armed robber threatens staff in raid at Leicester bookies

An armed robber threatened betting shop staff and escaped with cash yesterday. The man walked into the Ladbrokes branch in Gipsy Lane, Leicester, at 1.40pm. Police said he brandished a weapon at staff...

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Leicestershire Chief Constable's awards ceremony: Stories of courage and...

Police officers Sue Marsh, Pete Smith and Chris Perry were on duty at Melton police station when a man in his 60s suffered a heart attack and collapsed outside. But thanks to their quick thinking,...

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Broughton Astley sisters Hope and Gabrielle Gagin lose road safety fight

Two young sisters have lost their battle to get the traffic near their home slowed down to protect pets and children. Hope and Gabrielle Gagin live in St Mary's Close, Broughton Astley, near to...

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Leicester City's Paul Konchesky has hamstring problem

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson is hoping the hamstring injury picked up by Paul Konchesky on Tuesday is not serious. The left-back was replaced at half-time in the 1-1 draw with Leeds United at...

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Experts to probe why Stride, in Leicester, went under with £1m debts

Experts are to investigate what led a training organisation to build up debts of £1 million before it collapsed, leaving 285 young people without jobs and courses. A report has revealed that Stride, in...

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Aerial ladder platform used by firefighters to rescue pigeon trapped in roof...

Firefighters used an aerial ladder platform to rescue a pigeon which had become trapped in the eaves of a house in Kimberley Road, North Evington, Leicester on Wednesday.(6) Two crews and the...

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Flat in Asha House, Belgrave, Leicester evacuated in carbon monoxide alert

A flat at the Asha House complex in Portsmouth Road, Belgrave, Leicester had to be evacuated after a carbon monoxide detector was activated. The incident, just before midnight yesterday was attended by...

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Leicester's rivals for the 2017 UK City of Culture 'can't match our cultural...

Leicester's rivals for the 2017 UK City of Culture crown have been revealed. Bosses from the city's arts scene, businesses and politicians are preparing a bid to land the title currently held by...

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Police step up fight against thieves who steal heating oil from homes in...

Police have launched a campaign to help people protect their domestic heating oil from thieves. A growing number of homes, chiefly in rural areas, are being targeted for the fuel, which is stored in...

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