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£10,000 reward for capture of armed robber who has hit betting shops in...

A £10,000 reward has been offered in the hunt for a man who has carried out a series of armed robberies, including one at a Gipsy Lane bookies. The man has been linked to eight gunpoint raids at...

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App urges smokers to 'swap fags for swag' on No Smoking Day

Smokers are being encouraged to kick the habit with the help of a new smartphone app which shows them what items they could afford with their smoking savings. The free image recognition app, developed...

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Police appeal after attempted knifepoint robbery in London Road, Leicester

Three thugs threatened a man with a knife near Leicester railway station and ordered him to hand over his money. Two men and a woman confronted the 20-year-old victim but he managed to run away and...

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Richard III: Yorkshire MPs defeated in new battle over king

Two Yorkshire MPs who raised a debate about the reburial of Richard III have been told that the remains of the king are in Leicester's hands. Members Hugh Bayley and his northern colleague Julian...

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Cheltenham Festival: Day two results

Pre-race favourite Back In Focus won the John Oaksey National Hunt Chase to open Ladies' day in a thrilling finish. The horse, won the longest race of the Festival in the closing run to the line,...

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Design brief for Richard III memorial revealed by Leicester Cathedral

The design brief given to architects regarding the Richard III memorial has been revealed by Leicester Cathedral. The 16-page document tells designers how the Cathedral would like the monument to look...

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Driver airlifted to hospital after serious crash near South Kilworth

A driver was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries this morning after his car collided with a tree on a rural road. The crash happened at around 7.50am on Rugby Road near South Kilworth. The...

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Man trapped by forklift truck in Lutterworth airlifted to hospital

A man was airlifted to hospital today when he was injured after being trapped between a fork lift truck and a wall. Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance was called to the incident in...

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Road reopened after a serious crash near South Kilworth

A road has reopened after a serious crash earlier today. Rugby Road was closed between Swinford and South Kilworth after a crash at around 7.50am. A driver was airlifted to hospital with serious...

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Arrest in Loughborough murder inquiry

Detectives investigating the murder of a Loughborough woman have arrested a man. Officers announced today they were questioning a 30-year-old in connection with the death of Alexis Mary Durant. The...

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Legionnaires' disease plumber out of hospital

A plumber who was taken to hospital with Legionnaires' disease after working on a disused building at a city college has been discharged.It is thought the man became infected with the potentially fatal...

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Mario Bergoglio elected Pope Francis I by Cardinals at Vatican

The new pope has been revealed as Pope Francis I. Live Updates, Video, Reaction: New pope announced A new pope has been elected at the Vatican. Pope Francis I is the first pope from the Americas, and...

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Basketball: Leicester Riders gain revenge for Trophy defeat

  Leicester Riders got instant revenge against Sheffield Sharks for the disappointment of losing the BBL Trophy Final at the weekend.  The Jelson Homes DMU-backed Riders dominated from tip-off to...

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Scan could spot bone-weakening disease earlier

A new service could help 500 patients a year get treatment for the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis. The aim is to make sure people who suffer a fracture such as a broken wrist have a dual-energy...

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MP Jon Ashworth: I'll be a mental health champion

I recently hosted a mental health summit at the Town Hall in Leicester. Although I often disagree with the Government, I do agree with the sentiment of its strategy document No Health Without Mental...

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Education Secretary Michael Gove to visit Leicester's first free school

Education Secretary Michael Gove was due to officially open Leicester's first free school today. Mr Gove pioneered the free school concept and will visit Krishna Avanti, in Spencefield Lane, Evington,...

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Police appeal after three thugs rob man for cash in Kedleston Road, Evington,...

Police are searching for three thugs who robbed a man of a small amount of cash. The three threatened the 38-year-old victim in Kedleston Road, Evington, Leicester and told him to hand over his money....

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Team of Leicester doctors in 140-mile dash to help baby Alina

A team of doctors from Leicester raced 140 miles to save the life of a dying baby in Lancashire. Medics from the UK's only specialist mobile Ecmo – extra corporeal membrane oxygenation – unit, at...

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Nigel Pearson will keep us calm in the run-in – Leicester City's Andy King

Nigel Pearson's ability to stay calm eases the pressure on his Leicester City players, midfielder Andy King has said. City have just nine games to go in the race for promotion, starting at Derby County...

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VIDEO: Leicester City legend Alan Birchenall helps launch Loros scheme

Leicester City legend and Loros patron Alan Birchenall has helped the hospice launch a new day therapy scheme. It means terminally ill patients struggling to get to the Groby Road hospice will be able...

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