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Teenager admits burglary at church in Leicester

A 16-year-old has admitted breaking into a church and stealing wine, wafers and other items. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, burgled St Denys' Church, in Evington, Leicester, and...

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Six Nations: Leicester Tigers Tom Croft back to boost England

Tom Croft has been given the chance to spearhead England's Grand Slam ambitions tomorrow. The Leicester Tigers favourite will start at blindside flanker when England round off their Six Nations...

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Red Nose Day: Great British Comic Relief Bake-off at Leicester Royal Infirmary

Red Nose Day is upon us, with the great Leicestershire public once again pulling out all the stops to do something funny for money. The fund-raising fun has been weeks in the planning to help Comic...

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20-year grudge led to attack that killed man in Gaol Street, Oakham

A 20-year grudge led to a man launching a fatal drink and drug-fuelled attack. Jamie North was jailed for three years and four months yesterday, for killing Neil Corby. Mr Corby, 42, was repeatedly...

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Father travels to Iraq to see place where his son was killed

A proud father has travelled to Iraq to see the spot where his son was killed in a rocket attack. Geoff Dunsmore made the personal pilgrimage to place a cross where his 29-year-old son Chris died on...

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Derby clash is now a must win game - Leicester City's Michael Keane

Defender Michael Keane says Saturday's big local derby at Pride Park has become a 'must-win' game for Leicester City. There is now far more than local pride at stake for City when they face Nigel...

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Red Nose Day: Send us your pictures!

Red Nose Day is upon us, with the great Leicestershire public once again pulling out all the stops to do something funny for money. Our photographers will be out and about at as many events as possible...

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Top Leicester City Council officers' salaries published

The salaries of Leicester's top council bosses have been published. Leicester City Council has released details of what its chief officers will be paid from April. Councillors are due to discuss the...

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Cheltenham Festival: Gold Cup Day results

In the opening race of the final day of Cheltenham Festival, Gold Cup Day, the two mile 1 furlong JCB Triumph Hurdle Race at 1.30, our racing editor Jonathan Herbert has backed Rolling Star, the...

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Six Nations: England have learnt lessons, says Leicester Tigers' Toby Flood

Leicester Tigers fly-half Toby Flood insists England must make up for the pain of 2011 in Dublin when they seek a Six Nations Grand Slam in Cardiff tomorrow.Stuart Lancaster's men head to the...

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Six Nations: We're ready for the battle, says Leicester Tigers star

Hooker Tom Youngs knows just what to expect from the Wales front-row when he packs down at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.The Leicester Tigers man will be up against the likes of tight-head prop...

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Breaking news: Leicester City pair fit to face Derby

Leicester City full-backs Ritchie De Laet and Paul Konchesky have both been declared fit and are ready to face local rivals Derby tomorrow. City manager Nigel Pearson revealed at today's press...

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Derby vs Leicester: Rams hopeful on duo

Derby hope to have leading scorer Jamie Ward and midfielder Craig Bryson available for Saturday evening's televised clash with East Midlands rivals Leicester at Pride Park. The duo have missed the...

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Top teacher sets a great example

A teacher has won a national award for helping to turn around the lives of her students through sport. Brockington College enrichment co-ordinator Lesley Reynolds was named Sky Sports Living for Sport...

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Comic Relief raises money and smiles

Well done to all the intrepid fund-raisers in Leicestershire who took part in Comic Relief yesterday, helping to bring in thousands of pounds for this hugely worthwhile cause. The many and varied...

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Gwyneth Paltrow's ban on pasta, rice and bread isn't as 'foolish' as claimed,...

A health expert says more people should follow in the footsteps of Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow, who has banned her children from eating pasta, bread and rice. Personal trainer Jeff Lynch spoke out...

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Girlfriend was hit 90 times

A jealous boyfriend subjected his girlfriend to a series of attacks and told her he was going to "make her life not worth living," a court heard. Rizwan Diwan, who has previous convictions for...

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Sci-fi fund-raisers are out of this world

A group of sci-fi fans made a donation to a charity during an event at the National Space Centre. Members of the Hyde Fund-raisers, a group of Doctor Who enthusiasts from all over the country, visited...

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Comic Relief: Some highlights of Red Nose Day across Leicester and...

Red-nosed fund-raisers were out in force yesterday – taking part in activities ranging from spookathons and gigathons to sponsored head shaves and sleep-outs Thousands of people across the county...

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'I'm worried attacker could kill someone'

A man who suffered a double skull fracture when he was attacked in the street says he could permanently lose hearing in one ear. The 35-year-old spent a week in hospital following the attack in Regent...

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