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Strictly judge Bruno Tonioli shares his true feelings for Gary Lineker

Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli has told how he took a shine to Gary Lineker while training him to dance for an advert. The flamboyant Italian poured out his heart during an interview with...

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Pregnant rape victim sees rapist jailed for 20 years

A pregnant woman who was twice raped and almost strangled to death was in court to see her attacker jailed for 20 years. The 32-year-old victim spoke yesterday of being "petrified" throughout the...

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Man torched car at ex-girlfriend's home

A man fire-bombed a car outside his ex-girlfriend's home, wrongly thinking it belonged to her new boyfriend. The £5,000 Peugeot 207, which was destroyed, was owned by a visiting friend. Arsonist Daniel...

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Six Nations: England need to play it like Saracens, says Leicester Tigers'...

Geordan Murphy believes England will attempt to win the Six Nations Grand Slam while 'playing like Saracens'. The Irishman is the only member of the current Leicester Tigers squad to have won a coveted...

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Richard III: All options still open for king's last resting place, says...

All options are still open for Richard III's last resting place, Leicester Cathedral has insisted, in response to public calls for a tomb rather than a stone tablet memorial. Acting Dean, the Rev Canon...

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We've not given up on automatic promotion – Leicester City's Danny...

Leicester City have not given up on automatic promotion, but are prepared to reach the Premier League the hard way, midfielder Danny Drinkwater has said. City head to Pride Park today to face Derby in...

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Injured duo set to return for Leicester City

Leicester City have been boosted by the return from injury of their full-backs Paul Konchesky and Ritchie De Laet. But City will be without French winger Anthony Knockaert for the live TV tea-time...

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Stereophonics at De Montfort Hall, Leicester

They're a band with five number one albums under their belts, who sell out arenas and have performed all over the world - and they chose to kick-off a series of intimate warm-up gigs here in Leicester....

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Flat fire in Leicester caused by unattended pan

A fire caused by a pan left unattended on a stove left the kitchen of a flat severely damaged yesterday. The fire broke out at a flat in Newarke Close, Leicester, shortly after 4.40pm. No-one was...

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Fire at disused factory in Whetstone, Leicestershire

Firefighters were called out to tackle a blaze at a disused factory yesterday. The incident happened at a building on the Whittle Industrial Estate, in Cambridge Road, Whetstone, at about 6.20pm. A...

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New cinema opens in Melton

Dozens of film fans made the trip to see Skyfall and Lincoln at the opening of a new town cinema. The Regal, in Melton, opened to the public again yesterday following a £180,000 refurbishment. The...

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INTERVIEW: Leicester burlesque dancer Eliza Delite

My weekends start on a Thursday evening, when I start getting ready for my shows. I set my hair the old-fashioned way, so I put my rollers in. I'll do some light pampering, make sure my skin is clear...

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INTERVIEW: Cruise ship nurse Jo Needham on life at sea

Intensive care nurse Jo Needham wanted to travel the world, but didn't fancy doing it as a skint backpacker. The solution? Nursing on a cruise ship. On the phone from somewhere in the middle of the...

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Derby vs Leicester: Rams halt barren run against Foxes

First-half headers from captain Richard Keogh and on-loan striker Chris Martin saw Derby end their Leicester hoodoo with a 2-1 victory at Pride Park. After five successive npower Championship defeats...

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Garage destroyed in blaze in Anstey, Leicestershire

A garage was destroyed in a blaze caused by an electrical fault. Firefighters from the city's western station attended the fire, which broke out in Bradgate Road, Anstey, at about 5.10pm last night....

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Warning to drivers following flooding in Leicestershire

Firefighters have warned people not to drive through flood water after being called out to help several trapped motorists this morning. Tom Augusztinyi, of Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, said...

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Welsh rockers Stereophonics delight De Montfort Hall crowd

They are a band with five number one albums, who sell out arenas and have performed all over the world – and they chose to kick-off a series of intimate warm-up gigs in Leicester. About 2,000 fans...

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Robbers threatened to stab son in raid at Leicester house

A father has described how an intruder threatened to stab his son while two accomplices searched the house for jewellery. The men broke into Gurdev Singh Grewal's home in the Uppingham Road area of...

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Groby Community College rated 'good' in all areas by Ofsted

A college is celebrating a "good" Ofsted report for the first time. Groby Community College was inspected last month. Staff have been told the school, which became an academy in September, is good in...

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Leicester's hospitals could lose out on cash after missing cancer treatments...

Hospitals could lose out on a further £620,000 for not starting enough cancer treatments on patients quickly enough. A payment of almost £620,000 has already been held back for missing the target in...

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