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Trader 'resigned' to demolition of Leicester's indoor market

A trader who launched a petition to stop the demolition of Leicester's indoor market has said he has little hope of success. Michael Montgomery's petition has more than 300 signatures calling for the...

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Garage in Bradgate Road, Anstey destroyed by fire

A garage was destroyed in a fire caused by an electrical fault. Firefighters from the city's Western station attended the blaze, in Bradgate Road, Anstey, at 5.10pm on Saturday. Crews battled the...

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Space Centre bosses advise Leicester City Council over Richard III visitor...

Bosses from the National Space Centre have been advising Leicester City Council as it prepares its plans for a Richard III visitor centre. City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby intends to transform the empty...

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Derby wanted it more than us, says Leicester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel said Leicester City's fate was sealed in the first half after their 2-1 defeat to Derby County at Pride Park. Poor defending allowed Richard Keogh to head the Rams in front...

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Match stats: Boo-boys round on hapless Leicester City after defeat at Derby

Leicester City made just one change from the side that was held to a draw at league leaders Cardiff last Tuesday night. Paul Konchesky made a return at left-back after recovering from a hamstring...

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Police seek men over sex assault in Eastern Boulevard, Leicester

Detectives investigating an alleged sexual assault on a teenager have released a photograph of two men they want to trace. A 19-year-old woman told police she was attacked after spending the evening...

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Victory against Leicester City was a timely boost for Derby boss Nigel Clough

Derby County boss Nigel Clough hailed his side's battling victory against Leicester City as long overdue and absolutely vital. The Rams went into Saturday's late kick-off just three points above the...

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Match verdict: Leicester City got what they deserved at Derby – nothing

Leicester City's current form is as baffling as it is frustrating. The same side that were sweeping teams aside at the turn of the year now looks as though it could not win a raffle, even if it was...

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Leicestershire council boss Nick Rushton in fuel tax plea to Osborne

A council leader has issued a plea to the Chancellor on rising fuel prices. Nick Rushton has placed a motion before Wednesday's full meeting of Leicestershire County Council calling on the Government...

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UKIP 'will fight all seats' in Leicestershire County Council elections

The United Kingdom Independence Party says it intends to stand for all 55 seats on Leicestershire County Council. The party said it was planning a serious challenge to the Tories, who run County Hall,...

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Flood alerts still in place in Leicestershire and road closed

Flood alerts remain in place in Leicestershire at two locations this morning on the River Wreake and River Soar. Drivers are also being warned that Slash Lane, in Sileby, remains closed in both...

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Stand by us - Pearson's plea to Leicester City fans

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has vowed to lead the club through their most difficult period of the season – and has appealed to the Blue Army to stick with his team. Saturday's 2-1 defeat at...

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Richard III: King could be taken on final procession from Bosworth...

A procession from Bosworth Battlefield to Leicester Cathedral could play a part in the reinterment of Richard III. The bones of the monarch are due to be buried at the cathedral in May next year....

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Norton Motorcycles buys Donington Hall, in Leicestershire, as a new HQ

A world-famous British motorcycle firm has bought the historic Donington Hall. Norton Motorcycles said the 18th century country pile and its 25 acres of grounds will become the company's headquarters....

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Motorist Sukhdeep Johal, of Leicester, dies at the scene of crash in Wisbech,...

A motorist from Leicester died when his car was involved in a three-vehicle collision in Cambridgeshire. Police said today that Sukhdeep Johal, of Welford Road in the city, died at the scene of the...

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Fallen tree blocks Leicestershire road

A large yew tree has fallen across a road, blocking it. Work has already begun to cut up the tree, which is lying across Hinckley Road in Burbage, but it is expected to take more than a day to remove...

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Local rugby: Twickenham looms after superb Coalville lift Cup

Coalville were crowned Midlands RFU Intermediate Cup champions after a fantastic 29-14 win in testing conditions against a battling Old Laurentians. Coalville's reward is a game against North section...

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Thurnby Lodge Scout hut ready to open as centre for community

A former Scout hut at the heart of a long row over plans to lease it to a Muslim group is to reopen as a community building this weekend. The Forgotten Estates group has refurbished the property in...

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Martin Crowson looks back at five key points from the weekend's rugby union...

Martin Crowson looks back at five key points from the weekend's rugby action. 1 One of the most lasting memories I will take from the Millennium Stadium on Saturday was the Welsh journalist next to me...

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Man jailed over machete attack on his brother at parents' Ashby home

A man has been jailed after attacking his brother with a machete in an argument over dogs. Anthony O'Neill swung the weapon and slashed his brother's hand during an argument at their parents' Ashby...

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