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Fury over water leak near shop in Newfoundpool, Leicester

A shop owner has spoken of his "fury" after having to wait more than three days for a water company to start work on a burst pipe in his street. Dee Patel, 42, called Severn Trent on Tuesday morning to...

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Plastics recycling firm's jobs boost at huge AstraZeneca site in Loughborough

A plastic recycling firm is to create 50 jobs at a former drugs research site. J&A Young is to create a processing plant and vehicle workshop at the 69-acre AstraZeneca complex in Loughborough. The...

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Not even we know what Knockaert's doing! says Leicester City's David Nugent

Anthony Knockaert's recent dazzling displays for Leicester City have left opponents guessing what the little French magician is going to conjure up next. The France under-21 international has a wide...

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'We don't regret quitting X Factor, say Leicester sisters aka Mia and the Moon

When singing is your dream, it takes guts to walk away from the biggest music show on the planet. But sisters Mary-Anne and Laura Ratcliffe, who go by the name Mia and the Moon, are sure they made the...

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Soldiers team up with Leicester City to launch Royal British Legion Poppy...

Five young veterans of the war in Afghanistan joined some of their Leicester City football heroes yesterdayto launch the county's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal for 2012. The soldiers, who between...

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Leicester MP Keith Vaz is back on his bike to raise cash for Thurnby Lodge...

MP Keith Vaz yesterday revisited his past as he announced a sponsored cycle ride to raise money for an estate's youth facilities – including a disused Scout hut at the centre of a dispute. The East...

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Andy King relishing return to club duty at Leicester City

Leicester City are determined to pick up where they left off before the international break, midfielder Andy King has vowed. King has returned to club duty after his stint with the Wales national team....

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson urges Jamie Vardy deputy to take his chance

Nigel Pearson has challenged whoever replaces Jamie Vardy in Leicester City's attack against Birmingham City this afternoon to take his chance. Vardy is not expected to start after missing training...

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Driver jailed after cyclist killed on country road in Leicestershire

A driver has been jailed for eight months after a cyclist was killed in a road accident. School teacher Neil Thompson (54) died at the scene in Botcheston Road, Newtown Unthank, near Desford, on...

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Leicestershire police officer Gordon Fraser dies after being hit by train

The body of Leicestershire Police Assistant Chief Constable Gordon Fraser has been found on a railway line in Gloucestershire after being hit by a train. Mr Fraser had been suspended by the force over...

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Leicester City defender Wes Morgan is simply the best - Nigel Pearson

There is no better defender outside the Premier League than Leicester City captain Wes Morgan, believes his manager Nigel Pearson. Morgan has been outstanding this season and leads the team out against...

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Birmingham vs Leicester: Marshall earns Foxes a point

Leicester's five-match winning sequence in the npower Championship was brought to a halt but substitute Ben Marshall's late strike salvaged a deserved point as an entertaining encounter at Birmingham...

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Night-time curfew for teenager who stole phone Evington Park, Leicester

A teenager who robbed a victim of a mobile phone has been placed on a three-month night-time curfew. Khari Walker (18) admitted committing the offence in Evington Park, Leicester, at 8.40pm on...

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Leicester Tigers' director of rugby Richard Cockerill delighted to silence...

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill was delighted that his team "stuck it up" the club's doubters after a memorable afternoon of Heineken Cup rugby. Three tries in the final nine...

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Match stats: Half-backs inspire Leicester Tigers to crucial win

The final score might suggest that Leicester Tigers were comfortable winners against the Ospreys at Welford Road yesterday. While they were deserved winners, there was plenty of tension in the air as...

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Match verdict: Leicester Tigers' sensational win sends out message to rivals

On an evening to rival many glorious days that the club has enjoyed at the top level, Leicester Tigers produced some sensational rugby to leave Welford Road's very foundations rocking. Beware the...

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Oxjam Leicester 2012 a big hit for charity and fans

Loads of music and the promise of a fabulous atmosphere attracted a record crowd to Leicester's biggest-ever Oxjam festival, raising thousands of pounds for charity. More than 200 bands and DJs...

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Rescue act could be springboard for Leicester City midfielder Ben Marshall

Ben Marshall hopes his match-saving cameo as a substitute at Birmingham will put him into contention for a start against Brighton tomorrow night. Marshall went on off the bench to force home a deserved...

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Match Stats: Birmingham 1 Leicester City 1 - Marshall strike gives City point

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson made three changes as his side went in search of a sixth win on the trot. The injured Sean St Ledger, Jamie Vardy, who had been ill, and Liam Moore, who was rested,...

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Ticket-only meetings as Blaby council considers Lubbesthorpe homes plan

On any other day, attending a council meeting and finding a seat at the back would be easy. But Blaby District Council is in the unusual position of having to make one of its planning meetings next...

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