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Kind-hearted Grace, 5, gives her savings to 'poorly' on TV

A kind-hearted five-year-old has donated all the money in her piggy bank to "help the poorly babies off the television". Grace Hughes surprised her mum, Kaye, when she announced she wanted to donate...

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Leicester City striker Harry Kane will not be fazed by Millwall's boo-boys

On-loan Leicester City striker Harry Kane said it will not affect him if he is targeted by Millwall's boo-boys tonight. His team-mate Chris Wood is certain to get a red-hot reception from the Lions...

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Police given £670k grant towards EDL protests bill

The Government has given police £670,000 towards the cost of protests by the English Defence League (EDL) and its opponents. The force spent up to £900,000 policing marches through Leicester by the EDL...

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BBC staff in walkout over job cuts

Staff at the BBC in Leicester joined colleagues across the country yesterday in a mass walkout over the way the company is run. National Union of Journalist (NUJ) members at Radio Leicester's news...

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Asap Water Crafts, of Loughborough, named best Midlands start-up

A company which makes mini powerboats for lifeguards has been named best start-up in the Midlands heat of a national competition. Asap Water Crafts, on the Loughborough University campus, picked up the...

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Fire crews tackle blazing mobile home and barn in Leicestershire

Fire crews were called to a blazing mobile home and adjoining barn in Snarestone, north west Leicestershire, late last night. Firefighters from Moira and Ashby tackled the fire, off Bosworth Road, just...

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Three fire crews called to blaze at bungalow in Leicester

Three fire crews responded to reports of a fire at a bungalow in Radford Drive, Braunstone, Leicester, last night. Firefighters from Leicester's southern, western and central fire stations attended the...

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Sean St Ledger joins Millwall on loan for the rest of the season

Sean St Ledger will join Millwall on loan for the rest of the season – but not until after the Lions face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium tonight. The Republic of Ireland international...

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Richard III: 500-year-old letter signed by King valued at £82,500

A rare 500-year-old letter signed by Richard III is expected to fetch up to £82,500 when it is auctioned in Los Angeles next week. The document dates back to the 1470s when Richard was still Duke of...

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Inside lane of M1 at junction 20 to remain closed 'for some time' after crash

One lane of the southbound M1 will remain closed for some time following a collision involving a minibus. The silver people carrier overturned at the exit for Misterton works area on the southbound...

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VIDEO: Christ in the Centre draws a large crowd

An estimated 6,000 people watched today's first performance of a Good Friday play about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the city centre. This year two performances of the annual Christ in the Centre...

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Woman badly injured after crash in city centre

A woman was seriously injured when she was involved in a collision with a car as she crossed the road at St Nicholas Circle this morning. Police partially closed a section of the road while the...

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Leicester Tigers unchanged for Saints clash

Leicester Tigers will be unchanged for tomorrow's crunch Aviva Premiership clash with Northampton Saints.Director of rugby Richard Cockerill has named the same 23 players  for the derby encounter who...

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Local rugby: Coalviile match is off

COALVILLE'S RFU Intermediate Cup semi-final against Bridlington, which was due to be played tomorrow, has been postponed. The pitch at the Memorial Ground, off Hall Lane, Whitwick, is still covered in...

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Leicester City side to face Millwall

Leicester City have made several changes for tonight's vital Championship clash against Millwall at the King Power Stadium.Anthony Knockaert is back in the starting line-up after missing the defeat at...

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Leicester 0 Millwall 1: Morgan sent off as play-off hopes hit

Leicester City battled in vain  after being down to 10 men for virtuallu the whole game after having Wes Morgan sent off after three minutes against Millwall last night.Alan Dunne grabbed a late winner...

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Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Simon Thomas Beaumont (32), of Groby Road, Anstey, pleaded guilty to stealing: three packs of detergent, from Tesco Express, in Leicester on...

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Conference aims to tackle child poverty

Politicians, business leaders and charity representatives will meet to discuss ways of tackling child poverty. The city's Child Poverty Commission will hold its second annual conference in May. About...

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Woman hurt after being hit by car in Leicester

A woman was seriously injured when she was hit by a car as she crossed the road. Police partially closed the A47 ring road as the casualty was treated by paramedics before she was taken to hospital....

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Basketball: History awaits Leicester Riders

Forty minutes – that is all that separates Leicester Riders from a place in history. Just one more win will see the squad achieve something none of their predecessors have come anywhere near doing in...

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