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Butcher's beef with rugby star

He may have moved 120 miles away, but there is one piece of Leicester that former Tigers player Dan Hipkiss can't live without – his biltong. The centre relocated to the south west of England after...

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Why Lib Dems might scrap County Hall cabinet system

The Liberal Democrats are today set to launch the manifesto they hope will win over voters in next month's Leicestershire County Council election. Government care minister Norman Lamb is to help unveil...

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Leicester's life-saving neo-natal unit - register your support here...

In the second of our series on Leicester's life-saving neonatal team, Cathy Buss meets senior clinical nurse Marie Hoy. Some days are very sad and others are intensive – but they all add up to a job...

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Transfer news: Toulon deal for Leicester Tigers' Castro 'still alive'

Leicester Tigers chief executive Simon Cohen insists prop Martin Castrogiovanni's move to Toulon could still go ahead. This is despite the French club's president insisting any deal was "off". Mourad...

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Barnsley 2 Leicester City 0 - as it happened

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson makes three changes to the side that lost 1-0 to Millwall on Friday. Zac Whitbread comes in at centre-back alongside Michael Keane in place of Wes Morgan, who is...

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That was the best we have played - Barnsley manager David Flitcroft

Barnsley manager David Flitcroft said his side "dominated" Leicester City in their 2-0 victory yesterday. City got off to the worst possible start when Michael Keane put the ball into his own net in...

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Disappointment as Poppy Appeal fails to hit target

Takings for the annual Poppy Appeal across Leicestershire and Rutland are almost 10 per cent down on the previous year, organisers have said. The Royal British Legion, which supports 300 ex-service...

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Making Toby Flood captain was a masterstroke - Martin Crowson's five things

Martin Crowson looks at five key issues from the weekend. 1 Not only did Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill completely out-coach his Saints counterpart Jim Mallinder, he could have...

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Mystery blaze at Yum Yum Sweets confectionery warehouse in Croft

Dozens of pallets at the rear of a food warehouse on an industrial estate were engulfed in flames during a fire. The blaze broke out behind Yum Yum Sweets confectionery warehouse in Winston Avenue, in...

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VIDEOS: Hallaton bottle kicking: Mud, guts and glory in annual battle

Bottle kicking madness gripped a quiet corner of Leicestershire once again yesterday as rival villages fought for honour and glory over a keg of ale. Hundreds of people braved the cold to enjoy the...

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Leicester rockers Kasabian urge fans to support charity launched in memory of...

Kasabian have urged their fans to support a charity set up in memory of a teenager who died while out jogging. Joe Humphries collapsed just a few minutes from his home in Rothley in October. The...

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Poor, but it's far from over - Rob Tanner's Barnsley v Leicester City verdict

Leicester City's dismal run continued as they produced a poor display against relegation-threatened Barnsley. It was a performance which offered little light at the end of the tunnel for City's...

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Cinema date leads to a wedding date as Kostas proposes to sweetheart at...

Usually the romance is on the screen, but for sweethearts Elizabeth Pipona and Kostas Petrou, the real love story took place in the cinema aisle when he got down on one knee to propose. The romantic...

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Leicester mayor raises £15 million selling off council buildings and land

City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has raised more than £15 million by selling off council-owned buildings and land in Leicester since he was elected, it has been revealed. Leicester City Council released...

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I will not hide, says Nigel Pearson as Leicester City's form slumps

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson said he would not shy away from the responsibility for his side's dismal run of form. The 2-0 defeat at Barnsley yesterday meant City have now picked up just two...

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Drivers face delays after traffic lights fail on Uppingham Road, Humberstone,...

Drivers faced delays this morning after a set of traffic lights on the A47 Uppingham Road in Humberstone, Leicester, failed. Motorists had to take care to cross the lights at the junction of Uppingham...

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'Pop-up' shops plan for Old Town area in Leicester city centre

A series of "pop-up" shops are due to appear around the cathedral as part of a £1.1 million scheme to develop the Old Town area of the city. The idea is to fill empty buildings around the Guildhall,...

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Toulon game will be massive – just like an international, says...

In-form Leicester Tigers flanker Tom Croft thinks Sunday's much-awaited Heineken Cup quarter-final with Toulon will be like an "international for the club". With so many of the players on show having...

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Inquiry after drug death puts ambulance response times in spotlight

Ambulance bosses are investigating why it took four hours to respond to a call involving a woman who later died from a drugs overdose. They are also looking into an incident involving someone who...

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Leicester City: At least keeper Kasper can hold head high, says Barnsley boss

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is destined for the Premier League, believes Barnsley manager David Flitcroft. The Dane was one of very few shining lights for City in their 2-0 defeat at...

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