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City of Culture 2017: Postcard challenge delivered to rivals

Leicester's rivals for the 2017 City of Culture title are being given a polite warning they have a fight on their hands. Postcards showing the delights of our city are being dispatched by the Leicester...

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Teenager accused of raping a girl claims he was suffering from 'sexomnia'

A teenager accused of raping a girl at a sleepover claims he was sleepwalking during the alleged incident. He denies the offence, claiming he was suffering from a condition which has recently been...

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Leicester man, 21, escapes with cuts and bruises after 1,200ft fall on Mount...

A 21-year-old walker from Leicester has escaped with cuts and bruises after falling more than 1,200 feet down a mountain. Mountain rescue experts said the man, who has not been named, was lucky to be...

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Syston teenager set to share stage with double-Brit winner Emeli Sandé

She has just performed in front of thousands at the Royal Albert Hall and has opened shows for the likes of Ed Sheeran and Tom Odell. Now, 14-year-old Mahalia Burkmar is set to share a stage with...

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Firefighters rescue horse from canal in Wistow

Firefighters rescued a horse which had fallen into the canal in Wistow, near Great Glen yesterday. Two crews from Wigston and the technical rescue unit from Leicester's southern station were called to...

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Richard III: 500-year-old letter sells for £35,000 at US auction

A 500-year-old document signed by Richard III has sold for about £35,000 at a Los Angeles auction. The letter dates back to between 1473 and 1477 when Richard was still Duke of Gloucester and shows the...

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Howls alerted man to dog trapped in brook in Leicestershire

A retired bakery worker helped to save a dog's life after hearing the distressed animal howling in the early hours of a freezing morning. Dave Carvell, 64, who suffers from the disabling breathing...

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Poll: Should he stay or should he go?

Leicester City's 2-0 defeat at Barnsley yesterday has led to plenty of online debate over the future of manager Nigel Pearson. Yesterday's result was the team's third defeat in a row and City have now...

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Leicestershire haulage boss Hilary Devey launches new Channel 4 show

Former Dragons' Den star Hilary Devey will give three young interns an opportunity to tackle the job of their dreams in a new Channel 4 show. The 56-year-old Coalville businesswoman, who runs haulage...

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Police interview man in connection with Hinckley street assault

Detectives investigating an assault in Hinckley town centre which left a man with a double skull fracture have interviewed a suspect. The man visited a police station following an appeal, which...

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Man is arrested on suspicion of going equipped to steal heating oil

A man is to appear in court charged with attempting to steal heating oil. The suspect was arrested in Braunston-in-Rutland, near Oakham, in the early hours of yesterday morning. He is alleged to have...

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Murder trial hears woman stabbed boyfriend 24 times during argument

A Leicestershire mum killed her boyfriend after repeatedly stabbing him during an argument, a jury was told. Michelle Mills left Edward Miller, 20, bleeding to death on the living-room floor of their...

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Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson urges players to take responsibility

Nigel Pearson has urged his under-performing players to take some responsibility. The Leicester City manager, staff and players held a meeting yesterday to discuss their poor run of form, which has...

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Leicester City midfielder Ben Marshall issues apology to fans

Leicester City midfielder Ben Marshall has issued an apology to fans following Monday's 2-0 defeat at Barnsley. The 21-year-old winger was involved in an unfortunate verbal exchange with a small number...

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Thugs attack and rob 70-year-old man in Coalville

A 70-year-old man was attacked from behind and knocked to the ground by two thugs who then stole his wallet. The victim was assaulted in Broom Leys Road, Coalville, at 11.30pm on Friday night. He was...

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Police search for attacker who sexually assaulted a woman in Groby

Police are hunting a sex attacker who assaulted a woman as she walked along a footpath in Groby. The 33-year-old victim was attacked, on the path between Laundon Way and Windsor Avenue, at 2.30am on...

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Graduate hoping to impress Dragons' Den star Hilary Devey on Channel 4 show...

An unemployed Leicester university graduate is one of three young interns hoping to impress former Dragons' Den star Hilary Devey in her new show tonight. The Intern, which is on Channel 4 at 9pm, pits...

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Plea after sex attack on woman on footpath

Police are hunting a sex attacker who assaulted a woman as she walked along a footpath The 33-year-old victim was attacked in Groby at 2.30am on Saturday, March 30. Police said the attacker pushed the...

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Woman stabbed boyfriend 24 times during argument, court told

A woman stabbed her boyfriend 24 times during an argument, a murder trial jury heard. Michelle Mills left Edward Miller, 20, bleeding to death on the living room floor of their home in Scalford, near...

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VIDEO: Eliza's on way to US tournament of tease

Dancer Eliza Delite's path to stardom is continuing as she is set to compete in the world's biggest burlesque event in Las Vegas. The 24-year-old, from Leicester city centre, scooped the title of best...

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