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New sightings of European eagle owl amid fears of threat to wildlife

Further sightings have been reported of a European eagle owl seen flying over the roof tops in Leicester. The bird, which is believed to have escaped from its owner, was seen three times in the...

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Man attacked his mother in row over television, Leicester court told

A drunken man assaulted his 64-year-old mother and knocked a door off its hinges during a row about a television programme. Arthur Spong (43) then left her bungalow carrying a bottle of vodka and a...

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Multi-million scheme to ease congestion on road

Business leaders and councillors have welcomed the news that £4.7 million is to be spent improving a major road in the county. The Highways Agency said yesterday that the cash will be spent next year...

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Rise in emergency patients being taken to Leicester's hospitals

Extra nurses have been taken on and managers are working into the early hours of the morning to cope with the number of emergency patients coming into Leicester's hospitals. More than 20 operations...

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Speedway: Three big meetings for Leicester Lions

Leicester Lions can move two steps nearer to silverware with three crucial meetings in as many days. They travel to Sheffield tonight as leaders in their League Cup group and a point at Owlerton will...

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Leicestershire CCC bowlers find going tough after early breakthrough against...

Leicestershire failed to build on a quickfire start to the first day of their County Championship opener against Hampshire at Southampton. County captain Ramnaresh Sarwan decided to field first under...

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Thieves posed as customs officers in plot to steal alcohol from warehouse

A gang of would-be thieves posed as customs officers in an elaborate plot to steal alcohol worth hundreds of thousands of pounds from a warehouse. Leicester man Mateusz Szymon Zajac (22) and two...

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Wes Morgan to play a lead role at Leicester City

Wes Morgan is relishing his role of leading Leicester City's young side through the high-pressure final five games of the campaign. City go into tomorrow's huge home clash with Birmingham on the back...

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Clothing giant Next recalls T-shirts after harmful substances found

Clothing giant Next is recalling two batches of children's T-shirts after they were found to contain harmful substances. Parents who have bought either of the two items, part of the retailer's Young...

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Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill brands ERC decision a 'disgrace'

Richard Cockerill has described the decision by the Heineken Cup organisers not to cite Toulon lock Bakkies Botha for seriously injuring Leicester Tigers prop Marcos Ayerza as "disgraceful"....

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'Sexomnia' teen cleared by jury at Leicester Crown Court

A teenager accused of rape has been found not guilty by a jury, who heard he had been sleepwalking during the sexual encounter. The relieved 19-year-old hugged his mother and sister after being cleared...

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Iron Lady will take to the stage in Curve's revival of Hot Stuff

The Iron Lady will take to the stage in Curve's revival of Hot Stuff later next week – despite the death of Margaret Thatcher. Theatre bosses are sticking to a script which features the former Prime...

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Family's plea after phone is stolen with teenager's precious photos

A mum has appealed for the return of a stolen phone which contains irreplaceable photographs of her daughter's long battle with illness. Sajida and Chris Ansom's daughter, Sabrina, 17, was born with a...

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Leicester woman and her jealous ex-boyfriend deny killing man

A 50-YEAR-OLD man was allegedly killed by his lover and her jealous ex-boyfriend, a jury heard. Kevin Kennedy's decapitated body was found in a shallow grave in Sneinton, Nottingham. Peter Healy, 51,...

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Nigel Pearson backs Leicester City strikers to end drought

Nigel Pearson believes his goal-shy strike-force will come good in Leicester City's tense promotion run-in. City have scored just four goals in their last eight games, and two of them have come from...

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Matty James says Leicester City must stop conceding late goals

Leicester City must stop leaking late goals if they want to keep their Championship play-off hopes alive, says Matty James. They were leading at Brighton on Saturday until an 88th-minute strike from...

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Police raid two suspected brothels in Leicester

Police arrested two people during raids on two suspected brothels in Leicester yesterday. Officers detained a 65-year-old man at a property in Farringdon Street, off Humberstone Road and a 43-year-old...

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Woman injured after two-car crash in Oaks Road, near Whitwick

A woman was taken to hospital after a crash between two cars at a rural crossroads in Leicestershire this morning. Emergency services were called to Oaks Road, Charley, near Whitwick at 7.46am. The...

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'Buy our bungalow and we'll give you 10,000 chances to win the lottery!'

A family desperate to sell their late mother's bungalow are offering the buyer 10,000 chances to win the lottery to sweeten the deal. The £125,000 home in Eaton, near Melton, belonged to Margaret...

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We want a new landmark – what do you want it to be?

A supermarket chain is planning to create a landmark monument on the site of a former factory. Sainsbury's is preparing to build a new superstore on the former GE Lighting site at the corner of Troon...

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