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VIDEO: London Olympics boss Sebastian Coe in Leicestershire to inspire...

London Olympics boss Sebastian Coe was on hand to inspire the next generation of sports stars yesterday as he visited Beauchamp College. He was at the college, in Oadby, in his new role as an...

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Traffic congestion warning as work starts on new bus lanes

Motorists are being warned to expect delays as the main section of work to create controversial bus lanes on the A426 starts on Monday. The work on the £5 million project in Aylestone and Lutterworth...

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Former Leicester City Council chief Sheila Lock given new role

Former Leicester City Council chief executive Sheila Lock has a new job in Wales. Ms Lock has been appointed the interim director of children's services at Cardiff Council. She was made redundant from...

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Drunken teenager attacked Leicester taxi driver with three bottles

A drunken teenager who attacked a cabbie with three bottles during an unsuccessful attempt to rob him has been jailed for four years. The attack by Jacob Bateman-Evans (18) left the taxi driver with...

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Widow launches fresh bid to find fatal crash driver

A widow who offered a £5,000 reward is still trying to trace the driver who caused fatal injuries to her husband as he walked along an unlit country road more than a year ago. Dee Ware launched a fresh...

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Cricket: Leicestershire in deep trouble after a horrid day two

Leicestershire were forced to follow-on on day two of their LV= County Championship Division Two match against Hampshire. Left-arm pace bowler James Tomlinson exploited the swinging bowling conditions...

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Police appeal after burglary at Palmers garden centre

Stock was taken during a burglary at a garden centre. The raiders broke into Palmers plant nursery in Enderby at about 7pm on Thursday, February 28. Police have only just released information about the...

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CCTV appeal after attack outside Loughborough nightclub

Police are appealing for help tracking a man they want to speak to about an assault outside a nightclub. The attack happened in August last year and the 19-year-old victim suffered facial injuries and...

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Woman on trial with ex for the murder of lover

A Leicester woman has gone on trial accused of murdering her lover, whose dismembered body was found in a shallow grave. Tara Swift (41), of West Street, off Tigers Way, is accused with ex-boyfriend...

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Our incredible fans can roar us into semi-finals, says Leicester Tigers...

Mathew Tait believes that Leicester Tigers fans can spur them towards a home semi-final in the Aviva Premiership. Tigers return to Welford Road on Sunday to face Wasps having not played a home game...

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VIDEO: Bricks, blocks and petrol bombs thrown at police

Every year, members of Leicestershire Police's public order unit receive training to prepare them to face violent yobs. Crime Correspondent Ciaran Fagan was at force headquarters in Enderby yesterday...

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UK City of Culture programme would come with price tag

At least £10 million of public cash will be needed to stage a UK City of Culture programme, according to the Government. Leicester is one of 11 areas hoping to successfully bid for the title, held by...

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EXCLUSIVE: Leicester boxer Rendall Munroe in shock return to ring

Rendall Munroe is set to make a shock comeback in Leicester next month. The former Commonwealth and European super-bantamweight champion will box at Club Republic nightclub on Sunday, May 12. Munroe...

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'Flasher in high heels and stockings chased my teenage daughters'

A mum has told how her teenage daughters were "absolutely petrified" after a pervert dressed in high heels and stockings indecently exposed himself to them. The mum said the man – who police have...

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UK's largest solar farm is up and running in Leicestershire

The UK's largest solar farm has been built at the site of a former World War Two airfield in Leicestershire and connected to the national grid. The £35 million project consists of 130,000 solar panels...

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Leicester City captain Wes Morgan in plea to the Blue Army

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has appealed to the Blue Army to keep the faith as his side attempt to get their faltering promotion challenge back on track against Birmingham tonight (7.45)....

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Birmingham to feed off Leicester City's nerves, says Blues boss Lee Clark

Birmingham manager Lee Clark said his side must look to feed off any tension that they feel around the King Power Stadium tonight. Clark said the recent form that Nigel Pearson's Leicester City side...

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Mental health unit 'is hitting all standards'

A unit caring for adults with mental health problems is now meeting essential standards, according to inspectors from a health watchdog. Three spot checks were carried out at the Bradgate unit, on the...

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Alert as pushy cleaners tout for work in county

Homeowners are being warned not to employ pushy door-to-door patio cleaners. Trading Standards officers, from Leicestershire County Council, have urged people not to accept cheap deals on driveway and...

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Solar farm now supplying power

A £35 million solar farm said to be the biggest in Britain has been connected to the National Grid. More than 130,000 panels have been put on 150 acres at Wymeswold Airfield. Developer Lark Energy said...

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