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Punch left man brain damaged

A teenager who punched an off-duty prison officer, causing permanent brain damage, has been found guilty of intentional grievous bodily harm. Jamie Nethercot skipped and jumped about after delivering...

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Conman, 60, told to repay victim of fraud £125,000

A convicted fraudster has been ordered by a court to pay back the £125,000 he swindled from his victim. The order was made against Riley Smith (60), from Sapcote, who was given a two-year prison...

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Mum fell to her death after leaving Bradgate unit at Glenfield Hospital

A mum walked out of a mental health ward and fell to her death from a multi-storey car park less than two hours later, an inquest heard yesterday. Dione Brennan, 25, of Glenfield, had prepared a bottle...

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Johnno backs trust's awareness day

Former Tigers and England rugby player Martin Johnson joined hundreds of people at an event to raise awareness of a potentially fatal medical condition. The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust held an open...

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VIDEO: Choir is in tune with patients' tastes at Leicester General Hospital

Patients waiting for appointments at a hospital clinic enjoyed a bit of light entertainment this week. A 20-strong choir sang six songs at the neurology outpatients clinic at Leicester General Hospital...

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Hoping to create buzz around bee world

Nature enthusiasts have started planting a new wildflower meadow to attract more species of bees to the city. Volunteers from Leicester Friends of the Earth and Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife...

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New £11m 'modern and iconic' fire HQ unveiled

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service has officially unveiled its new headquarters. The £11 million building, in Birstall, was opened by Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Jennifer, Lady Gretton,...

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Leicestershire CCC bowlers battered by Kent

If Leicestershire are to mount any kind of a challenge in the County Championship this season they will have to bowl with a good deal more discipline than they showed on the opening day of their match...

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82-year-old died after collision with a cyclist

An elderly hunt follower died after falling over and hitting his head in a collision with a cyclist, an inquest was told. Richard Winters, of Melton, had an unusually thin skull, which contributed to...

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Thatcher funeral: Fitting tribute to 'a Titan'

Baroness Thatcher's funeral was a fitting tribute to a "Titan of our time," according to MP Andrew Robathan. Mr Robathan was among the 2,000 guests at the funeral, which was watched on TV by millions...

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Leicester Tigers winger Niall Morris is here to stay– and everyone...

Niall Morris is no longer the surprise package of Leicester Tigers' season. Some supporters may have been shocked to see the Irish winger keeping hold of the shirt for so long after a stop-start...

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Matty James set to play key role for Leicester City in play-offs bid

Matty James hopes to play a pivotal role in Leicester City's promotion chase after his fabulous performance against Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday night. The midfielder has been in and out of manager...

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Knife fright daughter is 'devastated' after being chased through Leicester park

The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was chased through a park by a child apparently holding a knife said her daughter had been left devastated by the ordeal. Janine Sikes, 42, from Thurmaston, said...

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Leicester Tigers to sign Argentine winger Gonzalo Camacho

Leicester Tigers have agreed terms with Argentine international winger Gonzalo Camacho. The 28-year-old is currently in the last few months of a two-year contract with Exeter Chiefs. I understand,...

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Leicester City players must be brave, says manager Nigel Pearson

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has urged his players to take the courage they showed against Bolton on Tuesday into their last three games. After a run of nine games without a win, City beat the...

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Will Leicester City make the play-offs?

Leicester City are back in the play-off places thanks to their 3-2 win over Bolton on Tuesday night – but can they stay there? Natalie Derham and Tom Styles asked people in Leicester city centre what...

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Shivi scrapes into MasterChef showstopper round

Singer songwriter Shivi Ramatour scraped into the MasterChef showstopper episode on Friday night relying on her famed pasta making. Viewers on Wednesday saw the 27 year old who grew up and was educated...

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Robbers push woman to the ground in Highfields, Leicester and steal her ring...

Two men on bicycles pushed a woman to the ground and pulled off her ring and snatched her handbag. The woman was targeted in Stoughton Street, Highfields, Leicester, earlier this month. She suffered...

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Casualty cut free from crash involving car and a lorry

A man was taken to hospital after being injured in a collision involving a car and a lorry this afternoon. The accident happened on the A50 Groby Road, in Glenfield, at about 4.45pm. Fire crews cut the...

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Family pet dies in house fire

A family pet has died in a house fire which started in a kitchen. Fire firefighters were called to a property in Derby Road, Kegworth, at just before 3pm, today. Crews from Loughborough who attended...

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