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IN THE COURTS

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Bianca Ridgway (24), of Aikman Avenue, New Parks, admitted failing to comply with a police officer's direction not to return to an area within...

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All eyes on Hot Stuff fancy dress entries

When the stars of the hit Curve musical Hot Stuff are strutting on to the stage each night they always love to see the audience in fancy dress. So we sent our snapper down to the Rutland Street theatre...

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Fears bus routes may be scrapped

Bus routes used by hundreds of thousands of passengers a year could be scrapped if Leicester City Council chooses to stop funding. Currently, the authority pays bus operators more than £500,000-a-year...

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Important digs in Leicester

1930s: Jewry Wall. Excavations by archaeologist Dame Kathleen Kenyon. One of the two largest upstanding pieces of Roman public architecture in the country. 1973 to 1978: Austin Friars excavations....

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Cycling tour of country pushing Claire to limits

Fund-raiser Claire Lomas enjoyed her first free evening last night, eight days after setting off on her cycle ride around England. The former eventer, who was left paralysed from the waist down in a...

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Richard Attenborough's blessing for culture city bid

The city's best-loved thespian, Richard Attenborough, is backing Leicester's drive to be crowned 2017 UK City of Culture. Lord Attenborough has been unveiled by the team behind the city's bid for the...

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Live traffic and travel updates for Leicester and Leicestershire

10.28am: The A50 Groby Road in Leicester near the Darlington Road junction is clear following an accident.10.20am: All sets of traffic lights at Fosse Park are now up and running following an earlier...

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Jury told carer murdered ex-boxer Shaun Cummins and chopped his body into pieces

A carer murdered ex-boxer Shaun Cummins, before chopping his body into 10 pieces and hiding them in two freezers, a jury heard. Thomas Dunkley, who denies the killing, then went on a spending spree...

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Richard Cockerill expects Tom Youngs to be among six or seven Leicester...

Richard Cockerill says he will be amazed if hooker Tom Youngs is not one of "six or seven" Leicester Tigers players named in today's British & Irish Lions squad for the tour of Australia. The...

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Kasper Schmeichel: 'I am very happy at Leicester City'

Kasper Schmeichel's form for Leicester City this season has prompted speculation that he could be on the radar of some Premier League clubs. The Denmark international goalkeeper was named in the PFA...

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Legal test for burial of Richard III

The legal process of challenging the University of Leicester's exhumation licence linked to the remains of Richard III is expected to begin this week. A group of individuals calling themselves the...

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Brook in the clear after mystery pollution alert

Environmental experts were called in when pollution was spotted in a brook. The Environment Agency and Severn Trent Water sent out teams after a man having lunch at a nearby pub noticed a "milky"...

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Now look what they've found under a car park

Archaeologists have discovered a 1,700-year-old cemetery in the city – beneath another car park. The University of Leicester hit the headlines last year when it unearthed the remains of King Richard...

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Two people cut free from wreckage after crash in Leicester city centre

Firefighters had to cut two people free from the wreckage of their vehicle after a two-car crash on Leicester's inner ring road last night. Four fire crews battled for an hour to release the front seat...

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Double joy at awards night for Leicester City captain Wes Morgan

Wes Morgan was crowned Leicester City's Players' Player and Player of the Year last night at the club's end-of-season awards presentation.He was voted by his City team-mates as the Players' Player and...

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£3.5m revamp nears end

The finishing touches are due to be made this weekend to a £3.5 million revamp of a city centre street. The second phase of the project to improve Humberstone Gate East is expected to be completed. The...

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Future of heart surgery unit could lie in report

The future of children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital could lie in a report given to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday. Campaigners fighting to save the Leicester service described...

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Salute to heroes of 617 Squadron

Air force veterans are planning a memorial service to honour the men who died carrying out the most audacious bombing raid of them all. This year marks 70 years since the Dambusters raid, which...

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Cycling: Next stop Shanghai as Garner eyes big chance

It is only 12 months ago that Lucy Garner was preparing to tackle the national junior road race in South Wales. Victory there gave her the first leg of a stunning triple crown as she went on to add the...

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Leicester City's player of the year Wes Morgan focuses on final fling

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan said clinching a place in the play-offs would be the ultimate accolade after picking up two awards at the club's end-of-season awards night. The defender picked up the...

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