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Sir Alex retires: Leicester City managers during his reign

Sir Alex Ferguson is to step down as Manchester United manager at the end of the season after 26 years in charge of the club. Since his first match on November 8, 1986, the club has won 38 trophies –...

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Students flats plan for post office

Leicester's long-disused main post office is set to be converted into student flats. The four-storey 1930s building in Bishop Street has stood empty – costing the taxpayer £30,000 a year – since it was...

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Man charged with string of burglaries

A 36-year-old man has been charged with three counts of burglary following raids on homes in Earl Shilton, Oadby and Leicester. He is accused of breaking into a property in Tower Street, Leicester city...

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Sir Alex retires: Leicester City players pay tribute to 'best manager'

Tributes have been pouring in for Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson who is retiring after 26 years at the helm. Leicester City players were among the many admirers who took to Twitter to...

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Man charged with receiving stolen mountain bikes

A 41-year-old man has been charged with four counts of receiving stolen goods following a spate of bicycle thefts. He is accused of receiving four stolen mountain bikes worth £2,175 at Thornton, on...

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Insufficient evidence to prove ex-boxer was murdered, court told

A defence barrister told a murder trial today there is insufficient evidence to prove that former boxer Shaun Cummins was murdered. The former champion's body was found chopped up and inside two...

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Richard III visitor centre boss sets out his vision

One of the newly appointed creative directors for the Richard III visitor centre has set out his vision for how the exhibition will become an award-winning attraction. David Masters has been handed the...

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'The likes of Sir Alex won't be seen again'

Alex Ferguson would not have survived if he was starting out as Manchester United's manager today. Football sociologist John Williams believes the pressures of the Premier League and the demand for...

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Students rescued from flat fire

Three students were rescued from the top floor of a three-storey building after finding themselves trapped inside the burning property. Firefighters used ladders to scale the town house in Highfields,...

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Leicestershire MPs response to Queen's speech

A Leicestershire Tory MP has said existing policies are more important than any future legislation set out in the Queen's Speech. Today Queen Elizabeth II set out a raft of proposed measures from the...

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Ed Slater called up by England for tour of Argentina in summer

Uncapped Ed Slater will be Leicester Tigers' only representative on England's tour of Argentina this summer. The 24-year-old has been chosen as part of Stuart Lancaster's 32-man squad, which includes...

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Leicestershire made to toil on opening day at Worcester

Leicestershire's bowlers found the going tough at New Road yesterday as they began their Championship match with Worcestershire. To their credit, they stuck to the task and the home side only...

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Live traffic and travel updates for Leicester and Leicestershire

6.20pm: Recovery works expected to take place at around 6.30pm at the accident site between Skeffington and Tugby on the A47.6.10pm: A broken-down lorry on the city-bound side of Newarke Road in...

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1,000 jobs set to be created in Hinckley

Up to 1,000 jobs are set to be created at a new parcel delivery hub in Leicestershire. French firm DPD is planning to create a £100 million distribution site in Hinckley. The depot should be up and...

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Leicestershire County Council leader Nick Rushton reshuffles his cabinet

Leicestershire County Council leader Nick Rushton has reshuffled his cabinet after victory in last week's elections. Coun Rushton's Tories regained control of County Hall but saw their tally of...

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Leicester City thank fans for their patience during queues for play-off tickets

Leicester City Football Club have issued a heartfelt thanks to its "brilliant" supporters for their patience during the queues for tickets ahead of tomorrow night's big match. The Blue Army are just...

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Watford wait on injured keepers for Leicester City clash

Watford boss Gianfranco Zola will wait until tomorrow to decide whether to risk first choice goalkeeper Manuel Almunia in the play-off semi-final first leg at King Power Stadium. Almunia dropped out of...

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Pork found in Leicester schools' halal lamb burgers

Halal lamb burgers have been removed from 19 city schools after tests revealed pork in a sample burger. Traces of pork were found in the frozen product supplied by Doncaster-based manufacturer, Paragon...

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Leicester City are 'buzzing' ahead of the play-off, says Liam Moore

Leicester City are 'buzzing' ahead of the play-offs, defender Liam Moore has warned rivals Watford. City take on the Hornets tonight in the first leg of their play-off semi-final at King Power Stadium...

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I did have my play-off doubts, admits Leicester City's Nigel Pearson

Nigel Pearson has admitted he thought his Leicester City side's promotion dream was over after their poor run of results left their play-off hopes in jeopardy. The City boss said he had to remain...

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