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VIDEO: Firefighters tackle blaze at quarry in Croft

Some 50 firefighters tackled a blaze at Croft Quarry last night. A total of eight crews from around Leicesershire fought the fire which broke out in a building at the quarry in Marions Way, off...

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Store pull-out hits bus station project

The future of the £80 million redevelopment of Hinckley town centre is hanging in the balance after Sainsbury's announced it was pulling out of the project. Rescue talks have been arranged after Justin...

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Reconstruction of Richard III's head on display for first time

Hundreds of people came face to face with Richard III in Leicester today. Visitors queued for the chance to view a reconstruction of the king's head which was put on display for the first time at the...

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TV show Flog It! films in Leicester

People searched their attics and dusted off their family heirlooms as a TV antiques roadshow rolled into town today. The queues started to form at 7am as hundreds of people took their collectibles...

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Gone in 20 seconds - games that changed Leicester City's season

Leicester City's season was encapsulated in just 20 heart-breaking seconds at Watford last weekend, as their quest for the Premier League came to a gut-wrenching end. Across 46 Championship games, two...

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Speed cameras in Leicestershire and Rutland this week

Mobile safety camera sites for Leicester, Leicestershire& Rutland week commencing 20/05/2013 Core Sites A4304 Lutterworth Road / Station Road, N Kilworth A5199 Leicester Road, Wigston A4304...

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Police investigate cause of house fire

Police and firefighters are investigating the cause of a blaze that badly damaged a house in Loughborough. Firefighters were called to the two-storey home in Brisco Avenue at about 3am today after...

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Police concern for missing man

Police are concerned for the welfare of a Melton man who has been missing for several days. Jason Fox, 41, was last seen on Thursday and was reported missing to police on Friday after he failed to...

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Firefighters return to site of huge quarry blaze

Firefighters re-visited a quarry today to check on a building which was badly damaged in a fire. The crews returned to Croft Quarry in Marions Way, off Coventry Road, Croft, after the fire on Friday...

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Fundraisers dress as superheroes to help Rainbows hospice

Wonder Woman, Superman, Catwoman and even Superdog took to the streets to help raise money for a children's hospice. Hundreds of people - and a few dogs - dressed as heroes to take part in this year's...

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Kasabian's Serge gutted after son's first football experience is City defeat

Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno says he's gutted his newborn son's first experience of football was Leicester City's crushing play-off defeat to Watford. Sege missed last Sunday's match at Vicarage Road as...

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Air ambulance called to cricket match

A cricket player has broken three bones in his ankle while fielding. The player, believed to be aged about 40, was playing for the Langtons Seconds against Grace Dieu Park at East Langton on Saturday....

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New Dean welcomed at 'a time of great change'

The Very Reverend David Monteith has been installed as the new Dean of Leicester. The Very Rev Monteith officially began his new post after a service at Leicester Cathedral on Saturday. The new Dean,...

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Deadline nears in Richard III row

The University of Leicester has until the end of the month to make its preliminary case in a legal battle over where Richard III will be laid to rest. The university has said the monarch's remains...

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Fears raised over 'addictive' machines and casino culture

Leicester's deputy mayor has raised concerns about "highly addictive" gaming machines in bookies. Councillor Rory Palmer fears the "fixed odds betting terminals", which offer games like roulette and...

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Two Leicestershire MPs support failed bid to change equal marriage law

Two Conservative Leicestershire MPs last night joined a failed attempt to change a new law which would allow homosexual couples to marry. North West Leicestershire's Andrew Bridgen and South...

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VIDEO: Cars seized on the school run

Two drivers had their cars seized yesterday morning during an unannounced road safety operation outside a city primary school. Police and Leicester City Council road safety and parking officers...

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Talks in deadlock over Leicester City striker Jermaine Beckford's possible...

Talks between Leicester City and Bolton about a possible transfer for striker Jermaine Beckford are in deadlock over the possible fee. Bolton are keen to recruit Beckford, who is surplus to...

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Oliver's Royal Appointment!

A seriously ill boy had a dream come true when he was invited to have tea with the Queen – the Dame Helen Mirren version. Oliver Burton, 10, who is fighting cancer for the fourth time, travelled to...

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Leicester's case to be crowned UK City of Culture is "overwhelming" says MP

MPs representing contenders for the UK City of Culture 2017 title have been debating the contest at Westminster this morning. Leicester is among 11 places hoping to succeed current holder Londonderry...

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