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Kasabian coach deal for Leicester fans going to Hard Rock Calling

Kasabian are offering fans who want to see them at Hard Rock Calling festival a discount coach package. The Leicestershire band have teamed up with Big Green Coaches to offer hometown fans a discounted...

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Premiership final tickets on sale for four times face value

Tickets for the sold-out Aviva Premiership final have been on sale for more than four times their original face value. Demand to see the East Midlands derby at Twickenham on Saturday has been...

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Seven arrests in Hayley Pointon murder inquiry

Police have arrested seven men in connection with the fatal shooting of a mother-of-two. The men – aged 21, 23, 24, 26, two aged 28 and a 38-year-old – were today being questioned about the death of...

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Local cricket: Run-happy Atlantis in County Cup win

Atlantis produced a spectacular performance to beat Ibstock by 269 runs in the first round of the County Cup. The Atlantis batsmen clocked up the highest score of the round, 329, despite being bowled...

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Leicester City Council calls for halt on redundancies at primary school

Education bosses have called for a halt to a controversial staffing restructure at a city junior school. The city council has written to trade unions to confirm it has called for proposals to axe eight...

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Local cricket: Barkby in County Cup giant-killing

Barkby United landed a first-round giant-killing. The Everards Division One side were emphatic seven-wicket winners at Premier Division Broomleys. Tom Foulds was the mainstay of the Broomleys batting...

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No pork found in halal burger test

No action will be taken against a company accused of supplying halal burgers containing pork to city schools, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said. Leicester City Council withdrew a lamb burger...

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East Midlands Ambulance Service told to raise standards

More than £3 million is being invested in East Midlands Ambulance Service to help it raise standards. Bosses at Emas, as the service is known, will take on extra staff and buy more ambulances with the...

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UPDATE: Teens released after questioning about armed brawl in park

Police investigating an armed brawl in a Leicester park have questioned three teenagers. The three 16-year-olds were released on bail today after being questioned about a fight in Leicester's Abbey...

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Golden harvest for Chelsea gardeners

It has been another golden year for Leicestershire and Rutland's gardeners at the Chelsea Flower Show, with five of this year's crop scooping top awards. Nurseries and garden designers have been...

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Man killed in London terrorist attack

A man has died and two others have been injured in a suspected terrorist incident in London. The attack happened at 2.20pm this afternoon in Woolwich in south east London. According to BBC sources, two...

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Store boss in big push for charity

A supermarket manager is preparing for a 62-mile nighttime cycle ride around London for charity. Bruce Martin, 47, who works at Asda, in Oadby, is doing the ride for Save the Children and has already...

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Shopping centre's book boost for children

Beaumont Shopping Centre, in Beaumont Leys, has donated £10,000 to help hundreds of schoolchildren discover the joy of reading. It is part of the National Literacy Trust's Young Readers programme –...

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Scientist's prestigious accolade

A scientist has earned international recognition for his work linking the Y chromosome to heart disease. Dr Maciej Tomaszewski, a clinical senior lecturer in cardiovascular medicine at the University...

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'No income' benefits cheat actually banked £220,000

A man claimed more than £37,000 in benefits over four-and-a-half years by pretending to have no income. In reality, Jalal Uddin received £220,000 in that period. The money included rent from a property...

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Soldier's 'killers' were known to security services

Two men shot by police after the horrific murder of a soldier were both known to security services. With the suspects under armed guard in different London hospitals last night, it was understood...

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Snout like a bit of help to restore heathland at popular country park

A herd of pigs is being used to help restore heathland at a beauty spot. Eight Welsh porkers have been drafted in to help with an environmental project at Beacon Hill Country Park, near Loughborough....

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Paedophile fails in attempt to have sentence reduced

A paedophile who was jailed for grooming teenage girls online and sending them indecent images has been told by top judges he cannot complain about his sentence. Craig McGuire (38) showered the girls...

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People urged not to inundate hospital A&E

People are being urged to do their bit to avoid unnecessary pressure on A&E services at Leicester Royal Infirmary over the bank holiday weekend. GPs running Leicester City clinical commissioning...

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IN THE COURTS

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Paul Ward (37), of Western Road, off Narborough Road, Leicester, pleaded guilty to attempting to steal three gold bangles from a jeweller's...

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