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Man in hospital after street attack

A man was taken to hospital after he was attacked by two youths in the street yesterday. The victim was targeted in the Wicklow Drive area of Rowlatts Hill, Leicester at 1.30pm. Police believe the man...

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VIDEO: Cold War jets at Bruntingthorpe Airfield

War planes from the past 70 years brought families flocking to Bruntingthorpe Airfield for an aviation open day. Volunteers who spend their days toiling to maintain Cold War aircraft got to show them...

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Topps Tiles hit by falling sales

Tile and wood flooring chain Topps Tiles today said it was cutting costs after a fall in homeowners looking to decorate their houses. The Enderby-based group said like-for-like sales have declined by...

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Leicester firm to create 130 jobs

A knitwear company is helping lead Leicester out of the economic downturn with 130 new jobs. BS Attwall started 2013 with 30 staff, and has already taken on 40 more. A multi-million pound deal to buy a...

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Leicester Tigers confirm five new signings

Leicester Tigers have confirmed five new additions to the squad for next season. Director of rugby Richard Cockerill has spoken about the arrivals of Neil Briggs, Gonzalo Comacho, Jamie Gibson, Ryan...

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Unsigned Leicester band to play at Download

Leicester band Surrender the Coast are getting ready to perform alongside the likes of Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein after winning a competition to play at Download. The hardcore five-piece are...

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Richard III documentary DVD goes on sale

A DVD about the search for King Richard III has gone on sale. The DVD set includes the two Channel 4 programmes which followed the University of Leicester's search for the king's lost grave beneath a...

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Jedward set to take over De Montfort Hall

Get ready for Planet Jedward, Leicester - the X Factor duo are coming to town. Twins John and Edward Grimes will perform at De Montfort Hall on Wednesday, September 25. Tickets are on sale now. The...

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Cat shot with air rifle

A cat has been shot with an air rifle in the village of Fleckney. Police believe the incident took place sometime on Wednesday, May 1. The injury was discovered when the cat returned home in Forge...

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Gavin and Stacey actor talks about new role

A new BBC sitcom starring Leicestershire actor Adrian Scarborough is making TV history for two reasons. Up the Women is the first sitcom filmed in front of an audience for BBC4 and the last to be...

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A small female falcon has gone missing

A falconer is appealing for help to recover a bird of prey that went missing near Market Harborough yesterday. Andrew Blake said: It was lost from Church Langton but was last seen heading towards...

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Care home told action is needed following inspection

Inspectors for the Government's health watchdog have pulled up a care home for failing to complete criminal records checks on all its staff. Lyndhurst Lodge, in Ashby, was told by the Care Quality...

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Schmeichel refuses to be drawn on transfer speculation

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has distanced himself from rumours linking him with a move to Premier League side Hull City. The Dane has impressed between the sticks for City this season...

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Tom Youngs is the only Tiger in the Lions opener

Hooker Tom Youngs is the only one of Leicester Tigers' six-strong contingent to be named in the British & Irish Lions first game against the Barbarians.The 26-year-old is on the bench for Warren...

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My predictions for Leicester City's season - Gary Silke's Fanzone

What will they make of the 2012-13 season I wonder, when it is reduced to a highlights DVD or single page in some future edition of Fossils & Foxes? It was a season that had more than its share of...

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Huge boost for champions as Tuilagi signs new deal

Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi has signed a new long-term contract with the club.Just days after winning an Aviva Premiership winners' medal for the first time, the 22-year-old has put pen to...

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Legal-threat car park shuts down

An unauthorised car park where Leicester City's former Filbert Street ground once stood has been closed ahead of threatened legal action by the council. The 220-space car park shut on May 19 as...

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Knifepoint taxi robber jailed

A knifepoint robber who threatened to stab a taxi driver in his cab has been jailed for five-and-a-half years. Simon Robert Toussaint (49) was convicted by a jury yesterday afternoon of robbing the...

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Gok Wan to star in his first panto

Style expert Gok Wan is to dress to impress - in his first role ever panto role. The Leicester-born TV and fashion star is to make his pantomime debut as the Man in the Mirror in Snow White and the...

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CCTV appeal after attack on train

Police are searching for a train passenger who attacked a member of staff have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace. A man assaulted the conductor on the platform at Hinckley railway...

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