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Plans to get rid of big-screen TV

Talks are being held to see if the giant television in Leicester city centre can be off-loaded to another council. Leicester City Council officials have already decided to take down the big screen in...

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Lions match verdict: Phillips turns it on in rip-roaring start

Wales star Mike Phillips inspired the British & Irish Lions to a comprehensive 59-8 victory at a hot and humid Hong Kong Stadium as their 10-game tour began in successful fashion. Stamina-sapping...

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Lions v Barbarians: Team ratings

The British and Irish Lions started their 10-game tour in impressive fashion with a 59-8 win over Barbarians. Here's how the Lions rated: STUART HOGG: Ran some great lines, if only the passes had gone...

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Anger at County Hall parking

Bosses at County Hall are being accused of putting their need for parking spaces ahead of safety. For the past three years, people living opposite the Leicestershire County Council headquarters in...

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Hostage hoaxers wasted police time

A prank involving a "mock hostage" and threats to "blow up" a block of flats, resulted in a seven-hour siege with armed police. Brothers Daniel and Dillon Smith barricaded themselves inside a...

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VIDEO: Rendall's a big hit in a tutu, helping raise money for charity

Boxer Rendall Munroe donned a yellow tutu to help raise money to educate young children in India. He joined other members of Leicester's Bikram Yoga studio to take part in a Flashdance themed...

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The Cockers Column: A proud day for whole club

It was a huge relief to lift the Aviva Premiership title. With the expectation at this club, we would get so much stick if we didn't win it! There was also a mixture of joy, satisfaction and pride at...

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Live traffic and travel updates

10.45am: Traffic now flowing freely on A46, A607 and A6 to the north and west of Leicester following earlier accident on A46 westbound carriageway. No other incidents or congestion to report on city...

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American veterans' moving return

A memorial has been unveiled to American troops who found a home from home here in Leicester 69 years ago before leaving to fight in the liberation of Europe. Veterans of the US Army's 82nd Airborne...

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Six Leicester Tigers named in Lions squad

All six Leicester Tigers in the British & Irish Lions squad have been chosen to face Western Force in Perth on Wednesday. Manu Tuilagi and Dan Cole will make their Lions debuts in the starting...

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Appeal after man 'stabbed' in park

A man is being treated in hospital after a suspected stabbing attack in a city park. The 32-year-old victim was assaulted in Surrey Street, Belgrave, following an altercation with a group of youths in...

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Cutbacks may close police stations

Public access to Leicestershire's police stations could be reduced or even ended under the force's latest efforts to save money. Leicestershire Police is reviewing the usefulness of its stations' front...

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Woman injured after fall from horse

A 22-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital yesterday when she was thrown from a horse while jumping a fence near Oakham. The woman was briefly knocked unconscious following the fall. The Derbyshire,...

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Driver dies in bus shelter collision

A pensioner died when the car he was driving left the road and crashed into a bus shelter. Stephen Hammonds, 67, of West Bridgford, Nottingham, was pronounced dead at the scene in Station Boulevard,...

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Hull 'have made second bid for Kasper'

Hull City have made two official bids to try to sign Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, his father Peter has revealed. City have rejected one bid of £1.25 million from the Tigers, but Peter...

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VIDEO: Music in the Park at Wistow Hall

Hundreds of people joined in the traditional Last Night of the Proms favourites at the Music in the Park event in the grounds of Wistow Hall. Members of the 1,000-strong audience waved flags as award-...

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Bookies back Leicester City to go straight up

Leicester City have been backed as early contenders for promotion next season. Nigel Pearson's charges are second-favourites to secure a place in the Premier League, according to the national...

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Man in court over Woolwich murder

One of the men accused of murdering solider Lee Rigby asked to be referred to as Mujaahid Abu Hamza when he made first court appearance yesterday. Michael Adebolajo (28) from Romford in Essex, was...

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Pistorius family vows to give full support

The family of Oscar Pistorius have said they will "support him every step of the way" ahead of his court appearance today – but the parents of the girlfriend he shot are still searching for answers. In...

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'Cutting edge' centre marks 40th birthday

The city's Haymarket shopping centre is marking the 40th anniversary of its grand opening today. On June 4, 1973, the £5 million centre opened its doors, bringing to Leicester the modern retail...

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