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Elite cyclists set to race past city sites and river

Elite-level cyclists will race past historic city sites, through Castle Gardens and along the banks of the River Soar this summer. The Leicester Castle Classic cycle race will be held on Sunday, August...

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'Vandals won't force me out'

Vandals have failed to force a 90-year-old gardener to give up his allotment after a series of attacks. Joe Pickering has vowed to carry on after his shed was destroyed, along with those belonging to...

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Action avoided after TB deaths

Hospital bosses have escaped action from the Health and Safety Executive after improving patient safety at a dialysis unit. Managers at Leicester's hospitals have made the changes after two patients...

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Beckford not pressing panic button over lack of goals

Leicester City striker Jermaine Beckford insists he is hungrier than ever to score goals. Beckford, who looks certain to leave the King Power Stadium this summer with Bolton already having held talks...

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Stats one way of looking at it for Leicester City

No stone is left unturned in the quest for success in modern football. Every aspect of every game and training session is poured over in detail in a bid to identify areas for improvement, as the...

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Emotional Lions starting debut for Youngs brothers

Brothers Ben and Tom Youngs will make an emotional British & Irish Lions starting debut against Queensland Reds tomorrow. After an incredible season that has seen them start together for their club...

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Man arrested after armed siege in Thurmaston

A man has been arrested after an armed siege at a house in Thurmaston, Leicester. The 37-year-old was arrested just after 3am today after the 10-hour stand-off in Manston Close, near Barkby Thorpe...

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ARMED SIEGE: Residents tell how 10-hour drama unfolded

Neighbours caught up in a 10-hour armed siege on a housing estate have spoken about how the drama unfolded. One man, stuck behind the police cordon for five hours as he tried to get home, was walked...

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Roadworks in Leicester next week

Roadworks are taking place in the following locations in Leicester next week. New work starting: * Lancaster Road: sewer work. Road closed at junction with University Road on Sunday (Jun 9) only....

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People rescued from three-storey block of flats in Syston after fire in...

Firefighters evacuated a number of people after a fire in a block of flats in Syston overnight. Fire was reported in a corridor of the three-storey block in School Street just after 2.20am. Four fire...

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Woman cleared of murder

A Leicester woman has been cleared of the murder of a man whose decapitated body was found in a shallow grave in Nottingham. Tara Swift (41), of West Street, in the city centre, had faced the murder...

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VIDEO: Prince Edward visit

Prince Edward is visiting Leicester and Hinckley today - and we are following it live on our website. The Earl of Wessex visited De Montfort University and Fosse Neighbourhood Centre before heading to...

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Dylan Crean murder: officials did not share information about killer

A violent man who murdered a three-year-old boy lived with the child and his mother despite probation and mental health services knowing about his criminal past. Youngster Dylan Crean died in hospital...

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2502 cadets stand side by side with US solders to Remember.

Cadets and Staff of 2502 (Hamilton) Squadron Air Training Corps paraded along side the Melton Mowbray Branch of Royal Air Forces Association and Serving US soldiers at the unveiling of the memorial to...

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Hunt for 'stockings & suspenders' flasher: E-fit appeal

Police have released an image of a man they wish to trace in connection with 11 incidents of indecent exposure by a flasher who dresses in high heels, stockings and suspenders. Since January, a man,...

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Fire at block of flats thought to be arson

Fire broke out early this morning at a three-storey block of flats. The incident – suspected to be arson - happened in School Street, Syston. Resident Andrew Tebbutt, who lives in a ground floor flat...

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Three men sought after robbery

Police have released images of three men they want to speak to about a violent robbery in Leicester. The 19-year-old victim had been waiting for a night bus in Gravel Street, outside St Margaret's Bus...

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Bird's quick snack makes a quick snap for keen photographer Mary

A starling only took a few seconds to feed her baby with a suet pellet when they flew into a garden in Blaby. Mary Wilkinson was just as quick to capture the image with her Panasonic Lumix TZ8 camera....

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Drink and drug advice for fans at Download

A team of drug and alcohol advisers will be on hand to offer support and advice to revellers at next week's Download music festival. Volunteers for Swanswell, a charity providing alcohol and drug and...

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All aboard! Youngsters get taste of war years

Schoolchildren were given a return ticket to the 1940s to experience what it was like to be a Second World War evacuee. More than 1,000 pupils from schools across the city and county descended on...

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