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Fire damages home in Oadby

Firefighters were called out after a blaze was reported at a home in Oadby. The Fire and Rescue Service received the first calls shortly after 5.30pm today to an incident in Woodfield Road in Oadby....

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Leicester acts make it to Glastonbury

Two Leicester acts have joined the likes of The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons on the bill at Glastonbury. Reggae band By The Rivers and pop artist Izzy Marie Hill have been...

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Leicester man charged with false imprisonment

A 38-year-old Leicester man has appeared before Skegness magistrates on an allegation of falsely imprisoning a woman in Louth. Jalwinder Singh Kang, of Heyworth Road, in Leicester, is alleged to have...

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Leicester City: Sir Dave Richards, a man who divided opinion

Sir Dave Richards seems to be a man who divides opinion in football. The merits of Richards, who is standing down as chairman of the Premier League and is set to take over as senior management role at...

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Boy 'killed himself after being raped'

A 15-year-old boy took his own life after being raped and sexually abused by a care worker at a children's home, a court heard. Aaron Leafe tied a cord around his neck following an alleged three years...

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Tip opening hours could be cut

Opening hours at tips and recycling centres could be cut back to save cash. Leicestershire County Council wants to save £300,000 from the £3.9 million spent annually running 14 sites. These are...

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Police probe arson attack

Two cars parked in a driveway were damaged in a suspected arson attack in the early hours of this morning . Firefighters were called to Dominion Road, Glenfield, at 3.41am today. The blaze was quickly...

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Manu 'touch and go' to make first Lions Test

Leicester Tigers star Manu Tuilagi is "touch and go" to be fir for the British & Irish Lions' first Test against Australia on Saturday. The team for the game, in Brisbane, is set to be announced...

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Crash outside city primary school

Emergency services were called to a rush hour crash in a road out side a city primary school. The collision happened close to Kestrel's Field Primary School, in Maidenwell Avenue, Hamiltion, at about...

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Rain warning for Leicestershire

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of heavy, thundery showers across parts of Leicestershire tomorrow. Intense localised downpours are forecast from the early hours onwards and could give up to...

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Summer hosepipe ban 'unlikely'

Heavy rainfall this spring means customers are unlikely to face a hosepipe ban this summer, according to Severn Trent Water. Resources of water in the region were "healthy", the water company said,...

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Drivers hurt in two-car smash

A motorist had to be cut free from their vehicle after a collision involving two cars. Emergency services were called to Kilworth Road, at Kimcote, near Lutterworth, at 8am, today. A fire service...

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Call for ban on face-down restraint

A mental health charity is calling for the "face down" restraint technique to be banned from use on patients in mental health hospitals. Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, said: "Face down...

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Thugs attacks man in car to steal wallet

Police are searching for a robber who climbed into a motorist's car, assaulted him and took his wallet. The man was targeted as he sat in his car in Torridon Close, Beaumont Leys, Leicester. His...

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Burglars take copper pipes and alcohol from village bowls club

Burglars stole copper piping and alcohol from a village bowls club. Intruders broke into Wycliffe Bowls Club in Hall Lane, Bitteswell, near Lutterworth last week. The clubhouse suffered water damage...

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Labour group leader steps down to focus on new role

The leader of North West Leicestershire District Council's Labour group has stepped down from the position. Leon Spence has led the 16-strong group for two years and was elected as Whitwick's...

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Leicester City's fixtures for next season released

Leicester City face the long trek to play Middlesbrough on the opening day of the new Championship season. City face Tony Mowbray's men at the Riverside on Saturday, August 3, before kicking off their...

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Richard III: Updated skull replica to go on show

A new 3D replica of Richard III's skull has gone on show at the Guildhall. The updated copy has been created with much finer detail and shows battle scars and injuries sustained in Richard's final...

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City of Culture joy for Leicester

Leicester and three other rivals have made a short-list of contenders for the UK City of Culture 2017 title. Today 11 cities bidding to succeed current holder, Londonderry in Northern Ireland, were...

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Fears grow as hunt for missing Adil continues

Police have released a new photograph of a student who has been missing from home for more than a week. Adil Faki, of Spinney Hills, Leicester was reported missing on Monday, June 10. He was last seen...

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