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Three Rutland county councillors join UKIP

Three independent members of Rutland County Council have joined UKIP. Councillors Richard Gale, Nick Wainwright and Dave Richardson formed a group called the Rutland Anti-Corruption Group on the...

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City of Culture bid: Will Kasabian help?

Organisers of Leicester's bid to become the next UK City of Culture have revealed more details of what to expect in 2017 if they clinch the title. Up to now the team heading the city's campaign to...

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Woman is seriously sexually assaulted

Two men pulled a woman off the street and sexually assaulted her. The woman, who is in her 50s, was targeted in Ravenstone Road, Coalville. The men approached her and dragged her from the pavement to...

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Leicester City fans angered as first home game moved

Leicester City fans have been angered by the decision to move the first home game of the season – just 24 hours after the fixtures were announced. The first Championship game at King Power Stadium...

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Missing student found safe and well

A student who was reported missing from home more than a week ago has been found safe and well. Adil Faki, 25, was located last night, 10 days after he went missing from his home in the Spinney Hills...

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New photograph of missing teenager Paige Hurst

Police have issued a new photograph of a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for more than a week. Paige Hurst was reported missing from the Cossington Road area of Sileby at 2pm on Wednesday, June...

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Patient attacked nurses at hospital

Patients were left shocked when a man on their hospital ward attacked two nurses and a porter. The incident happened on Ward 29 of Leicester General Hospital, in Leicester, at about 10pm on Wednesday....

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Firefighters tackle blaze at flats

Fire crews were called to a blaze in a block of flats in Claydon Road, Northfields, Leicester, this morning. Two crews from the city's Eastern fire station attended the incident at 4.35am, and asked...

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Area cordoned off after 'assault'

Police have cordoned off an area of Aikman Avenue, on Leicester's New Parks estate, after reports of an assault last night. Blue police tape marked an area at the road's junction with Mossgate after...

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Roadworks in Leicester next week

Roadworks are taking place in the following Leicester locations next week: New work starting: * Pocklington's Walk: carriageway resurfacing. Road closed at junction of Berridge Street and Millstone...

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Thirty four drug dealers nailed

Police today named and shamed more than 30 drug dealers who were nailed during a major operation which was launched a year ago. The campaign, codenamed Operation Nutmeg, targeted street dealers in the...

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Leicestershire 268-7 at close on day one

Half-centuries from Niall O'Brien and Shiv Thakor were not enough to give Leicestershire first-day honours in their Championship match against Essex at Grace Road. After winning the toss and choosing...

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Rogue trader Keith Matthews jailed

A dishonest TV aerial repair man convicted of conning customers has been jailed for three years in his absence. Keith Matthews (59) was found guilty last week, after a trial, of four frauds, eight...

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Leicester's Great Central Way to shut for repair work

Parts of the Great Central Way are to be temporarily closed for repair works. Leicester City Council is to carry out resurfacing work on the route, which is popular with cyclists, pedestrians and horse...

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Traffic and Travel Update

National Rail are reporting signalling problems at Syston. An earlier broken down train at Sileby has been moved, but delays in the area are still ongoing. Trains between Loughborough, Melton Mowbray...

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Phone line faults investigated

BT engineers are investigating faults in an underground cable which has left people in the Evington area of Leicester without a land line. The problem affected people in the Whitehall Road and...

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Vehicle fire near Birstall (Updated)

Firefighters tackled a vehicle fire on the A6 near Birstall. Crews from Birstall fire station were called to Loughborough Road (A6) at about 3.20pm. A spokesman for the fire service said the fire was...

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Man in hospital after assault

A man is being treated in hospital for facial injuries following an assault in Leicester. The incident happened in Mossgate, off Aikman Avenue, on Leicester's New Parks estate, last night. The area was...

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Man stabbed during burglary

A man was beaten and stabbed by a burglar who had forced his way into his home. The 51-year-old is in hospital after he was attacked in his home in Central Avenue, Syston. The intruder targeted the man...

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Lawyers discuss new leads in Madeleine case

UK Government lawyers have travelled to Portugal to visit their counterparts to discuss new leads in the case of missing Madeleine McCann, ITV is reporting. London's chief crown prosecutor Alison...

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