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Large gateways plan for ends of the Golden Mile

Large Indian-style gateways could be put up to mark either end of Leicester's Golden Mile. Businesses along the busy shopping street in Belgrave are looking at establishing landmarks similar to the...

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Demand for bags sees firm set to create 40 jobs at site

A leather bag company is creating 40 jobs at a factory. The Cambridge Satchel Company is opening a 30,000sq ft site in Syston after seeing demand for its bags soar. The business is also transferring 40...

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Basketball: Leicester Riders on brink of deal for new home

Leicester Riders are on the verge of a deal that will secure funding for a new £2.5million 2,000-seater arena in the city. Sport England are expected to announce later this month a £1m grant for the...

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Suspected sex attack in town

Police investigators are examining the site of a suspected sex attack in Market Harborough town centre. Police say a woman was assaulted in Millers Yard between midnight and 2am today. Scenes of crime...

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Oadby stabbing: suspect arrested

Detectives hunting a man who stabbed a 62-year-old dog walker in the neck were last night questioning a suspect. The 30-year-old man was arrested yesterday morning – two days after the apparently...

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Worker crushed by fork-lift truck

A factory worker was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being crushed by a forklift truck. Emergency services were called to the premises of Boal UK, in Ashby Road East, Shepshed, at...

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Richard III statue moving to a site close to cathedral

Plans to relocate a statue of Richard III to a plinth next to Cathedral Gardens are due to be revealed today. The statue is to be moved from Castle Gardens to the space outside Leicester Cathedral –...

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Hire and fire: The perilous business of being a boss in the Championship

Football management has always been a precarious business – and it seems it is becoming increasingly so. Last season, there were 19 managerial changes in the Championship alone, 13 of them sackings...

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Youth is charged after attack at Islamic centre

Police have charged a 17-year-old boy with an alleged vandalism attack at an Islamic centre. The charges relate to graffiti which was discovered sprayed or written on a bin at Oadby Islamic Centre. The...

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Flats evacuated after water leak

Tenants were evacuated from flats yesterday afternoon following a major water leak. People living in Crayburn House, in Aikman Avenue, New Parks, Leicester, were told to gather their belongings and...

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Live traffic and travel updates

7.22am: Area Traffic Control report no major problems on the roads so far this morning.For more local and national travel information and weather updates see the links below:MOTORWAY UPDATES: For...

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Leicestershire slip to defeat on enthralling final day

Leicestershire ultimately went down to a four-wicket defeat at the hands of Essex at Grace Road yesterday. But that statistic barely tells the story of an enthralling final day, which could have gone...

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Firefighters called out to wok fire

Firefighters were called to a fire in a kitchen after oil in an unattended wok burst into flames. Two fire crews from Wigston were called to the blaze at a flat in Long Street, Wigston Magna, at 8.53pm...

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Firefighters tackle blazing mattress in a bedroom

Firefighters were called out to deal with a blazing mattress at a flat in Loughborough. Two fire crews from Loughborough attended the blaze at a first floor flat in Waterside Close in the town at...

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VIDEO: Trail of suspicion leads to a very leaky road sweeper

A leaking council road sweeping vehicle has left a long dirty streak of oil through the heart of Leicester's Cultural Quarter. The sweeper has deposited a dark snaking trail on the streets, including...

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Sky to show Leicester City's friendly with Monaco

Leicester City's home friendly with AS Monaco has been chosen for live television coverage by Sky TV. The game is scheduled for Saturday, July 27 and will be screened from 3.45pm on Sky Sports 1HD....

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I have not asked for a transfer, says Leicester City's Schmeichel

Kasper Schmeichel, who was the subject of failed transfer bids from Premier League Hull City, has quashed rumours he has asked to leave Leicester City this summer. The Denmark international goalkepper...

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Oadby fatal crash trial - jury out

The jury in the trial of a husband accused of murdering his estranged wife is still considering its verdict. Ian Lawrence (53) denies deliberately driving his Peugeot 406 estate car into a tree,...

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Police stations may close to public

Four police stations could be closed to the public and opening hours at 13 others cut under Leicestershire Police's latest effort to slash its spending. Leicestershire Police today released further...

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Jane Austen 'to appear' on £10 notes

Novelist Jane Austen is favourite to replace Charles Darwin as the face of the new £10. The news comes after Bank of England boss Sir Mervyn King was criticised by Rutland resident Caroline...

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