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Hunt for hit-and-run driver

Police are hunting a hit and run driver who left a pedestrian injured at the side of a road. The motorist hit the pedestrian near the Belgrave Flyover, Belgrave Road, Leicester, in the early hours of...

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Rainbow's nurse stars on Channel 4's Hollywood Me

A nurse diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 23 has tasted the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown by starring in a hit TV makeover show tonight. Jenny Maine, a paediatric nurse at Rainbows...

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Leicester boxing star Rendall Munroe spars with troops

Leicester's boxing favourite Rendall Munroe has given local troops bound for Afghanistan a major boost by training with them in the ring. The 33-year-old former European and Commonwealth...

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Leicester City players in pre-season testing

The Leicester City squad returned to the club's Belvoir Drive training ground yesterday for fitness testing. Manager Nigel Pearson and his staff put the players through their paces after their...

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Drama as man's life saved by golfers in Leicestershire

Quick-thinking golfers helped to save the life of a fellow player who collapsed from a heart attack while out on the course. When the elderly man fell on the 17th hole, a fellow club member manually...

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Firefighters free puppy's head from toy

Fire fighters had to free a very young puppy that had got its head trapped in a chewing toy. The owner took the animal to Wigston fire station yesterday evening when she could not get the toy off. A...

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Live: Traffic and travel updates

8.38am: Queueing traffic on A50 eastbound in Castle Donington between J1 B6540 Tamworth Road and Derby.8.15am: A453 in Ratcliffe on Soar partially blocked and queueing traffic northbound at the...

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School run drivers caught in sting

Half a dozen school run drivers were pulled over by police during an unnanounced road safety operation. Police and Leicester City Council road safety and parking officers targeted parents and carers...

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Fraudster in bogus claim over speed bump damage to car

Council investigators rumbled a bogus compensation claim from a driver who said her car had been damaged by a speed bump. Officials at Leicester City Council said the motorist fraudulently tried to get...

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Ex-Leicester City star urges fans to be patient

Former Leicester City striker Steve Claridge has urged fans to have patience as the club launches another bid for the Premier League. City fans were heart-broken last season when Troy Deeney's late...

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Flashmob to boost breastfeeding in Leicester

A breastfeeding flashmob is due to take place in Leicester city centre today. The flashmob will be part of National Breastfeeding Week celebrations and is due to take place at a continental open air...

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Oadby stabbing: Victim out of hospital

A man who was stabbed in the neck while walking his dog in Oadby has been released from hospital. The apparently unprovoked attacked happened in parkland off Bluebell Close in the town shortly before...

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Man arrested in connection with alleged sex offences in care homes

Officers today arrested a man in Leicester on suspicion of a number of sexual assaults. The arrest was made by members of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)in connection with alleged offences...

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Car crash man guilty of wife's murder

A husband has been found guilty of a murdering his estranged wife in a car crash and jailed for a minimum of 24 years. Iain Lawrence (53) denied deliberately driving his Peugeot 406 estate car into a...

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Oadby car crash murder: Victim's family statement

Iain Lawrence has been found guilty of murdering his estranged wife in a car crash and jailed for a minimum of 24 years. The 53-year-old denied deliberately driving his Peugeot 406 estate car into a...

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Oadby car crash murder: Police response after guilty verdict

Iain Lawrence has been found guilty of murdering his estranged wife in a car crash and jailed for a minimum of 24 years. The 53-year-old denied deliberately driving his Peugeot 406 estate car into a...

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Murder "executed with ruthless efficiency"

Iain Lawrence has been found guilty of murdering his estranged wife in a car crash and jailed for a minimum of 24 years. The 53-year-old denied deliberately driving his Peugeot 406 estate car into a...

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CCTV appeal after bus attack

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to following an assault on a bus. The attack took place on Monday, April 15, at around 5.40pm, on the upper deck of an Arriva bus...

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Pledge to denounce 'evil' sex grooming

Muslim community leaders in Leicester will today support a national campaign to denounce the evil of grooming and sexual exploitation of young women. The campaign – Together Against Grooming – will see...

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T20: Leicestershire Foxes ready to cause some hurt

It is pretty certain that Leicestershire Foxes will not be one of the fancied sides as the Friends Life T20 competition gets into swing. The Foxes have lifted the trophy on three occasions to date,...

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