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Drivers warned of delays at Fosse Park

Work to replace a gas main near Fosse Park begins today. National Grid is replacing more than 550 metres of gas mains alongside the A5460, which links the M1 and M69 motorways to the Asda/Fosse Park...

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Transfer news: Wes Morgan is not for sale, say Leicester City

Leicester City will not be selling captain Wes Morgan this summer – or any key players. There were reports over the weekend that Nottingham Forest, who sold Morgan to City in January last year for...

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Disgust at 'rubbish dump' left by suspected fly-tippers in Leicester

This is the disgusting mess left by suspected fly-tippers near a beauty spot. Old tyres, household waste, mattresses, clothes, packaging and other rubbish has been piled up on an area of disused...

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Garages put the screw on thieves!

A town with a Neighbourhood Watch volunteer in every street has recruited garages in the area to fit security screws to vehicle number plates for free. From today, 16 garages in Melton and neighbouring...

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Inquiry into councillors' spat

An independent investigator has been hired by Leicester City Council to look into allegations that a councillor wrote an anonymous leaflet criticising another politician. The authority has turned to...

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Sun shines on An Indian Summer to entice 8,000

ABOUT 8,000 people visited a cultural festival of dance, cooking, entertainment and everything Indian in the city centre. An Indian Summer Festival was held in Leicester's Cultural Quarter at the...

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Man in 'brutal assault' on lover

Police officers broke into a house to rescue a petrified woman whose angry lover was pinning her down by her throat, a court heard. David Burnand (42) had already head-butted the woman three times and...

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Cases at Leicester Magistrates' Court

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Gagandeep Singh (39), of Ivychurch Crescent, Netherhall, admitted causing criminal damage to packaging in a shop on April 27. He was fined £110...

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Thousands flocked to lock show

About 10,000 people visited the Foxton Locks Festival at the weekend. The event, held at the top of the famous incline of 13 locks, featured live music on three different stages. There was also a...

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Panto hopefuls in spotlight

Hundreds of young performers were under the spotlight as they tried to win roles in De Montfort Hall's Christmas pantomime. Almost double the expected number of young hopefuls turned up at the hall on...

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Pedestrian zone will finish us

Traders are concerned about plans to pedestrianise streets near their city centre shops. The business owners from St Martin's Square fear the pedestrianisation of nearby Grey Friars, St Martin's and...

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Hi-tech masters!

Young scientists pushed the limits of their ingenuity to triumph in a national technology competition for teenagers. Youngsters from Loughborough Grammar School and Welland Park Academy, Market...

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Man admits football match threats

A man has admitted using threats at a football game for under-15 year-olds. Colin Francks (50) was due to stand trial yesterday after denying his role in the disturbance that followed a match between...

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Life-saving devices for Leicester parks

The sudden death of a teenager has prompted a move to put potentially life-saving equipment in Leicester's main parks. The city council is to install defibrillators in five of its biggest recreation...

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Richard III: Bird's eye view of king's journey

Leicester Airport is to offer visitors aerial tours of the county's Richard III sites. The alternative sightseeing experience will include Bosworth Battlefield, the Greyfriars friary, where Richard's...

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Local cricket: It's tight at the top as big guns battle for supremacy

The Everards League title race gets tighter by the week with only 12 points separating the top four teams. Kibworth and Market Harborough have gone joint top of the Premier Division after both claimed...

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Rob Tanner: Why there will be no more Sven, spend, spend

The Leicester City squad that began pre-season training yesterday is virtually the same as the one that ended the last campaign – and that may surprise a lot of fans. Usually, there are at least one or...

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Leicester City players report back for their pre-season training

Leicester City players reported back for the first day of pre-season training yesterday with striker Chris Wood admitting it is a day he dreads. Apart from Kasper Schmeichel and Sean St Ledger, who...

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Driver killed in crash in Leicestershire

A driver died from his injuries when the car he was driving overturned. The crash happened in Narborough Road, Huncote, near its junction with Denman Lane, on Sunday night. The driver has not been...

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Baby born at Glastonbury to Leicestershire mum after Stones gig

Baby Wesson might not have been born in a crossfire hurricane – but it was not far off. Her mum, Heidi Wesson, from Broughton Astley, began having contractions during the Rolling Stones' set at...

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