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Man killed his girlfriend's baby in jealous rage, Leicester Crown Court told

A man killed his girlfriend's 10-month-old baby when he violently shook her and hit her on the head while in a rage, a court heard. Louis Burdett, who was babysitting, allegedly carried out the attack...

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Ben Youngs hands Leicester Tigers huge boost

Leicester Tigers have received a huge boost ahead of Saturday's feud with bitter local rivals Northampton Saints. Scrum-half Ben Youngs has been released from England's Elite Player squad and will play...

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Rugby league: This can help put England into a league of their own

The countdown has begun. In a year's time, the grandest stage of rugby league will come to this country when England and Wales host the 2013 World Cup. England's rugby league elite squad have their...

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Man to appear in court on Leicestershire death-crash charge

A man is to appear in court after being charged with causing death by careless driving.It follows a collision on the northbound A42 at Stretton en le Field, near Measham, north west Leicestershire. on...

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Leicestershire-based Next sees sales strengthen

Fashion chain Next has reported stronger sales in the past few weeks as the high street shows signs of a pick up. The Enderby-based group today said sales between August and October were up 2.7 per...

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Two arrests after raids on Leicester branches of Santander bank

Detectives investigating two robberies at branches of Santander bank in Leicester have arrested two men.The pair, aged 23 and 43, were being questioned today in connection with raids on the bank's...

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Growing Ryanair creates jobs at East Midlands Airport

Ryanair today said an expansion of services at East Midlands Airport would create or sustain 460 jobs. The low-cost airline said it was launching two new destinations - Marseille and Menorca - and...

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Bike theft victim Derrick is back in the saddle thanks to Loughborough police...

An 83-year-old cyclist whose bike was stolen in September is back in the saddle thanks to Leicestershire Police.Officers have presented Derrick Bestwick with a bicycle which had been confiscated from a...

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University of Leicester to host Rubik's Cube championships

The University of Leicester will host the UK Open 2012 Rubik's Cube-solving championship this weekend.Around 100 contestants from nine countries will compete for the fastest time taken to complete the...

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Seized fake designer clothes to be sent from Leicester to Africa and Eastern...

A haul of counterfeit designer clothing worth more than £200,000 is to be sent to people in some of the poorest areas of Africa and Eastern Europe.The garments have been seized by Trading Standards...

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Loughborough police hunt thugs who attacked and robbed a woman in her car

A female motorist was punched repeatedly in the face by two thugs who then stole a bag of clothing from her.The 26-year-old woman was attacked as she sat in her car in Cobden Street, Loughborough, at...

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Heston Blumenthal serves up giant food to commuters on Leicestershire's Great...

Commuters can be seen tucking into metre-long sausages and what seems like the world's largest boiled egg in a breakfast conjured up by TV chef Heston Blumenthal. In the first episode of Heston's...

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Sports Awards 2012: A vintage year for Leicester Ladies - the hockey queens

Success and Leicester Ladies hockey club go hand in hand. But even by their own high standards, 2012 has been a vintage year. The club is among the prime candidates for the Team of the Year trophy in...

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Leicester pensioner conned in home by thieves claiming to be his friends

A 79-year-old widower says he has lost all trust in people since two thieves conned their way into his home, claiming to be his friends. The man, who has lived alone since his wife died four years ago,...

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Vandals spray graffiti on Age UK ambulance in Leicester causing thousands of...

Vandals have caused thousands of pounds damage after covering a charity's ambulance in graffiti. They broke into a secure compound in Yeoman Street, in the city centre, before spraying the Age UK...

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Caribbean Carnival, Navratri and Dashera festivals facing cuts in Leicester...

A number of festivals and events are set to have their council funding cut or removed completely. Leicester's Caribbean Carnival, the Navratri and Dashera celebrations and Humberstone Park Bonfire...

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Alan Birchenall praises Leicester City fans for backing Nigel Pearson

Alan Birchenall has praised Leicester City's fans for the backing they continue to give Nigel Pearson's side. More than 2,000 supporters will make the trip to Watford on Saturday with the club selling...

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Safety fears cancel Leicester Diwali lights switch-on by Bollywood's...

A guest appearance by Bollywood royalty at Leicester's annual Diwali lights switch-on has been cancelled due to health and safety fears. Action hero Dharmendra Singh Deol is filming his latest...

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Leicester City defender Sean St Ledger on the road to recovery

Leicester City defender Sean St Ledger faces another couple of weeks on the sidelines. The Republic of Ireland international has not played since picking up a hamstring injury against Bristol City at...

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Woman, 26, describes terrifying ordeal as thugs punched her in Loughborough...

A woman has described her horrifying ordeal at the hands of thugs who punched her repeatedly before stealing toiletries. The 26-year-old's ordeal began moments after she got into her car in Cobden...

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