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City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby reshuffles Leicester's assistant mayors

Sir Peter Soulsby has announced a reshuffle of his assistant mayors at Leicester City Council. Deputy city mayor Councillor Rory Palmer will take responsibility for all of the council's new public...

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Transsexual is the victim of violent assault in Leicester city centre bar

A transsexual was punched and knocked unconscious within moments of walking into a Leicester pub. Giovanna Del Nord was punched in the head by a stranger, without warning, as she waited to be served in...

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Adoption campaign aims to help vulnerable siblings in Leicestershire

A new campaign is urging people to consider giving a loving and permanent home to vulnerable brothers and sisters. Leicestershire County Council is launching a recruitment drive to coincide with...

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Kid's Football Parties

Our match winning birthday parties are provided for a minimum of 10 children. Your party will kick off with an hour of action packed football on our new rubber crumb filled synthetic grass pitches....

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Leicestershire police take £19,000 from a suspect in a drug dealing and money...

A court has granted a police application for the seizure of £19,000 from a suspect in a drug dealing and money laundering investigation. Officers found the cash when they arrested the 40-year-old...

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Bollywood stars Dharmendra and Sunny Deol record online crime prevention and...

Two Bollywood stars have recorded crime prevention and fire safety messages to help keep people safe during a major religious festival. Dharmendra Deol and son Sunny recorded an on-line message each...

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Goals Leicester Movember & Sons Tournament

We are delighted to take this opportunity to offer you and your team mates the opportunity to take part in the 1st Annual Goals Movember & Sons Tournament.   All you need to do is enter a team into...

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Police appeal for help after man's body found in River Soar, in Leicester

Police have appealed for help in tracing the final movements of a man whose body was found in the River Soar in Leicester.Paul Shepherd's body was spotted in a stretch of the water near Frog Island by...

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Flats evacuated after fire alarm in Leicester city centre

Flats were evacuated as a precaution when firefighters responded to an alarm at city centre block this afternoon.Fire crews were called to Midland House, in Charles Street, at about 2.45pm when an...

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Man's jaw broken during attack in Leicester city centre

A man suffered a broken jaw during an assault in Leicester city centre. Police investigating the attack have released CCTV footage of two men they want to trace in connection with the attack. The...

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Jobs in jeopardy as Comet set to crash

The future of an electrical store is in doubt as its owner stands on the brink of collapse. It was announced today Comet was to go into administration on November 5 after it hit major financial...

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MP Nicky Morgan: lluminating time for shadow

It has been another intense fortnight in Westminster, as well as dealing with lots of correspondence from my constituents. In Westminster, we have had debates and statements about the proposed badger...

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'We've triumphed over adversity'

A group of young people from Leicester who have triumphed over adversity are up for awards. The five, who turned their lives around with help from the Prince's Trust, have been nominated for the...

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Alliances' work deserves reward

From cricketers in Charnwood to hockey players in Harborough, clubs across Leicestershire are represented and promoted by sports alliances. Now, the county's nine sports alliances are joining forces to...

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Adopting boys so rewarding

Families are being urged to consider giving a loving home to vulnerable siblings. The message is at the heart of a campaign being launched by Leicestershire County Council to coincide with National...

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Energy must be priority for country

One of the biggest challenges facing our Government – and those of the rest of the world – over the coming years is going to be the one surrounding how to keep the lights on. There is a major energy...

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Cabbies furious at campus ban

Taxi drivers are furious after a student union banned them from picking up passengers on campus in the evening. Last month, University of Leicester Students' Union banned all but one taxi firm – Street...

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Planners set to give solar farm project at Wymeswold Airfield the go-ahead

The county's first solar farm is set to be granted planning permission next week. Lark Energy wants to install a £35 million array of solar panels on a 150-acre site at Wymeswold Airfield, near...

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Leicester Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby could buy building as Muslim group seeks home

City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby says he is considering buying a building to house a Muslim community group which controversially plans to lease a Leicester Scout hut. The As-Salaam Trust's plans to turn...

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Prime Minister David Cameron in county to back PCC candidate Sir Clive Loader

Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday visited Leicestershire to support his party's candidate in the forthcoming police and crime commissioner election. Mr Cameron joined former Air Chief Marshall Sir...

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