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Gang rivalry leading to fights in Young Offenders' Institution Glen Parva

A YOUNG offenders' institution has been criticised for taking in criminals from rival gangs in Nottingham and Leicester. A report says that Glen Parva's policy of taking in offenders from both cities...

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205 jobs set to go as Thales UK plans to close its Leicester factory in...

More than 200 jobs are set to be lost after an engineering firm announced plans to close its Leicester factory. Thales UK, which makes hi-tech military products for armed forces across the world,...

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Wes Morgan says Leicester City defender Jeff Schlupp will learn lesson

Wes Morgan has told rookie defender Jeff Schlupp to learn from the defensive mistake which cost Leicester City dearly at Leeds United. The 19-year-old, who usually plays striker, has been a revelation...

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Father's poignant last words after attack outside shop in Northfields, Leicester

A shop assistant who died after a confrontation with a group of teenagers opened his eyes and called for his mother before losing consciousness in the road. Father-of-two Ponnuthurai Nimalaraja hit his...

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson set to make changes for Saturday's clash...

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson is likely to make changes for Saturday's clash with Derby County. Pearson watched the same starting 11 that beat Sheffield Wednesday so impressively on Saturday...

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'If you don't need £125, donate it to good cause'

As the cold wind bites, thousands of pensioners around the county will be receiving their winter fuel allowances to encourage them to keep the heat on and stay healthy. But for those over-60s who do...

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Abandoned kittens rescued at roadside in the Langtons, Leicestershire

Kittens dumped at the side of a road were hours from death when rescued. The eight six-week-old kittens were found in a soggy cardboard box in the Langtons, yesterday. RSPCA inspectors said the...

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Man, 86, in 'stable conditon' after crash in Netherhall Road, Leicester

An 86-year-old-man was seriously injured after a crash in Netherhall Road, Leicester, yesterday morning. The man was crossing the road at about 8.30am when he was involved in the crash with a van which...

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Computer stolen by burglars contained student's overseas research notes

A student lost a computer which contained notes of his research trips overseas when his home was burgled.The victim's flat in Queens Road, Clarendon Park, Leicester was burgled between 1.30pm and 3pm...

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Innovative new recycling schemes in Oadby and Wigston

Residents in Oadby and Wigston will soon be able to compare their recycling rates to their neighbours.The My Street scheme will be introduced by Oadby and Wigston Borough Council next year.It comes...

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Appeal for witnesses after robbery at Asda car park, Fosse Park, Leicester

Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Asda car park, at Fosse Park, Leicester. A 31-year-old woman was in her vehicle when a man got into the passenger side and threatened her. She...

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De Montfort University's vice chancellor's charity film goes public

A video starring De Montfort University's vice chancellor singing "I need a Hero", which raised more than £3,500 for LOROS and PROSTaid, has gone live.The comedy video was shot on November 7, at the...

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Missing man Dariusz Pietzonka is found dead in the Derbyshire countryside

A man who was reported missing from home earlier this month has been found dead in Derbyshire.Dariusz Pietzonka's body was found in Arkwright, near Chesterfield on Wednesday morning.(Nov 28) His death...

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Fourteen businesses in Leicester sell alcohol to children during police sting

Fourteen shops and bars targeted in an underage drinking sting in Leicester agreed to sell alcohol to children.They were among 56 premises visited by three teenagers – a boy aged 15 and two 16-year-old...

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Leicester Tigers quintet to face Kiwis

Leicester Tigers will once again provide the largest club contingent for the England team when they host the world champion All Blacks at Twickenham tomorrow. A third of Stuart Lancaster's starting XV...

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Ritchie De Laet says Leicester City won't produce a repeat performance

Ritchie De Laet has warned tomorrow's opponents Derby County that Leicester City will not perform as poorly as they did at Leeds on Tuesday. The Belgian defender admitted City never got going in their...

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Leicester Tigers star Mathew Tait told to 'start believing' how good he is

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill wants full-back Mathew Tait to start "realising how good he is". The 26-year-old has started the last three games at full-back after missing 14...

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Teenager accused of killing Leicester shop worker 'threw fatal punch in...

A teenager accused of killing a shop assistant has told a jury he threw a punch at the man in self-defence. The defendant admitted striking father-of-two Ponnuthurai Nimalaraja, who then fell backwards...

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Kate McCann hopes Leveson Report will mark a new era

The mother of missing Madeleine McCann hopes the Leveson Report into the ethics and standards of the Press will mark a new era in which people in the news are treated "responsibly, with care and...

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Andy King: Aim is to keep Leicester City fans smiling after clash with Derby...

Andy King believes Leicester City will give their fans the bragging rights with victory over local rivals Derby County tomorrow. City have claimed victories in the last four meetings between the East...

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