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Violent allergic reaction killed Ethan

A miniscule speck of nut could have sparked the violent allergic reaction which led to the death of an 11-year-old, an inquest was told. Ethan Thomas became ill moments after tasting a takeaway curry...

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Art 'will be an inspiration to all'

Youngsters are getting to see art up close after a sculpture was unveiled at their school. The children, parents and teachers at Overdale Infant School, in Knighton, Leicester, all had a hand in...

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40 years marked at shop that is always in fashion

From five-inch platforms and bell-bottomed trousers to kipper ties and gold lamè suits, a men's fashion store has survived it all. Chris Scotney, the owner of Christopher Scotney Menswear, has decided...

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Man tortured and imprisoned girlfriend, at Leicester court told

A jealous man who mercilessly tortured his girlfriend and held her captive for a week has been told to expect a jail term "well into double figures". The 24-year-old father was convicted unanimously by...

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1,000 join call for Leicester Tigers's ground to be World Cup host

A Facebook campaign in protest at Tigers' Welford Road home not being listed as a venue for the Rugby World Cup in 2015 has gained about 1,000 supporters. Nicola Jones, who is behind the campaign, is...

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Would you get a tattoo? We ask people in Leicester for their views...

The number of tattoo parlours opening has more than doubled in three years, apparently down to media, celebrity and fashion trends. Reporters Kerry Smith and Theo Allthorpe-Mullis asked people in...

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Dean Thomas: I fought tooth and nail along the way but it got too much

Dean Thomas says he resigned as manager of Hinckley United because the club's damaged reputation for non-payment of wages stopped fresh blood wanting to sign for the club. After 15 years and 972 games...

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Two arrests after woman sexually assaulted in Beaumont Leys, Leicester

Two men have been arrested after a woman was sexually assaulted in Beaumont Leys, Leicester. The 25-year-old victim was in a park area between Krefeld Way and Bennion Road, in Beaumont Leys, Leicester,...

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Shoplifter took packs of raw meat to sell on, Leicester Magistrates' Court told

A man stole packs of raw meat from a supermarket and sold them for cash to buy fast food because his home had no cooker, a court was told. Leigh Bevan (26), of Sparkenhoe Street, Highfields, Leicester,...

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'Gunfire' report sparks police search of Thrussington village

Police cordoned off the centre of a village yesterday after reports of gunshots in the early hours. About a dozen officers, some with sniffer dogs, were called to Thrussington, near Syston, at 4.20am....

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Leicester city councillors facing a grilling over attendance

Leicester city council Labour group's whip says she has had to "have a word" with some of the party's members about their attendance levels at meetings. Councillor Barbara Potter, who is in charge of...

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Leicester City's Andy King looks to make amends after thrashing

Leicester City's Andy King is determined to make amends for one of the heaviest defeats of his career when he lines up for Wales against Scotland in a vital World Cup qualifier, in Cardiff, tonight....

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Drug user causing terror in Asda Thurmaston was Tasered by police

A drug user who was Tasered by police for causing terror in a supermarket has been given a 12-month community order. Sean Richard Palmer (25) threatened to hit people with wine bottles in the aisles of...

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Bring on Toulouse's 'boo boys', says Leicester Tigers' Toby Flood

Fly-half Toby Flood hopes Toulouse's 'boo boys' are in full voice when Leicester Tigers enter the white-hot atmosphere of the Municipal Stadium. The 27-year-old is used to taking goal kicks in complete...

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Tributes paid to Leicester Riders basketball team coach Kris Ledgard, who...

Tributes have been paid to a Leicester Riders basketball team coach who has died suddenly, aged 22. Kris Ledgard was popular with players and fans alike, as he took the team through their pre-game...

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Man charged with murder after woman dies in Oadby crash

A 52-year-old man has been charged with murder after a woman died in a crash in Oadby. Passenger Sally Marie Lawrence, 47, died in the crash when the car she was in hit a tree in Gartree Road. The...

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Gas and electricity price rise: Q&A

From next month 8.5 million British Gas customers will face higher bills, as the energy supplier is to raise domestic gas and electricity prices by an average of 6 per cent. Coming into force on...

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Man arrested after drugs raids in New Parks, Leicester

A man was arrested after police drugs raids at three addresses in New Parks, Leicester. Police raided the properties in Rowanberry Avenue yesterday and found what is believed to be heroin,...

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Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson and captain Wes Morgan miss out on...

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson and captain Wes Morgan have narrowly missed out on the manager and player of the month awards for the Championship. The Leicester City pair had both been nominated....

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Seb Coe's visit to Loughborough College inspires a generation

AMONG those lucky enough to meet Seb Coe today (October 12), on his visit to Loughborough College, were two of the city's primary school children.  Caitlin Smart (10) and Paddy Kilgannon (10), from...

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