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No burglaries reported in Leicester for 24 hours

The city had a 24-hour period this week when no burglaries were reported, said the police. A force spokesman said the 24-hour burglary-free period, between 6am on Thursday and 6am yesterday, was the...

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Anti-drink-drive blitz officers arrest 18 in first week of crackdown in...

Eighteen drivers have been arrested for being over the alcohol limit in the first week of a month-long Christmas drink-drive crackdown. They were arrested by officers as part of the Over the Limit...

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Leicester Tigers players spread festive cheer at children's hospital

Young hospital patients got to meet their rugby heroes yesterday when Leicester Tigers players visited the wards to spread some festive cheer. A selection of the Tigers' squad toured Leicester...

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Leicester City's Zak Whitbread can smell the blood of rivals

Leicester City can smell blood whenever a struggling side comes to the King Power Stadium, says defender Zak Whitbread. City have dispatched Ipswich Town and Derby County in emphatic fashion in their...

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Leicester City's Nigel Pearson warns against complacency ahead of Barnsley clash

Leicester City cannot afford to let their confidence on home soil to turn into complacency, manager Nigel Pearson has warned. City have put Ipswich Town and Derby County to the sword in emphatic...

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Collector pays £36k for gold coin found in Leicestershire bearing...

A gold coin bearing Richard III's personal emblem has sold for three times the expected amount after going under the hammer in London. The artefact, depicting a boar's head, which was discovered in...

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Leicestershire Police gets £374k for officers' duties at Olympics

Nearly £400,000 has been paid to Leicestershire Police to cover the costs of its contribution to this summer's Olympics. Chief Constable Simon Cole has revealed his force has received £374,000 from the...

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We may have to win all Euro ties, says Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill

Director of rugby Richard Cockerill believes that his Leicester Tigers side may have to win their remaining four matches to finish at the top of their Heineken Cup pool. Tigers head into tomorrow's...

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Fire at farm near Melton expected to burn for two more days

A fire which has destroyed three barns and several outbuildings on a farm near Melton is expected to continue burning for another two days. The blaze broke out at Aylesford's Farm, Shoby, on Thursday....

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Mother feared she had infected her baby after mistake by Leicester hospitals...

A hospital boss apologised to a young mother after she was sent a letter mistakenly telling her she was carrying the infection that killed her two-week-old baby. Jane Porter, head of midwifery at the...

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Let's serve up treat for Leicester City fans, says midfielder Andy King

Midfield star Andy King says Leicester City are determined to serve up another cracker for fans against Barnsley today. The game has been made a fans' fixture and the club has been turned into a...

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Leicester toddler hit in the face as washing machine explodes

A youngster was hit in the face by a flying drawer when his mother's washing machine exploded, wrecking most of their kitchen. Mum Sarah Blackshaw, 33, of Braunstone, Leicester, said two-year-old Harry...

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£10m rail museum would be a 'huge attraction' for Leicester

Great Central Railway bosses are planning to build a £10 million museum, it was revealed today. The attraction would increase the number of visitors to the city by more than 200,000 people a year. The...

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Driver cut free from car after crash on A5199 between Shearsby and Husbands...

A driver was taken to hospital after crashing into a ditch.The A5199 between Shearsby and Husbands Bosworth was closed for three hours after the crash, which happened at 6.15am today and involved one...

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Search for Answers from a higher realm

As recession bites, relationships, family life and work situations get effected, more an more people turn to psychics, mediums and clairvoyants for answers, spiritual guidance and seeking messages from...

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Snooker: Leicester's Mark Selby faces Shaun Murphy in UK Championship final

MARK Selby insists winning the UK Championship final means more to him than a return to the top of snooker's world rankings. The Jester from Leicester will face Shaun Murphy today after a 9-4 success...

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Seven hurt in Leicestershire crash

Roads have been closed as emergency services deal with a four-car pile-up in the Ashby area.The accident happened outside Ashby Rugby Club in Nottingham Road, Ashby, at 11.10am today, injuring seven...

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Santa run brings festive cheer to Melton

CHRISTMAS may be two weeks away but that didn't stop hundreds of people getting into the festive spirit on Sunday. Melton Country Park was a sea of red as people donned Santa suits complete with...

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Snooker: Mark Selby beats Shaun Murphy in UK Championship 2012

Leicester's Mark Selby has won the UK Championship, beating Shaun Murphy 10-6 in the final at York's Barbican Centre. Selby, 29, returns to the world number one ranking after losing the top spot to...

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Santa fun runs in Leicestershire raise cash for local good causes

More than 1,000 Santas ensured the festive spirit was felt yesterday as they raised cash for good causes. A long procession of fund-raisers, dressed in their red and white Santa suits, ran all the way...

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