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Jail for Leicester street beggar who asked students for money then produced...

A street beggar who approached five students asking for money and then produced a knife has been jailed for a year. Andrew Neal (34) showed the victims his knife, attached to a string around his neck,...

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Leicester drug dealer jailed for reign of terror

A drug dealer who forced a woman to continue working as a prostitute against her wishes has been jailed for five and a half years. Wedmore Hayles fed the vulnerable victim's drug addiction by regularly...

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We were gutted to drop two points, says Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy said the Leicester City camp were gutted not to take all three points at home to Barnsley. City were expected to easily dispatch struggling Barnsley but found themselves 2-1 down and...

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Match verdict: Leicester City have their own Lazarus to thank

Barnsley have become a bit of a bogey side for Leicester City in the last 18 months. The Tykes took four points against City last season, including a 2-1 victory at the King Power Stadium, and they...

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Plan to extend New Walk into heart of Leicester could get under way soon

The plan to extend New Walk to the historic heart of the city could get under way within a couple of months. The first phase will be closing the top of King Street to traffic so people can walk to the...

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Lack of killer instinct cost us, admits Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson bemoaned a lack of killer instinct as his side lost ground in the race for promotion. Only a last-minute equaliser spared City's blushes against struggling Barnsley at...

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One man and his dogs rescued from house fire in Leicester

Firefighters rescued a man and his three dogs from a house after a blaze broke out in the front room.Emergency crews were called to Downham Avenue, off Abbey Lane, in the city, at about 7.50pm on...

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Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill happy despite late rally

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said it was a case of "job done" as his side secured a much-needed bonus-point victory against Treviso. Tigers ran in five tries on their way to a...

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Leicester MP Keith Vaz in call for rethink on drug laws and policy

Britain's war on drugs is not working and a major investigation is needed on how to tackle the scourge of criminality and addiction drugs cause, said Leicester East MP Keith Vaz today. In a major...

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Leicester station bike theft: have you seen this man?

Police have today released two images of a man they would like to speak to about a bike theft.A bike was stolen, and another had its lock damaged, on the morning of November 17 at Leicester station.Pc...

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Two people injured after crash on the A606 near Empingham, Rutland

Two people were taken to hospital after a crash on a road in Rutland. Two vehicles collided on the A606 near Empingham at about 7.45pm on Sunday. They had to be cut free from their vehicles by...

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Concerns over future use of hall

Calls have been made for a rethink on the closure of a museum at an 18th century mansion. Residents who live near Leicester's Belgrave Hall, which shut in October, are concerned about plans to...

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Christmas cards 'making a comeback' - will you put pen to paper?

Christmas cards are making a comeback, with 80 per cent of people saying they would prefer to receive a traditional card to any electronic festive wishes. That is according to a poll carried out on...

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Two people rescued after crash in Sapcote, Leicestershire

The air ambulance was called out after a two-car crash in Sapcote earlier today.Firefighters had to help free two people after the collision Stanton Road in the village, near Hinckley, at 9.15am.Two...

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CCTV appeal after two Breitling watches stolen from Lumbers jewellers in...

Police investigating the 'smash and grab' theft of two designer watches from a shop in Leicester have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace. A man on a bike took the two Breitling watches,...

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Construction worker injured in roof fall in Syston, Leicestershire

A 36-year-old construction worker was airlifted to hospital today after falling through the roof of a house.The man, who seriously injured his ankle in the fall, was taken to Queens Medical Centre, in...

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CCTV image released after man headbutted Leicester pub-goer

Police searching for a man who headbutted a pub customer have released a CCTV image of a person they want to trace.The victim was taken to hospital with facial injuries after he was assaulted in the...

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Two men arrested after attack in Conduit Street, Leicester

Two men have been arrested and questioned about an assault which resulted in a man being taken to hospital. A 36-year-old victim was attacked in Conduit Street, off London Road, Leicester city centre,...

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Plans for GPs to be in charge of NHS are officially approved

Plans to put doctors in charge of the National Health Service in Leicester and Leicestershire were officially approved today. From April, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), made up of GPs, will take...

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Brave Alfie Clay loses his fight against disease, aged six

A young disabled boy whose fight for life against an incurable disease inspired fund-raisers, friends and family has died. Alfie Clay was 18 months old when doctors told his parents, in 2008, he had...

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