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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson pleased with Jamie Vardy's progress

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson believes striker Jamie Vardy is coping very well with life in the Championship. Vardy had not found the net in his previous nine games but went off the bench to...

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Market Bosworth nursing home carer is guilty of ill-treatment

A senior carer at a nursing home has been convicted by a jury of ill-treating two residents in their 90s. However, Samantha James was cleared of mistreatment towards four other alleged victims. One of...

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Burglary victim pleads for help after jewellery stolen Thurmaston home

A burglary victim is asking people to help him trace more than £46,000 of jewellery stolen from his home. Baljit Singh, 36, returned to his house in Thurmaston to find thieves had forced open the back...

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It's decision day for Leicester boxer Rendall Munroe

Rendall Munroe is set to announce the decision on his boxing future at Leicester City's King Power Stadium today. The popular southpaw – a huge City fan – lost his most recent fight, the interim WBA...

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One in three 10-year-olds in Leicester schools is now classed as overweight

More than a third of children leaving city primary schools are now classed as overweight or obese, according to new figures. The figures show that 35 per cent of the 3,144 year six pupils, aged 10 and...

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Julian Salvi is set to stay at Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers' negotiations to extend the stay of out-of-contract Julian Salvi are "near completion". Director of rugby Richard Cockerill said the Aussie openside-flanker was very close to...

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Born at 12:12pm on 12:12:2012 - Leicestershire baby Sienna Mai Hutchinson

Sienna Mai Hutchinson made history yesterday when she became the only baby in Leicestershire to be born at exactly 12 minutes past 12 on the 12th of the 12th, 2012. The tot, who weighed in at 6lbs...

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Leicester City midfielder Neil Danns set to stay at Bristol City

Leicester City midfielder Neil Danns is set to stay at Bristol City into the new year.The 30-year-old joined Bristol on a month-long loan deal in November and was due to return to City after Bristol's...

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Man arrested in Melton over sex offences dating back 29 years

A 59-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a string of sexual offences dating back 29 years.Officers arrested the man this morning in Melton and he remains in custody.It relates to a series...

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Lumbers Jewellers in Leicester sells watch for almost £400,000 - one of the...

A city jewellers has sold a watch for almost £400,000 – making it one of the most expensive sold in the UK. But the handmade diamond and sapphire encrusted watch will not be wrapped up and given away...

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Sats results with interactive map: Pupils in Leicester continuing to get...

Primary school pupils in the city are continuing to get better at key subjects, according to figures released today. Information about the standard attainment tests – or Sats – taken by pupils this...

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Martyn Waghorn ruled out by Leicester City after operation

Leicester City striker Martyn Waghorn has been ruled out of his side's trip to Millwall. In-form Waghorn has had his appendix removed and City boss Nigel Pearson expects him to miss this Saturday's...

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Man's 'pride and joy' Lambretta stolen from Humberstone, Leicester

Police have issued a photograph of a man's "pride and joy" scooter after it was stolen.The Lambretta LI150 – registration 247 UXV – was stolen from a driveway in Main Street, Humberstone,  Leicester,...

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Police seize cannabis in raid at house in Rushey Mead, Leicester

Police have seized cannabis worth an estimated £500 during a raid at a house in Leicester. Officers found three mature plants during the raid in Rushey Mead, Leicester, at 1.30pm. Sgt Danny Paddock...

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Rendall Munroe calls time on his boxing career

Former European and Commonwealth super-bantamweight champion Rendall Munroe has called time on his boxing career.The Leicester southpaw made the announcement at the King Power Stadium today.The...

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Thieves steal metal worth thousands of pounds from business in Pavillion Way,...

Police are trying to trace thieves who stole thousands of pounds worth of metal from a business in Loughborough. The raiders struck some time between 5pm on Friday, December 7 and 8.30am on Monday,...

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Nativity pictures online - has your school been snapped?

It was show time for youngsters at three Leicestershire schools who were staging their seasonal winter productions this week. Children at St John Fisher Catholic Primary, Wigston, Knighton's St Thomas...

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Woman robbed in Kingsley Street, Knighton, Leicester

A young woman is recovering after she was robbed in the street for her phone. The 20-year-old was attacked in Kingsley Street, Knighton, Leicester, shortly after 7pm on Monday. The woman was talking on...

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Robbers with knives headbutt shopkeeper during raid at newsagents, in Saffron...

Two robbers armed with knives headbutted a shopkeeper before stealing cash, cigarettes and his cherished gold chain. The shop, Saffron Newsagents, in Saffron Lane, Leicester, was targeted at 6pm on...

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here's Santa with a ho-ho show!

Proud parents and performing pupils are continuing to rejoice in Christmas revelry at primary schools across the county. Youngsters at Woodstone Community Primary School, in Ravenstone, north west...

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