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Miliband hails Britain's multi-ethnic society

Britain must "work at" becoming a more integrated society, Ed Miliband said yesterday, as he outlined plans for a "comprehensive strategy" to deal with the pressures of a multi-ethnic society. The...

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27 dead in school shooting massacre

Twenty-seven people, including 18 children, have been killed in a shooting at a US school, one of the worst gun massacres in the country's history. A law enforcement official said the suspect in the...

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Hacker McKinnon will not face further action

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon will face no further criminal action, the director of public prosecutions has announced. The decision follows a review of the case after the Government's decision to block...

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Solar panels farm is a hot topic for villagers

More than 70 villagers in Stoke Golding, near Hinckley, braved the elements to show their MP and local county councillor their feelings over plans for a proposed 16-acre solar panels farm. Bosworth MP...

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Photos and jewellery stolen in burglary

A couple lost precious images of their newborn daughter when their home was burgled. The footage was stored on a JVC camcorder and a laptop computer which were among a number of items stolen from their...

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Sex assaults from 1980s: Man is held

A 59-year-old man was arrested yesterday in connection with a series of sexual assaults in the early 1980s. The man, who was detained in the Melton area, was being questioned by detectives last night...

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Church lead theft gang jailed

A gang who stole lead from churches across the East Midlands – including three in Leicestershire – have been jailed. The thieves left the Church of England with a £1 million repair bill across three...

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Leicester city mayor 'in talks over future of fire-hit factory'

Sir Peter Soulsby has had discussions with landowners interested in redeveloping an historic fire-damaged factory. The mayor announced last month that Leicester City Council had bought the 18th century...

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Leicestershire police's festive crackdown rounds up 35 drink-drivers

Police have so far caught 35 over-the-limit drivers during an annual Christmas crackdown. The drivers were tested and arrested in the first 13 days of the campaign, launched at the beginning of the...

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We won't be ambushed by Treviso – Leicester Tigers' Cockerill

Leicester Tigers will be trying to put two very unwanted records to bed when they visit the noisy Stadio di Monigo in Treviso today. The 2006-07 season was the last time that the club won in both third...

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Life is looking up for pupils as new-look Crown Hills Community College takes...

This aerial view shows the huge building project taking place to transform a city college. Crown Hills Community College is being rebuilt at a cost of £21 million. The aim is to create an eye-catching,...

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Paul Konchesky hails Leicester City's team spirit

Defender Paul Konchesky has hailed Leicester City's team spirit. City have looked more of a unit this season, with the rumours of rifts and tifts that plagued the morale of the side last year...

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Temporary pop-up Walkers pork pie shop to open in Cheapside, Leicester, for...

Every Christmas for generations, award-winning pie maker Walker and Son has provided hundreds of families with their pork pies for the festive season. Giant queues would form on Christmas Eve outside...

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Ex-Leicestershire council leader David Parsons nominated for Pinhead of the...

Former Leicestershire County Council leader David Parsons is in the running along with I'm a Celebrity MP Nadine Dorries for an award neither will be hoping to win. Both are on the shortlist for the...

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Five members of Connors family guilty of forced labour

Five members of a family lived a life of luxury while forcing workers to labour for as little as £5 a day. William Connors (52), wife Mary (48), their sons John (29) and James (20), and their...

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Anthony Allen returns for Leicester Tigers

Anthony Allen returns to the Leicester Tigers line-up for the crucial Heineken Cup match against Treviso in Italy this afternoon. The centre missed last week's 33-25 win over the Italian side after...

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Death of Red Arrow Flt Lt Jon Egging 'was pure matter of fate' rules coroner

Nothing could have prevented the death of a Red Arrows pilot who crashed after he almost lost consciousness, a coroner ruled. Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, of Morcott, Rutland, was killed when his Hawk...

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Leicester shopkeeper shocked by violence of teenage raiders

A newsagent has described the moment masked robbers head-butted him, held knives to his stomach and ordered him to open his till. Two teenagers burst into Smital Kumar's shop brandishing two "very...

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Millwall will be tough nut to crack, says Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson is under no illusions that today's trip to Millwall will be extremely tough. City face the intimidating prospect of travelling to the New Den where Kenny Jackett's...

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Man in court charged with sex offences in the 1980s

A man has been charged in connection with a series of sexual offences dating back to the 1980s.A 59-year-old man from Melton has been charged with one rape, two attempted rapes and three counts of...

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