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Leicester's Summer Sundae Festival 2013 called off after slump in ticket sales

Leicester's Summer Sundae Festival has been called off next year due to dwindling ticket sales. De Montfort Hall bosses yesterday said the festival was "taking a break" rather than being axed, and...

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Cardiff could be on a wobble, says Leicester City's Wes Morgan

Cardiff City are sure to be fired-up after last week's shock home defeat to Peterborough United when they travel to the King Power Stadium on Saturday, said City skipper Wes Morgan. Malky Mackay's men...

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Cockroach find closes kitchen at Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre lunch club

Cockroaches have been found in the kitchen of a Leicester City Council-run community centre which hosts a lunch club for elderly people. The council's own environmental health officers carried out a...

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England captaincy honour for Leicestershire CCC batsman Shiv Thakor

Shiv Thakor's outstanding Championship debut for Leicestershire last season has helped earn him the captaincy of the England Under-19 squad. He will lead the side on the tour to South Africa early next...

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Leicester Magistrates' Court cell death man Michael Charles was a suspected...

Police have revealed a man who died after collapsing in cells at a court was a suspected rapist. Michael Ernest Charles, from Melton, was charged last week in connection with a rape and several other...

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Second World War Arctic convoy veterans honoured at last

Veterans have welcomed the Government's decision to award campaign medals to those who served in the Arctic convoys of the Second World War. However, they said it should have happened decades ago....

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Leicester Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby forced to reshuffle team

Sir Peter Soulsby has reshuffled his team of assistant mayors for the second time in recent weeks. Councillor Mohammed Dawood has stepped down and Andy Connelly has been brought in to run Leicester...

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A426 bus lane campaigners vow to take fight to Government

Campaigners are to lobby the Government to try to get the decision to approve a £5 million transport scheme overturned. County Hall has approved a project that will see bus lanes introduced along the...

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Boxing: National ABA title for Paige Murney

Braunstone teenager Paige Murney has proved she's England's No 1. The 17-year-old's victory in the final of the women's Junior ABA championship, in Cannock, should lead to a call-up to the national...

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Leicester Tigers' Ben Youngs expecting some crackers over Christmas

Ben Youngs heads to London Irish's Madejski Stadium tomorrow believing that Leicester Tigers are entering an "exciting period". The 23-year-old scrum-half says he is looking forward to getting back...

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Cockers admits David Mele is on Tigers' radar

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill has admitted the club's interest in Perpignan scrum-half David Mele. The Leicester Mercury reported on Monday that the 27-year-old was a target for...

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Appeal over missing Leicester woman Mary Thomas

Police are appealing for help in finding a missing woman from Leicester. Mary Thomas, 75, was last seen by her daughter about three weeks ago and was not at her home in the Knighton Drive area of...

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Ripping Koran was 'freedom of speech, accused Peter Crawford tells Leicester...

An atheist who ripped out pages from the Koran in front of Muslims at a stall promoting Islam was simply exercising freedom of speech, a court heard. Peter James Crawford told police his decision to...

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Cars stranded as heavy rain brings flooding in Leicestershire

Heavy rainfall led to roads flooding and several cars becoming stranded. Areas badly hit included Cossington, Sileby and Rothley, where floodwaters caused problems for cars last night. By 7.30pm...

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Gang jailed for Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal tin thefts in Leicestershire

A judge has jailed a gang of thieves for two years each for stealing Royal British Legion collection boxes, calling their crimes "utterly despicable". Lee Smith, Lisa Martin and Gareth Smith stole five...

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Leicester City v Cardiff - LIVE coverage on This Is Leicestershire

If you can't get to Leicester City's top-of-the-table clash against league leaders Cardiff on Saturday, we have the next best thing. We will be covering the game live on ThisisLeicestershire with text...

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Leicester City Striker Martyn Waghorn is back only 10 days after op

Striker Martyn Waghorn is back in the squad for the Cardiff clash – only 10 days after an operation to remove his appendix. The 22-year-old has missed only one game – last week's defeat at Millwall –...

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Kasper Schmeichel: Leicester City have a chance to get into automatic places

Leicester City have a great opportunity to put themselves right into the automatic promotion mix over Christmas, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel said. City have picked up just four points from their last...

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Queues form outside new Leicestershire pork pie shop

A 'pop-up' pork pie shop is proving popular on its first day of opening, with queues forming outside. Walker and Son, which bakes its pork pies in Beaumont Leys, Leicester, is planning to re-open the...

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Pork pie shop in Leicestershire already out of stock

A 'pop-up' pork pie shop in Leicester city centre has sold out of the festive treats - just two and a half hours after opening. Walker and Son opened the doors of the Cheapside store at 8am and by...

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