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Man rescued from blazing home in Long Whatton, Leicestershire

Firefighters had to rescue a man from his blazing home in the early hours of Christmas Day. The fire occurred at a house in West End, Long Whatton, at 2am. Fire crew members wearing breathing apparatus...

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Leicester Christmas Day babies include couple's second born on December 25

Having one child born on Christmas Day is a wonderful gift, so Kimberley and Lee Simmonds must be extra lucky – they have two. Daughter Scarlet was among the dozen babies born yesterday morning in the...

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Floods disrupt Christmas for people across Leicestershire as more rain forecast

Floods disrupted Christmas for people across Leicestershire after heavy rain deluged the county. Gardens, fields and roads disappeared under water and the Environment Agency warned some people their...

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Nigel Pearson says Leicester City must close gap on promotion rivals

Leicester City must stay in touch with the leading teams if they are to keep their automatic promotion dreams alive, said manager Nigel Pearson. After Saturday's home defeat to top-of-the-table Cardiff...

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Shoppers queuing outside Highcross from the early hours to grab sale bargains

Shoppers eager to get their hands on post-Christmas sale bargains were queuing outside Highcross shopping centre from 1.30am this morning. More than 90,000 people are expected through the centre's...

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Police name man killed in Coalville crash

Police have named a motorist who died following a crash on Christmas Eve.Matthew Hordley, 25, from Thringstone, was killed when the car he was driving was in collision with another vehicle.The crash...

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Leicester Pc David Robinson suffers drug setback in his battle with cancer

A police officer has suffered a setback in his fight against cancer after he was withdrawn from the clinical trial of an experimental drug. Pc David Robinson had responded well to the treatment for...

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Hull City v Leicester City: Player ratings

1. Kasper Schmeichel The City goalkeeper made some vital saves as his side maintained their excellent defensive record. That's nine clean sheets now this season. Rating: 7 2. Ritchie De Laet The...

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Hull City v Leicester City: As it happened

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson made two changes to the side that fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of league leaders Cardiff on Saturday. Matty James and Ben Marshall come in to the starting line-up...

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No Leicestershire police officer has failed drug or alcohol test

No police officer has yet failed a drug or alcohol test, the force has revealed. Twenty-nine officers – including Chief Constable Simon Cole – and one member of the force's civilian staff have been...

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2012: Wettest year on record in Leicestershire

It will not come as a surprise to people who have battled downpours and floods that this has been the wettest year since records began in 1836. Rainfall for 2012 is set to be 40 per cent above the...

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Thieves steal helmets, handcuffs, drugs and cash from police in Leicestershire

Thieves have stolen everything from officers' helmets and handcuffs to drugs and cash from police cars and stations. In total, 29 items have been stolen from cars and stations in Leicestershire in the...

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We had best chances - Steve Bruce on Hull v Leicester City

Hull City manager Steve Bruce said he was disappointed not to have come away with a win against "one of the big teams in the division" as his side drew 0-0 with Leicester City. His side came into the...

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Review of 2012: Gloom at the top - events in Leicestershire - May and June

It has been a year of accusations and investigations in Leicestershire politics, all set to the depressing background noise of millions being hacked off council budgets, the occasional blown whistle...

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Woman punched after stopping key thieves at house in Harborough Road, Oadby

A 48-year-old woman was punched in the face after confronting three youths who were attempting to steal a set of keys from the door of a house. The victim was approached by the teenagers after she saw...

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Early starts for Boxing Day riders in Leicestershire's Quorn and Fernie hunts

While Christmas Day revellers were enjoying a much-needed lie-in, hundreds of others were up early to attend traditional hunts. Riders were out in force for the Quorn and Fernie meets yesterday. While...

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Leicester City's Anthony Knockaert is 'going nowhere'

French star Anthony Knockaert is going nowhere, Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has stated. The manager was talking after yesterday's 0-0 draw at Hull gave his side a vital point. Newspaper reports...

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'Busiest Boxing Day for a decade' as shoppers hit the sales at Highcross...

The busiest Boxing Day in years saw shoppers queuing from the early hours yesterday. Major shopping centres Highcross and Fosse Park saw tens of thousands of bargain hunters turning out as the...

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Rob Tanner's match verdict on Hull v Leicester - City stop the rot as defence...

It may have been just a point, but what a vital and welcome point it was for Leicester City after their recent run of results. After back-to-back defeats against promotion rivals, City could not afford...

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Five of the biggest stories of 2012 in Wigston and South Wigston

Throughout 2012 Wigston People has covered the latest news from Wigston and South Wigston. Here - in no particular order - are five of the biggest stories:In June we reported how staff at RF Brooks in...

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