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Report of gun shots in Leicester city centre

Police cordoned off a section of a city centre street today after receiving reports of shots being fired.Officers taped off Yeoman Street from its junction with Humberstone Gate and Halford Street,...

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Major stores in Leicester launch their sales

Bargain hunters are out again in force today as more stores started their Christmas sales. The seasonal shopping rush in Leicester got into full swing, with flagship department stores Fenwick and John...

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Leicester City on verge of £2million signing

Leicester City are believed to be on the verge of signing West Brom striker Chris Wood in a deal worth up to £2million. It is understood that the New Zealand international was due to have a medical at...

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Train derailed in Leicestershire

A freight train carrying thousands of tonnes of quarry stone has been derailed, blocking two local rail lines between Loughborough and Barrow-upon-Soar.The incident occurred shortly before 5.30am...

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Five of the most popular picture galleries from 2012 in Wigston

Life in Wigston has been recorded in pictures throughout 2012 by Wigston People. Here are five of our most popular picture galleries.In February Wigston was covered in a blanket of snow, which resulted...

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Fresh flood alerts announced for part of Leicestershire by Environment Agency

The threat of flooding has returned to parts of Leicestershire and the Environment Agency has issued fresh alerts involving the Rothley Brook and River Soar.The agency said flooding was possible for...

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RSPCA appeal: Centre in Leicester is looking for homes for unwanted pets

Some were locked in empty homes while others were dumped in boxes and left to die – and now they need your help to find loving homes in the new year. Staff at the Woodside Animal Centre, the RSPCA's...

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Review of 2012: Summer of sport that thrilled the nation - July and August

It was the summer of sport that thrilled the nation – so what was it like to actually take part in it all? Laura Elvin reports The country was caught in the grip of Olympic and Paralympic fever...

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Hundreds of shoppers brave rain as Fenwick and John Lewis Leicester sales begin

Bargain-hunters were out in force again yesterday as more high street stores launched their post–Christmas sales. The seasonal shopping rush got into full swing with flagship department stores Fenwick...

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NHS staff in Leicester set to transfer to private firms Interserve and IBM

Hundreds of NHS staff are to be moved to private companies. Support services and construction group Interserve has been awarded a £300 million contract to run catering, cleaning, maintenance and...

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We need to go on good run - Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel

It is time for Leicester City to kick on in the second half of the campaign, believes Kasper Schmeichel. The Danish goalkeeper said City can feel satisfied with their work so far this season. But he...

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Flood risks in Leicestershire as rain set to continue

Downpours are expected to continue for at least the next four days, the Met Office has warned. The Environment Agency issued fresh flood alerts for the River Soar and Rothley Brook yesterday. An agency...

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Derailed freight train blocks lines between Loughborough and Barrow upon Soar...

A freight train carrying thousands of tonnes of quarry stone derailed yesterday, blocking two lines. The incident, which happened shortly before 5.30am, involved a train carrying stone from Buxton, in...

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Niall Morris signs new deal with Leicester Tigers

Winger Niall Morris has become the latest Leicester Tiger to extend his stay at the club. The 24-year-old has signed a new deal which will keep him at Welford Road after his current contract expires in...

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Man is shot outside Thread nightclub, in Yeoman Street, Leicester

A nightclub has been ordered to close after a man was blasted in the leg with a shotgun. The man, understood to be either a doorman or his friend, was attacked outside Thread, in Yeoman Street,...

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Leicester City win battle to sign £2m West Brom striker Chris Wood

Leicester City are believed to be on the verge of signing West Brom striker Chris Wood in a deal worth up to £2million. It is understood that the New Zealand international had a medical at the King...

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Deal is done by Leicester City to sign £2million striker

Leicester City have signed striker Chris Wood, the Mercury understands. The New Zealand international has agreed a three-and-a-half year contract after completing his switch from West Bromwich Albion...

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Five of the biggest stories of 2012 in Melton Mowbray

Throughout 2012 Melton Mowbray People has covered the latest news from in and around Melton Mowbray. Here are five of our most read stories of the year:In June, Melton Mowbray was hit by a 'once in a...

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Burnley vs Leicester: Austin a doubt for Clarets

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has concerns over the fitness of leading scorer Charlie Austin ahead of Saturday's meeting with Leicester. The striker was withdrawn during the second half of their Boxing Day...

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Leicester Tigers announce team to face Gloucester

England lock Geoff Parling is set to start Leicester Tigers' Aviva Premiership clash with Gloucester at Welford Road tomorrow (5pm).After a hectic spell of international rugby with England and...

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