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Top 10 picture galleries from Melton Mowbray in 2012

We've recorded events in pictures on Melton Mowbray People throughout 2012 - and what a year it has been for the town; with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and Olympic Torch Relay! Here are ten of our...

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Pig's head dumped at Thurnby Lodge centre used for prayers by Muslims

A pig's head has been left at the doors of a community centre used as a Muslim place of worship. Thurnby Lodge Community Centre, in Leicester, is used for prayers by Muslim group As Salaam. In recent...

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Three arrested in Leicester after pig's head found by Muslim prayer group

A woman and two men have been arrested after a pig's head was found on the doorstep of a community centre used by Muslim worshippers.The severed head was discovered at the Thurnby Lodge Community...

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Derailed freight train to cause major disruption until New Year's Day

The aftermath of a freight train crash is set to cause major disruption to passenger services until New Year's Day.Engineers are having to use heavy machinery and lifting equipment to clear the track...

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Leicester Tigers scrum-half signs for London Irish

Leicester Tigers scrum-half Patrick Phibbs has signed for London Irish on a short-term contract until the end of the season. The 31-year-old Phibbs made five appearances for Tigers, including in the...

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Leicester City confirm £2m signing of Chris Wood

Leicester City have confirmed they will complete a deal for striker Chris Wood when the transfer window opens on New Year's Day.The 21-year-old New Zealand international has agreed a three-and-a-half...

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Hunt for Barwell bag snatch thief

A thief laughed at a woman after he snatched her handbag and £200 in cash from the handlebars of her bike. The woman had withdrawn the money from a cash machine in High Street, Barwell, only moments...

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Leicestershire County Council in cold-caller warning to disabled

Elderly and disabled people are being told to beware of cold-calling fraudsters trying to trick them into having their mobility equipment serviced unnecessarily. Leicestershire County Council's Trading...

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Thieves steal Melton man's bike on Christmas Day

A man whose partner is expecting their first child faces having to fork out for a new bike to get to work on after thieves stole his – on Christmas Day. Matthew Hatton, 24, of Melton, discovered his...

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Tributes paid to former Leicestershire County Cricket chairman John Josephs,...

A former chairman of Leicestershire County Cricket Club has died, aged 88. John Josephs, of Kibworth, was chairman of the club during the 1990s when it enjoyed one of its most successful spells...

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Leicester Tigers v Gloucester: The battle of England's No 10s

The two men who could be vying for the England No.10 jersey in the Six Nations will embark on a fascinating head-to-head at Welford Road today. Leicester's Toby Flood is the man with the experience...

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Police plea after bank cards raid from flat in London Road, Leicester

Police are appealing for information about a burglary at a city flat. A black 32gb iPad, a silver Dell laptop and a Prada wallet containing bank cards, some of which were for overseas banks, were...

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Victories and goals will come – Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel

If Leicester City remain positive and keep believing in what they are doing the goals and victories will come, insists Kasper Schmeichel. City's goalless draw at Hull City on Boxing Day meant they have...

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Leicester City's Matty James back at hometown club – Burnley

Matty James is hoping he will retain his starting place in the Leicester City side so he can run out at Turf Moor where he watched his Burnley heroes as a boy. The City midfielder made his first start...

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David Nugent hopes to break 20-goals in season barrier at Leicester City

Leicester City striker David Nugent is aiming to end an excellent year on a high by scoring his 20th goal of 2012 at former club Burnley. Nugent has scored 19 goals so far during one of the best years...

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Chaos on tracks in Leicestershire after freight train derailment

Engineers are having to build an entirely new road so they can get heavy machinery to clear the site of a freight train derailment. Network Rail says it is involved in a complicated operation to sort...

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Inquest to open into the death of two people from Aylestone after Norfolk crash

An inquest into the death of two people from Aylestone who were killed in a car crash on Christmas Eve will be opened next week. A 77-year-old driver and a 76-year-old passenger were killed following a...

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Drivers ignored plight of cyclist left lying in agony on A5 in Leicestershire

A cyclist, injured in an accident, says he was left lying in agony on the side of the road for 20 minutes as motorists passed by. Ian Hughes, 66, said he was riding along the A5 just ahead of a lorry...

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New Year Honours: Leicestershire's heroes are named today

A pensioner who helped to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for the Caribbean Carnival is to be given an MBE. Jan Gaskell is among 17 unsung heroes from the city and county named on the Queen's New...

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Leicester City will seal deal for £2m striker on New Year's Day

Leicester City will complete the deal for £2million striker Chris Wood when the transfer window opens on New Year's Day. The 21-year-old New Zealand international will then move from West Brom to the...

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