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Delivering his own son the perfect Christmas present for Leicestershire dad...

He was supposed to spend Christmas Day having dinner at his mum's, but instead Rob Parrott found himself delivering his son on his bathroom floor. Rob and his partner, Sarah Brown – who were expecting...

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On-loan Keane is in the frame for Leicester City's trip to Burnley

On-loan defender Michael Keane is back in contention for Leicester City to face Burnley today at Turf Moor. The Manchester United defender had his initial loan spell with City cut short after picking...

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Missing Belgrave teenager Nachi Coumar found

A young man with epilepsy and learning difficulties has been found safe and well after his family reported him missing.Nachi Coumar's relatives called the police after he was last seen at his home in...

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Flood alert issued for Loughborough

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for part of Loughborough.It has warned that farmland and roads including Kingfisher Way, Forest Road and Monarch Way, near the Wood Brook, could flood...

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UPDATED: Firefighters tackle blaze at Barwell factory

Firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a factory in Barwell.Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service received a 999 call at 3pm today and crews arrived to find the two-storey factory well...

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Cockerill furious despite Tigers leap up the table

Leicester 17 Gloucester 12Leicester Tigers shot up to second place in the Aviva Premiership after a brutal arm-wrestle with fellow title-chasers, Gloucester.A hugely-physical contest saw referee Andrew...

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UPDATED: Firefighters tackle blaze at Barwell factory (with video)

Firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a factory in Barwell.Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service received a 999 call at 3pm today and crews arrived to find the two-storey factory well...

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Man charged over pig's head at Leicester Muslim prayer hall

A man has been charged with racially aggravated harassment after a pig's head was left at a community centre being used for Muslim prayers.The animal remains were found by worshippers at the community...

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M1 crash causes long delays between Junction 20 and 21 in Leicestershire

A crash has caused long delays on the M1 through Leicestershire.The accident happened on the northbound carriageway of the M1 between Junction 20 at Lutterworth and 21at Leicester Forest East at...

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Firefighters still at scene of Barwell factory blaze (with video)

Firefighters are still at the scene of a massive blaze at a factory in Barwell, which started yesterday.Emergency crews were called to Kingsfield Road at 3pm yesterday after reports that the industrial...

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Leicester vs Huddersfield: Pearson ponders re-shuffle

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson could freshen up his side against Huddersfield. Right-back Ritchie De Laet overcame a back problem to play against Burnley on Saturday, while centre-half Zak Whitbread...

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Whetstone homes plan set to go ahead despite villagers' objections

Plans to build nearly 80 homes in a Leicestershire village are set to be approved this week – despite dozens of objections. Revelan Group has applied for permission to build the 78-property development...

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Burnley v Leicester City - player ratings

1. Kasper Schmeichel The City keeper produced some good saves when called upon and kept his 10th clean sheet of the season. Rating 7 2. Ritchie De Laet Shook off a back injury to face the Clarets and...

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Burnley v Leicester City - as it happened

Leicester City made two changes to the side that came away with a valuable draw at Hull City on Boxing Day. Zak Whitbread dropped out after picking up an injury, so Liam Moore came in at centre-half....

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How city of Leicester plans to honour Lord Attenborough at 90

His work both on screen and behind the camera has been loved by film fans and critics for decades. And now city arts venues are putting together plans for a host of special events in 2013 to mark...

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Burnley v Leicester City - Nigel Pearson's view

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson said it did not matter how they won at Turf Moor, it was just vital that City got the three points against Burnley. City claimed only their second win in seven games....

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Jordan Crane praises Leicester Tigers' defence

Jordan Crane praised his Leicester Tigers team-mates for "defending with their lives" as Gloucester threatened to snatch a late and unlikely victory. Tigers had completely dominated territory and...

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Swithland Lane, in Rothley - the most expensive street in Leicestershire

Swithland Lane, in Rothley, is the most expensive street in Leicestershire, a survey has revealed. It is listed as the most exclusive address, with properties on the road selling for an average of...

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Home sought for foals dumped in field in Thurcaston Lane, Rothley

A home is being sought for two young ponies abandoned in a field. The foals were dumped at Thurcaston Lane, Rothley, on land owned by Ann Hart, about nine weeks ago. Mrs Hart has been looking after the...

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Rob Tanner's Burnley v City verdict - Nugent returns to haunt his former club

Leicester City fans will be hoping David Nugent does not move on to pastures new anytime soon. Not just because he is City's top-scorer and most likely match winner, but he also has a tendency to...

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