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Wettest year on record saw drought, tornado and giant hail in Leicestershire

The past 12 months have seen some of the most turbulent weather Leicestershire has experienced. Hailstones the size of cricket balls, tornados and floods have all ravaged the county in a year that...

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Craig Shakespeare says Leicester City must kick on in 2013 to achieve their...

Leicester City must look to kick on in 2013 if their promotion ambitions are to become a reality, says assistant manager Craig Shakespeare. City will be looking to start the new year with a win over...

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Help, my husband's wallet is missing! Time-wasting 999 callers 'are 'putting...

A parrot stuck in a tree and a lost cigarette lighter were among some of the inappropriate 999 calls received by the police in Leicestershire in 2012. About one in 10 of the 999 calls received by...

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Ritchie De Laet says Leicester City must improve their home form

Leicester City must get back to winning ways on home soil, says defender Ritchie De Laet. City have picked up just one point from their last two home games, and the Belgian full-back said the King...

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Post-Christmas sales frenzy delights store bosses in Leicester

Shopping centre bosses are optimistic about the future after the boost of the post-Christmas sales period. Hundreds of thousands of shoppers have visited Fosse Park, Highcross and Haymarket over the...

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson salutes French star Anthony Knockaert

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson believes Anthony Knockaert is capable of playing in the Premier League. The Frenchman has made a big impact since arriving at the King Power Stadium from French...

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Streets sealed off as firefighters deal with smoking remains of blaze-hit...

Part of a village remained sealed off yesterday as firefighters dealt with the smoking remains of a factory. Only the office building of mail order company Arden Direct and Digital in Barwell, was left...

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Chris Wood expected to make Leicester City debut against Huddersfield

Leicester City are confident that new striker Chris Wood will make his debut against Huddersfield Town at the King Power Stadium today. A £2 million deal has been agreed with West Bromwich Albion and...

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Tributes to Leicester couple John and Patricia Knight killed in crash on A47...

Tributes have been paid to a couple who died in a car crash as they were travelling to spend Christmas with family. Great-grandparents John, 77, and Patricia Knight, 76, from Aylestone, Leicester, were...

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Quorn hunt children's meet sees big turnout

MORE than 80 children, their parents and some very well turned out ponies made the most of the sunny weather to take part in the Quorn hunt's New Year's day meet in Woodhouse Eaves. A rather soggy end...

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Leicester City 6 Huddersfield 1: Chris Wood marks Foxes debut with a brace

New striker Chris Wood marked his first match for Leicester City with a brace as the Foxes brushed aside Huddersfield Town to maintain their place in the npower Championship play-off positions. The New...

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Leicester Cathedral grounds plan given £50k grant boost

Plans to refurbish the area outside Leicester Cathedral have received a cash boost. A £50,000 grant has been offered by Leicestershire aggregates firm Lafarge toward the £3 million Cathedral Gardens...

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Leicester City v Huddersfield - as it happened. Chris Wood makes a fantastic...

New signing Chris Wood starts for Leicester City as Nigel Pearson makes two changes from the side that beat Burnley 1-0 on Saturday. The striker comes in for Lloyd Dyer and plays alongside David Nugent...

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Traditional hunts in Leicestershire and Rutland attract support

Large crowds turned out in chilly, bright sunshine to watch three of Leicestershire and Rutland's hunts in action at their traditional New Year's Day meets. Hundreds of people in Melton, Uppingham and...

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Family's presents stolen from under tree in Melton home while they slept...

Burglars stole a family's presents from under their tree while they slept upstairs on Christmas Day morning. When grandmother Sue Browne went downstairs at her Melton home and saw one of her presents...

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Blackpool dismiss Alex Baptiste transfer to Leicester City reports

Blackpool manager Michael Appleton has dismissed reports that they have agreed the sell captain Alex Baptiste to Leicester City. Appleton said he did not know of any such deal, which was first reported...

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Rob Tanner's Leicester City v Huddersfield verdict: Anthony Knockaert is star...

Chris Wood had a dream debut but it was Anthony Knockaert who stole the show. Wood was signed on an emergency loan deal as soon as the January transfer window opened so he would be clear to make his...

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Couple lose everything as canal boat sinks in Thurmaston, Leicestershire

A couple lost their home and almost all their possessions after their narrowboat sank. Carolann and Trevor Forman have moored their 61ft boat Merlot at the marina in Thurmaston since the summer. While...

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20,000 motorists fined for driving in bus lanes in Leicester city centre

Nearly 20,000 fines have been issued to motorists caught illegally driving in two city centre bus lanes. Leicester City Council said it had received nearly £450,000 in penalties from the cameras...

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Leicestershire rower is looking to cash in on round Britain race

Leicester-based rower Nicola Cheesman is looking for two more crew members to join her all-women team to  take part in a round Britain race.The 36-year-old from Ashby is the skipper of a crew which...

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