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Resident rescued from flat blaze by fire crews in Coventry Road, Market...

The occupant of a flat had to be led to safety as fire broke out in a bedroom yesterday evening. The alarm was raised at 6.23pm in a block of flats in Coventry Road, Market Harborough. Fire crews...

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Van driver air lifted to hospital as crash closes A42 southbound in...

A van driver was airlifted to hospital today after a collision involving a lorry on the southbound A42 near Appleby Magna, in Leicestershire.A passenger in the van was also injured in the crash and was...

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Barwell factory fire 'may have been started deliberately'

Police believe a fire which destroyed a Barwell factory on Saturday may have been started deliberately. Leicestershire Police said today the cause of the fire which destroyed the Arden Direct and...

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Girl touched indecently on train in Leicestershire - police appeal for...

Police are searching for a man who indecently assaulted a teenage girl on a train.The 16-year-old passenger was "inappropriately touched" as she travelled on the 9.28pm Nottingham to Leicester train on...

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Barrow station remains closed while derailed wagon recovery continues

Barrow upon Soar train station will remain closed until further notice while engineers remove freight wagons derailed in an incident last week.The rear 10 carriages of the train, which was carrying...

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New striker Chris Wood is perfect tonic for Leicester City's promotion push

Chris Wood is the perfect tonic for Leicester City's promotion push, said manager Nigel Pearson. The £2 million striker made an impressive debut against Huddersfield Town yesterday. Wood scored twice...

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Man robbed at knifepoint at cash machine at Lloyds/TSB in Aylestone Road,...

A robber threatened a bank customer with a knife before ordering him to take money out of a cash machine. The 59-year-old victim was targeted after he had withdrawn cash from his account from the...

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Profile: new Leicester City striker Chris Wood

Chris Wood has hit the ground running in his new role as Leicester City striker, after penning a £2 million deal with the club. The player made his debut against Huddersfield Town yesterday, scoring...

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Concern over missing Leicestershire pensioner

Police say they are very concerned for the welfare of a 75-year-old woman has gone missing.Rose Wells, from Oadby, was last seen at around 10am this morning in Station Road, Wigston.Her son reported...

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Margaret Mitton, 79, named as victim of Whetstone crash

A motorist who was killed in a crash on New Year's Eve has been named by police.Margaret Mitton, 79, of Countesthorpe, died when the car she was driving was in collision with another vehicle in...

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Police crackdown on shoplifting in Leicester city centre "a success"

A police campaign to drive down shoplifting in Leicester city centre during the Christmas period has been declared a success.Officers from Mansfield House police station, in Belgrave Gate, worked with...

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Man used PC to view child porn

A convicted sex offender started a relationship with a single mother and then used her laptop to access indecent pictures of children. Mathew Royale also persuaded the unsuspecting mum-of-three to get...

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Landowner damaged badger sett

Dumped rubble and soil which blocked and damaged a badger sett cost the landowner more than £6,215 in fines and costs. At Leicester Magistrates' Court, Kuldip Singh Kainth (60) was found guilty of...

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Bus lanes crackdown 'needs to be flexible'

More than 1,000 fines have been issued to drivers using city centre bus lanes late at night or early in the morning when few services are actually running. Earlier this week, the city council revealed...

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Through the bee-hole: Tony snaps up prize

This stunning photograph of a hairy-footed flower bee making itself at home inside a brass keyhole has won amateur photographer Tony Cooper top prize in a national competition. Mr Cooper, pictured, a...

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Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Michael Daniel Webster (28), of St Mary's Avenue, Braunstone, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis on...

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Match verdict: Leicester Tigers top of the table after dramatic show

An injury time penalty try earned Leicester Tigers a dramatic 19-14 win against Worcester at a packed Sixways and sent them to the top of the Aviva Premiership. Tigers had been blown away in the...

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Lottery win just the ticket for rail worker Mark Steele, from Melton

Rail worker Mark Steele was on the right tracks when he chose his numbers for last week's Euromillions Lottery draw. The 50-year-old grandad used his four children's, his and his wife's ages for the...

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Match stats: Gamble pays off as Leicester Tigers snatch win

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill makes a mammoth 12 changes to the side that beat Gloucester 17-12 last Saturday. Only Adam Thompstone, captain Louis Deacon and Ben Youngs retain...

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Couple's sunken canal home rescued from marina in Thurmaston

A couple can begin picking through their soggy belongings after a salvage expert rescued their sunken houseboat. Carolann and Trevor Forman's 61ft boat Merlot has been moored at the marina in...

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