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We'll build on new attacking dimension, says Leicester City midfielder Andy King

New striker Chris Wood has given Leicester City an extra dimension to their attacking play, says midfielder Andy King. Twenty-one-year-old Wood scored his third goal in just two appearances since his...

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Dispute over 'enclosed' shisha bar Al Feena, in St George's Way, Leicester,...

One of Leicester's most prominent shisha cafes is facing prosecution under the smoking ban laws. Leicester City Council is taking Al Feena, in St George's Way to court later this month. Officials said...

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Leicester City 2 Burton Albion 0: 'FA Cup run can help promotion push'

A good run in the FA Cup will not harm Leicester City's promotion push, assistant manager Craig Shakespeare believes. City were handed a fourth-round trip to Huddersfield later this month after a 2-0...

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Police spent £13m looking for missing people in Leicestershire as...

Police spent £13 million last year looking for missing people – many of them children in local authority care. Just 73 under-17s – most of them from city or county council children's homes – triggered...

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Match verdict: Leicester City 2 Burton 0: Cup run can reap benefits in league...

Last season, the FA Cup proved to be a welcome tonic in what was otherwise a frustrating campaign. Leicester City's march to the quarter-finals was the highlight of the season, with the victory at...

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Former 'Lie-chester' City striker Emile Heskey inspiration for YouTube rap

Former City striker Emile Heskey has become the subject of a bizarre YouTube video rap.Eccentric Californian vlogger (video-blogger) Ray Sipe has chosen the 34-year-old footballer as the theme for one...

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Newarke Street traffic experiment causes tailbacks in Leicester

Motorists have been complaining about traffic congestion today after one lane of Newarke Street, Leicester, was closed.The city mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, wants to shut one lane of Newarke Street...

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Locations for gypsy and traveller camps in Leicester are announced

Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby today announced his decision to build permanent camps for travellers and gypsies at sites in Redhill Way, Mowmacre Hill and Greengate Lane, in Beaumont Leys....

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Updated: New gypsy sites for Leicester are criticised by residents campaigner

Two new sites for gypsies are to be set up in Leicester, City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby announced today.They will be created at Redhill Way and Greengate Lane near the north east boundary with Charnwood...

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Leicester teenager jailed for killing dad-of-two Ponnuthurai Nimalaraja

A teenager has been jailed for three years for killing 41-year-old father-of-two, Ponnuthurai Nimalaraja. The 15-year-old, from Leicester, was found guilty of manslaughter in November and was today...

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Leicester-based camera chain Jessops to close 15 stores

Camera chain Jessops announced today it is to close 15 stores.The Leicester-based group would not reveal the location of the shops which will shut.The company said affected staff would be offered roles...

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Daughter of Leics County Council's deputy leader David Sprason launches...

The daughter of the deputy leader of Leicestershire County Council has launched a petition in support of her father who faces suspension from his party. Members of County Hall's Tory Group will meet...

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Great Glen house turned into cannabis factory

A tenant converted part of his home into a cannabis factory to feed his personal habit, a court heard. When police raided the four-bedroom detached rental property in Coverside Road, Great Glen, they...

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Leicestershire police chief: Crime is at 22-year low

Crime in Leicestershire is at a 22-year low, chief constable Simon Cole has reported. The force cut crime in 2012 despite its shrinking budget and its commitment to events such as the Olympics and the...

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Andy King says FA Cup is important for Leicester City

Andy King says the FA Cup is hugely important to everyone at Leicester City. While promotion rivals Cardiff City made 11 changes and paid the price at Macclesfield Town, City took no chances against...

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Plea for new home for Percy the stray pig after he was picked up by police in...

Surprised police officers stumbled upon a lost pig wandering through the city streets while out on patrol. Percy was trotting down a road in Leicester, on New Year's Day. Staff at the Woodside RSPCA...

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Braunstone Park woman jailed for marrying many men

A woman has been jailed for marrying a number of men to enable them to enter the UK illegally. Ayesha Mullan (26) entered into sham marriages with Indian nationals whom she barely knew even though she...

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'She's worth every penny': £185,000 cost of Queen's visit revealed

A little more than £185,000 was spent hosting last year's royal visit to mark the start of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration, it has emerged. The costs to Leicester City Council and De Montfort...

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Pictured: Car crashes into side of house in Great Stretton - prompting calls...

A woman had to be cut free from a car after it crashed into the side of a home. The incident happened in Great Stretton, near Stoughton, on Monday night. The crash was the latest in a series of serious...

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80 jobs to be axed as engineering firm Schlegel Automotive Europe fails to...

An engineering firm which makes car parts is to close with the loss of about 80 jobs. Schlegel Automotive Europe, in Bardon, near Coalville, will stop production on January 20 after administrators...

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