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Two people rescued after a house fire in Sidney Road, Leicester

Two people were rescued from their home after a fire broke out in their kitchen.The blaze at the house in Sidney Road, Knighton, Leicester, started at around 2.30am this morning.A spokesman for the...

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Police arrest six men and seize drugs in a flat in Stocking Farm, Leicester

Six men were arrested and a quantity of drugs recovered when police raided a flat which residents said was at the centre of dealing and anti-social behaviour.Officers from Beaumont Leys police station...

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Major announcement in Richard III search to come in early February, says...

The results of tests performed on the Greyfriars remains will be announced at at the beginning of February, the University of Leicester said today. Academics have carried out a series of scientific...

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Leicestershire Police stripped criminals of goods and cash worth £1.3 million...

Police seized cash and luxury goods worth more than £1 million from Leicestershire's criminals last year.The force's economic crime unit confiscated houses, diamonds, gold, designer clothing and a...

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Rutland Anti-Corruption Party's response to Council accusations

Following the recent article on OakhamPeople Rutland County Council may take legal action against Anti-Corruption Party and coverage in local press and on BBC Leicester, I contacted Cllr Richard Gale...

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Man in court over Leicester factory fire

A man accused of setting fire to a rooftop shisha cafe has been bailed to appear for trial at Leicester Crown Court.Imtiyas Patel (28), of Herschell Street, off London Road, Leicester, attended the...

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Tom Croft one of eight Leicester Tigers players named in England squad

Tom Croft is one of eight Leicester Tigers players to be named in the England squad ahead of the Six Nations.The 27-year-old only made his return from a career-threatening neck injury last Friday in...

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Man punched and kicked by gang of thugs who tried to take his phone

A man was repeatedly punched and kicked by a gang who had tried to snatch his mobile phone.Three thugs asked the 21-year-old victim for the time and tried to grab the handset when he pulled it out of...

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Can you spare an hour to help the RSPB

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds are appealing to the people of Leicestershire to take part in their annual Big Garden Birdwatch.Almost 600,000 people across the UK took part last year and...

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Leicester-based camera chain Jessops goes into administration

Troubled camera chain Jessops plunged into administration today after failing to secure a financial lifeline. The collapse of the Leicester-based group, which has 192 stores, puts around 2,000 jobs in...

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Oadby Town Hit Five For Second Time in a Week

On a damp evening Oadby Town entertained Northampton Spencer. With the return of top scorer Jake Duffy after suspension, Oadby must have been optimistic of a good result. Home fans did not have long to...

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Leicestershire County Council's £30m budget gap to lead to redundancies

More than 1,000 jobs are set to be axed at Leicestershire County Council over the next four years as bosses try to plug a huge gap in its finances. Yesterday, the Conservative administration at County...

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What do you think of £7m market revamp?

This is the view shoppers can expect when they visit Leicester's market after a proposed £7 million revamp. Architects have created a computer-animated walk-through of the modern fish and meat hall...

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Jobs facing axe as Waitrose moves from distribution centre in Leicestershire

Hundreds of jobs are set to be axed after Waitrose said it would stop using a major distribution centre in Leicestershire. The supermarket group's contract with the centre, in Bardon, near Coalville,...

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Liz Kendall: MPs at their best in debate on dementia

On Thursday, I took part in the best debate I have attended since becoming a Member of Parliament. It was on dementia and was organised by the Committee of Backbench MPs. Let's be honest, a lot of...

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Rutland County Council plans legal action

A council has voted to take legal action to stop three councillors from allegedly harassing senior staff. Rutland County Council has set aside £90,000 to seek an injunction against Richard Gale, David...

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Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Christopher Ian Harvey (24), of London Road, Coalville, pleaded guilty to using a motor vehicle without a test certificate at the junction of...

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Leicester City start as favourites to beat Bristol City at Ashton Gate

Leicester City will start as overwhelming favourites to beat Bristol City at Ashton Gate this afternoon, but it hasn't been the happiest of hunting grounds for them in recent years. City have suffered...

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Leicester City: Struggling Bristol a threat, says Kasper Schmeichel

Kasper Schmeichel has sounded out a warning to his Leicester City team-mates ahead of this afternoon's clash with relegation-threatened Bristol City at Ashton Gate. While City have picked up seven...

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Bristol City boss Derek McInnes wary of Leicester City striker Chris Wood

Bristol City boss Derek McInnes knows only too well who Leicester City's dangerman will be at Ashton Gate this afternoon. New City striker Chris Wood started his career at the King Power Stadium in...

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