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Man stuck in his car overnight after crash in Markfield, Leicestershire

An injured motorist was trapped in his car for 12 hours in freezing temperatures after his vehicle left the road and ended up in a ditch. The fire service said the crash happened in Copt Oak Road,...

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Chris Wood is missing piece for Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson hailed goal-machine Chris Wood as the missing piece he had been looking for to add to his promotion challengers. Wood took his tally to six goals in his first three...

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Bid to force referendum on elected mayor Leicester misses deadline

A key deadline has been missed in a campaign to try to force a referendum on whether Leicester's elected mayor post should be scrapped. A petition launched by city businessman Callum McKeefery in...

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£500 reward to help stop graffiti vandals 'Kase' and 'SO 12' in...

Council bosses are hunting prolific graffiti vandals who have daubed 2,500 tags across the city, costing thousands of pounds to clean up. The authority has spent almost £30,000 scrubbing away the tags...

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Match verdict: Now this Leicester City side looks the real deal

Say it quietly, even whisper it, Leicester City look like genuine automatic promotion candidates. Nigel Pearson's men are the side on the move. On a day when nearly all their promotion rivals dropped...

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Deliberate fire at factory in Whetstone

Firefighters were called to a blaze at a disused factory in Whetstone at the weekend, which was started deliberately.Two crews and a water carrier were needed at a derelict building at the Whittle...

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Weather update: More snow and freezing temperatures for Leicestershire

Leicestershire is being warned to expect more snow later today after last night's light snowfall settled in most parts of the county. The Met Office has issued a "be prepared" warning for snow...

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This is Leicestershire new-look homepage - tell us what you think

This is Leicestershire's homepage is due to be relaunched at the beginning of February with further developments to follow. We want to invite a group of regular This is Leicestershire users to share...

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UPDATED: Snow to continue in Leicestershire into the evening

The Met Office has said Leicestershire can expect between five to 10cm of snow by tomorrow morning. It has scaled down its warning for the East Midlands from amber to yellow - which means people should...

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Two schools in Leicestershire closed due to the snow and freezing weather

Two schools in Leicestershire have been forced to close due to the snow and freezing weather conditions today. John Ferneley College, in Melton Mowbray, is closed (Monday, January 14) due the weather...

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Man attempted to rob mum at a cash machine at Morrisons supermarket in Melton

A thug pushed a mum to the ground and tried to grab money she had just withdrawn from a bank cash machine. The 34-year-old woman, who was with her young child, was attacked at a cash machine at...

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Businesses back appeal to track Leicester tag vandals

Businesses which have been targeted by prolific graffiti vandals have backed a campaign to track down the culprits by offering a reward for information. The tags – Kase and SO 12 – have appeared at...

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Our BBL Cup win means everything for this club - Leicester Riders hero Drew...

Leicester Riders hero Drew Sullivan has dedicated his side's BBL Cup victory to coach Rob Paternostro. The Great Britain captain was an integral part of Riders' 85-80 victory over defending champions...

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HMV history: 90 years on, the music and DVD retailer goes into administration

It boasts a 90-year history and 250 stores, attracts music and film lovers of all ages, and even played a part in the success of The Beatles. But today, music and DVD retailer HMV has announced it is...

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Copper cable thief jailed for 34 months at Leicester Crown Court

A thief has been jailed for 34 months for stealing copper electrical cable from a farm in Leicestershire. Ion Preda was part of a group involved in stealing 15 rolls of copper cable, about 1,000 metres...

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Sports Awards 2012: Sporting journeys are a big part of life for De Montfort...

De Montfort University is a firm believer in supporting young people on their journey through education, both inside and away from the classroom. The university has extended that philosophy to backing...

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Martin Crowson's five things: In, out? Home, away? Answers on a postcard...

Martin Crowson looks back at five key points from the weekend's rugby action. 1 Do not even bother to start trying to work out the various ramifications of a Leicester Tigers win, or defeat, or draw,...

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Six arrested in connection with disorder at Leicester restaurant

Six men have been arrested in connection with disorder at an Indian restaurant in Leicester.Police were called to the Moghul Durbar restaurant, in East Park Road, at about 9pm last night.Officers found...

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Star Wars fails physics test, say Leicester University students

Iconic sequences in Star Wars where the Millennium Falcon jumps to hyperspace have been put to the test by physics students. On several occasions during the George Lucas sci-fi saga, Han Solo,...

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We need YOU to help us beat 'awesome' Toulouse, says Leicester Tigers winger...

Leicester Tigers' in-form winger Niall Morris says the club will need all the help they can get from an expected sold-out Welford Road when Toulouse arrive in town this weekend. The Anglo-French...

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