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Shops 'used for illegal drinking'

Council officials are investigating shopkeepers thought to be operating illegal drinking dens. Leicester City Council believes a small number of off-licence owners are allowing people to drink on their...

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Car-crash victim Rob Ayres to receive millions in compensation

An ex-Royal Marine who was seriously injured after being struck down by a car when he stood in the middle of the road and dropped his trousers has won the right to millions of pounds in compensation....

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City NHS to recruit 180 nurses

Bosses at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust are launching their biggest- ever drive to recruit nurses. They are hosting a special open day in a campaign to fill more than 180 nursing...

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Lottery bid team seek public's help

Supporters of a £3 million Lottery bid to help spruce up Charnwood Forest are calling on the public to back the campaign. A questionnaire has been produced by Leicestershire County Council on behalf of...

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Man admits dumping bin-bags in forest

A man charged with dumping nine black plastic bin-bags full of household refuse in Charnwood Forest has been given a six-months conditional discharge. Alin Madalin Munteanu (43) of Greenhill Road,...

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Police alert after phone-scam pest targeted woman

Fraudsters phoned a pensioner dozens of times pressuring her to buy a voucher in exchange for a £2,000 cheque they claimed she had won. A persistent woman phoned 69-year-old Jessie Dunkley on her...

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Households shaken and stirred as earthquake is felt across county

This was the moment a seismometer at Leicester University registered an earthquake which hit Leicestershire early yesterday morning. The tremor, which hit the county at about 5.20am, centred two miles...

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Six inches of snow causes chaos in Leicestershire

Six inches of snow caused traffic chaos yesterday, leaving roads in the city and parts of the county gridlocked. People tried to get home early before the blizzard jammed major routes, but traffic in...

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David Nugent fires Leicester City into automatic promotion spot after...

David Nugent fired Leicester City into the automatic promotion spots after a tight clash with promotion rivals Middlesbrough at a snow-bound King Power Stadium last night. However, City had to rely on...

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Seventh person in court over incident at Moghul Durbar restaurant in Leicester

Police have charged a seventh person in connection with the disorder at the Moghul Durbar restaurant in Leicester.The 26-year-old man has been charged with conspiracy to commit violent disorder.He is...

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Man rescued after fire at flat in Loughborough

Firefighters rescued a man from a blazing flat in Loughborough this morning. It is understood occupants of the flat, in Victoria Street, raised the alarm shortly before 9am. The emergency services...

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Five men and a youth arrested in Leicester over alleged sex assault of...

Police investigating the alleged sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl have arrested five men and a youth.The investigation was launched after her family raised concerns about her welfare. Specialist...

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Leicester man Shane Upton threatened his ex with knife

An angry man held a knife at his ex-partner's chest and threatened to kill her during a violent attack on her birthday, a court heard. The mother-of-three's frightened children heard and saw part of...

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Leicester Tigers v Toulouse - as it happened

Leicester Tigers suffer a late blow as England centre Manu Tuilagi drops out with an ankle injury to be replaced by Matt Smith. But Richard Cockerill has brought out all his other big guns for their...

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Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Jacqueline Proudman, (42) of Barnwell Avenue, Belgrave, Leicester, admitted drink-driving on September 10. A measurement showed she had 88...

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Doormats are a health and safety hazard - Leicester tower block tenants told

Council officials have told tower block tenants to remove doormats from outside their homes – because they are a health and safety hazard. People in flats on the St Peter's estate, in Leicester, said...

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Leicester Tigers' Toby Flood set for battle with old mentor

As the final whistle blew at Welford Road yesterday, the meeting between arguably England's best two fly-halves was confirmed. Leicester Tigers' 9-5 victory over French champions Toulouse secured a...

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A day to remember as Leicester Tigers beat Toulouse

An epic occasion. Soaked in drama and drenched in snow. Leicester Tigers are in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals. Tigers showed all the attributes that the club's proud heritage has been built on. They...

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Drivers clear and grit Haymarket car park ramp in Leicester after getting...

Motorists trapped in the Haymarket car park because the steep exit ramp had not been gritted decided to do it themselves. Seven members of the public got shovels from cleaning staff at the centre and...

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Pearson praises his Leicester City players after snow chaos

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson praised the professionalism of his players after they overcame chaotic preparations to beat Middlesbrough and move into the top two. Some of Pearson's squad were...

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