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Man dies after fire breaks out in flat in Victoria Street, Loughborough

A man has died and a woman is in a serious condition in hospital after a fire broke out at their home. The blaze started shortly before 9am on Saturday at a block of flats in Victoria Street,...

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Leicester Tigers win sets up tie with big-spending French side

Leicester Tigers made "their own bit of history" after a pulsating 9-5 win over Toulouse yesterday. The win booked a Heineken Cup quarter-final away to big-spending French side Toulon, in April. Three...

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More snow forecast for Leicestershire as big freeze sets in for the week

Drivers were facing icy conditions again this morning after snow continued to fall across Leicestershire for most of yesterday. It came as forecasters warned more days of bitter weather lie ahead, with...

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Transfer news: Manchester United taking 'good look' at Leicester City striker...

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has revealed young striker Jeff Schlupp has been training with Manchester United. The 20-year-old has spent the last week training with the Premier League leaders....

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Snooker: Mark Selby claims his third Masters title

Leicester's Mark Selby claimed his third Masters title with a 10-6 victory over Australian Neil Robertson at Alexandra Palace in London last night. The Jester from Leicester, who won the title in 2008...

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Police given more time to quiz five men in connection with alleged sex...

Police have been given more time to question five men arrested in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl.They were granted an extension by magistrates yesterday evening giving...

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TRAVEL UPDATE: A46 closed after lorry overturns

A jackknifed lorry has forced the closure of the A46 this morning.The vehicle overturned earlier today close to the junction of the A6006.The A46 has been closed between the B676 and the A6006, while...

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Blockbusters to close store in Beaumont Leys, Leicester

Blockbusters is to close its store in Beaumont Leys, Leicester with the loss of around five jobs.The DVD and video rental chain, which has 528 stores, went into administration last week, putting 4,190...

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VIDEO: Leicestershire makes the most of the snow

As the big freeze took hold at the weekend across Leicestershire lots of people made the most of the snow and took to the slopes across the county Our photographers have been out and about capturing...

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School closures in Leicestershire and Rutland due to the snow

Schools across Leicester and Leicestershire are closed today after a weekend of heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures. The following schools reported to be closed today (Monday, January 21) include:...

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School closures in Leicestershire because of snow - tell us your views

More than 100 schools are shut today because of snow and freezing weather conditions in Leicestershire.Should schools try harder to remain open? Tell us your views on school closures. How have you been...

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WEATHER UPDATE: Snow shuts schools and causes delays on Leicestershire roads

Snow on the roads led to slow rush hour traffic this morning and dozens of schools remain closed today.Traffic was moving at a crawl along the A50 between Coalville and Leicester and throughout the...

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Theft victim issues plea after mobility scooter stolen from outside Hinckley...

A woman has urged people to help police trace her stolen mobility scooter. Lynn Stretton, who has severe arthritis and sciatica, said she depended on the scooter to visit her daughter and go shopping....

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Snooker: Mark Selby - From barn-storming win to performing in a barn!

Less than 24 hours after winning a historic third Masters title in front of a worldwide audience, Mark Selby was back on the match table – only this time it was in a 'converted barn' with zero...

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Win the chance to take a penalty at Leicester City's FA Cup clash

The Foxes Trust are offering two City fans the chance to enter a penalty shoot-out competition at Huddersfield on Saturday. The Huddersfield Town Supporters' Association have organised the shoot-out...

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Leicester Tigers: Martin Castrogiovanni's move to Toulon is 'on ice'

Prop Martin Castrogiovanni's rumoured departure to Toulon is still far from a done deal, according to Leicester Tigers chief executive Simon Cohen. The club have began talks with the French Top 14...

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Why we could not call off game against Middlesbrough - Leicester City

Leicester City have explained why their big promotion clash at a snow-bound King Power Stadium had to go ahead. Friday night's game against Middlesbrough went ahead, despite many thousands of...

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'Missing' Leicester City fans angry snow-hit game went ahead

Fans have expressed their frustration and anger at missing Leicester City's game with Middlesborough. A little more than 8,500 made it to the King Power Stadium on Friday, despite more than 20,000...

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Parents of former Leicester City keeper Peter Shilton so proud of son's...

The proud parents of Peter Shilton have told how they were moved to tears after discovering he had picked up a lifetime achievement award. On Thursday, the former Leicester City and England goalkeeper...

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Man, 72, jailed for spending 90 minutes in ladies' toilet at Leicester store

A 72-year-old man flouted a court order by spending 90 minutes in ladies' toilets in a shopping centre. Alan Goode, who has previous convictions for voyeurism in women's lavatories, was jailed for a...

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