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Sculptures and sledging are all the rage as snow covers Leicester

People have been getting their fill of wintry fun. From Leicester streets transformed with snow sculptures and igloos to families sledging on icy hills, residents have been making the most of all the...

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Leicester City: Chris Wood in tribute to strike partner David Nugent

Chris Wood believes that playing alongside David Nugent will make him an even better player. Wood has linked up with former England striker Nugent in his first three Championship games since joining...

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George Ford will leave Leicester Tigers this summer

Leicester Tigers fly-half George Ford will leave the club at the end of the season. He is expected to join Bath, where his father Mike is an assistant coach. The 19-year-old's decision to seek a new...

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Jobs threatened as Midlands Co-op closes stores in Wigston and Coalville

Dozens more shop jobs have been put in jeopardy following the announcement two department stores are to close. Midlands Co-op said yesterday it planned to shut its fashion and homeware outlets in Bell...

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Big freeze shuts schools for the day in Leicester and Leicestershire

More than 170 schools were shut yesterday due to the snow and freezing conditions.In Leicester, more than half – 70 schools out of 107 – were either closed or only partially open, to those taking...

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School closures in Leicester and Leicestershire - Tuesday, January 22

Schools across Leicester and Leicestershire closed today Tuesday, January 22) include: LEICESTERPrimary Schools Catherine Infants and Junior School infants Secondary Schools Ellesmere College is closed...

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Police issue photo taken on stolen iPad after in Leicestershire

Police have issued a photograph of a man they want to question after a burglary at a village home. The picture was apparently taken on a stolen iPad which had recently been taken from the victim's home...

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Textile firms seeking cash to return to Leicester

Textile firms are looking to repatriate their manufacturing from India and China to Leicester in a move that could create hundreds of jobs. Six companies which moved their production from the city in...

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Five men on sex offence charges involving girl, 16

Five men have been charged with 21 sexual offences involving a 16-year-old girl. The men are aged 20, 22, 25, 27 and 39. A 15-year-old youth has been released on police bail while further enquiries are...

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Thieves steal tools from a van in Hermitage Road, Whitwick

Thieves stole a selection of tools from a parked van.Police have appealed for help tracing the thieves, who broke into the white Vauxhall Movano van in Hermitage Road, Whitwick, north west...

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Leicestershire Police is one of the best employers for gay people, according...

Leicestershire police force has been named in the top 100 best places to work for gay people.The force was ranked in 68th position in the annual survey by civil rights group, Stonewall.Last year, the...

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Woman pushed to ground during attempted robbery in The Rally, Leicester

A man tried to steal a handbag from a woman as she walked in a city park.He targeted the 41-year-old victim in The Rally, behind Tudor Road, Leicester, just after 9am on Friday.She was approached from...

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Snow and ice disrupts services across Leicester and Leicestershire

Wintry conditions continued to disrupt refuse collections, some postal services and a handful of schools yesterday. While major city and county roads were gritted and clear of snow, in some rural areas...

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Sir David Attenborough says humans are a 'plague on the Earth'

Naturalist Sir David Attenborough has described humans as a "plague on the Earth" while speaking out about population growth. The 86-year-old veteran broadcaster, who was educated in Leicester, warned...

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Chris Wood says Leicester City are heading for Premier League

In-form striker Chris Wood is convinced Leicester City are destined for the Premier League. The 21-year-old New Zealander said the reason he chose to join City was because everything about the club is...

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OAP foster caring scheme could be launched in Leicester

Families could be paid to look after older people in a scheme similar to child fostering under plans being considered by the city council. The authority is exploring the possibility of extending its...

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Five men appear in Leicester court over sex offences

Five men have appeared in court charged with a string of sexual offences against a 16-year-old girl. A total of 22 charges have been brought against the men, aged 20, 22, 25, 27 and 39. It follows a...

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This is why players come to Leicester Tigers, says Geoff Parling

Leicester Tigers lock Geoff Parling believes that occasions like Sunday's epic Heineken Cup victory against Toulouse are the reason people want to play for the club. Parling signed a new deal with...

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Royal visit to Leicester postponed due to bad weather

Today's visit to Leicester by Prince Edward has been postponed due to bad weather. The Earl of Wessex was due to officially open De Montfort University's new £8m Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee...

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WEATHER UPDATE: No school closures in Leicestershire - Wednesday, January 23

There have been no reports of school closures across Leicester and Leicestershire today after two days of disruption due to the snow and icy conditions. More snow fell across Leicestershire last night...

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