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Leicestershire's dole queue shrinks thanks to festive temp jobs

The number of Leicestershire people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance fell by 206 last month, official figures today revealed.The claimant count for the county dropped by about 1 per cent to 21,210...

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Horror as car left in snow is speared by farmer's forklift, near Wistow,...

A driver forced to abandon his car in a snow-filled ditch was horrified when it was taken away and wrecked – after a farmer speared it with a forklift truck. Dan Neal, 24, left his black Citroen C2...

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Police appeal after man is attacked outside a take-away in Belgrave Gate,...

Police investigating a serious assault outside a takeaway restaurant are searching for a potential crucial witness. Officers believe the man may have seen an attack which left a 29-year-old man with...

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Cyclist indecently touched four women in Narborough Road area, Leicester

Police are investigating after a cyclist indecently touched four women while riding past them in Leicester. In all four incidents, the most recent of which happened at 4.30pm on Monday, the women were...

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Gary Lineker 'flies ill mother from Spain to UK for treatment'

Gary Lineker has paid for a private jet to fly his poorly mum home to for treatment, according The Sun. The newspaper's website is reporting that Gary is worried about mum Margaret, 73, who now lives...

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Man charged with 11 burglaries across Leicester and Leicestershire

A man has been charged with with nine house burglaries and three raids on businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire. Police have released details of the locations and items taken. The burgled homes...

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Loughborough flat fire victim named

A man who died after a fire in a flat in Loughborough on Saturday has been named as Darren Watson.Mr Watson, 39, of Victoria Street, died in hospital after he was rescued from the blazing first floor...

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Richard III dig: Results of scientific tests to be announced

The results of scientific tests performed on the Greyfriars remains, thought to be those of King Richard III, will be revealed to the world early next month.The University of Leicester has today set a...

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George Ford will leave Leicester Tigers for Bath, Cockers confirms

Fly-half George Ford will leave Leicester Tigers at the end of the season, director of rugby Richard Cockerill has confirmed.The 19-year-old will end a four-year association with the club when his...

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Weather update: Temperatures are set to plummet again tonight in Leicestershire

Temperatures are set to plummet again tonight and more snow has started to fall in parts of Leicestershire. Further light snow showers are forecast through the evening and temperatures are set to drop...

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Police warn residents of rural Leicestershire to be on the look-out for...

Thieves and targeting homes and businesses for heating oil and diesel, police have warned.Since the beginning of June last year there have been more than 30 such thefts in Barrow Upon Soar, Wymeswold,...

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Teenager is robbed by two thugs in Leicester's Spinney Hill Park

Police are searching for two men who threatened a teenager before snatching his phone.The pair – one of whom was wearing a black plastic face mask – followed the 16-year-old victim into Leicester's...

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Michael Keane is one of the best I've seen, says fellow Leicester City...

Paul Konchesky has hailed Leicester City team-mate Michael Keane as one of the best young defenders he has seen. The former England international said teenager Keane, who is on loan from Manchester...

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We did all we could to keep George Ford - Leicester Tigers, Cockerill

Richard Cockerill has confirmed that George Ford will leave Leicester Tigers at the end of the season. The club's director of rugby added that the 19-year-old has told the club he will go and sign for...

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Former Leicester Tigers flanker Lewis Moody set for arctic trek in...

Former Leicester Tigers flanker Lewis Moody will walk 300 miles across the Arctic next month in temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees as he attempts to complete the Yukon Ultra Marathon. Starting on...

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Leicester City striker Chris Wood is the perfect pioneer for his home country

When a 17-year-old Chris Wood made his debut for West Bromwich Albion from the substitutes' bench at Fratton Park in 2009, he became only the fifth New Zealander to ever play in the Premier League....

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HS2 rail link through Leicestershire could cost 6,000 jobs

Plans to run a £32 billion high-speed rail route through Leicestershire could jeopardise a project that will create 6,000 jobs, it has been warned. On Monday, Prime Minister David Cameron is expected...

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PICTURE GALLERY: Innes England Leicestershire Market Insite 2013

A few pictures from Innes England's Leicestershire Market Insite event on January 22 at the Leicester Tigers' ground.

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Rescue plan 'would see Jessops cameras sold in HMV stores'

The investment firm which has taken control of stricken music chain HMV is reported to be in discussions about buying the Jessops name.PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), administrators for the...

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Bungling bureaucrats blamed for collapse of Oadby building firm Hallam Contracts

Bungling bureaucrats have been blamed for the closure of a well-known building firm with the loss of more than 100 jobs. Specialist accountants looking into what led to the collapse of Hallam Contracts...

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