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Crashed lorry closes road

Melton Road in Burton on the Wolds was closed for two and a half hours while a recovery company removed a crashed lorry.The B676 between A46 and Burton on the Wolds was to be shut until 1pm.The police...

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Man admits leaving pig's head outside community centre used by Muslims in...

A man who placed a pig's head outside a community centre used for prayers by Muslims has been warned he faces a possible jail sentence for the offence. Liam Ferrar (24) appeared at Leicester...

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Date confirmed for Leicester Tigers' Euro quarter-final

The date and time for Leicester Tigers' European quarter-final against big-spending French side Toulon has been confirmed.Tigers will play on the Sunday, April 7, with a kick-off time of 5.30pm local...

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Leicester City's game expected to escape snowfalls

Leicester City's FA Cup fourth round tie at Huddersfield is not expected to be threatened by the heavy snow forecast for the next 24 hours.Heavy snow is expected across Yorkshire for three hours on...

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Armed robbery at Nat West branch in High Street, Lutterworth this morning

A town bank was robbed at gunpoint this morning.Two men walked into Nat West in High Street, Lutterworth, shortly before 10.30am and threatened staff with a firearm.It is not clear currently whether...

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Huddersfield sack Grayson on eve of Leicester City cup tie

Huddersfield have sacked their manager Simon Grayson just 48 hours brefore their FA Cup fourth round tie against Leicester City.The Terriers have had a dreadful run and have not won in the Championship...

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Gary Lineker signs new Match of the Day contract taking £500,000 pay cut

Former England and Leicester City striker Gary Lineker is poised to sign a new contract with the BBC to continue as host of Match of the Day - but he will take an estimated £500,000 pay cut, a...

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Woman hurt after crash in Hamilton Lane, Leicester

A woman required hospital treatment after a crash involving two cars. Emergency services were called to Hamilton Lane, east of Leicester, at about 12.30pm, today. The woman was taken by ambulance to...

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Britannia building society branch in Leicester closes

A city centre branch of Britannia building society has closed following a shake-up of the business.The outlet, in Halford Street, Leicester is one of 37 Britannia branches which are being shut...

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Transfer news: Leicester City agree season-long deal for Manchester United's...

Leicester City have extended the loan of teenage defender Michael Keane for the rest of the season.Keane's loan from Manchester United was due to finish after Thursday's Championship clash with...

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Transfer news: Leicester City's Jeff Schlupp stays at Manchester United for...

Leicester City striker Jeff Schlupp will continue to train with Manchester United until the end of the week.This is his second week at the Premier League leaders. Initially, it was thought he was only...

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Transfer news: Leicester City refuse to be drawn on Richie Wellens loan deal

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has refused to be drawn on whether experienced midfielder Richie Wellens is to go out on loan.Wellens has been the subject of speculation that he could go out on...

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Craig Johnson, of Coalville, plans to run 10 marathons in 10 days

A runner is preparing to take on the toughest challenge of his life by running 10 marathons in as many days. When most competitors line up for the start of the Windermere Marathon, in the Lake...

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Leicester to target child poverty

A series of measures has been unveiled today to help nearly 30,000 of the poorest families in Leicester and tackle growing child poverty. Council and business leaders are to work with schools,...

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Aylestone man Adam Dixon grew cannabis in his home, Leicester court told

Police caught a man with a crop of 30 cannabis plants, after calling at his home looking for his brother, a court heard. Adam Dixon (36) pleaded guilty to producing the class B drug in December. John...

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Jail for robber Nelson Mubiru who raided BP petrol station in Hinckley Road,...

A robber who raided a petrol station and made off with takings from the till has been jailed for four years. Nelson Mubiru (27) was also involved in two unrelated assaults. Leicester Crown Court was...

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Freezing Ford car takes centre stage at Flora Bros car wash, in Fosse Road...

The sight of cars covered in snow might not be unusual in the current cold snap, but one made completely out of snow is most definitely a rarity. This sporty looking number is the work of Mark Bashota,...

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Riliwanu Balogan expulsion threat ended in tragedy at Glen Parva Young...

A jury has returned a verdict of misadventure at the inquest of a man who hanged himself at a young offenders' institute as he feared deportation back to Nigeria. Riliwanu Balogan was found hanged in...

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Leicester City's Anthony Knockaert can terrify Huddersfield Town again

Leicester City's Anthony Knockaert is likely to be giving Huddersfield nightmares ahead of their FA Cup clash tomorrow. That's the view of team-mate David Nugent, who has seen the young Frenchman score...

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Brave 10-year-old girl saved three lives in fire tragedy at Victoria Street,...

The fianceè of a man who died after a flat fire has told how the heroic actions of her 10-year-old daughter saved three lives. Claire Neale's partner, Darren Watson, died on Saturday night, 12 hours...

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