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Loughborough family faces anxious wait for a donor to save Theo Jones

Looking at little Theo Jones, you would never know he was any different to most four-year-old boys. But despite the big smile, the youngster is seriously ill and in desperate need of a heart...

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Leicester City youngster Jide Maduako rejouns Ilkeston Town for second loan...

Leicester City youngster Jide Maduako has rejoined Ilkeston Town for a second loan spell. The 18-year-old defender spent a month on loan with the Evo-Stick Northern Premier division side towards the...

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Householders told to pay £90 to get to their own back gardens in...

Householders have been told they will have to pay up to £90 a year to get to their own back gardens and a car park. People living in Leicester Road, Ibstock, this week received notice of the charge...

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Four arrests made outside Wreake Valley Academy, in Syston, following rift...

Police arrested four teenagers involved in an argument outside a school. Officers had been asked to patrol outside Wreake Valley Academy, in Syston, by staff following tensions earlier in the week...

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Leicester City 2 Wolves 1 - as it happened

Leicester City make four changes from the side that drew at Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup at the weekend. As expected, in-form strikers Chris Wood and David Nugent are restored to the starting...

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Request by Edith de Lisle to dig up parents' ashes in Hungarton is rejected

A senior church court judge has refused a woman's request to have her parents' ashes exhumed. Edith de Lisle asked the Church of England for permission to have her parents' cremated remains disinterred...

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Leicester City 2 Wolves 1: David Nugent gives Foxes' a vital win at King...

David Nugent gave Leicester City a three-point cushion in the automatic promotion places as his superb strike ensured City's fifth consecutive league victory last night. Nugent's 14th goal of the...

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Sixth man charged over sex offences involving 16-year-old girl

A sixth man has been charged as part of a police investigation into sexual offences involving a 16-year-old girl. The 37-year-old man, who was arrested yesterday, has been remanded in custody and will...

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Husband denies murdering wife who was found dead after car crash in Gartree...

A Leicester man has appeared in court to deny murdering his wife, who was found dead after a car crash in Oadby. Iain Philip Lawrence (52) pleaded not guilty to the murder of Sally Marie Lawrence on...

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Leicester City 2 Wolves 1 - Nugent secures fifth successive win

Striker David Nugent secured three vital points for Leicester City with a wonderful strike to beat Wolves 2-1 at the King Power Stadium.The experienced centre forward's goal came as a Wolves side...

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Collapsed Leicester camera brand Jessops bought by Dragons' Den star Peter Jones

The Jessops camera brand has been bought by a group of business people, including Dragons' Den star Peter Jones.The 78-year-old Leicester-based chain went into administration last month, resulting in...

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Firefighters tackle blaze at flats in Rutland Street, Melton

Firefighters were called to a blaze in the stairwell of a block of flats in Rutland Street, Melton. Crews from Melton and Oakham station discovered a discarded sofa in a ground floor communal area was...

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Violent sex attacker Arturas Ardavicius faces life in jail, Leicester court told

A man convicted of raping and attempting to murder a woman on an isolated track was warned he could be facing life imprisonment. Judge Simon Hammond said the pregnant victim, a prostitute, would have...

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Peter draws on his talent to open gallery in home

Self-taught artist Peter Bunney has turned his house into an art gallery. The 80-year-old former stone mason is putting nearly five decades of work up for sale by exhibiting it at his four-bedroomed...

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King quest has captured imagination

On Monday, we will learn whether the skeleton found underneath a Leicester car park really is that of King Richard III. Readers will recall that the circumstantial evidence is strong. University of...

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Brass band chairman's final bow

A former miner who was chairman of a brass band for 40 years was given a send-off by 25 of his fellow musicians at his funeral. Jim Ball, who was chairman of the Leicestershire Co-op (Snibston) Band...

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Van driver in police crash jailed

A van driver, who injured two police officers when he reversed into a patrol car they were sitting in, has been jailed. David Batey (30) was stopped in a Transit van in Woodhouse Road, Woodhouse Eaves,...

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Leicester Mercury Carers of the Year Awards 2012 : It's their turn for a...

Unsung heroes have been thrust into the spotlight and honoured for their caring, devotion and dedication to others. Nominees for the inaugural Leicester Mercury Carers of the Year Awards 2012 attended...

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Probe into cause of flats blaze

A dumped settee caught fire in a stairwell at a block of flats, blocking the fire exit. Firefighters who tackled the blaze at the flats in Rutland Street, Melton, on Thursday night told residents to...

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Photos fund fight against plans for 4,500 homes

Campaigners against plans to build 4,500 homes on green fields are using evocative pictures of the threatened landscape to raise money to fight the project. They said the rolling countryside around...

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