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Jogging tragedy of teenager Joe Humphries

A 14-year-old boy who collapsed and died while out jogging was a victim of sudden adult death syndrome, an inquest heard. Joe Humphries, who was 6ft 3in and fit and healthy, died minutes from his home...

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Hundreds sign petition in protest over homes plan off Nottingham Road, in Ashby

Campaigners have launched a petition opposing plans to build more than 600 homes in a town. Developers want to build on a swathe of farmland at Money Hill, off Nottingham Road, in Ashby. But more than...

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Battle of the forwards - Leicester Tigers' Slater on London Welsh clash

Ed Slater is predicting a "massive" forward battle against London Welsh today as he returns from duty with England Saxons. The Welford Road encounter is Leicester Tigers' first in the Premiership since...

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More snow forecast to fall on Sunday and Monday in Leicestershire

People are being warned to brace themselves for four inches of snow this weekend. A warning has been issued for Leicestershire by the Met Office, urging people to keep an eye on the weather. While...

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Student describes terrifying moment she was stabbed in Leicester street

A student has described the terrifying moment a masked stranger grabbed and stabbed her as she walked home. The attacker, whose face was covered by a scarf or a balaclava targeted the 22-year-old as...

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'Sneaky' sex attacker assaulted woman who was working alone in Leicester...

A man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman who was working alone in a fast-food shop. Maciej Skowronski (22) was jailed for 14 months. A jury at Leicester Crown Court convicted the...

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Child exploitation case – five in court

Five men have appeared in court over the alleged exploitation of a 16-year-old girl. They face a total of 22 charges. The defendants, none have whom has yet entered a plea, were remanded back into...

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Richard III: Princes' fate looks set to remain a mystery

A centuries-old claim that Richard III imprisoned and murdered his two young nephews looks set to remain a mystery despite the possibility a genetic study could reveal the truth. Using DNA from the...

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Family pay tribute to 'devoted mum' Hayley Pointon

A family has paid tribute to a "devoted" mother-of-two who was shot dead in a house last weekend. Hayley Pointon's body was found in a house in Sunnydale Road, Hinckley, on Sunday night. A post-mortem...

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5,000 Leicester City fans travel for big Peterborough clash

The Blue Army can lead Leicester City's march towards to the Premier League, says manager Nigel Pearson. Around 5,000 travelling fans will pack the away end at Peterborough United's London Road today....

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Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival: Olympic hero Sir Bradley Wiggins is named...

Olympic cycling champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has landed yet another title – Britain's greatest living wit. More than 2,000 British adults were asked to choose the funniest person from a shortlist of 25...

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Two hurt in Leicester city centre crash

Two people had to be cut free from a car today after it crashed into a building in Leicester city centre.There were five people travelling in the vehicle when it came off the road and his a business...

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Peterborough vs Leicester: McCann's the man for Posh

Grant McCann's late strike halted Leicester's winning streak in the npower Championship as the automatic promotion chasers were beaten 2-1 by bottom-of-the-table Peterborough at London Road. Leicester,...

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Bodybuilders guilty of supplying steroids, Leicester court told

A bodybuilder teamed up with a former Mr Universe champion to illegally supply steroids, a court heard. Ian Homer travelled to Thailand to buy the class C drugs, then joined forces with two-times Mr...

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Match verdict: Leicester City need striker Chris Wood back as soon as possible

If Leicester City learned one thing from their shock defeat at bottom-of-the-table Peterborough, it was how vital Chris Wood is to the promotion push. It is not often when chewing over the aftermath of...

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Three years' jail for Leicester drug-dealer caught twice in 10 days

A street dealer caught twice in 10 days carrying heroin and other drugs has been jailed for three years. Kane Zachariah (21) was first arrested at 3.30pm on July 12 last year, after officers saw him...

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Leicester Tigers: Winning is all that counts, says Richard Cockerill

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill's immediate reaction to Saturday's 28-12 victory over London Welsh at Welford Road was brief and to the point. "It's about winning," said Cockerill...

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Leicester City: Losing striker Chris Wood proved costly at Peterborough

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson admitted that losing in-form striker Chris Wood proved decisive at Peterborough on Saturday. The Kiwi international missed Saturday's 2-1 defeat at London Road after...

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Man knocked out by violent drunk Stuart Kirk's attack in Loughborough

A man was punched unconscious in front of his wife after asking a drunken man to move out of the way of their car. The victim had asked the assailant to move aside as he was blocking a Sainsbury's...

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Richard III: Join the queue for Leicester's Guildhall exhibition

It only opened three days ago but already thousands of people from all over the world have visited a Richard III exhibition. Between Friday, when it opened, and yesterday, the exhibition at Leicester's...

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