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'Boxing Binman' Rendall Munroe's hopes of getting Biffa job back dashed

Former "boxing binman" Rendall Munroe has thrown in the towel after his hopes of returning to refuse collecting were dashed. The 32-year-old had planned on going back to his job as a binman in...

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Jordan Crane says next two games are crucial for Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers back-row forward Jordan Crane believes his side's next two games will have a major bearing on the outcome of their season. Tigers travel to Harlequins tomorrow to play the side they...

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Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson says he would still love to be in the FA...

Talk of simply concentrating on the league doesn't wash with Nigel Pearson. The Leicester City boss took little consolation from the fact that his team can now focus on promotion without distractions...

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Suicidal patient fled as nurses were celebrating on Beaumont Ward, in...

Nursing staff were celebrating a birthday with cake and chocolates around the time a woman with a history of suicide attempts was let out of a locked mental health ward, an inquest has heard. The...

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Leicester MP Keith Vaz is accused of 'sexism'

Leicester East MP Keith Vaz has been accused of sexism after suggesting Cabinet minister Theresa May was "looking a bit thin". Mr Vaz made the controversial comment in a post on Twitter, which he has...

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Leicester City: Nigel Pearson named npower Championship manager of the month

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has been named the npower Championship manager of the month for January. Pearson was given the award after City won four consecutive games, scoring 13 goals and...

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Fire crews twice rescue motorists from flood water

Firefighters were twice called to rescue people trapped in flood water yesterday. Crews from Wigston and southern station's technical rescue unit used an inflatable raft to rescue the driver of a car...

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Teams announced for Leicester Tigers v Harlequins clash

England trio Toby Flood, Manu Tuilagi and Thomas Waldrom return to the Leicester Tigers line-up for Saturday's top-of-the-table clash with Aviva Premiership rivals Harlequins.  The international trio...

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Russian meteor hit without warning - Leicester Space Centre experts

Armageddon-type scenes have been captured on video after an 11-ton meteor exploded over Russia injuring hundreds of people. The space rock boomed through the Earth's atmosphere at about 33,000mph -...

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Thug spat on woman who was wearing a hijab in Humberstone Road, Leicester

A thug spat at a woman in the street apparently because she was wearing an Islamic head scarf. Police have appealed for help tracing the man, who targeted the woman in Humberstone Road, near Leicester...

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Leicester City fans queue to meet players at King Power Stadium

More than 2,500 Leicester City fans flocked to the King Power Stadium to meet some of their heroes this afternoon. Strikers David Nugent and Chris Wood, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and captain Wes...

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Leicestershire County Council withdraws products from school menu over horse...

Leicestershire County Council has withdrawn two beef products from school dinners over fears they could contain horse meat. Beef grill steaks and minced beef will no longer be served to youngsters...

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Praise for players and staff after Leicester City's Nigel Pearson wins...

Nigel Pearson has praised his Leicester City players and backroom staff after picking up the Championship Manager of the Month award for January.The City boss beat Burnley's Sean Dyche and Brighton's...

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Hundreds back forest lottery bid

Hundreds of people have supported a lottery bid to spruce up Charnwood Forest by filling in a questionnaire. Leicestershire County Council has called on the public to help it secure a £3 million...

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Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Daniel Richmond (20), of Waterloo Crescent, Countesthorpe, admitted travelling on a train without a ticket on September 16. His fare would have...

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Search is on for winner of £262k lucky ticket prize

A EuroMillions prize of £262,109.60 has yet to be claimed in Leicestershire. The search is on to find the owner of the winning ticket, bought in the Hinckley and Bosworth borough, before the time to...

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my passion

Actor Nathan Obokoh is to play Jesus Christ in front of thousands of people in a spectacular open-air city centre production. The 29-year-old from Oadby will play the lead role in this year's...

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Two beef products off school dinner menus over horse meat fears

Leicestershire County Council has withdrawn two beef products from school dinners over fears they could contain horse meat. Beef grill steaks and minced beef will no longer be served to youngsters...

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Bakers Waste to appeal over new plant refusal

A waste firm is challenging a decision to refuse its plans to relocate. Bakers Waste wants to move from Glen Parva to South Wigston, but was refused planning permission by Leicestershire County...

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Councillors to debate concerns about HS2

Politicians are set to debate the Government's plans for a high-speed rail link. Phase two of the £32 billion HS2 project, connecting Birmingham with Leeds, could cut through Leicestershire. A motion...

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