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Leicester councillor's aunt lost thousands to conmen in final months of her life

A Leicester councillor, whose aunt was fleeced of tens of thousands of pounds, wants to raise awareness of conmen who target the elderly. Former Leicester City Council leader Ross Willmott launched the...

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Bad weekend for Leicester City as big Championship rivals win

Leicester City had an uncomfortable weekend off as all their big rivals for the top-two spots won. Cardiff, Hull, Watford and Crystal Palace all won to see City drop to fifth – admittedly with games in...

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We must claw back six-point gap to second place - Leicester City's David Nugent

Leicester City must claw back the gap on Hull City and keep themselves in the chase for automatic promotion, striker David Nugent said. Hull have a six-point gap on City after their 1-0 win against...

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Driver injured in crash with parked cars in Oadby

A man was taken to hospital after the car he was driving collided with two parked vehicles in Oadby, Leicestershire. Emergency services were called to Manor Road Extension at about 8.15pm,...

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Man avoids jail for placing pig's head outside Thurnby Lodge community centre

A man who placed a pig's head outside the front gates of a Thurnby Lodge community centre used by Muslims has been given a suspended prison sentence.Liam Ferrar (24) appeared at Leicester Magistrates'...

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Kasabian's Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno model Stella McCartney Red Nose Day...

Leicester rockers Kasabian are calling on fans to chip in for Comic Relief by buying one of the new official Red Nose Day 2013 T-shirts. Lead singer Tom Meighan and guitarist Serge Pizzorno are seen...

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Learner driver Luke Brian Lee in 100mph police chase, Leicester court told

A learner driver was involved in a 100mph police chase, ignoring red traffic lights and forcing other motorists to move out of his way. Luke Brian Lee (19) was behind the wheel of a high performance...

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A426/Lutterworth Road closed at Dunton Bassett due to accident

Motorists are warned to expect delays after an accident closed a section of the A426/Lutterworth Road, near Dunton Bassett.The road is blocked near to the Dunton Basset crossroads following a...

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A5199 in Wigston reopened after crash

The A5199/ Leicester Road in Wigston was closed to traffic for more than two hours while emergency services dealt with an accident. The city-bound carriageway was shut between the McDonalds island and...

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Fire crews called after Leicester city centre building evacuated

The former Central Library in Belvoir Street Leicester city centre was evacuated today after a heating system broke, causing boiling water to flood into the basement. Two fire crews from Eastern, one...

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Leicester vs Charlton: Quartet boost for Foxes

Leicester are boosted by the return from injury of Chris Wood, Ben Marshall, Sean St Ledger and Zak Whitbread ahead of the visit of Charlton. Striker Wood has missed the last two games with a knee...

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Leicester City's home game with Birmingham moved to a Friday night

Yet another Leicester City home game has been moved from a Saturday afternoon. Their home clash with Birmingham City was due to be played on Saturday, April 13, but has been forward 24 hours to Friday,...

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Loughborough man dies after setting himself on fire

A man has died after setting himself on fire while attempting to light a wood burning stove. Emergency services were called to a house in Nanpantan Road, Loughborough, at about 8am on Friday. A...

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Local rugby: Mixed fortunes ahead of big clash

Oadby Wyggs and Coalville had contrasting fortunes ahead of this weekend's RFU Intermediate Cup regional semi-final clash at Oval Park. Coalville sit 10 points clear at the top of Midlands Two East...

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Posties in Market Harborough are ordered to get off their bikes for health...

Posties in Market Harborough are angry after being told to give up their bikes for health and safety reasons. Workers at the Royal Mail sorting office in the town have been told to switch from pedal...

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Beating Saracens is crucial to our hopes, says Leicester Tigers fly-half Toby...

Fly-half Toby Flood believes Leicester Tigers must beat bitter rivals Saracens on Saturday to maintain their hopes of a home tie in the Aviva Premiership semi-finals. Tigers' 25-21 defeat by champions...

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Lifeline hope for trainees after collapse of Leicester training organisation...

Young people let down by the collapse of training organisation Stride could be offered a lifeline. Leicester training agency Skills for Enterprise was due to host a meeting today to coordinate support...

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Leicester City's David Nugent looking forward to Chris Wood's return

Striker David Nugent believes having Chris Wood back in the Leicester City side would be "massive." Wood has missed City's last two games with a knee injury, both of which ended in defeat at the hands...

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Hidden devices found on bank's cash machines in Narborough Road, Leicester

Criminals put hidden devices on a bank's cash machines to try to steal information that would enable them to raid customers' accounts. However, quick-thinking members of the public alerted police who...

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Striker Chris Wood is fit for Leicester City's clash against Charlton

Leicester City striker Chris Wood is back for tonight's clash against Charlton at the King Power Stadium (7.45). The New Zealand international has recovered from the knee injury that has seen him miss...

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