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Leicester man who placed pig's head outside Thurnby Lodge community centre...

A man who placed a pig's head at the door of a community centre used by Muslims has been given a suspended prison sentence. Liam Ferrar (24) appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court for sentencing...

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Tens of millions 'will be needed to pay for roads' as new homes built in...

Tens of millions of pounds will need to be spent on building new roads and improving existing ones to cope with the impact of thousands of new homes being built in Leicestershire, experts have...

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Bus badly damaged in blaze in Witherley, near Hinckley

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled a fire in a single-decker bus on Monday morning. The fire broke out on the empty 52-seater as it travelled along Atterton Lane, Witherley, near Hinckley...

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Leicester and Leicestershire to get more independence from Whitehall

Leicester and Leicestershire are to get more power to decide for themselves how they spend their budgets, the Government has announced. The move - called City Deals - aims to give areas more power to...

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Hayley Pointon murder inquiry: Police search canal in Hinckley

Police have made a fresh appeal after the murder of mother-of-two Hayley Pointon, in Hinckley. The appeal has been made as specialist officers are due to search a canal today near to where the murder...

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Gang of teenagers cause hundreds of pounds worth of damage on rampage through...

A gang of teenagers "rampaged and rioted" through a village, smashing cars and windows and terrifying residents.Business owners and residents said between 15 and 20 teenage boys caused widespread...

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Tories spent most for Leicestershire crime commissioner election

The Conservatives slightly outspent Labour in their bid to win the police and crime commissioner election. Published figures show the Tories spent £14,727.79 in their successful effort to get Sir Clive...

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Driver, 84, airlifted to hospital after three-vehicle crash on the A426...

An elderly man was airlifted to hospital after a crash involving three vehicles on the A426 Lutterworth Road, in Leicestershire. Fire crews had to cut the roof off the car so that the badly injured man...

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Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash in Wigston

A motorcyclist is in a critical condition following a crash. The collision happened in Leicester Road, Wigston, at the junction with Carlton Drive, at about 12pm yesterday. It involved a brown Mercedes...

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Woman charged with death by careless driving following fatal collision in...

A woman has been charged with death by careless driving following a collision in Rutland in June last year. The crash happened on June 24 on the southbound carriageway of the A1 in Stretton, and...

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Horsemeat scare increases business for Harborough butchers and farm shops

The horsemeat scare may be bad news for supermarkets, but it's good news for butchers and farm shops in Market Harborough, who have all reported an increase in demand of between 10 – 20 per cent for...

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Leicester vs Charlton: Kermorgant returns to haunt Foxes

Yann Kermorgant returned to the King Power Stadium to haunt Leicester as the Frenchman scored one and created another in Charlton's 2-1 npower Championship victory. The 31-year-old, who also scored in...

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Gran Pamela Chamberlain ordered to leave Leicester flat after drugs used and...

A great-grandmother has been kicked out of her council flat after a court found drugs had been used and sold there. Pamela Chamberlain, 73, and her grandson have been ordered out of their home in...

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135 Year Old Steam Locomotive to return home to Loughborough

The Talyllyn Railway's Locomotive No.3  Sir Haydn is going on its travels in April, when it is due to be moved to Leicestershire to appear at the Great Central Railway's Swithland Steam Gala between...

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Match verdict: Charlton stunner rocks Leicester City's hopes

Leicester City suffered a huge blow to their hopes of promotion to the Premier League with a 2-1 defeat at home to Charlton last night. Manager Nigel Pearson fielded a full-strength team after making...

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Leicestershire dole queue rise blamed on end of temporary seasonal jobs

The number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance in Leicestershire rose by 735 last month, figures revealed today. The combined claimant count for the city and county increased by 3 per cent to...

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Rampaging teens leave trail of fear and damage in Leicestershire village

Villagers were left terrified after a group of teenagers went on a rampage, smashing cars and shop windows. Up to 20 youngsters were involved in the attacks, which caused widespread damage in...

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Transfer news: Leicester City's Liam Moore goes on loan to Brentford

Leicester City defender Liam Moore is set to join Brentford on loan until the end of the season.   The 20-year-old has made 14 appearances for City this season but has not played since their 1-0 win...

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Leicester HMV store escapes new round of closures

The HMV store in Leicester has escaped a new round of branch closures. The store, in High Street, is not among 37 which have today been earmarked for closure by administrators Deloitte. It comes after...

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Youths arrested in Narborough teen rampage investigation

Police investigating a spate of vandalism and criminal damage in Narborough have arrested two more people. A 17-year-old and 15-year-old youth were arrested yesterday eveing in connection with a number...

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