1.2 C
Leicester
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Editor's Picks

£1 million pound drugs operation foiled in Leicestershire

Two men from Leicester have been jailed for their role in a large scale drugs operation believed to be worth over a £1 million. The men were sentenced at Leicester Crown Court for a total of 11 years for drugs offences across Leicestershire and West Yorkshire. Mark Longland, 56, of Cairnsford Road was found guilty of...

£191m upgrade to M1 Junction in Leicestershire officially open

A £191 million upgrade to the Catthorpe Interchange in Leicestershire was officially opened this week. The major upgrade to improve traffic at junction 19 of the M1, where it meets the M6 and A14, will improve the journeys made by more than 150,000 vehicles each day. The project started in 2013 and culminated with the opening...

‘Millionaire’ conman who cheated investors ordered to pay back £1

A company director who posed as a multimillionaire to persuade investors to fund £3 million into his failing business has been told to pay back just £1 in compensation. Alan Chandler, 46, from Melton was found guilty of falsely claiming his company was thriving, to gain an investment of £2,954,597 for his green energy company,...

Grandma attacked and robbed by drug addict while walking to McDonald’s

A court has heard how a woman was assaulted and robbed by a drug addict as she walked to McDonald’s to buy a cup of tea in Leicester city centre. Derek Bannister from Syston targeted the grandmother in the early hours of Tuesday 24 April. Leicester Crown Court was told the woman has difficulty sleeping due...

Body found in canal near Glen Parva

An investigation has been launched after a body was recovered from a canal in Leicestershire. Police were called to the area near Blue Banks Avenue, Glen Parva, just after 9am this morning. A dog walker spotted the body in the canal and contacted Police. Emergency services arrived and recovered the body, believed to be that of...

Kayleigh’s film on the dangers of online grooming nominated for national award

A short film made by Leicestershire Police has been shortlisted for a national award. 'Kayleigh's Love Story' is a film about a Leicester schoolgirl who was raped and murdered in 2015 after she was groomed online. The five minute film tells the story of 15 year-old Kayleigh Haywood, from Measham, and how the last two weeks...

Leicester City Council given £10 million for new housing development

The Government has announced today that Leicester City Council will be given £10 million of funding for highway infrastructure enabling further investment in a new housing development. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid met with Leicester’s City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby at...

Last images of missing Leicester man released

Police searching for a missing Leicester man have released new images of him walking along a canal footpath. Michal Zygan, who is originally from Poland, left his home in Hopefield Road at around 7.30am last Wednesday morning (25 July) on his way to work in Percy Street. He was first reported missing by one of his...

Memories of Leicester in the 1950s

Rare video footage of Leicester in the 1950s, including prominent buildings, landmarks and life in the city. Leicester was a confident and prosperous city in the 1950's and one of Britain's most important industrial centres. The video shows prominent landmarks including the Clocktower, New Walk Museum, De Montfort Hall as well as the nightlife in the...

Four police officers sacked for posting offensive messages on WhatsApp

Four police officers have been sacked for posting offensive messages on WhatsApp after being found guilty of gross misconduct yesterday. The officers shared offensive messages about gay people and disability on a private group chat on WhatsApp between 2013 and 2014. The lengthy disciplinary process concluded yesterday with the sacking of the four officers, and warnings...

Let's connect

17,446FansLike
1,078FollowersFollow