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Plans to provide daily meals for thousands in need in Leicester announced

Students are set to help provide thousands of daily meals to people in need across Leicester under a new proposal announced by De Montfort University Leicester (DMU). The plans were revealed at the United Nations (UN) in New York this week by Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard. He outlined a commitment from students to run the...

Cyclist suffers serious injuries after being hit by car in Leicester city centre

A cyclist has suffered serious injuries following a collision with a car in St Matthews Way, Leicester. The male cyclist was taken to Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry following the incident which happened at 5.50pm on Tuesday. The driver of the car did not stop following the collision, which happened near the junction with Wharf Street South. Enquiries...

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Leicestershire

A motorcyclist has died in a road traffic collision in a Leicestershire village. The accident happened at around 7.45pm yesterday evening (Wednesday 20 June), on Laughton Road in Lubenham. It involved two vehicles, a silver and orange coloured KTM 1000 motorcycle and a silver Volvo V40 car. The motorcycle was travelling along Laughton Road in the direction...

Leicestershire farmer’s heartbreak as 55 cows die in suspected poisoning

A Leicestershire farmer was horrified to find 55 of his cows dead in a suspected poisoning at his farm. An investigation is currently underway after farmer Tom Rawson discovered dozens of dead livestock at his farm in Houghton on the Hill on Tuesday 19 June. Mr Rawson, who runs Evolution Farming, said they first realised they...

Concern grows for missing teenager from Leicester

A teenager has gone missing from her home in Leicester. Sheyenne Robertson was last seen at her home address in Raven Road in Braunstone at 1am yesterday (Tuesday 19 June). The 16-year-old is believed to be in the city centre and officers are urging anyone who may know where she is to get in touch. Sheyenne is...

Man suffers significant injuries in Loughborough assault

A man suffered "significant injuries" following an assault in a pub in Loughborough last weekend. The incident happened on Saturday 19 May on Maxwell Drive just after 11.30pm. The 36-year-old was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment and has since been discharged. Two men, who are both 27-years-old and from Loughborough, were arrested on suspicion of...

Man admits stabbing victim outside Leicester Royal Infirmary

A 22-year-old man has admitted stabbing his victim outside the Leicester Royal Infirmary and damaging hospital equipment in an incident earlier this year. Yusuf Aka appeared at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (23 May). He admitted the charges of Section 18 wounding with intent, affray and possession of an offensive weapon. The victim, a 25-year-old man and...

Shocking video released of woman being robbed in Leicester city centre

Police would like to trace two men after a woman was threatened with a knife and her handbag stolen. CCTV footage of the two people officers wish to identify has been issued after the incident in a city centre street. Police say the 33-year-old victim was approached as she walked along Clarence Street, at around 5.20am...

M1 crash causes over six miles of queuing traffic

A collision on the M1 southbound near East Midlands Airport has caused long delays this morning. The accident caused queuing traffic for over six miles on the southbound carriageway of the motorway and caused the closure of two lanes. Only the middle lane was open, with traffic only able to pass through the middle of the...

Man denies murder and rape of 72-year-old Leicestershire woman

The trial of a 25-year-old man, accused of the rape and murder of a 72-year-old woman in Fleckney, has began at Birmingham Crown Court. Craig Keogh, also from Fleckney, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape and the murder of Jane Hings. He also denies a charge of burglary, with an engagement...

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