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Craig Shakespeare sacked: Why Leicester's decision is anything but a surprise

Leicester have cut ties with another component of their Premier League title win with the sacking of manager Craig Shakespeare.

The 53-year-old lasted only four months as permanent boss, following title winner Claudio Ranieri in being ruthlessly cut adrift by the club's ...

2017-10-18 06:37 open_in_new
Manu Tuilagi: Leicester and England centre set to return in early December

Leicester Tigers and England centre Manu Tuilagi could be back in action in early December having made good progress following knee surgery.

Tuilagi suffered the injury in the opening game of the Premiership season against Bath on 3 September.

It was initially feared that the ...

2017-10-18 06:37 open_in_new
Man convicted of Badoo meet-up murder

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A man has been found guilty of the "pointless" murder of a single man his ...

2017-10-18 06:37 open_in_new
Burning house rescue: Two men injured in Leicester fire

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A man who was found lying in the street outside a burning house when ...

2017-10-18 06:37 open_in_new
Paul Nixon: Leicestershire appoint ex-wicketkeeper as head coach

Leicestershire have named former Foxes and England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon as their new head coach.

The 46-year-old has replaced Pierre de Bruyn, who left the county in September after one year in the role.

Nixon, who won the County Championship twice as a Leicestershire player, ...

2017-10-18 06:37 open_in_new
Craig Shakespeare: Leicester City sack manager four months after appointment

Leicester City have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare just four months after he signed a three-year deal to take the job on a permanent basis.

The Foxes are third from bottom in the Premier League and have not won any of their past six league matches.

Shakespeare, 53, succeeded title ...

2017-10-18 06:37 open_in_new
Humberstone Gate crash: Teenager guilty of ramming pedestrians in Leicester

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A man has been detained for four years for driving a car into a group of ...

2017-10-13 20:37 open_in_new
Megan Bannister: Men deny manslaughter and drug charges

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Two men have pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of a 16-year-old girl ...

2017-10-13 19:31 open_in_new
European Rugby Champions Cup: Racing 92 v Leicester

England internationals Ben Youngs and Ellis Genge have returned to strengthen Leicester's starting line-up for their Champions Cup opener away to Racing 92 on Saturday.

Hooker Tom Youngs and full-back Telusa Veainu also in the XV, replacing George McGuigan and Mathew Tait respectively from ...

2017-10-13 16:13 open_in_new
Speedway: Leicester Lions & Sheffield Tigers owner denies match-fixing claim

The co-owner of Leicester Lions and Sheffield Tigers speedway teams has said match-fixing claims have left him "feeling low about the sport".

The two teams met in the first leg of their promotion/relegation race-off on Monday, with Premiership side Leicester winning 58-32 in ...

2017-10-13 14:01 open_in_new
Sam Boulton: Taxi 'car-dooring' death conviction upheld

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A taxi driver whose passenger caused a cyclist to be fatally injured has ...

2017-10-12 21:31 open_in_new
Adrien Silva: Portugal midfielder training with Leicester after deadline day error

Adrien Silva is training with Leicester City, despite Fifa rejecting the Portugal midfielder's registration.

Paperwork on Silva's £22m move from Sporting Lisbon arrived 14 seconds too late on the deadline day of 31 August.

Leicester can add Silva to the playing squad when the ...

2017-10-12 19:19 open_in_new
Matt O'Connor: Leicester Tigers were underperforming at start of season

Director of rugby Matt O'Connor says Leicester Tigers were underperforming at the start of the Premiership season.

The Tigers, who are at Racing 92 in the Champions Cup on Saturday, began the campaign with two defeats before four wins on the bounce in the top flight.

O'Connor told ...

2017-10-11 19:05 open_in_new
Dominic Ryan: Leicester flanker to miss 12 weeks with concussion

Leicester Tigers flanker Dominic Ryan has been stood down for 12 weeks following repeated concussions.

Ryan received a head injury during the 24-11 defeat by Northampton on 9 September after colliding with Saints' George North when attempting a tackle.

The 27-year-old has since made ...

2017-10-10 16:41 open_in_new
Flight cancellation leaves GB power lifting team struggling

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A British sports team's plans for an international event were thrown into ...

2017-10-10 13:23 open_in_new
Alice Ruggles murder: Further inquiry into stalking death

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A fresh investigation has been ordered into the police handling of the ...

2017-10-10 11:11 open_in_new
East Midlands police get own DNA profiling laboratory

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Five police forces are to share a DNA forensic laboratory which they say ...

2017-10-09 18:41 open_in_new
Leicester Diwali switch-on attracts 'rainbow of crowds'

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About 40,000 people have watched a "very vibrant and colourful" show for ...

2017-10-09 14:17 open_in_new
HS2 householders accuse surveyors of 'penny-pinching'

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Residents whose homes will be demolished to make way for the HS2 ...

2017-10-08 17:23 open_in_new
Leicester teen tries to hack CIA and FBI chiefs' computers

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A teenager attempted to hack senior US government officials' computers ...

2017-10-06 18:13 open_in_new
Premiership: London Irish v Leicester Tigers

Scrum-half Ben Meehan and number eight Jake Schatz will make their full Premiership debuts for London Irish.

Greig Tonks also plays at inside centre and club record try-scorer Topsy Ojo replaces Napolioni Nalaga, who broke his arm against Newcastle last week.

Leicester Tigers give ...

2017-10-06 16:01 open_in_new