A thief who tried to snatch £20 from a disabled teenage girl has been jailed after she fought him off and passers-by pinned him down.Read the full story ›
The Lord Mayor of Leicester will sign a document today to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.
The commemorative certificate will mark Leicester's part in the creation of one of history's most important constitutional documents.
On behalf of the people of Leicester, I'm delighted to join in the celebrations marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
The Magna Carta is credited with laying the foundations of modern democracy, the defence of personal liberty and the protection of freedoms around the world.
It's had a huge and long-lasting effect and I'm proud that the actions of Leicester's rebel baron, Saer de Quincy, are a part of that legacy.
It is ten years since a freak tornado swept through parts of Birmingham, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
Nineteen people were injured when winds of up to 130 miles per hour tore through the city.
The tornado uprooted more than a thousand trees, ripped roofs off buildings and sent cars flying through the air.
Armed police were called to a high street in Droitwich in Worcestershire after a tennis racket triggered reports of a person carrying a gun.Read the full story ›
100 brightly coloured owl statues have taken up residence overnight to get children to visit different parts of the city.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of people have taken part in a world record attempt in Nottingham to throw the biggest samba party ever in one place.Read the full story ›
A toddler from the Black Country has been freed from the clutches of a robot by firefighters - well a robot toy at least!Read the full story ›
Organisers of Coventry's Motofest say they hope the city will become the first in the UK to host competitive street racing.Read the full story ›
Exams can be a stressful time, but can petting a piglet help temper students' frayed nerves?Read the full story ›
Two FA Cup final ticket will be blasted into space tomorrow, giving some lucky fans (or passing aliens) the chance to go to Wembley.Read the full story ›