Police say a Rutland woman has been left "badly shaken up" by two men who attacked her after making homophobic comments.
The woman in her 20s was walking home down Burley Road in Oakham at 1.30am on Sunday when she was targeted.
The victim was hospitalised, and police are searching for the attackers, who are believed to be in their 20s and about 5ft 7in tall.
The captain of non-league Goole AFC has been 'released' by the club after he confronted a fan during the match.
The club were playing Coalville Town at the time.
Goole AFC said: 'The club acted quickly and decisively and released the player with immediate effect and as such the player in question will never play for our football club again.
We apologise to each and every supporter at the game today and whilst as a club, we can't legislate for incidents of this nature, we will not tolerate them from anyone.'
Children in the heart of the Midlands have been enjoying all the fun of the British seaside with Punch and Judy shows, sand pits and bouncy castles.
The Coalville-on-sea event in Needham's Walk has attracted hundreds of people.
Hundreds of families have enjoyed traditional seaside fun today as a Leicestershire town was transformed into a beachfront.
Needham's Walk in Coalville has been transformed by North West Leicestershire District Council into a seaside featuring sand pits, Punch and Judy shows, story-telling and a bouncy castle.
A crafts tent, play bus, ice cream van and a whale show has also been laid on.
Snibston Discovery Park in Coalville is celebrating its 21st anniversary by turning back ticket prices to 1992 rates.
Located on the site of the former Snibston Colliery created by famous railway pioneer George Stephenson, Snibston comprises an interactive museum, historic colliery railway, outside play areas and a Country Park and nature reserve covering over 40 hectares.
For today only, adults will only pay £3 for entry to the park. Children and concessions rates have been dropped to £2.
Graham Partner, who won in Leicestershire as a BNP candidate in 2009, has lost his seat representing Coalville to Labour.
More than 80 people at Schlegel Automative in Coalville in Leicestershire learned they will be made redundant when production stops are the end of the month.
The firm makes window and engine seals for Volvo and Saab cars. Administrators were called in, in October, but were unable to find a buyer for the company.
A 25-year-old man was killed on Christmas Eve after being involved in a car accident in Leicestershire.
The accident happened around 6.05pm on Thornborough Road, Coalville and involved two cars, a black Ford Focus and a white Lotus Elise.
The driver of the Lotus, Matthew Hordley from Throngstone was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver and three other passengers in the other car received minor injuries.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
The most seriously injured British soldier to survive the war in Afghanistan is defying doctors thanks to a company from the Midlands.
Paratrooper Ben Parkinson lost his legs and suffered brain and back injuries in a landmine explosion.
But the firm Rehab Prosthetics is helping transform Ben's life. They've built him a pair of computerised artificial legs and are building up his confidence with intense physiotherapy.