The A5199 Welford Road is closed in both directions due to a police incident between Counting House Road and University Road. Police are directing traffic. The incident happened just after midnight.
Natalie Heare : I saw Jodie trying to pull the dog's legs apart. I tried to 'whack' the dog and then ran out to get help @itvcentral
Natalie Heare : I heard what sounded like terror, someone screaming. The dog had Lexi on the floor in the lounge @itvcentral
Inquest hears from Jodie's friend Natalie Heare who lived in the same block. She heard screaming on the day of the attack@ITVCentral
The firm contracted to build a new secure education centre for young offenders in Leicestershire have guaranteed that 70% of the work will be sourced locally.
It's in an effort to boost the East Midlands economy and businesses are being invited to a supplier event later.
The building will open next to Glen Parva prison in 2017.
A youngster from Burbage who cannot get cold because he was born with half a heart has taken part in his own unique ice bucket challenge.Read the full story ›
Ros Barnes, a mother from Leicestershire, sympathises with the parents of Ashya King, who said they took their son out of hospital to seek proton therapy treatment abroad.
She told ITV News Central that she didn't agree with their decision to remove him from hospital, but certainly supports the family in terms of their belief in proton therapy.
Her son was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in 2008 and underwent proton therapy in Florida when British doctors told the family it was not available on the NHS.
Ros says it saved her son's life and he wouldn't be here now if it weren't for the pioneering treatment.
The parents of Ashya King said they took him out of a hospital to seek proton beam treatment which is not available under the NHS.Read the full story ›
A woman who was beaten unconscious because of her sexuality has joined police on Leicester's Pride parade through the city centre.
Kerry Byrnes is walking alongside members of Leicestershire Police's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) network, two weeks after she was attacked in her home town of Oakham.
A woman who was beaten unconscious because of her sexuality will join police on Leicester's Pride parade today.
Kerry Byrnes will walk alongside members of Leicestershire Police's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) network in the event's centrepiece parade through the city centre.
It takes places a fortnight after two men taunted the 23-year-old about her sexuality before punching her in the head until she lost consciousness in her home town of Oakham.
Kerry, who is recovering from injuries including a fractured cheekbone, took up an invitation to take part from Assistant Chief Constable, Phil Kay.
The City of Leicester College will be officially opened later, after a £26m transformation.
The new school includes an outdoor performance space.
The three mascots from the city's football, rugby and cricket teams will be there.
Drivers will pay no more than £1 an hour to park in Leicester city centre - at any time and on any day.
The new flat rate for parking will be introduced in council run car parks in November.
New payment machines and credit and debit card parking will also be installed.