A service is being held later today to mark 180 years to the day since the first police patrol set off in Leicester.
On February 11 1836, the first police officers from Leicester Borough Police set off on patrol from the Guildhall in Leicester.
At the time, the force employed just fifty officers. In the years that followed, two other forces were formed to police Leicestershire and Rutland before several mergers finally led to the formation of one force in 1967.
It was known as Leicestershire Constabulary until 2012 when it changed its name to Leicestershire Police.
A service will be held in Leicester Cathedral late today, followed by an event at the old police headquarters in the Guildhall.
A new gibbon forest has opened at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire. The two million pound enclosure is now ten times bigger and is one of the largest in Europe and is ten times bigger than their previous enclosure.
The development marks the latest phase in the zoo's £55m investment programme.
Leicestershire and Derbyshire will both host fixtures when the Women's Cricket World Cup comes to the East Midlands next summer.Read the full story ›
Tributes have been paid to a 91-year-old Royal British Legion member who died in a house fire on Saturday morning.Read the full story ›
Experts from a nature reserve in Leicestershire have solved the mystery of the whereabouts of a osprey last seen 18 months ago in Scotland.Read the full story ›
A 30-year-old woman has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a seven-month-old baby.
The charges relate to an incident in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, on 22 March last year, which resulted in the death of the baby girl three days later.
Chuanfang Zheng, of Mortlock Close, Southwark, London, appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court yesterday and has been remanded in custody.
She will appear at Leicester Crown Court on 2 March.
Two people have died after a collision on the A50 in Leicestershire yesterday evening.Read the full story ›
Action Man, one of Britain's most loved toys, is celebrating its 50th birthday.Read the full story ›
A muslim man's impassioned response to a Channel 4 documentary on extremism has been shared thousands of times on social media.Read the full story ›
The company has 140 stores and 60 concessions across the UK. The head office is based in Coalville, Leicestershire with around 200 of the staff.
Brantano was acquired by Alteri Investors in October 2015 but has experienced difficult trading condition, which has resulted in the company being placed into administration.
Pricewaterhousecoopers (PWC) have today been appointed as joint administrators of Brantano Limited.
The administrators are continuing to trade the businesses as normal whilst we assess the trading strategy over the coming days and weeks. Staff will be paid their arrears of wages and salaries, and will continue to be paid for their work during the Administration.”