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Monday 9th December
Former Premier League footballer DJ Campbell is among six people questioned in connection with allegations of fixing in football matches.
Torquay extend the loan deal of Leicester midfielder Jak McCourt for a second time, keeping him at the club until 4 January.
A £70m track upgrade will mean faster trains and reduced journey times between the East Midlands and London, according to rail spokesmen.
Sunday 8th December
Neil Robertson beats Mark Selby 10-7 in the UK Championship final to become the eighth man to win the 'Triple Crown'.
Leicester see off a spirited Montpellier side at Welford Road to secure a bonus-point victory in the Heineken Cup.
Gemma Steel wins individual silver and Great Britain's women's team take gold at the European Cross Country Championships.
Mark Selby holds a 5-3 lead over world number one Neil Robertson going into the final session of the UK Championship.
Ken Dagley officiates match to celebrate 80 years
A 132m-tall wind turbine that is six times taller than the Angel of the North is installed in Leicestershire.
Saturday 7th December
Ashley Barnes score twice as Brighton upset high-flying Leicester, who slip to their second successive defeat in the Championship.
East Midlands Ambulance Service says it is taking "direct action" to meet response time targets and improve patient care.
An air traffic control telephone glitch which delayed hundreds of flights, including some at East Midlands Airport, is expected to continue into the evening.
Air traffic control operators say they do not know how long it will take to resolve faults which are causing flight delays and cancellations across the UK and Ireland, including East Midlands Airport.
Friday 6th December
A man who used images of a US pop star to help him groom girls over the internet is jailed.
England's top flight clubs confirm they will not take part in the Heineken Cup next season - leaving them apparently isolated.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City.
The death of a man whose body was found at a fire-damaged house in Leicester is not being treated as suspicious, police confirm.
Ronnie O'Sullivan is eliminated from the UK Championship after a 6-4 quarter-final defeat to Stuart Bingham.
Thursday 5th December
Leicester hope on-going talks with Toby Flood will convince the England fly-half to stay when his deal ends in the summer.
The family of a Coventry woman who was shot dead in Hinckley appeal for information as they face their first Christmas without her.
The Rev Jesse Jackson opens a park named in his honour during a visit to Leicester.
Fifa alters plans to scrap the emergency loan system at the end of the season, providing a boost to many lower division clubs.
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson insists he is not worried that his deal with the Championship leaders expires in the summer.
A renowned race track which went bust after a lengthy legal battle with neighbours over noise is set to reopen.
A firefighter who attended the scene of a fatal rail crash that killed two Leicester men organises a service to mark the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.
A man is jailed after he admits stabbing his girlfriend to death during an argument.
A Leicestershire bell foundry, which has been making bells for more than 200 years, begins a £3m fundraising bid to save its Victorian building.
The family of a man who was found unconscious in a Leicester street have appealed for help to find out how he was injured.
Motorists faced delays of several hours when a lorry overturned blocking the southbound carriageway near junction 22 of the M1 in Leicestershire.
Wednesday 4th December
Government science laboratory in Leicestershire is to close with the loss of jobs.
Alex Danson scores twice as England beat Germany 3-1 in their final group match at hockey's World League Final in Argentina.
Ronnie O'Sullivan, Mark Selby, Ding Junhui and Neil Robertson all advance into the fourth round of the UK Championship in York.
Managerless Sheffield Wednesday pull off the shock of the night as they beat Championship leaders Leicester City.
Tuesday 3rd December
A man denies the attempted murder of a Sikh religious leader who was attacked in Leicester.
A 200-year-old high street stationery chain goes into administration, putting 140 jobs at risk.
The body of a man is found at a fire damaged house in Leicester.
Nearly 50 years of volunteering leads to an award