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Lamb started a couple of early-season games in the absence of Toby Flood

Ryan Lamb ban could stretch Leicester

Leicester, the reigning English champions, have some serious rugby ahead of them over the next month: a humdinger derby with high-performing Northampton this weekend, quickly followed by a horribly difficult Heineken Cup trip to Belfast, a must-win home match with Treviso in the same competition and an awkward Premiership contest at Wasps – a game they will have to play without their England personnel, who will be in red-rose camp by then.

Leicester house fire: Two remanded on blaze murder charges

Two more men have appeared in court charged with murdering a mother and her four children in a house fire.

Four charged over Leicester house fire that killed mother and three children

A 16-year-old and three other men have been charged with murder after a fatal house fire in Leicester killed four members of the same family.

Billy Twelvetrees of Gloucester

Billy Twelvetrees agrees new deal with Gloucester

The England centre has agreed a new two-year contract

It was the research of Philippa Langley which prompted the hunt for King Richard III’s remains.

Richard III tomb donors withdraw money over design

Members of the Richard III Society have withdrawn money they donated for a tomb to hold the remains of the recently discovered king in protest at the proposed design.

Leicester Tigers Dan Bowden could be playing for England after qualifying on residency rules

Dan Bowden given task to maximise the destructive Manu Tuilagi as Stuart Lancaster confirms he is on the England radar

The Kiwi-born inside centre has settled into the second playmaker role for the Tigers and could very well find himself in the Red Rose in the not too distant future

Nick Wood was sent off after just eight minutes when Gloucester faced Saracens

Gloucester face fight to avoid three of a kind

A look ahead to Saturday's Aviva Premiership action

Leicester fire deaths: Ryanair boss vows to change its ‘abrupt culture’ after PR disaster over grieving father

Airline backtracks after originally refusing to let bereaved father change his ticket for free

Leicester Fire: 18-year-old charged over four killed in the blaze

An 18-year-old man has been charged with the murders of four members of the same family who were killed in a house fire.

Man charged over four deaths in Leicester house fire

An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with a house fire in which four people died. Shehnila Taufiq, her sons Jamal and Bilal and daughter Zainab died in the fire in Leicester on 12 September.

QPR’s Joey Barton skips away from Brighton’s Jake Forster-Caskey

Queen's Park Rangers 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 match report: No pot of gold at end of Joey Barton's rainbow laces

Not even Joey Barton's rainbow bootlaces could brighten up this bore draw, although Queen's Park Rangers will take some comfort from moving top of the Championship table.

David Cameron plays down 'bunny ears' gesture from Manu Tuilagi - 'it was just a bit of fun'

The Lions player played the prank during a photo call with the PM in Downing  Street

Man charged over murder linked to fire

A man has been charged with murder in a killing linked to the deaths of a mother and her three teenage children in a house fire. Leicestershire Police said a 19-year-old is due to appear in court today charged with murdering Antoin Akpom on September 12.

Gloucester prop Nick Wood (right) is sent off for stamping

Gloucester's Nick Wood faces long ban as referees feel the strain

Nick Wood, the Gloucester prop sent off at Saracens for using the flanker Jacques Burger as a human doormat, will face a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel in Bristol on Tuesday to answer for his crime. It should not take him long – he has already apologised to all and sundry, both for stamping on Burger’s head and for leaving his team a man short for 79 minutes of an 80-minute game – but his suspension could drag on for quite a while. He will be very lucky indeed if he plays again before the end of November.

Gavin Henson, left, grew steadily more influential on his first start for Bath

Gavin Henson capitalises on Bath’s display of coaching strength

Bath’s high-profile coaching group led by Gary Gold arrived midway through 2012, so by necessity they spent last season, when the Rec crew finished seventh out of 12 in the Premiership, juggling their predecessors’ resources. Not any more. As Matt Banahan, the scorer of Bath’s second try in Saturday’s 27-20 win over Leicester, put it: “You have always got a settling in period with coaches and with players. Coaches obviously want their squad and the players they want to come in, and sometimes they are working with players when they would rather have different ones. So this year we have had that teething out of the way and we have got a squad we want to build on.”

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