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Glenfield Hospital heart unit campaigner welcomes court ruling

Campaigners fighting to keep children's heart surgery at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital have today welcomed a legal victory by another paediatric cardiac surgery centre earmarked for closure. A High...

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Burst main in Leicester Road, Loughborough, sends water gushing to rooftop...

A burst water main sent water gushing to rooftop height in the centre of Loughborough this morning. The burst was in Leicester Road, near the junction with Market Place, next to the Post Office. It is...

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Thomas Cook to close eight Leicestershire stores

Holiday firm Thomas Cook today announced it was planning to close eight stores in Leicestershire. The branches, in Anstey, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, Loughborough, Lutterworth, Market Harborough,...

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Burglars threaten victim with scissors during robbery at house in Leicester

Three men threatened a householder with a pair scissors during a burglary at a house in Leicester. The suspects entered the house in Wintersdale Road, Thurnby Lodge, and disturbed the victim, before...

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Missing man found safe and well

A 48-year-old man who was reported missing earlier today has been found. Police said the family of Peter Jayes were concerned for his welfare after he went missing at about 10.30am. He was last seen in...

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Mars rover Curiosity powered down by Nasa scientists to prevent damage from...

The Mars rover has been temporarily shut down to prevent damage from a large solar flare. On Tuesday, a huge stream of plasma shot out from the Sun and travelled 141,610,495 miles across space in the...

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Plumber in hospital with potentially fatal Legionnaires' disease after...

A plumber is in hospital with Legionnaires' disease after working on a disused building at a city college. It is thought the man became infected with the potentially fatal bug while working at New...

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Youths sought by Leicestershire Police in connection with attempted burglary...

Two youths were scared off after attempting to break into a home yesterday afternoon. Police were called to Whitehall Road, in Spinney Hills, at about 3.40pm after neighbours reported two youngsters...

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'Mixed emotions' as memorial trust is launched

The father of a boy who collapsed and died while out jogging said the launch of a trust in his son's name was the "first sign of light" since his death. Teenager Joe Humphries was fit and healthy when...

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Delays and diversions on roads in Leicester

Roadworks to look out for in Leicester include the following work, starting this week: Infirmary Road: footway improvements. Lane restrictions in place near junction with Pelham Street tomorrow only....

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VIDEO: How one day can make a difference in the NHS

NHS staff are gearing up for a collective day of action to show how even small changes can make a difference to others. Doctors, nurses, and clinicians are among those who have pledged to improve or...

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Visitors drop in for food and a photo opportunity

Mercury readers have been sending in pictures of the wealth of wonderful wildlife that is right at home in their gardens. John Brown, of Rowlatts Hill, Leicester, sent us in photos of a robin and blue...

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International flavours spice up school meals in Leicester

Pupils all over the county were treated to a taste of something a little different yesterday as International School Meals Day inspired kitchens to cook up creative cuisine. School chefs were busy...

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Leicester City: Special ticket offer for clashes with Lions and Blues

Leicester City are offering supporters a special ticket deal for the Friday night visits of Millwall and Birmingham City to the King Power Stadium. Seven of City's home games, which were originally...

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Basketball: Leicester Riders will have to perform at top level in BBL Trophy...

Leicester Riders go in search of their second title of the season today when they take on Sheffield Sharks in the BBL Trophy Final at Glasgow's Emirates Arena (3.30). Unlike the final in January or...

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Police release CCTV picture of man after armed robberies including one at a...

Detectives have released CCTV pictures of a man they want to trace in connection with a series of armed robberies – including one at a bookies in Gipsy Lane, Leicester, this week. The four-county...

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson remains positive

Leicester City still believe they can make this season a successful one, says manager Nigel Pearson. City's challenge for an automatic promotion spot has faltered in recent weeks as they have slipped...

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Liz Kendall MP: Fighting to ensure every child gets support to reach potential

More than 27,000 children in Leicester and Leicestershire have special educational needs, which can range from mild behavioural problems to severe disabilities. Last week in Parliament, MPs debated the...

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Sam Harrison grasping his chance at Leicester Tigers

If the Six Nations has done anything positive for clubs like Leicester Tigers, it has given up-and-coming stars a chance to shine. One such player who has benefited from the absence of their...

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VIDEO: Message of hope as transplant youngsters 'meet' on Aussie TV

They may live on opposite sides of the world, but brave youngsters Matthew and Jack have formed a special bond via the internet after a campaign to raise awareness about organ donation. Now, the little...

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