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Leicestershire CCC hoping Shiv Thakor will be fit for pre-season

Leicestershire are optimistic that their highly regarded all-rounder Shiv Thakor will be fully fit when the players report back for pre-season training a week on Monday Thakor suffered a broken finger...

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Engelbert wishes Bonnie Tyler luck in this year's Eurovision (with POLL)

Former Eurovision contender Engelbert Humperdinck has wished Bonnie Tyler luck as she prepares to take part in this year's contest. The veteran vocalist wrote to Bonnie to congratulate her on being...

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Chris Wood happy to take Leicester City's next penalty

If Leicester City are awarded a penalty against Sheffield Wednesday today, Chris Wood will have no fear of stepping up to take it. Wood fluffed a spot kick at Blackpool two weeks ago and it cost City...

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No charges against widow of a former senior Leicestershire police officer who...

Prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against the widow of a former senior Leicestershire police officer who committed suicide last year. Teresa Fraser was due to stand trial alongside her husband,...

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Leicester City: Jeff Schlupp drafted in to face Sheffield Wednesday

Jeff Schlupp is back at Leicester City - and back in the first team. The 20-year-old will deputise for the injured Paul Konchesky in today's clash with Sheffield Wednesday at the King Power Stadium. It...

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VIDEO: Drink-driver speaks of torment over crash that killed two of his friends

A young driver has spoken from his prison cell of the torment he feels over the crash which claimed the lives of two of his friends. Michael York graphically details circumstances of the accident which...

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Leicester mayor hits back after Essex MP's 'absolute dumps' remark

City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has hit back after an Essex MP branded some of the contenders for the UK 2017 City of Culture crown "absolute dumps". Tory MP David Amess, 60, is backing his home town of...

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Knife-throwing youngster Edward has special treat for mum on Mother's Day

Most youngsters will be giving their mums chocolates and flowers for Mother's Day tomorrow – but not 10-year-old Edward Pinder. Instead, the youngster will be throwing rather sharp knives at his brave...

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Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby takes the plunge in charity abseil

Sir Peter Soulsby has taken the plunge from the side of a 100ft building for a charity abseil. The mayor was one of 100 people who lowered themselves off the side the Ramada Encore hotel, on the corner...

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Leicester vs Sheff Wed: Wickham wins it for Owls

Connor Wickham struck his first goal for Sheffield Wednesday to deal Leicester's npower Championship promotion chances another blow and boost his own side's survival hopes in a 1-0 win. The 19-year-old...

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Kasabian guitarist quits to join Beady Eye

Kasabian guitarist Jay Mehler has quit the Leicestershire band to join Beady Eye. He joined Kasabian in 2006 after original guitarist Christopher Karloff left. The band was formed by friends from Blaby...

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Fire in Barrrow upon Soar damages barge

Firefighters made a desperate search of a canal barge engulfed in flames fearing there could be someone onboard. Crews from Loughborough were called to the canal in Proctor's Park Road, Barrow upon...

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More snow on its way for Leicestershire

More snow is expected over the coming days as winter returns. After today's snow flurries the temperature is set to stay around freezing for the coming week. Leicester Mercury weatherman Dave Mutton...

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Witness goaded to report fly-tipping

A van driver who challenged a resident to report him for fly-tipping has been ordered to pay more than £800 after being prosecuted. Alan Henderson was seen tipping turf and soil, and told the witness...

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Supporter injured by canisters

A woman received burns on her leg after Sheffield Wednesday supporters threw smoke canisters at Leicester City fans during the match at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. Two men were arrested but...

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Ten police officers to tackle man

A drunken man needed 10 police officers to restrain him after he took a knife into the street, a court heard. Lee Buchanan was disturbed by two men arguing outside his flat and began demanding...

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Thief loses his bid to be freed from prison

A robber who is still in prison seven years after he was jailed for a minimum of two has lost his bid for release. Lewis Charles Welsh (27) was locked up in March 2006 after he admitted robbery and two...

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Police confirm Clarendon Park death 'not suspicious'

A police investigation has concluded a man's death on Sunday night was not suspicious. Police and paramedics were called to a house in Avenue Road Extension, Clarendon Park, Leicester, shortly after...

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Non-league football: Huge win for Ellistown in EMCL

Ellistown have raised their game in a bid to fight clear of relegation. They have responded to an upturn in form from one of their rivals, Ibstock United, who have also begun to find a way of winning...

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Race for Life: Teenager Paris in the clear to run special race

A teenager who was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 will take part in her first Race for Life this summer since being given the all-clear. Paris Tompkins is urging other people to join her in the event at...

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