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Richard Cockerill confirms George Chuter likely to leave Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill has said that hooker George Chuter is likely to leave the club this summer. Tigers have signed London Welsh's Neil Briggs to add to in-contract duo...

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson concerned about lack of goals

Nigel Pearson has admitted his side have lost their attacking sparkle. City have scored just three goals in their last five games, and two of them have been netted by centre-back Michael Keane. The...

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VIDEO: Richard III: Song is Leicester musician's tribute to king

Musician Alan Jones is hoping to earn a king's ransom in royalties with a song about Richard III. The 68-year-old, who is lead guitarist and vocalist with Leicester band The Martins, hopes to strike a...

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Leicester City: Sunshine trip will be no holiday, says Nigel Pearson

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has taken his beleaguered troops to Portugal for warm-weather training – and he warned it will be no holiday. Pearson said his players will be working hard during...

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Big cut in budget would be 'massive blow to homeless' in Leicester

The boss of a homeless charity is to address councillors this week to try to stop budget cuts which would close hostel beds. David Brazier, chief executive of Shelter Housing Aid and Research project...

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Budget 2013: what to expect tomorrow

All eyes will be on the Chancellor George Osborne tomorrow when he updates the nation on the state of the economy in his 2013 Budget speech. His statement, which will determine how taxpayers' money...

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Delays for drivers caused by lorry crashing into church wall in Sileby

Drivers faced delays this morning after a lorry crashed into a wall at St Mary's Church in Sileby. The accident happened in High Street at about 6.15am and the route was blocked both ways causing major...

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Former Leicester City star Peter Shilton banned from driving

Former Leicester City and England player Peter Shilton has been banned from the road after admitting drink-driving. The 63-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge during a 15-minute hearing at Colchester...

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Burglars tried to blow open cash machine at Co-op in Leicestershire village

Burglars tried to blow open a cash machine by pouring an explosive substance into it and igniting it. Two intruders broke into the Co-Op, in Dog and Gun Lane, Whetstone, last week when the store was...

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Coronation Street star William Roache in apology over sex abuse comments

Soap star William Roache today issued an apology after claiming that sexual abuse victims - including children - are being punished for actions in a previous life. The 80-year-old actor, who plays Ken...

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Winter weather set to stay in Leicestershire as first day of spring arrives

Tomorrow is the first day of spring – but do not pack away your woollies just yet, winter is set to overstay its welcome. The forecast is for temperatures to dip as low as -3C (26F) tomorrow, with a...

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"20-20 Voice" Cancer Appeal

 A local Leicester nurse  completed  skydive in Dubai  for a  local charity this morning  She did it folks! Samantha  Arnull chucked herself out of an aeroplane at 10,000 feet to raise money For head...

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Thugs who carried out a vicious street attack in St Peter's, Leicester have...

Nine thugs who took part in a brutal street attack on a man in St Peter's, Leicester – and later refused to say why they had done it – have appeared in court. The young men, some in their teens and...

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Snow warning for Leicestershire as cold spell continues

The Met Office has issued a warning of snow for tomorrow in Leicestershire. A spell of sleet or snow is likely to spread westwards towards the county overnight as reported earlier. Icy eastern winds...

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Travellers' site in Leicestershire investigated by police and trading...

Police, trading standards officers and court officials visited a travellers' site in Leicestershire today. The Leicester Magistrates' Court officers had warrants for non-payment of fines and were able...

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Police still waiting to interview hospital patient following death of...

Detectives are still waiting to interview a hospital patient in connection with the death of a Loughborough woman. Police launched a murder investigation after 42-year-old Alexis Mary Durant's body was...

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Football doing 'nothing to tackle racism'

Racism in British football is still rife, according to research by an academic. Loughborough University's Dr Jamie Cleland said more than 80 per cent of fans who took part in a study believed racism...

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VIDEO: The Birch Edition - Alan Birchenall is Mercury editor for a day

He's used to appearing on the football pitch in front of thousands of fans – but when it came to editing the Mercury, Alan Birchenall found himself feeling the pressure. Alan, 67, spent yesterday at...

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The Birch Edition: Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson speaks to Alan Birchenall

The Birch has got to know Nigel Pearson pretty well throughout both his terms in the hot seat. Out of all of Birch's interviews this is the one he is most nervous about. "Nigel hates this kind of...

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Leicester bank cashier Suraj Bhandal is £45k fraudster

A bank cashier who stole customers' identities to get his hands on £45,000 of credit has been jailed for 18 months. Suraj Bhandal (27) opened 12 bogus accounts with overdrafts and credit cards while...

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