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Intelligent Energy, of Loughborough, named Leicester Mercury Company of the Year

A business which makes emission-free fuel for cars, motorcycles and aircraft has been named Company of the Year at the Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2013. Intelligent Energy, of Loughborough, took...

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The Birch Edition: Alan Birchenall speaks to Leicester City vice-chairman...

The Thai owners have pumped many millions into Leicester City since taking control in the bid for the Premier League. The Srivaddhanaprabha family took control more than two-and-a-half years ago and...

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The Birch Edition: Leicester City ambassador Alan Birchenall meets Sir Peter...

They are old pals, but at one stage they looked set to become rivals at the polls. Politics reporter Dan Martin takes notes as the Birch meets city mayor sir Peter Souslby. Alan Birchenall once set his...

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Next chief attacks 'Luddite councils holding back growth'

The chief executive of Leicestershire retail giant Next has criticised some councils for holding back economic growth through "an unhealthy mix of Luddite intransigence and incompetence". Simon Wolfson...

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Ten Indian nationals held in border agency swoop on factory in Leicester

Ten Indian nationals suspected of working illegally in the UK were arrested in a UK Border Agency raid yesterday morning. The workers were detained in a factory near Leicester city centre during an...

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The Birch Edition: Let's get behind Nigel and the lads, says Leicester City...

Leicester City legend Alan Birchenall has issued a rallying cry to all City fans to get right behind Nigel Pearson and his side for their final push for promotion. City's challenge has faltered in...

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VIDEO: Business Secretary Vince Cable addresses the first-ever Leicester...

More than 500 people attended the first-ever Leicester Mercury Business Awards on Thursday evening. The keynote speaker on the night was Business Secretary Vince Cable. The gala dinner, held at De...

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Leicester City Council rejects calls to scrap budget cuts which will hit...

Calls to scrap budget cuts which will reduce the number of hostel beds for homeless people in Leicester have been rejected. Last night members of the Labour-run council took part in a debate triggered...

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Loros Twilight Walk postponed due to snow

The Loros Twilight Walk has been postponed because of bad weather. One of the charity's biggest annual fund-raisers, it was due to start from the King Power Stadium tomorrow and involve a 10km walk...

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Business secretary Vince Cable launches £70m small firm lending scheme in...

Business Secretary Vince Cable launched a £70 million scheme aimed at boosting lending to small firms during a speech in Leicester today. Dr Cable was the keynote speaker at the Federation of Small...

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Firefighters tackle hazardous chemical spill in Leicester city centre building

Firefighters were called to deal with a hazardous chemical spill at a Leicester city centre industrial unit. The alarm was raised at 7.30pm, yesterday after an incident at a chemical refining factory...

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Snow and ice to make roads treacherous again in Leicestershire

It might be the first week of spring, but 10cm of snow and temperatures feeling as low as -7C are predicted for Leicestershire. Forecasters are expecting heavy snowfall today and tomorrow, with...

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Six Nations players back for Leicester Tigers' Premiership trip to Exeter

Leicester Tigers welcome back their international contingent for tomorrow's Aviva Premiership trip to Exeter.England players Tom Youngs, Dan Cole, Geoff Parling, Tom Croft, Ben Youngs, Toby Flood and...

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Leicester City's Michael Keane called up by England

Leicester City defender Michael Keane has been called up to the England Under-21 squad for their clash with Austria at Brighton's AMEX stadium on Monday night.   The 20-year-old Manchester United...

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More snow forecast for Leicestershire over the weekend

More snow is forecast for Leicestershire over the weekend after a bitterly cold end to the week. Gritters were out last night and during the day on the county's roads and despite the predicted snowfall...

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Roadworks in Leicestershire and the East Midlands from Monday

LEICESTERSHIRE New: M1 J21 Lanes one and two of the roundabout and lane one on the southbound exit slip road will be closed for repairs from 8pm on Monday 25 March to 5am the following morning....

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Cable: We have to break cartel of banks

Business Secretary Vince Cable has launched a £70 million scheme aimed at boosting lending to small firms. Dr Cable was the keynote speaker at the Federation of Small Businesses' (FSB) national...

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Liz Kendall MP: We need a bold plan to boost jobs and our economy's growth

No impact on the level of GDP at the end of the forecasting horizon." That's what the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) – the independent body which scrutinises the economy – concluded about this...

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Owzat for hitting the right notes

Cricketers hit all the right notes during an unusual pre-season team-building exercise which saw them become choristers for the day. There was not a bat or ball in sight when four of Leicestershire's...

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Skate park revamp will be in memory of sporting Robbie Pickard

A memorial fund has been set up in the name of a BMX rider killed in a road accident while returning from a skate park. Robbie Pickard, 19, died on Sunday, February 24, as he cycled home from Terminal...

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