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Joy for Baba's devotees

Up to 7,000 people are expected at the opening of a temple in the city centre today. The Shri Shirdi Sai Baba temple, at the grade II-listed Guild of Disabled building, in Colton Street, Leicester, is...

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Teenage driver in six-mile police chase branded 'a menace' by judge

A dangerous driver involved in a six-mile police chase was branded a "menace" on the road and locked up for 10 months. Sonny Brogan (18) was also banned from driving for three years. He pleaded guilty...

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Praise for Leicester Tigers' Slater ahead of Saints clash

When Tigers' director of rugby Richard Cockerill calls you a "Leicester mute", it is about as a big a compliment as you could ever wish to receive. That blessing was given to lock-forward Ed Slater...

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VIDEO: Tuneful twist to the Easter tale at Christ in the Centre in Leicester

People flocking to the city centre yesterday to watch the story of Jesus's crucifixion were surprised to see less suffering and more singing. This year's Christ in the Centre saw a 40-strong cast, in...

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Pizza Parlour in Leicester, receives gas bill of£24,500

A long, cold winter and rising fuel prices mean lots of big gas bills have been landing on doormats this month. But spare a thought for Pizza Parlour in Belgrave Gate, Leicester, which has had a bill...

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Disabled girl in M1 crash drama in Leicestershire

A disabled teenage girl was suspended upside down in her wheelchair after the people carrier she was in overturned on the M1. Firefighters fought to free the youngster and a woman driving the vehicle...

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50 years ago Beatles made their low-key debut in Leicester

Half a century ago, four lads who shook the world caused a small tremor in Leicester. Tomorrow marks the golden anniversary of the Beatles' debut concert in Leicester. The Leicester Mercury's records...

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VIDEO: Grieving Claire's backing for smoke alarm test campaign

A mother who lost her fiancé in a ferocious flat fire has backed a campaign aimed at encouraging people to check their smoke alarms when they change the time on their clocks. Claire Neale's partner,...

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VIDEO:School pupils win national film competition

School pupils have won a national short film competition encouraging young people to think about politics. Vote at 16, a three-minute film made by three Year 11 students at Leicester Grammar School, in...

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VIDEO: 'Sheer lunacy' as driver filmed on road with snow-covered windscreen

This shocking picture shows the "sheer lunacy" of a motorist who took to the road in a car almost completely covered in snow. The footage was shot by Mark Saunders in Cambridge Road, between Cosby and...

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Elderly man treated for smoke inhalation after fire at his home

An elderly man was treated for smoke inhalation when a fire severely damaged his home in Stoneleigh Way, Leicester. The fire in the semi-detached property broke out at about 2.30pm yesterday....

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UPDATED: M1 motorway blocked at Markfield

An overturned vehicle has blocked three lanes of the M1 motorway at Markfield. The accident happened on the southbound carriageway close to junction 22 at around 9.45am this morning. The Highways...

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Leicester City 0 Millwall 1: As it happened - 10-man City battle in vain

Leicester City make four changes from the side that lost at Derby nearly two weeks ago. Sean St Ledger, who will join today's opponents Millwall on loan until the end of the regular season after the...

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Firefighters tackle blaze at Sileby home

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a house in Seagrave Road, Sileby, this morning. Two crews from Loughborough and one from Syston station were called to the property at about 9.10am. A spokesperson for...

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Morgan sent off as Leicester City battle in vain against Millwall

Leicester City battled manfully for virtually the entire 90 minutes with just 10 men but were undone by Alan Dunne's late strike at the King Power Stadium last night. Wes Morgan was shown a straight...

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Rampant Tigers secure record win over sorry Saints

Northampton Saints 8 Leicester Tigers 36Leicester Tigers put in an astonishing performance at Franklin's Gardens to earn a four-try bonus-point win over their bitter local rivals, Northampton.The...

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Tribute to businessman who became artist, Shirley, 84

A businessman who returned to his first love of art on retirement has died, aged 84. Shirley Joseph Copeland was the co-founder of Forum Publicity Services, established in January 1961. The business...

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Blasts from the past as civil war comes to castle

A regiment set up camp outside Leicester Castle at the weekend to recreate the city's civil war history. Visitors explored the castle, which has been closed to the public since the early 1990s, and...

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Thousands at opening of Hindu temple

Thousands of people queued for hours to visit a new Hindu temple. The Shri Shirdi Sai Baba temple, at the grade II-listed former Guild of Disabled building, in Colton Street, Leicester, is the second...

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Fire service HQ finally opens

The fire service's long-awaited £7 million headquarters are set to open tomorrow. The building, beside the A46, near Birstall, will replace the fire authority's former HQ at Glenfield, which has been...

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