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Tunisia balcony-fall dad Karl Nethercot, from Leicester, is back in country

A father-of-six seriously injured in a fall from a balcony while in Tunisia is now back in England, where he is continuing his recovery in hospital. Karl Nethercot returned to the UK on Friday night,...

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Nigel Pearson backs his Leicester City players over T-shirt stance

Nigel Pearson said he fully supported his players who chose to make a statement about racism in football by boycotting the wearing of T-shirts in support of the 'One Community, Kick it Out' campaign....

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Leicestershire PoW's astonishing story being made into a blockbuster film

A photograph of a Leicestershire prisoner of war confronting Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler convinced Hollywood producers to make the soldier's gripping story into a movie. A-list actors are said to be...

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Match verdict: Challenge now is for Leicester City to stay at top of the table

Leicester City grabbed a late equaliser to extend their unbeaten run to six games and move to the top of the Championship. But would it have been greedy for City fans to be lamenting two lost points?...

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Leicestershire officer Gordon Fraser believed career was on the brink of ruin

Gordon Fraser arrived in Leicestershire with a reputation as an experienced and talented police officer. However, within 18 months he was suspended and placed under investigation for alleged fraud and...

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Lip-reading Nehal Bhogaita crowned Miss India Leicester

Stunning Nehal Bhogaita has been crowned Miss India Leicester after impressing judges with her interview answers – despite not being able to hear the questions. The profoundly deaf beauty therapist,...

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Leicestershire police chief Gordon Fraser in fraud probe is found dead

Police in Leicestershire are in shock after a senior officer being investigated over allegations of fraud and trying to dodge a speeding ticket died when he was hit by a train. Assistant Chief...

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Skeleton discovery during Richard III dig a 'huge shock', says king's descendant

The man identified as being a descendant of Richard III has told of his "huge shock" when a skeleton was discovered in a Leicester car park. Michael Ibsen, who was born in Canada and now lives in...

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Leicestershire crime chief candidates to appear at hustings

The three people taking part in the race to become Leicestershire's first police and crime commissioner will appear at a hustings tonight. Mercury editor Richard Bettsworth will chair the public...

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Health secretary orders review into Glenfield heart unit decision

Campaigners have won a major breakthrough in the fight to save children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt today ordered a full review of the controversial decision...

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson full of praise for his top guns

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson was full of praise for his side as they sit proudly on top of the Championship table. The delighted manager hailed his team's performance in Saturday's 1-1 draw...

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Cannes hope for Wigston film director Joey Fallon after London competition win

An ambitious young filmmaker is dreaming of Cannes after his short film made a clean sweep of the top awards in a prestigious competition. Joey Fallon and his film Glove scooped Best Director, Best...

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Leicestershire election hopefuls quizzed over aims for police position

Members of the public last night had a chance to question the three people who hope to become Leicestershire's first elected police and crime commissioner. The hustings, at the Holiday Inn, St Nicholas...

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Businessmen cannot find tenants for £1m buildings in for Granby Street,...

Businessmen who paid £1 million for a section of a street in Leicester city centre say they cannot find anyone who wants to rent space there. The three partners bought four buildings in Granby Street...

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DIY hero Danny offers his services free to elderly couple from Leicester

We have all seen the delighted faces on 60 Minute Makeover as residents' homes are transformed from shabby to chic. Now, Leicestershire has its own DIY hero. Kind-hearted builder Danny Richdale, of...

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson mulling over loan signings

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has said he is not ruling out giving his squad a boost by bringing in loan signings. The City boss said there could also be players heading out on loan before the...

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There's more to come from me, says Leicester Tigers star Ben Youngs

Ben Youngs says there is more to come from him in the weeks and months ahead. The Leicester Tigers scrum-half capped a man-of-the-match display against Ospreys with a late try at Welford Road on...

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Let's relish being the top dogs, insists Leicester City defender Zak Whitbread

Leicester City must embrace the pressure of being top of the table, defender Zak Whitbread has urged. City claimed top spot on Saturday after their 1-1 draw at Birmingham, and they will be expected to...

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Masked robbers in claw hammer attack on Leicester family

A father who was attacked in his home by three masked men has said he thought he and his family would be killed during the raid. Jitendra Damani, 54, was struck with a hammer when he refused to hand...

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