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Leicester's neonatal unit: Mums and dads send messages of support

As part of a series on Leicester's neonatal unit, we asked parents of babies cared for by the team to leave their messages of thanks on our website. Today, we publish these heart-warming words from the...

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Aylestone primary school now even better, says Ofsted

A primary is celebrating a "good" Ofsted report following its latest inspection. Granby Primary, in Aylestone, Leicester, which has 452 pupils, was visited at the end of February. Head teacher Peter...

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Gardening project could die

A charity that helps adults with disabilities by getting them involved in gardening could close due to a funding crisis. The Charnwood Gardening Project, which is based in Loughborough and has been...

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HS2: Alternative rail route backed

Talks have been held about lobbying the Government to divert the proposed route of the High Speed 2 rail line. The £32 billion track is due to cut through North West Leicestershire as it links...

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Man must pay £5,000 to victim of club attack

A 20-year-old man who floored a nightclubber with a single punch, leaving him unconscious and needing surgery for a broken jaw, has been ordered to pay his victim £5,000 compensation. Leicester Crown...

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Leukaemia battle, but young Riders hopeful Ellis is still aiming high

A young basketball player has had his dreams of training at the Leicester Riders academy put on hold after being diagnosed with leukaemia. Ellis Haggith, 16, whose older brother Reiss, 20, plays for...

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Mystery surrounds death of drug addict found in street with fractured skull

Mystery surrounds the death of a drug addict who was found in the street with a fractured skull. Fabio Fanfarillo, 43, was discovered in a street in Leicester's West End in July and died in hospital a...

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Oadby pooch Zeus is star of Hindi act RaOol's iTunes hit Meri Rani (Set to Blow)

There's a new group taking the charts by storm – and a husky from Leicestershire is the star of the show. Hindi act RaOol's new single Meri Rani (Set to Blow) became the most downloaded world music...

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Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson is determined not to waste this season's...

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson said he is not willing to let all his side's hard work this season be jeopardised by their current abysmal run of form. City have plummeted from second to seventh...

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Singer from Leicester wins through to MasterChef semi-finals

Singer songwriter Shivi Ramatour's, who used to have a seafood allergy, has made it through to the semi finals of BBC TV MasterChef. She wowed judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace on Friday by hitting...

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Medical centre 'conman' Ashok Patel jailed (with video)

A medical centre manager who embezzled £59,000 of surgery funds has been jailed for three years. Ashok Patel, who brought Leicester's Highfields Health Centre to the brink of bankruptcy, was sentenced...

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Cockerill likened to Pinocchio by Toulon president in row over Castrogiovanni

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has likened Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill to storybook character Pinocchio in the continuing row over the transfer of Martin...

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Brighton 1 Leicester City 1 - Nigel Pearson: "We were the better side"

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson believes his side were the better team in their disappointing 1-1 draw with Brighton. With 88 minutes gone, City looked destined for all three points after Matty...

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Brighton 1 v City 1 - replay live, interactive coverage

The Leicester Mercury's website covered the Brighton v Leicester City match live with text commentary as the game at the Amex Stadium unfolded. Matchday commentator James Sharpe provided details of the...

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Brighton 1 Leicester City 1 - Late heartbreak again for Nigel Pearson's men.

It was a tale of late heartbreak yet again for Leicester City as they had to settle for a 1-1 draw with playoff rivals Brighton.​Matty James put City ahead in the 73rd minute and it looked as though it...

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Local Elections: Leicestershire County Council publishes candidates

Leicestershire County Council has published a list of candidates standing in next month's election. Voters will have to choose the councillors when they go to the polls on May 2. The deadline for...

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Video: Claire Lomas trains at Rutland Water for her UK Cycle Challenge

Surrounded by family, friends, supporters and press, the incredible Claire Lomas from Eye Kettleby, near Melton Mowbray, took part in a two-hour training event this morning (7 April 2013) at Rutland...

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Teenager is 50,000th person to see Richard III expo

The Guildhall welcomed its 50,000th visitor to the Richard III exhibition at the weekend. The temporary event, which opened in February, is being held until the launch of the permanent exhibition at...

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Claire Lomas joins 100 cyclists on fundraiser around Rutland Water

The sun shone on more than 100 cyclists who joined paralysed mum Claire Lomas during a training session around Rutland Water on Sunday. The 32-year-old was delighted that so many of her friends and...

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Claire's a shining example as she trains for epic cycle ride

The sun shone on more than 100 cyclists who joined paralysed mum Claire Lomas during a training session around Rutland Water yesterday. The 32-year-old was delighted so many of her friends and...

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