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Leicester City fans are set to flock to King Power stadium for Brighton clash

Leicester City are expecting a bumper crowd for tonight's visit of Brighton (7.45) after thousands of fans snapped up discounted tickets. The attendance is set to be the biggest of the season, topping...

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Nigel Pearson challenges his Leicester City side to show their staying power

Nigel Pearson has challenged his table-topping Leicester City side to kick on this week and cement their status as the Championship leaders. City hit the division's summit on goal difference after...

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Ray of hope in fight to save children's heart unit at Glenfield Hospital,...

Campaigners have won a breakthrough in the fight to save children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday ordered a full review of the decision after an...

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Give vote to 16 and 17-year-olds, urges Leicester's deputy mayor (POLL)

Leicester's deputy mayor is calling for 16 and 17-year-olds to be given the vote. Councillor Rory Palmer thinks dropping the voting age from 18 to 16 could turn around flagging interest in politics....

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Person injured in crash in London Road, Leicester

A person had to be taken to hospital this morning after a collision involving two cars on London Road in Knighton, Leicester.The accident happened near the Ratcliffe Road junction shortly before...

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Farmer's daughter from Leicestershire in battle to win Young Apprentice

A farmer's daughter from Leicestershire is one of the contestants in this year's series of the Young Apprentice. Alice Smith, 17, from Lutterworth, has been unveiled by Lord Alan Sugar as one of 12...

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Inquest opens into death of Leicestershire police chief

A suspended Leicestershire Police chief who was "under severe pressure" stepped to his death in front of a 60mph passenger train, an inquest was told today. Assistant Chief Constable Gordon Fraser was...

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Michael Gove to write to Leicester MPs about city's under-performing primary...

Education Secretary Michael Gove is writing to MPs in Leicester to ask them to support his plans to turn under-performing primary schools into academies.In a speech today, he said action needed to be...

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Square Mile Choir launches and calls for singers.

 Anyone with a love of singing is invited to be part of the new Mile2 Choir which launches next month. The Mile2 Project at De Montfort University would like to offer anyone locally the chance to join...

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Teenage burglar Adam Crampton sentenced for 338 crimes

A teenager who burgled hundreds of homes and often escaped in his victim's cars or on their mopeds was jailed for five years today.Adam Crampton (19) appeared at Leicester Crown Court today to admit a...

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Afghan interpreter can stay in Leicester after UK Border Agency U-turn

An Afghan man who was wounded in a Taliban bomb attack while working as an interpreter for British forces has won the right to settle in Leicester after a U-turn by the UK Border Agency.Mohammad, as he...

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Leicester 1 Brighton 0: Foxes remain at summit

Leicester held on to top spot in the npower Championship but they were made to work for a narrow 1-0 win against Brighton. Andy King stabbed home the only goal of the game in the 10th minute, but they...

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Gas leak at food factory Leicester Road, near Melton, forces residents indoors

Residents were told to close their windows and stay indoors after a gas leak at a food factory yesterday. The warning came as the Kettleby Foods factory, in Leicester Road, near Melton, was evacuated...

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Loughborough College music tutor's track tops Beatport.com chart

A tutor is making a big noise in the online music world with a track that is wowing clubbers around the globe. Claire Spooner has now spent six weeks at number one on the Beatport.com chart with Gone...

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£250,000 cheque in the post for Harley Staples Cancer Trust

The parents of a boy who died of cancer can finally start searching for a plot to build a holiday home for poorly youngsters after receiving a £250,000 cheque through the post. The money saw Katherine...

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Proposals to cut school transport

The city council is looking to save nearly £600,000 a year by making cuts to school transport. Education bosses are proposing to scrap free transport to children travelling to faith schools which are...

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Carer of The Year Awards 2012: Help celebrate Leicestershire's unsung heroes

The Leicester Mercury is today launching a campaign to celebrate the achievements and outstanding work of thousands of unsung heroes in the care sector. For the next 10 weeks, we are asking people to...

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Apprentice contender Alice Smith, from Lutterworth, has eyes firmly focused...

She started out in the business world by selling free-range eggs laid by the chickens on her family's farm. Now 17-year-old Alice Smith, from Lutterworth, is hoping her entrepreneurial skills will...

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Clean slate' for youth who burgled hundreds of homes in Leicestershire and...

A teenager who confessed to burgling hundreds of homes in a criminal career which began when he was 12 has been jailed for five years. Adam Crampton, who recently turned 19, was already in prison for...

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Suspended Leicestershire police officer walked into path of train

A suspended police chief who was "under severe pressure" stepped to his death in front of a passenger train, an inquest was told. Leicestershire Police Assistant Chief Constable Gordon Fraser was...

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