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Oakham runner just half-a-mile from Boston Marathon blast horror

A runner from Oakham was just half-a-mile behind the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon which claimed the lives of three people. Two bombs tore through the crowd at the finish line of the sports...

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Nightclub attack left victim needing life-saving surgery, Leicester court told

A nightclubber suffered permanent brain damage after being felled by a punch, causing him to bang his head on a kerb, a jury heard. After Jamie Nethercott delivered the forceful haymaker blow, he...

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Next boss Lord Wolfson to give his £2.4m bonus to staff

Next boss Simon Wolfson is giving away a £2.4 million thank-you to his staff. The Tory peer has decided to gift a bonus he was due to get this summer to employees for helping make the Enderby business...

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Man dies after crash in Leicestershire

A man has died after a crash in Belton, Loughborough The crash happened at about 5pm yesterday in Long Street and involved two cars. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. No-one else was...

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Sir Clive in fact-finding estate visit

Police and crime commissioner Sir Clive Loader visited an inner-city estate yesterday as part of his efforts to get to know people across Leicestershire. Sir Clive, the former RAF Air Chief Marshal who...

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Missing ten year old girl Leena Kaur found safe and well in Leicester

A ten-year-old girl reported missing from home yesterday has been found safe and well. Leena Kaur was found in the Forest Road area of Leicester at 6pm last night. Leicestershire Police said they would...

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Thatcher: 1979 to 1990 in pictures - images of life in Leicestershire

As the UK's first female prime minister is laid to rest today we look back over the Thatcher era with pictures from the Leicester Mercury archives. The pictures are divided into years and each gallery...

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Leicestershire dole queue shrinks

The number of Leicestershire people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance fell by 105 last month. Figures released today showed the county claimant count totalled 22,462 in March compared to 22,567 the...

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Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in crash with car in Leicester

A motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries when his machine was involved in a collision with a car in Beaumont Leys this morning. The collision took place in Leycroft Road, near the Walkers Crisps...

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Man killed in crash near Loughborough

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a crash between a 4X4 and a van in Belton, near Loughborough, yesterday afternoon. The crash happened at around 5pm last night on the B5324...

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Cash penalties to cost Leicester Royal Infirmary

Leicester Royal Infirmary faces losing funding for ambulance handovers which take too long. A new penalty will see the hospital docked £200 every time it takes the accident and emergency department...

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Tom Youngs wins Leicester Tigers players' player of the year award

Tom Youngs was voted Leicester Tigers players' player of the year at the club's annual dinner last night.Youngs collected the coveted players' player award after topping the votes of his colleagues in...

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Leicester man found guilty of murdering ex-police officer in Court of Appeal bid

A Leicester man found guilty of murdering an Iraq War veteran with another attacker has won the first step in a bid to have his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal. Ameen Hassan Jogee (23)...

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Kate McCann reveals she could forgive Madeleine's abductor

As Kate McCann prepares to mark Madeleine's tenth birthday, she has spoken about forgiving her daughter's abductor. The 45-year-old from Rothley, near Loughborough, will acknowledge the day with...

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Six men bailed by police in alleged sexual exploitation inquiry

Six people arrested yesterday as part of an investigation into the alleged sexual exploitation of a 16-year-old girl, have been released on bail. Six men, aged 16, 19, 22, 23, 30 and 31, were arrested...

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Next boss Lord Wolfson to give his £2.4 million bonus to staff

Next boss Simon Wolfson is giving away a £2.4 million thank-you to his staff. The Tory peer has decided to gift a bonus he was due to get this summer to employees for helping make the Enderby business...

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Leicester store selling world's first ever giant 84-inch TV screen

Customers are tuning in at a Leicester store to stare in wide-eyed admiration at the world's first ever 84-inch Ultra High Definition TV. Staff at Marks Electrical shop, in the West End, say people are...

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Thatcher: Videos of Leicester bands in the 1980s

It started with new wave, post-punk, ska and mod and ended with baggy. In between came the new romantics, the indie kids, the poodle-permed rockers, the ravers, the breakdancers, the woebegone Smiths...

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Police release CCTV images of two men over burglary in Aylestone

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to about a burglary in Aylestone, Leicester. The break-in took place at The Firs, in Aylestone Road, formerly the Old Constitutional Club,...

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Appeal over missing woman

Police are appealing for information about a missing woman who they believe could be in Leicestershire. Sarah Hall has been missing from her home in Daventry since March 16. The 35-year-old has been...

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