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Brave Claire is half-way there

Paralysed fund-raiser Claire Lomas is half-way through her epic 22-day journey around England. Having cycled about 200 miles on her hand-powered bike, Claire, who walked the London Marathon in 17 days...

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Live: Traffic and travel updates for Leicester and Leicestershire

8.30am: Vehicle involved in an accident on the northbound M6 near to J1 at Rugby. It is now on the hard shoulder. Traffic moving freely.8.20am: Area Traffic Control has reported no incidents - the...

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ELECTION 2013: UKIP hoping to woo Tory voters after bitter fight

Tomorrow, Leicestershire's election candidates will know whether six weeks of slogging on the campaign trail will have been worth it or not. After a final push for votes yesterday, all that will be...

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Man is charged with murder of Loughborough mum-of-two

A 30-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a mum-of-two from Loughborough. The man is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court tomorrow charged with the murder of Alexis Mary Durant. Ms...

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Shaun Cummins murder trial hears defendant's police interviews

Former boxing professional Shaun Cummins had promised to pay his unofficial carer £1 million from a business venture, a murder jury was told today. The carer, Tom Dunkley, who denies killing the...

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There's still hope for Leicester, says former City striker Alan Young

Leicester City fans should travel to Nottingham Forest in hope because anything can happen on the final day of the season, says former City striker Alan Young. City must beat Forest at the City Ground...

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Mayor in tour of revamped 'city gem' before relaunch

Developers of the revamped Silver Arcade were due to give city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby a tour of the new complex today. It comes as owners, Lukegate, hope to attract traders to the Victorian arcade,...

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Traffic chaos fears around Fosse Park as roadworks planned

Major delays are expected around Fosse Park during the May half-term as roadworks take place to install a gas main. Bosses at the retail park have called on the county council to reschedule the work,...

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Firefighters called to help youngsters trapped in playground equipment

Youngsters really got stuck into the warm weather yesterday - too literally in some cases. Firefighters were called to three incidents of playground mishaps after children became trapped in their...

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Omens are in Leicester City's favour in bid to reach the play-offs

Leicester City have been urged to evoke the spirit of the 1996 team in their quest for a play-off place. Steve Walsh, a member of that side, believes City can upset the odds by beating Nottingham...

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ELECTION 2013: Candidates standing in Leicestershire

Voters in Leicestershire go to the polls today to choose which party will run County Hall for the next four years. Here is a full list of candidates and 2009 winners. This will be updated as the...

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Warm weather to brighten up the bank holiday weekend

The weather is looking good for the bank holiday weekend as temperatures rise. Leicester Mercury weatherman Dave Mutton said the frost early on Wednesday morning should prove to be the last of the...

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King Power Stadium to be rugby World Cup 2015 venue

Leicester City's King Power Stadium will host three matches in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. City's ground is one of 13 stadia selected to stage matches during the tournament in England in two years' time....

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Plans for £2 million revamp of Leicester's historic Braunstone Hall unveiled

Plans for a £2 million renovation of Leicester's historic Braunstone Hall have been unveiled. The 18th century mansion is to be converted into a hotel, restaurant, wedding venue and conference centre....

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Leicester City give Pearson, Blyth and Taft contract extension

Leicester City youngsters Jacob Blyth, James Pearson and George Taft have all put pen-to-paper on one-year contract extensions with the Club. Meanwhile 18-year-old Academy scholar Rob Paratore has been...

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Drug deal texts land man in jail

A drug dealer who had incriminating text messages on his mobile phone has been jailed for two years and eight months. Sonny Culverwell (23) was arrested after police raided his then home in Vernon...

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The Knives are out for De Montfort Hall's 100th birthday bash

Indie rock band Young Knives have been announced as the headliners of the centenary celebrations at De Montfort Hall this summer. Throughout this year, the venue is holding special events to mark 100...

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Leicester Tigers flanker Tom Croft admits 'unreal' call-up to Lions is still...

Leicester Tigers flanker Tom Croft said his selection for the British & Irish Lions feels completely "unreal" as he never even thought he would be in contention. The call-up has rounded off a...

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Speedway: Lewis Blackbird leaves Leicester Lions

It's one in and one out for the Leicester Lions tonight. British under-21 champion Robert Brandford will make his debut at Somerset Rebels in the club's first Premier League away fixture of the season....

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Leicester City confident of 'doing the business' at Nottingham Forest, says...

Leicester City must forget about what is happening at the Reebok Stadium and be completely focused on securing the victory against Nottingham Forest, says striker Chris Wood. City must beat their East...

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