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Nigel Pearson 'deserves to be Premier League boss'

Nigel Pearson deserves to be a Premier League manager, Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has said. City begin their play-off campaign tonight with their semi-final first leg against Watford...

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Simon Galton re-elected as Leicestershire County Council's Liberal Democrat...

County Hall's Liberal Democrat group re-elected its leadership at its annual general meeting. The party's members on Leicestershire County Council met on Monday afternoon in the aftermath of Thursday's...

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MATCH DAY LIVE: Leicester City v Watford, Thursday, May 9, 7.45pm

It is going to be a massive week for Leicester City in their pursuit of Premier League football. And we will be with the team every step of the way in the two-legs of their play-off semi-final against...

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City schools where halal lamb burgers have been removed from menus

Halal lamb burgers have been removed from 19 city schools after tests revealed pork content in a sample burger. Halal products are used in 24 city schools, but only 19 of these are affected because the...

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Naik takes five wickets for Leicestershire at Worcester

Off-spinner Jigar Naik completed a five-wicket haul to keep Leicestershire in the championship game against Worcestershire at New Road on day two. The home side had moved from their overnight score of...

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Man punched in nightclub

A man needed hospital treatment after he was punched in the face in a nightclub. The incident took place at around 2.30am on Sunday, May 5, in the Fan Club in Abbey Street, Leicester. The 22-year-old...

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Thief steals cash from man in wheelchair

A thief stole cash from a wheelchair-bound man after he refused to give him money. The man in his 40s was travelling in his electric wheelchair in Sparrow Hill, Loughborough, when he was approached by...

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Paul O'Grady backs 1 million meals plan

TV star and dog-lover Paul O'Grady is helping to launch a firm's pledge to donate one million meals to dogs for a year. Pedigree pet foods has pledged to donate one million meals to rescue dog centres...

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Man found guilty of murdering ex-boxer Shaun Cummins

A carer has been found guilty of murdering ex-boxer Shaun Cummins. Thomas Dunkley (29) was today jailed for life for the murder of the 45-year-old former champion. He will serve a minimum of 34 years....

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Man charged with dishonestly handling £500 camera

A 19-year-old man has been charged with handling a stolen £500 camera. He is accused of dishonestly handling it at a second hand shop in Churchgate, Loughborough, on April 14. He has also been charged...

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VIDEO: Three arrests after Birstall bank robbery bid

Three men have been arrested after an attempted robbery on a bank in Birstall. The alarm was raised shortly after 12.20pm today at the branch of the Santander Bank in Loughborough Road. Police say that...

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'Husband killed his wife over divorce'

A husband stabbed his wife to death in the bathroom of their home because she wanted a divorce, a murder jury has been told. Two days before the killing, the jury heard that defendant Yacoub Rezai (32)...

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Fire fighters helping cow trapped in ditch

Fire fighters have been called to rescue a cow trapped in a ditch near Anstey. Crews were called to the field next to the A50 shortly after 3pm. They brought in specialist equipment to lift the animal...

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Fire fighters cut person free from car

A person had to be cut from their car after it was involved in a collision with a lamppost near the Asda superstore in Thurmaston this evening. Fire fighters had to cut the roof off the vehicle after...

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Transfer news: Bolton in bid for Leicester City's Beckford

Bolton are in talks with Leicester City in a bid to sign striker Jermaine Beckford, the Mercury understands. The Trotters, who Leicester piped to a play-off spot, are looking to bolster their striking...

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Leicester 1 Watford 0: It's advantage City in play-offs

David Nugent scored his first goal since January to give Leicester City a slender advantage going into Sunday's play-off semi-final second leg at Vicarage Road. The City striker headed home Anthony...

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Fans believe Leicester City will get to Wembley

What a difference a few minutes make. Until the 81st minute winner from David Nugent, the near full house crowd at the King Power were anxiously waiting for Watford to score. Despite creating chance...

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Uplands head defends himself

A head teacher whose colleagues are demanding his resignation has defended himself via the school newsletter. Employees at Uplands Junior, in Highfields, have called on education leaders at Leicester...

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Tom Youngs is Premiership player of year

Leicester Tigers hooker Tom Youngs has been named the Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Season. The award came at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Awards at the London Hilton. It caps a remarkable year...

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Bolton Wanderers in talks to sign Leicester City's Jermaine Beckford

Bolton Wanderers are in talks with Leicester City about signing striker Jermaine Beckford, the Mercury understands. The Trotters are looking to bolster their striking options for another promotion push...

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