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Leicestershire teachers scoop prestigious awards for their commitment

Two Leicestershire teachers have clinched prestigious regional awards for their dedication and commitment to the profession. Nisha Kholia, a science teacher from Rushey Mead School, in Leicester, has...

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Leicester music duo Uncle Frank sign three-album deal

Uncle Frank have been favourites on the Leicester music scene for more than a decade - and now the years of hard work have been rewarded with a three-album record deal. The duo - Frank Benbini and...

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Loughborough takeaway damaged in kitchen fire

A takeaway was gutted in an early morning blaze today, leaving two people in need of medical attention. Chiquita, in Ward's End, Loughborough, had just closed for business when the fire broke out in...

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Leicester Mercury More magazine wins at Regional Press Awards

Leicester Mercury's weekend magazine, More, has been named supplement of the year at the Regional Press Awards today. The More magazine team have just been announced as winners in their category at the...

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Leicestershire CCC 234 all out at tea on day three at Northants

Leicestershire were 234 all out on day three of their County Championship game against Northamptonshire. This left County 121 runs behind the Division Two leaders at tea. Only a fine 64 from Shiv...

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Police draw up list of suspects in Madeleine McCann search

A senior police officer has revealed a Scotland Yard investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has identified a number of potential suspects. Detective Chief Superintendent Hamish...

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Nigel Pearson WILL be staying as Leicester City boss

Nigel Pearson will be manager of Leicester City at the start of next season. Speculation has been rife since the end of the campaign that Pearson was set to be sacked by City after their failure to...

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Paragon Quality Foods denies its halal burgers supplied to schools in...

A company accused of supplying halal burgers containing pork to schools across the city has said independent tests have revealed it has done nothing wrong. Leicester City Council withdrew a lamb burger...

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Burglary victim Jake offers £10,000 reward to get his jewellery back

A businessman has offered a £10,000 reward for help catching intruders who burgled his home and escaped with jewellery worth £25,000. Jake Caratella, who says he is making inquiries across Leicester in...

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Leicester City's Liam Moore named in England under-20 squad

Leicester City's Liam Moore has been named in Peter Taylor's England under-20 provisional squad. The call-up is reward for Moore's performances after breaking into Nigel Pearson's first team squad....

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MATCH DAY LIVE: Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints, Saturday, May 25, 2.45pm

It is the biggest day in the Premiership rugby calendar – and the Leicester Mercury website will be covering it live. Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints in the all-East Midlands Premiership play-off...

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Raiders who tried to rob shopkeeper at knifepoint sentenced

Two masked raiders who brandished carving knives when they tried to rob a shop keeper have been sentenced. Kevin Francis-Smith (18) and a 14-year-old youth demanded cash from the till at the former...

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'Our best guess at Greyfriars'

Academics have unveiled a digital recreation of the long-lost friary where the remains of Richard III were found. Greyfriars was demolished in the 1530s and had been largely forgotten until excavations...

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Leicester Tigers legend Johnson on Aviva Premiership final at Twickenham

Leicester Tigers legend Martin Johnson is urging his former club to take nothing for granted against debutants Northampton Saints, with the nightmare of his final Twickenham run-out still fresh in his...

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Food firm denies halal burgers contained pork

A company accused of supplying halal burgers containing pork to schools across the city has said independent tests have revealed it has done nothing wrong. Leicester City Council withdrew a lamb burger...

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Mice droppings found at Leicester City's stadium

Mice droppings were found at the food kiosks and executive dining areas inside Leicester City's King Power stadium. During one inspection by environmental health officers, a dead mouse was found in a...

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Burglary victim offers £10,000 reward

A businessman has offered a £10,000 reward for help catching intruders who burgled his home and escaped with jewellery worth £25,000. Jake Caratella, who says he is making inquiries across Leicester in...

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Health project is extended

More patients with serious lung conditions are to benefit from a scheme to help keep them out of hospital. The Leicester City clinical commissioning group (CCG) is extending a "telehealth" project to a...

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'Problems on industrial scale'

Villagers claim their community is going to be overwhelmed and roads brought to a standstill if plans for a giant industrial park are approved. Paragon (Coalville) Ltd wants permission to build up to...

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New showroom refit for appliance retailer- DR Electrical

DR Electrical- One of Leicester's  well established appliance specialist are in the process of re fitting their large showroom. They are looking to bring things upto date with more of selection of...

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