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CCTV appeal after Leicester attack

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault in Leicester city centre. The incident happened on Sunday, April 7, at around 4am outside Club...

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It's the big one - Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints

More than 130 years of rivalry will reach boiling point today as Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints meet in the Aviva Premiership final. A crowd of 82,000 people will hold their breath at kick-off...

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Fosse Park kidnapper is jailed

A convicted rapist who kidnapped a shopper outside a supermarket and sexually assaulted her has been jailed for life. The victim, a 31-year-old mother, was petrified when Paul Simon Smith leapt into...

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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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Outrage at Gary Glitter song

A mum-of four has called on the producers of hit '70s musical Hot Stuff to remove a song by convicted paedophile Gary Glitter. Anne-Marie Newland contacted the Leicester Mercury about the use of I'm...

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'No flats wanted in our area'

Residents are battling plans for flats they say will upset elderly people and disturb their close community. Abraham Property wants to build two blocks, each containing four one-bedroom flats, on land...

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Kitchen fire put out by firefighters

An unattended pan burst into flames causing damage to a city home today. The fire was reported at 11.15am and crews from Leicester's Central Fire and Rescue Station arrived at a home in Knighton Church...

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Hundreds of children take part in cycling event in Leicester

Hundreds of schoolchildren took part in a bike trip to Curve theatre for day of cycling fun. The children, all aged 10 or 11 years, formed a massive convoy to ride through the city centre to the...

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Tigers are Premiership champions: Leicester 37 Northampton 17

Leicester Tigers are Aviva Premiership champions after a 37-17 play-off final victory over Northampton Saints that was full of drama. Leicester skipper Toby Flood did not last the first half because of...

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Tigers fans celebrate cup win

Tigers fans in Twickenham and across Leicestershire roared in union as Leicester lifted the premiership cup after thrashing Northampton Saints 37-17. After last year's surprising cup final defeat...

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Leicester Tigers players tell of delight at Premiership title win

Leicester centre Anthony Allen revealed back-to-back Aviva Premiership final defeats galvanised the Tigers to claim a 37-17 victory against Northampton at Twickenham today. In a final not lacking in...

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Eleven people on bail after murder arrest

All eleven people who have been arrested in connection with the murder of Hayley Pointon have been released on police bail. Hayley, who was 30, died after an incident at an house in Sunnydale Road,...

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Mobile speed camera locations this week

Mobile speed cameras will be in the following locations in Leicestershire this week: A47 Route: Billesdon - East Norton A5199 Bull Head Street, Wigston A6 Glen Road, Oadby A6 Harborough Road, Oadby A47...

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Dylan Hartley to miss Lions tour following 11-week ban

Northampton Saints captain Dylan Hartley will miss the British & Irish Lions tour of Australia after being found guilty of verbally abusing referee Wayne Barnes during the Aviva Premiership final...

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Leicester City youngsters win Hong Kong 7s

Leicester City's youngsters roared to victory in the Hong Kong Football Club Citibank International Soccer Sevens with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United in the final. In a rematch of their Group B...

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As others stood by, I saw what I had to do

Hayden Beszant knows that if he had not done first aid training, he would have been just another bystander when he came across a crash between a motorcycle and car. But instead of having to stand...

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Work begins on city street improvement

Work on a £250,000 revamp of a street in Leicester city centre starts this week. Berridge Street – a short stretch that connects Pocklington's Walk with Grey Friars – is to be refurbished as part of...

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Tigers triumph in game full of drama

Leicester Tigers named an unchanged side for Saturday's final as they went in search of their 10th Aviva Premiership title. Here is how the action unfolded. 3min: PENALTY 3-0 Tigers have the first...

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One of the best finals – verdict on Leicester Tigers v Northampton...

A wonderful game on a memorable occasion soured by bitter controversy. Tigers and director of rugby Richard Cockerill can enjoy their summer after ending a run of two consecutive defeats in Twickenham...

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Leicester Tigers' present side are among the greats – Richard Cockerill

Leicester Tigers are once again the pride of the country after winning a 10th English league title. Director of rugby Richard Cockerill heaped praise on those players who have written their own chapter...

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