Quantcast
Channel: Leicester Mercury Latest Stories Feed
Browsing all 9894 articles
Browse latest View live

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Eleven bailed over shooting

Eleven people who have been arrested in connection with the death of a woman have all been released on police bail while the investigation continues. Hayley Pointon, 30, died from a gunshot wound after...

View Article



Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

War hero's daring exploits

A book about the life of a prisoner of war, who managed to evade his Nazi captors and begin an ill-fated love affair, has been published. Former soldier Horace Greasley, from Ibstock, died three years...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

UKIP outflanking us, says Tory MP

David Tredinnick has outlined an unlikely new battlefield in the struggle between the Tories and UKIP – herbal medicines. While many Conservatives fear UKIP's challenge on issues such as Europe and...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Ex-soldier Matthew Pryme lands dream beefeater job

A self-confessed "country boy" is getting used to life in the big smoke after landing his dream job – as a Beefeater. Former soldier Matthew Pryme, from Fleckney, is the latest person to wear the...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

VIDEO: Sun shines on Glastonbudget!

The weekend of sunshine came as a big relief to festival-goers and organisers at Glastonbudget after a wet and windy start. The rain, hail and gales on Friday sent hoardings crashing down at the...

View Article


Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Plants offer to attract bees

The Leicester Mercury is campaigning to save the bee – and we have teamed up with Coles Nurseries to offer discount plants that will help the insects thrive in your garden. Earlier this month, we...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Guilty plea in flat fire death

A man has admitted killing a former Leicester resident by starting the fire which engulfed his home. Andrew Heath was trapped in the flames which took hold of his flat in Worcester in the early hours...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Leicester Tigers' fans celebrate Aviva Premiership Final triumph

Tigers fans roared in unison as Leicester were crowned champions after thrashing Northampton Saints 37-17 in the Aviva Premiership Final. After last year's surprising defeat to Harlequins, this year...

View Article


Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Pair jailed for money laundering

Two housemates convicted of laundering cash from a lucrative cannabis growing operation have been jailed. Barney Jones (25) was sentenced to three years imprisonment and Tracy Gormley (46) to...

View Article


Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Save A Life campaign - learn first aid skills for just £10

A teenage first aider who leapt into action when he saw a road crash is urging Leicester Mercury readers to learn basic skills that could save someone's life – for as little as £10. Hayden Beszant...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Leicester Tigers announce their new coaching team for next season

Leicester Tigers have named Paul Burke and Geordan Murphy as their new backs coaching team for next season. They replace Matt O'Connor who will start his new job as head coach at Leinster on July 1....

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Firefighters tackle blaze at house in Leicester

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation after three houses were evacuated following a fire caused by a hairdryer. Residents from three homes in Danvers Road, off Narborough Road, in Leicester's...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Live traffic and travel updates for Leicester and Leicestershire

8.58pm: The A46 southbound carriageway near Thrussington remains closed following earlier accident.7.05pm: Police say A46 southbound is likely to be closed "for some time" between the Thrussington turn...

View Article


Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Two casualties taken to hospital after serious accident on the A46 near...

Two people have been taken to hospital after a serious collision on the A46 near Thrussington. Emergency services were called to the scene at just before 5pm today. It is understood that two vehicles,...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Bank holiday fun - video and pictures

Mouth-watering smells drifted across the city centre as Leicester Market hosted its Summer Food and Drink Festival. More than 100 stalls showcased the best of Leicestershire's pies, jams, curries,...

View Article


Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Cobb hits third century as Leicestershire win again

Josh Cobb hammered his third consecutive one-day century as Leicestershire Foxes made it three wins from three YB40 matches. In the beautiful setting of the Wormsley cricket ground, Cobb finished...

View Article

Boxing: Ex-World Champ Riddick Bowe in Leicester bout

A former world heavyweight champion will put on an exhibition bout in Leicester this summer. Promoter Scott Lansdowne is behind the bid to bring Riddick Bowe to the city. Lansdowne has previously...

View Article


Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

War planes in the spotlight

War planes from the past 70 years brought families flocking to Bruntingthorpe Airfield for an aviation open day. Volunteers who spend their days toiling to maintain Cold War aircraft got to show them...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Burglar caught with bayonet

A prolific burglar who was caught with a bayonet after trying to break into a city centre house has been jailed for five years. Miles Seville (40) smashed a window at the property in Rawson Street,...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Woman fought off armed burglar

A woman has described how she fought with a knife-wielding burglar who forced his way into her home and ordered her to hand over her jewellery. Jagdish Kaur, 53, suffered cuts and bruises to her hands,...

View Article
Browsing all 9894 articles
Browse latest View live




Latest Images