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Man badly hurt after A46 crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident which left a man in hospital with serious injuries. The man had to be cut free from the wreckage of the car he was travelling in after it left the...

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Leicester head welcomes 20mph speed limit

The head teacher at a Leicester primary has welcomed plans for traffic calming measures around an accident black spot close by. Carol Browne, head of St Mary's Fields Primary, in Rowley Fields, says...

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One person killed after crash on M6

One person has died after a multiple vehicle crash on a motorway today.The person died and others were injured after a four-vehicle incident on the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junction 1...

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Mum has weeks to live after being 'refused brain scans'

A woman given just weeks to live after being diagnosed with four brain tumours has hit out over the 18 months it took to get a scan. Mum-of-two Lindsey Scrimshire claims medics at Leicester Royal...

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Air ambulance flies to aid of young horse rider and motorcyclist in...

The air ambulance flew a nine year old horse rider an a motorcyclist to hospital in separate incidents in Leicestershire at the weekend. The Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance...

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More rain forecast for Leicestershire

What a difference a day makes when it comes to the weather in Britain - as this picture shows. Mercury photographer Alex Hannam spotted traffic negotiating flood water today at the Glenfield...

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A record 2013 for Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival bosses say this year's event has been the most successful in its 20 year history. The 2013 festival saw 89,000 people attend gigs, shows, and exhibitions over the 17...

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Van fire in St George's Way, Leicester causes rush hour tailbacks

Rush hour traffic was diverted away from the city's inner ring road this afternoon after a van caught fire. Long queues built up in St Matthews Way and Humberstone Road after traffic was stopped from...

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Leicester knitwear firm creating 130 jobs

A knitwear company is helping lead Leicester out of the economic downturn with 130 new jobs. BS Attwall started 2013 with 30 staff, and has already taken on 40 more. A multi-million pound deal to buy a...

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Man jailed for death crash on the A46 in Leicestershire

A motorist who drove the wrong way up a foggy road and crashed into an oncoming car has been jailed for causing death by dangerous driving. David Driver was at the wheel of an Audi A3 when he drove the...

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Police investigate fight in Leicester's Bede Park

Police are investigating reports of a fight between two groups of people in a Leicester park. Officers were called to Bede Park, off Western Boulevard shortly after 7pm on Sunday after members of the...

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Family lays flowers at Leicester war memorial in honour of Drummer Lee Rigby

A family has honoured the memory of murdered soldier Lee Rigby by laying flowers at Leicester's main war memorial. Mark Phillips, his partner Natasha Ward, and their two children Jack, two, and Holly,...

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Tribute music video to Leicester becomes internet sensation

A music video posted on You Tube by the singer of an unsigned '90s indie band from Leicester has become a mini internet sensation. In the few days since it was uploaded to the internet, music fans and...

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Another man quizzed about attack on curry house

Police have arrested and questioned a further suspect in connection with an attack on staff and diners at a curry house. The man, aged 32, was detained today and questioned on suspicion of conspiracy...

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Car destroyed in blaze

Fire fighters were called to a blazing car which had been set alight in Gallards Hill, Braunstone, shortly after midnight. The firefighters hosed down the vehicle which was destroyed. The fire service...

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We have moved! Check out www.leicestermercury.co.uk

Today we launch a new website to bring you all the latest news and sports, information and entertainment. The new web address is www.leicestermercury.co.uk and it has the familiar Leicester Mercury...

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Live traffic and travel updates

6.10pm: The traffic lights are back on and working at the junction of Nanpantan Road and Snells Nook Lane in Loughborough. 5.10pm: Area Traffic Control are reporting that the traffic lights are not...

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Lorry driver killed in M6 crash

Police have revealed that a lorry driver died in a crash on the M6 near the Catthorpe interchange yesterday morning. The collision occurred around 10.48am on the southbound carriageway of the M6...

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Motorcyclist killed in crash named

A man killed in a road accident on Saturday afternoon has been named by police. Andrew Buss, 43, of Willow Crescent, Market Harborough was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision near the village...

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St Ledger 'free to leave Leicester City'

The Leicester City future of defender Sean St Ledger seems in doubt following comments he made before tonight's international with England at Wembley The Republic of Ireland star is quoted, in the...

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