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For sale: £4.5 million dream home that was a six-year labour of love

A businessman who spent £6 million and six years building a dream home, which features an underground car park, cinema and swimming pool, is now selling it. The man, who prefers to remain anonymous, is...

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Mulipola is latest to agree new Leicester Tigers deal

Samoa international prop Logovi'i Mulipola has committed his future to Leicester Tigers after agreeing a new long-term contract. The 26-year-old arrived at Welford Road after gaining 2011 World Cup...

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Community centre hire fees to rise

Charges for hiring rooms at city council-owned community centres are set to increase by hundreds of pounds a year. Leicester City Council is reviewing fees at its 29 community centres and said it...

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Struggling Leicestershire can curse their luck in rain-hit Championship clash...

Leicestershire were made to struggle on the third day of their rain-hit Championship clash with Kent. A five-wicket haul by former County favourite Darren Stevens coupled with an unbroken second-wicket...

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Man raped granddaughter

A pensioner who repeatedly raped and abused his young granddaughter has been jailed for 15 years. The 68-year-old was found guilty of nine offences committed against the girl between the ages of six...

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Speedway: Leicester Lions still top cats in Premier League

Leicester Lions extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table with a 46-44 win at Sheffield Tigers. The Harry Jordan Haulage-sponsored Lions were without one of their star performers for...

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'I'll shoot you,' man told neighbours

A brother and sister feared for their lives when their next-door neighbour produced a handgun during a street disturbance. Matthew James Powell, who had been drinking heavily all day, pointed the...

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Ready for another Leicester City rollercoaster season - Rob Tanner

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson likes to adopt a level-headed approach, writes Rob Tanner. When City are flying and expectations are rising, he does his best to keep feet on the floor by adopting...

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Widow's horror at damage to grave

A widow has described her horror after discovering badgers had been digging into her husband's grave. Iris Neale's husband Kenneth was buried in Rothley cemetery last year after he died aged 89....

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Two injured as car crashes into house

Two people had to be taken to hospital this morning after their car hit a house in a village. Emergency crews were called to the incident in Theddingworth near Market Harborough shortly before 4am....

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Leicester City reject £1.25m bid from Hull for Kasper Schmeichel

Leicester City have rejected a £1.25million bid from Hull for goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, the Mercury understands. Their bid was immediately rejected and it is understood City are asking for a figure...

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EDL march passes off peacefully

Nearly 100 people joined an English Defence League-organised procession through Leicester this morning in memory of Drummer Lee Rigby. The march passed off peacefully as the group walked from the High...

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EDL march passes off peacefully

Nearly 100 people joined an English Defence League-organised procession through Leicester this morning in memory of Drummer Lee Rigby. The march passed off peacefully as the group walked from the High...

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Rugby players break world record for charity

Forty four rugby players broke a world record at the Welford Road home of Leicester Tigers on Saturday. The two teams, including rolling substitutes, played a full contact game for exactly 25 hours...

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Thousands soak up the sun at Riverside Festival

Thousands of people soaked up the sun during the first day of Leicester's annual Riverside Festival. The River Soar, Western Boulevard and Bede Park came alive for the two-day festival of fun and...

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Lions 59 Barbarians 8 - match report

Wales star Mike Phillips inspired the Lions to a comprehensive victory at hot and humid Hong Kong Stadium as their 10-game tour began in successful fashion. Stamina-sapping conditions proved the real...

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Matt Smith to leave role as Doctor Who

Matt Smith is to leave his role as Doctor Who, the BBC has announced. Smith, 30, has played the role for the past four years but will appear in just two more shows – the 50th anniversary special in...

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Mobile speed camera locations this week

Mobile safety camera sites for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for the week commencing June 3, 2013 Core Sites A563 New Parks Way, Leicester A50 Groby Rd, Leicester (40mph) Beaumont Leys Lane...

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Duo's final flourish helps Leicestershire CCC return with a draw

An unbroken partnership between Greg Smith and Ned Eckersley on the final day ensured Leicestershire returned from fellow County Championship Division Two strugglers Kent with a draw. The second-wicket...

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Athletics: Ben smashes 43-year record

Records tumbled as county athletes impressed at the Leicestershire & Rutland AA and Warwickshire AA Two Counties Championships at Saffron Lane Stadium. Ben Dijkstra's winning performance in the...

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