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Teacher ecapes classroom ban

A former school vice-principal who admitted an "unprofessional and inappropriate relationship" with a pupil has escaped a classroom ban. In a decision just announced, the Secretary of State for...

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Manu Tuilagi: I can't wait for clash with Billy Twelvetrees

Manu Tuilagi is looking forward to reacquainting himself with former Leicester Tigers' colleague Billy Twelvetrees this afternoon. But the most important thing for the young Tigers centre when his side...

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Former Leicestershire man Nicholas Mockford killed in Belgium shooting mystery

An oil executive from Leicestershire has been gunned down in an assassination-style killing in Belgium. Nicholas Mockford, 60, was shot three times – once as he lay on the floor – after he left an...

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Emile Heskey wows the Aussies with his starring role Down Under

Football fans Down Under have gone mad for former Leicester City striker Emile Heskey – and yesterday they were able to watch his every move on the pitch. The 34-year-old was made the subject of a Fox...

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Three hurt after man failed to de-mist car in Belgrave

A motorist knocked down and injured three women on a pedestrian crossing because he was too idle to de-mist his windscreen. Hermant Mangela said he did not see the women when he approached the...

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Traces of E.Coli discovered in school's private water supply

An E.Coli alert at a school means staff and students have had to use bottled or boiled water since September. Water samples taken at the end of August from Brockington College, in Enderby, revealed...

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Hold your horses over King Richard III's remains, warns archeologist

Archeologists are calling for an end to the debate on where the potential remains of King Richard III should be buried until tests on the bones have been completed. Professor Lin Foxhall, head of...

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History beckons - win today and it's the best home start for Leicester City...

Leicester City can create a piece of history today if they beat Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium. Victory would maintain their 100 per cent home record and make it seven consecutive home league...

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Blaze at Cloud 9 shisha bar, on roof of Curzonia knitwear factory, could be...

A fire which tore through a roof-top shisha café in Leicester is being treated as suspicious. It has been confirmed that police are investigating the blaze, which broke out at about 11.15am on...

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Protest held against plans for bus lanes on A426 in Leicester

About 100 people took a part in a protest this morning (Saturday) against plans to put in bus lanes on a major road. The protesters gathered at Carver's Corner, in Leicester Road, Glen Parva, to make...

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Tigers suffer first away defeat in Kingsholm thriller

Gloucester 27 Leicester Tigers 21Leicester Tigers suffered their first away Aviva Premiership defeat of the season after a thrilling contest at a packed Kingsholm.The home side hardly escaped their own...

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Paranormal pedal power on streets

Witches, werewolves and an assortment of ghouls took to the streets of Leicester on bikes. Up to 200 cyclists joined the taking back the streets campaign of cycling pressure group Critical Mass. The...

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Politician quits Labour to 'focus on green agenda'

A Labour politician has quit the party after he was not selected to stand for the upcoming Leicestershire County Council elections. Councillor Neville Stork had hoped to be the Labour candidate for the...

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Help a good cause? That's Ross all over

Office workers added a splash of colour to their workplace by dressing in pink in support of a breast cancer charity appeal. Staff at insurance brokers Berkeley Burke, off London Road, Leicester,...

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Sports Awards 2012: Tiger Manu on way to being one of world's best

Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi is set to make the same kind of impact on the Leicester Mercury Sports Awards as he does on opposition defences. The 21-year-old, a contender for the Sportsman of...

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'Complete pest' admits to catalytic converters thefts worth £20,000...

A "complete pest" who targeted vans to steal 18 catalytic converters, worth about £20,000, has been jailed. Shane Mottram pleaded guilty to stealing two of the vehicle parts in March. He voluntarily...

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Match stats: Leicester City's winning home run is left in tatters

Leicester City made one change from the side that beat Brighton at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night. Striker Jamie Vardy returned to the starting line-up after regaining his fitness following an...

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1,000 protesters call for Blaby to Leicester bus lanes to be scrapped

Protesters have criticised plans to tackle congestion along a major road, claiming the addition of bus lanes will make matters worse. About 100 people took a part in a demonstration on Saturday against...

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Willie Thorne snooker club in Leicester could be reopened

Campaigners fighting to save the Willie Thorne snooker club have been told there may be a chance of it reopening. Olivia Thorne, whose father, Malcolm – Willie's brother – ran the club in Charles...

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Terrified children witnessed dad attack sister-in-law in Leicester shop

A father-of-three who attacked his sister-in-law in front of his terrified children has been jailed. Resham Singh (37) was holding his three-year-old son when he grabbed the victim's face and dragged...

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