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Matt O'Connor blasts Lions for failing to call up Leicester Tigers' Toby Flood

Matt O'Connor has criticised the British & Irish Lions for failing to call up Toby Flood as an emergency replacement. The Lions have injury worries over fly-halves Jonathan Sexton and Owen Farrell,...

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VIDEO: Child porn man jailed

A computer expert who set up websites advising paedophiles about accessing child pornography has been jailed for three years. Martin Jarvis (65) also downloaded more than 300,000 indecent pictures of...

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

We have launched our 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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Inside Football: We've heard who's leaving Leicester City, but who's coming in?

Leicester City fans are all asking the same question this summer: 'Who are we going to sign?' So far, the transfer rumour mill has been slow to turn, especially when it comes to possible arrivals at...

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Knifepoint robbery at store

A shopkeeper has told how two armed men robbed him at knifepoint as he prepared to open for business. Two men wearing balaclavas ambushed the shopkeeper as he left his shop, Mace Express, in Syston, at...

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Honours list: TV star Hilary Devey 'flattered and flabbergasted'

Businesswoman and former Dragons' Den star Hilary Devey says she is "flattered and flabbergasted" to be recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list. Ms Devey has been awarded a CBE for her...

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Live: Traffic and Travel updates

12.01pm: Drivers are warned that extra care is needed in Aylestone Road, Leicester, at the Wigston Lane/ Middleton Street junction, as the traffic lights are not working due to a power failure....

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'Plans will ruin businesses'

Traders in the St Martin's area of the city say new traffic plans will destroy their businesses and ruin its character. The city council has announced proposals it says will attract more shoppers and...

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Last wish: Dad, 31, wants to marry sweetheart before he dies

A man who has been given months to live has one wish before he dies – to marry his sweetheart. Knill Paget was diagnosed with an untreatable brain tumour in February. The news caused mixed emotions –...

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In the courts

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Shaun Bond (44), of no fixed address pleaded guilty to stealing a bottle of red wine on May 15. He was ordered to remain in court until the end...

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REVIEW: Download day one

"This is Download," Bullet For My Valentine's Matthew Tuck reminded the thousands of metalheads before him, "the whole world wishes they were you right now!" An exaggeration perhaps, but one the...

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Iron Maiden frontman ready to bring the noise

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson is ready to bring the noise to Download tonight when the festival headliners take to the stage in a few hours time. The heavy metal icon, airline pilot,...

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Concern for missing student

Police are appealing for help to find a missing student from Leicester. Adil Faki, 25, from the Spinney Hills area of the city, was last seen on Monday (JUNE 10) at the top of High Street, in the city...

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Cow rescued from slurry pit

Firefighters were called on to rescue a cow which had wandered into a slurry pit. The animal had got itself stuck in the 5ft deep pit on a farm in Broughton Road, Stoney Stanton. Crews from Hinckley...

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Arsonists blamed for house fire

Arsonist are being blamed for a house fire on a Loughborough estate. Firefighters were called out to Manor Road, in Shelthorpe, at 1.45pm today, after neighbours reported smoke coming from the...

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Live: Traffic and Travel Updates

2.15pm: No reports of any major incidents or congestion on city and county roads. Train services at St Pancras, Sheffield and through the East Midlands are all running well with no major delays.8.19am:...

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Mobile speed camera locations this week

Mobile speed cameras will be in the following locations in the city and county this week. A6004 Alan Moss Rd, Loughborough A563 Atlee Way, Leicester A512 New Ashby Road, Loughborough A512 Ashby Road,...

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Motorcyclist in critical condition after collision with van

A motorcyclists is in a critical condition after a crash involving a van. The rider was airlifted to hospital following the accident, in Beaumont Leys Lane, Beaumont Leys, Leicester on Saturday....

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VIDEO and PICTURES: Download 2013

Thousands of rock fans have been treated to top acts this weekend's at Download - the UK's biggest rock festival. Festival headliners Slipknot (Friday) and Iron maiden (Saturday) have more than lived...

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REVIEW: Download day two

I would have seen Nekrogoblinkon and UFO, had the bonds of grandparental babysitting stretched to so early in the billing, but, as it was, Alice in Chains were always going to be Saturday's main...

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