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Hundreds pray for India flood victims

Families joined religious leaders yesterday for a morning of prayer for the victims of the recent flooding in India. Hundreds of people have been killed in Uttarakhand, a pilgrimage destination in...

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Injury worries for O'Connell and Corbisiero take gloss off Lions triumph

The British & Irish Lions have been hit by a potential double injury blow ahead of Saturday's second Test against Australia in Melbourne. Paul O'Connell and prop Alex Corbisiero are being "treated...

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Hundreds cheer on armed forces parade in Leicester

From war veterans to young cadets, hundreds of servicemen and women took part in an armed forces parade through the city centre at the weekend. With pipers from the Seaforth Highlanders leading the...

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Double joy for Leicester Tigers' Geoff Parling

Geoff Parling admits he has experienced "a quite surreal" few days following the birth of his daughter and then being named British & Irish Lions captain. Leicester Tigers lock Parling will lead...

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Pet cat shot with airgun

Fidget, a two-year-old black cat, is recovering at home after he was shot when he left the house for an early morning stroll. The pellet caused so much damage to his leg that he had to undergo...

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Welsh duo George North and Alex Cuthbert help the Lions snatch Test victory

Wales wings George North and Alex Cuthbert scored tries in each half as they inspired the British & Irish Lions to a pulsating 23-21 first Test triumph at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday. North's...

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Woman, 85, sees carer jailed

An 85-year-old woman sat in court to see her trusted carer jailed for stealing £10,600 of her savings. Estelle Randall systematically raided unsuspecting Peggy Garratt's bank account to buy drugs....

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Dog stolen in Leicester city centre

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to following the theft of a dog in the city centre. The incident took place at about 4.30pm last Monday, June 17, when the dog's owner tied...

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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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Two-car crash in Leicester

Three people needed medical treatment after a two-car crash in Leicester last night. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in Wyngate Drive, near the junction with...

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VIDEO: Joy for Indian cricket fans

Indian cricket fans brought Belgrave Road and Melton Road to a standstill last night as they celebrated beating England in the Champions Trophy. Hundreds of people poured on to the Leicester street...

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Live: Traffic and travel updates

8.54am: Queuing on Belgrave flyover now clear. 8.45am: Queueing traffic on the exit slip road on M1 southbound at J21, M69 Leicester. Congestion to J21a, A46 Leicester.8.40am: A lane restriction on...

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Wardens target litter at Bede Park, in Leicester

Wardens are starting a drive to make sure people using a park do not leave litter behind. Bede Park, off Western Boulevard, Leicester, is a popular spot with students and others when the weather is...

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Boy nearly killed on Leicester rail track

A train driver had to slam on his emergency brakes to avoid killing a boy who was trespassing on tracks in Leicester. British Transport Police (BTP) have released a photograph of a group of boys...

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Roadworks at Fosse Park return

Motorists are being warned that work to replace a gas main near Fosse Park is set to go ahead next month. Engineers were originally set to complete the work on the junction 21 approach section of the...

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Trapped animals freed by fire service

Fire crews had to rescue two trapped animals in separate incidents at the weekend. Early on Sunday morning crews were called to help a sheep that had become entangled in barbed wire in a field in...

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Two killed after crash on A14

Two young people have died after a crash on the A14 south of Market Harborough on Saturday night. The accident happened at around 11pm on the westbound carriageway between Junctions 2 and 1, involving...

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Bolton set to sign Leicester City's Jermaine Beckford

Jermaine Beckford has edged closer to leaving Leicester City. A deal with Bolton Wanderers has finally been agreed, the Mercury understands. Trotters boss Dougie Freedman has targeted striker Beckford...

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Flags raised with pride to mark Armed Forces Day

A 91-year-old former Colditz prisoner-of-war was among those raising special flags yesterday to mark Armed Forces Day. Sidney Woodvine, of Thurmaston, who served with the Desert Rats in North Africa...

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Rebecca had skills to help dad

A woman whose quick thinking and first aid skills helped her father when he was seriously injured is urging readers to join the Leicester Mercury's Save a Life Campaign. Rebecca Harrison leapt into...

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