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Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Carl Mann (43), of Brading Road, off Groby Road, Leicester, admitted failing to comply with a community requirement of a suspended sentence...

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Great Glen teenager Tristan's trying to win place at royal gala

He may have supported McFly on tour but Tristan Maxted says he is still nervous about his latest musical venture. The teenager, from Great Glen, has made it through to the regional final of a national...

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Richard III dig: What Leicester pupils think about the Greyfriars discovery

News of the possible finding of Richard III's skeleton has spread around the world. But has it excited pupils at King Richard III Infants' School in the city? Peter Warzynski asked youngsters in year...

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Leicester Tigers hit hard by double whammy

Leicester Tigers have suffered a double injury blow ahead of Saturday's big Aviva Premiership showdown against champions Harlequins. Skipper Geordan Murphy is out for a month with the knee injury he...

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Patients transferred as rust is found on hospital machinery at St Luke's...

Endoscopy appointments have been suspended at a new hospital unit after rust patches were found on a decontamination machine. Rust developed on steel parts of casing surrounding the machine, which...

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Leicester Tigers close to sealing a deal for back-rower Michael Noone

Leicester Tigers are "finalising a deal" to bring former Leinster and Doncaster Knights back-rower Michael Noone to the club. The 22-year-old impressed during an A League outing for the club against...

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Man arrested after sex attack in sandwich shop in Charles Street, Leicester

A man has been arrested after a woman was sexually assaulted in a sandwich shop in Charles Street, Leicester. A man entered the Subway shop at 6.05am on Friday, August 17, and approached a member of...

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Athletics: Leicestershire Secondary Schools' Cross-Country League

There were many promising performances at the first Leicestershire Secondary Schools' Cross-Country League meeting of the season, at Groby Community College. Eleanor Hare, of Humphrey Perkins, took the...

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Body parts killing: Man in court accused of ex-boxer Shaun Cummins' murder

The case of a 28-year-old man charged with the murder of ex-boxer Shaun Cummins, whose body parts were found in a freezer, has been adjourned. Thomas Dunkley appeared at Leicester Crown Court yesterday...

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Leicester Mercury clarification - Wednesday, September 19, 2012

In today's Leicester Mercury, pages 8 and 45 were incorrect. They were pages mistakenly reprinted from Tuesday's edition. Our apologies for this error which we are taking steps to ensure does not...

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Cycling: Lucy Garner aims to show a clean pair of heels in world title defence

Lucy Garner turns 18 tomorrow, but thoughts of celebrating the landmark occasion are firmly on hold. Uppermost in the Cosby girl's mind is her defence of the world junior road race title she won so...

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Thurnby Lodge Community Centre protests 'intimidating' visitors

People using a community centre have complained to police that they feel intimidated by a continuing protest. Groups of demonstrators have been gathering outside Thurnby Lodge Community Centre most...

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Switch of owner at Leicester City to reap big benefits

Leicester City chairman Aiyawatt Raksriaksorn believes changing the club's ownership, so it will be directly controlled by King Power International, will prepare the club for life in the Premier...

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Burnley expecting toughest of tests against Leicester City

Burnley boss Eddie Howe is convinced Leicester City will soon fire up their promotion challenge. Howe brings his Clarets side to the King Power Stadium tonight looking for their first away win of the...

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Nigel Pearson confident his Leicester City side will preserve home record

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson admits there will be added pressure on his side tonight when they face Burnley at the King Power Stadium, but he insists confidence is still high within his camp....

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Family in shock after car crashes into home in Jacklin Drive, Rushey Mead,...

A family have described the moment a car veered off the road, ploughed through their garden wall and embedded itself in the front of their home. The Trivedi family were yesterday surveying the damage...

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Loan deals are not a priority for Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson

Nigel Pearson is not actively looking to bolster his Leicester City squad with loan signings. The City boss said he was happy with the quality of his squad, despite a disappointing start to the...

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Leicester kebab shop blast 'was like a scene from action film'

An explosion which destroyed a kebab shop in a botched insurance job was like "something out of an action movie". Witnesses to the blast, which demolished Kams Grill, in Narborough Road, Leicester,...

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Étoile Lusitana: a new type of footballing story

In the space of 2 months I went from knowing little about Étoile Lusitana to working for them. Étoile Lusitana are a football club which are based in Dakar, Senegal. They were officially opened in 2008...

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HELPING HANDS NEEDED FOR LOCAL FURNITURE RE-USE!

If you want to give something back to the community and have some spare time, then volunteering is for you. The REACT furniture re-use project in Coalville needs volunteers to help in their furniture...

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