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We'll bounce right back, vows Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson will be looking for an immediate response from his players after Saturday's 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium. A first home defeat of the...

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Leicestershire pupils trapped in New York by Hurricane Sandy

A group of 38 Leicestershire pupils on a school trip to the United States were trapped in their hotel for several hours as New York prepared to be battered by Hurricane Sandy. The Leicester High School...

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Anger as campaigners fail to stop Leicestershire council's sale of...

Campaigners have lost their fight to stop an outdoor education centre being sold. The Friends of Aberglaslyn Hall group had hoped to take over the management of the site from Leicestershire County...

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Matty James determined to win his place back in Leicester City team

Midfielder Matty James says he is determined to stake his claim for a regular starting place in the Leicester City side. James was sent on from the bench after just 32 minutes of Saturday's 2-1 home...

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Gold jewellery stolen in raid on Leicester house

Police are investigating a burglary in which a large amount of Asian gold was stolen. The burglary happened in Westmeath Avenue, off Goodwood Road, in Leicester some time between 11.30pm on Saturday,...

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Hundreds of children evacuated after fire at Leicester school

Hundreds of youngsters have been evacuated from a city primary school after flames took hold of the roof.About 400 children from Catherine Junior School, in Brandon Street, Leicester, were led to...

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Leicestershire pupils describe night tropical storm Sandy hit New York

Schoolgirls from Leicestershire have been describing the night tropical storm Sandy battered the east coast of America forcing US President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster. The teenagers from...

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Orton's classic farce gets Curve treatment

Curve is aiming to entertain audiences with a play by Leicester's most celebrated writers. Entertaining Mr Sloane, Joe Orton's first stage work, will begin its three-week run with a live dress...

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2502 (Hamilton) Air Cadets Celebrates 40 years

September 2012 sees the start of a year of celbrations for 2502 (Hamilton Squadron Air Training Corps,as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary.They started the year off in style by holding a Late...

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Leicestershire and Rutland cadets Commemorate Battle of Britain Sunday

The Melton Mowbray Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) held their annual Battle of Britain Commemorations.  The day started with the warmth of the early autumn sun shining on the parade...

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Summoned for Council Tax Arrears...?

It's approaching that time again when Leicester City Council next apply to the Magistrates' court for Council Tax liability orders. This is only one of several applications made to the court each year....

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Heroin and crack-cocaine sold to undercover police officers in Highfields,...

A drug dealer who sold heroin and crack-cocaine to undercover police officers has been jailed for five years and seven months. Abdi Osman (25) was caught in a police sting called Operation Saffron,...

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Leicester family's heartbreak over gold jewellery raid

A family has been left heartbroken after burglars raided their home and stole jewellery which had been handed down through three generations. They were among eight victims in the past 10 days whose...

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National Forest Company checks for tree-killer in Leicestershire

The National Forest Company is closely monitoring two million ash trees in its woodland for signs of a disease which has devastated the species in Europe. The Government banned the import of ash on...

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Mercury Opinion: Trick or treat – a night of fun or fear?

The issue of Hallowe'en and trick or treat is one that divides people. For many, it is simply children visiting family, friends or neighbours and indulging in a bit of harmless fun that results in them...

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Leicestershire trick or treaters urged to look out for posters saying they...

Trick or treaters have been urged to only visit homes where people are displaying a poster which says they are welcome. Leicestershire Police and councils across the city and county yesterday launched...

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Police hunt for thugs in traffic warden assault in Braunstone Gate, Leicester

Police hunting a thug who kicked a traffic warden in the head have appealed for help tracing his apparent accomplices. The warden was knocked unconscious when he was attacked in Braunstone Gate, in...

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Leicester Catherine Junior School pupils flee in blaze drama

Hundreds of pupils were forced to flee their classrooms after a fire broke out at a city junior school. Catherine Junior School, in Belgrave, was evacuated shortly after 2pm yesterday, with youngsters...

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Leicester City midfielder Andy King is back to his best

Andy King believes the cloud of last season's Achilles injury may ultimately have had a silver lining. The Leicester City midfielder suffered the injury early in the year and was forced to spend an...

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New York was ghost town, say Leicestershire pupils trapped by storm Sandy

Schoolgirls caught up in the tropical storm that has battered the east coast of America have told of their night holed up in a hotel. The teenagers from Leicester High School waited in their rooms in...

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