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Martin Crowson's five things: Twitter apology from Northampton Saints' flanker

Martin Crowson looks back at five key points from the weekend's rugby action. 1 Northampton flanker Calum Clark failed to get the hostile reception he might have been expecting at Welford Road after...

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Partially sighted man, 62 is target of 'despicable' bank card theft in Leicester

A 62-year-old partially sighted man lost £300 to thieves who used a distraction technique to steal his bank card. The man was targeted while he was using his card at a cash machine inside a bank in...

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Download 2013: Motörhead, 30 Seconds to Mars and Queens of the Stone Age...

Motörhead, 30 Seconds to Mars and Queens of the Stone Age will be playing at next year's Download, festival bosses confirmed last night. Organisers broke the news to excited rock fans just after 9pm,...

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Nigel Pearson puts complete faith in his Leicester City squad

Nigel Pearson said he has complete faith in his Leicester City players to get back on track after successive defeats. City head to Bolton tonight looking to stop the rot after defeats against Crystal...

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Rothley landlord stripped his pub of stock and £4,657 in takings

A licensee disappeared with thousands of pounds of cash and stock from his pub. Landlord David Edwards had only been at the Royal Oak, in Crown Green, Rothley, for a month before he cleaned the place...

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Richie Wellens still in my plans, says Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy wants to keep Leicester City midfielder Richie Wellens at Portman Road. However, City boss Nigel Pearson is in no rush to commit to a further loan for the player. Wellens'...

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Stranded Leicestershire schoolgirls due to fly home today

A group of schoolgirls stranded in New York by Hurricane Sandy are finally due to fly home today. After being confined in hostel rooms as fierce gales and storms battered the city last week, the...

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Petition aims to oust Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby

A petition has been drafted aimed at triggering a referendum to oust city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby. The Leicester Mercury understands a city businessman, opposed to Sir Peter's £4 million Jubilee Square...

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PCC elections in Leicestershire: Who are we voting for?

A tiny fraction of voters could name the three candidates in next week's election of Leicestershire's first police and crime commissioner. The Leicester Mercury questioned 150 people in the city centre...

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Potential Leicester City signings Michael Keane and Jesse Lingard: Profiles

Manchester United duo Michael Keane and Jesse Lingard are on the radar of Leicester City, it is understood. City boss Nigel Pearson is believed to be interested in signing the pair, both aged 19, on a...

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Leicester City swoop for Manchester United starlets Michael Keane and Jesse...

Leicester City are hoping to complete the loan signings of Manchester United duo Michael Keane and Jesse Lingard in time for them to make their debuts at Bolton tonight (8.0). City boss Nigel Pearson...

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£4.2m of mortgages approved

A scheme to help first-time buyers on to the housing ladder has approved loans totalling £4.2 million in its first six weeks. Leicestershire County Council is lending £10 million to enable Lloyds TSB...

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Superstorm girls back home with loved ones

Schoolgirls stranded in New York by superstorm Sandy have arrived home safely. The pupils from Leicester High School were greeted by relieved friends and relatives when their coach pulled up in London...

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Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Robert Price (53), of St Nicholas Circle, Leicester, admitted driving while using a mobile phone, in Upperton Road, Leicester, on April 19. He...

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David Parsons condemned after expulsion from Conservative group on...

The ruling Conservative group on Leicestershire County Council yesterday voted unanimously to kick out former leader David Parsons – despite him having quit it the day before. Councillor Parsons...

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I haven't looked back since joining Leicester Tigers, says Michael Noone

New Tigers signing Michael Noone already feels at home in Leicester. The 22-year-old, 6ft 3in back-rower was brought in by Richard Cockerill on trial when news of Craig Newby's forced retirement came...

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Leicester named as a mobile phone theft hotspot

Police have urged people to take simple steps to protect their mobile phones from thieves after Leicester was named as a theft hotspot. Insurance firm LV said 742 phones were stolen in the city's...

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Pupils at fire-ravaged Catherine Junior school to be sent elsewhere in Leicester

Pupils and staff at a fire-ravaged school are being sent elsewhere while the city council works on a permanent solution. Catherine Junior School's gym was destroyed in a blaze last week and the rest of...

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Pilot killed in mid-air collision near Leicester airport 'had difficulty seeing'

A pilot involved in a fatal mid-air plane crash might have had difficulty seeing the other aircraft due to the position of the sun. The 48-year-old, who was flying an aerobatic Pitts Special, might...

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Leicester Grammar School pupils swap books for swords to re-enact 1066 battles

Pupils swapped textbooks and desks for swords, shields and imaginary horses as they learned about two famous British battles – by re-enacting them. Youngsters at Leicester Grammar School, Great Glen,...

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