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Pool: Leicestershire teams crowned regional champions

Early celebrations have begun for Leicestershire after two of their teams won their Inter-County League Region Eight titles ahead of schedule. The men's B and women's team have both clinched their...

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Murder accused 'wasn't at Aladdin's takeaway, in Evington, Leicester'

A businessman has denied being the ringleader in a robbery of a takeaway boss who was found dead in a flat. Naveed Naveed (28) is one of three men accused of murdering Dogan Dogan in the bedsit above...

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England call-up for Leicester City starlet Liam Moore

Leicester City defender Liam Moore has been called up to the England Under-21 squad for their game against Northern Ireland. The youngster's impressive start to the Championship season for City has...

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(VIDEO) Powerlifter Jay Pateman, from Leicester, aiming to beat his own...

Powerlifter Jay Pateman is going from strength to strength. The 33-year-old strongman has transformed himself from an 11st 6lb (74kg) wannabe to a 24st (155kg) British record holder over the past 10...

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Leicester Tigers hooker Tom Youngs raring to go for England

Leicester Tigers hooker Tom Youngs will make his England debut tomorrow against Fiji at Twickenham in a squad that also includes brother Ben. It will be the first time siblings have been included in...

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Former Leicester Lord Mayor Robert Wann facing the axe over no-shows

Former Lord Mayor of Leicester Robert Wann faces being kicked off the city council for not attending a meeting in nearly six months. The veteran Labour politician has not been present at any meetings...

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Flanders poppy found pressed in First World War soldier's Bible

An original Flanders poppy which was found pressed between the pages of a First World War soldier's Bible is to go on display. Les Forryan, from Wigston, picked the flower when he was serving with the...

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Taliqa's killer Louis Burdett jailed for life at Leicester Crown Court

A man was yesterday jailed for life after he was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend's baby when he violently shook her while in a rage. Louis Burdett, of Aikman Avenue, New Parks, Leicester, was...

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Big Leicester City defender Wes Morgan is fired up for Forest clash

Wes Morgan has admitted that tomorrow's clash with Nottingham Forest will be extra special. The big defender spent 10 years at Forest before joining Leicester City in January. Inevitably, the club...

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David Parsons 'must pay up or we'll send round the bailiffs' - County Hall

County Hall could send in the bailiffs to recover more than £4,000 it is owed by former leader David Parsons. Councillor Parsons was invoiced for £4,089.84 more than a month ago in relation to expenses...

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Car crash in Leicester causes traffic chaos

Rush-hour traffic was slow in Leicester city centre this morning after a crash in an underpass. The crash happened at about 7am in the Southgates Underpass, near St Nicolas Circle, and it was more than...

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School earns highest rating

A primary school has been judged "outstanding" by inspectors for the first time in its history. Swallowdale Primary, in Melton, has been given the top rating by the Government's education watchdog,...

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Why Alan, 70, is still a Barnardo's boy at heart

A former Barnardo's boy, who returned to help the charity years later as a volunteer, has received the highest honour it can bestow. Alan Dearman, 70, of Melton, was presented with the President's...

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Parents angry as school stays shut

Parents of children at a fire-damaged junior school have criticised the council's handling of the situation. Catherine Junior School, in Belgrave, has been closed since October 30 after builders...

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Shock for parents as nursery closes

Parents arrived to drop their children off at nursery to discover it had closed. The Old School Nursery, in Kibworth, is understood to have shut without notice on Friday, November 2. A sign on the door...

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Rob's record-breakers are on a roll

Leicester Riders celebrated their 45th anniversary in 2012 and such has been the club's success, the history books will probably need several chapters to fit in the records they have broken. Rob...

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'Don't be embarrassed to talk about incontinence'

A leading doctor is calling for urgent action to change public attitudes towards incontinence. Professor Douglas Tincello, a urogynaecologist, believes many women with urinary incontinence are...

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Students take to catwalk to raise charity cash

Sixth-form students stepped out in style on the catwalk and raised much-needed cash for two worthy causes at Leicester Grammar School this week. The fashion show, which featured clothing from local...

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Investigations into cold callers help to save cash

Trading standards officers have saved residents nearly £40,000 by helping them get out of deals were pressured into by unwanted cold callers. Officials from Leicestershire County Council say they have...

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Our early gift to you!

Calling all shopaholics – it's the Christmas bargain bonanza you don't want to miss. The Mercury has once again teamed up with Fenwick to offer our readers an amazing chance to save 20 per cent on...

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