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Cycle theft is thwarted

A would-be bike thief was caught in the act by an off-duty policeman as he tried to cut through a chain with a pair of bolt-cutters. Nathan Page (22), of the YMCA, Belvoir Drive, Aylestone, Leicester,...

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Relaunch of £3m shopping centre put back to Easter

A landmark Victorian shopping arcade will not be open in time for Christmas. The relaunch of the Silver Arcade, in Silver Street, in the city centre, after a £3m refurbishment has been put back to...

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They'll stand tall for all time

It has been designed to pay tribute to the Leicestershire servicemen and women who have lost their lives around the world since 1945. But it is the faces of the members of the next generation of the...

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Teenagers jailed for nine years each after robbing man in his own home

Two teenagers were each jailed for nine years after robbing a man in his own home. Yahya Benkhelifa and Zakariya Etarghi had first assaulted the victim when he had refused to let his flat be used for...

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Tom Cleverley serves as inspiration for new Leicester City recruit Jesse Lingard

Jesse Lingard wants to follow in the footsteps of Tom Cleverley and be a hit at Leicester City while on loan before returning to establish himself in the Manchester United first team. The 19-year-old...

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Now Leicester City are starting to see the Martyn Waghorn of old

Nigel Pearson believes Martyn Waghorn is starting to look like the player he was when he first arrived at the club three years ago. The young striker has been dogged by a problematic hamstring injury...

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Leicester man Ashley Charles jailed for bottle-attack murder at Jessie J party

A man was jailed for a minimum of 14 years yesterday for killing a dad-of-two with a broken bottle after a gig by pop star Jessie J. Ashley Charles, 26, of Nevanthon Road, Western Park, Leicester, was...

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Leicester Tigers defence off to shocking start

Leicester Tigers made a losing start to the defence of their LV= Cup crown with a heavy defeat at Saracens last night. The home side picked up a bonus-point 38-21 win after running in four tries. Their...

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Crack cocaine found stashed in Kinder egg

A drug dealer was caught with hundreds of pounds worth of crack cocaine stashed inside a Kinder egg. Jordan Williams was found carrying the wraps of drugs after he knocked on the back door of a...

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Sean O'Driscoll says Nigel Pearson has spent wisely

Nottingham Forest boss Sean O'Driscoll believes Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has been shrewd in the transfer market. The excesses of the Sven-Goran Eriksson reign at City has proved money...

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Veterans disgusted after vandals attack tribute to war dead in Market Harborough

Veterans have been left appalled after vandals uprooted wooden crosses bearing the names of servicemen who died in the two world wars. They also tore down a permanent wreath from a cenotaph in a garden...

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Leicester City vs Nottingham Forest match ball delivered to King Power...

An RAF helicopter delivered the match ball for Leicester City's game against Nottingham Forest as part of a weekend of events for Remembrance Day.Flight Lieutenant Jim Porter landed the helicopter on...

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Guitar show strikes a chord with fans from around UK

Music fans flocked to Leicestershire at the weekend for the chance to play some of the world's finest acoustic guitars and learn from the masters. Acoustic Avalon, the UK's longest-running acoustic...

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Teaching the world to sing!

Pop star wannabes on a Far Eastern version of Pop Idol have been getting tips on how to avoid mangling English lyrics – though their pronunciation of the words may well have a tinge of East Midlands...

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Hundreds gather in towns across Leicestershire to pay their respects

Hundreds of people gathered in towns across the county yesterday to pay their respects to fallen servicemen and women. In Hinckley, they included Eddy Campbell, 92. He said: "Today and the service are...

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Leicester Market and King Power Stadium start a weekend of tributes to the...

A weekend of tributes to the fallen started with silences observed at Leicester Market and King Power Stadium on Saturday. Addressing the crowd that gathered in the market, Bishop of Leicester, the...

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Fenwick reader offer: Leicester shoppers can grab an early Christmas bargain

Amazing bargains galore are within reach for 4,000 lucky Leicester Mercury readers. We have once again joined forces with Fenwick to put on two special nights when absolutely everything in the Market...

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PCC election: Last push for votes starts in battle to be Leicestershire...

Candidates in the race to become police and crime commissioner have stepped up their campaigning ahead of this week's vote. The election for the person who will oversee policing in Leicestershire and...

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Young Leicester Tigers will benefit from Saracens game

Leicester Tigers fly-half Matt Cornwell believes the LV= Cup game at Saracens will hugely benefit the club's younger players. The 27-year-old, who returned to Leicester this summer from Italian side...

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Man kicked victim in head during scuffle in Leicester takeaway

A man kicked another man in the head during a scuffle in a takeaway. The incident began when Gurvinder Kandola went to Chicken and Pizza Express, in Narborough Road, Leicester, to complain about food...

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