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Leicester man jailed for dealing drugs at Global Gathering festival

A man who was caught selling thousands of pounds worth of ecstasy at a music festival has been jailed for three years. Sam Butterfield pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to possessing 56.3 grams of...

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PCC Elections: Who should run the police? You quiz the candidates

Three people are seeking your vote to be police and crime commissioner on Thursday. They are Labour's Sarah Russell, the Conservatives' Sir Clive Loader and independent candidate Suleman Nagdi. Here...

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Former Lord Mayor of Leicester Robert Wann attends first meeting in six months

Former Lord Mayor of Leicester Robert Wann last night avoided been being kicked off Leicester City Council by attending his first meeting in nearly six months. The veteran Labour politician last...

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Robbers seize cash from security guards at Nationwide, Blaby

Two robbers attacked security guards as they delivered cash to a building society in Blaby early yesterday (Monday) morning.The men targeted the two guards as they arrived at the Nationwide branch in...

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Match of the Day Leicester-born ref Roger Kirkpatrick dies, aged 81

A "larger-than-life" character who refereed some of the biggest names in British football in the 1960s and 70s has died, aged 81. Roger Kirkpatrick was known by players as Mr Pickwick, after the...

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Leicestershire soft drinks firm fined after contractor was exposed to ozone gas

A soft drinks manufacturer was yesterday ordered to pay out more than £30,000 for health and safety breaches after a contractor was exposed to ozone gas. The health of the electrician has been severely...

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England's Euro squad is the target for Leicester City pair

Liam Moore and Martyn Waghorn will be hoping to stake a claim for a place in Stuart Pearce's England under-21 squad for next summer's European Championships. The Leicester City duo will line up in a...

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Leicester City in waiting game over David Nugent's injury

Leicester City were yesterday waiting to discover the extent of top-scorer David Nugent's neck injury. Nugent, who scored his seventh goal of the season in the 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest, had to...

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Leicester City's Wes Morgan in best form of career

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan believes he is in the best shape – and best form – of his career. The 28-year-old has been tremendous this season and has been City's most consistent and reliable...

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Barking mad! NatWest letter demands 'Noodles the Dog' pays debt of £6.84

A high street bank barked up the wrong tree when it hounded one of its customers for an unpaid debt. Staff at NatWest wrote to "Noodles the Dog" to inform him he owed the branch £6.84 after his account...

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Leicester Tigers' pair ready for tough test in international clash against...

Two of Leicester Tigers' backs will be in the spotlight for tonight's big international clash. Teenage star George Ford will be looking to bounce back against the Maori All Blacks at Welford Road. Mat...

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Woman's outrage as Nazi salutes made during Rocky Horror Show at Leicester...

A woman whose father was held in a concentration camp was outraged as some theatre-goers shouted "Sieg Heil" and made Nazi salutes during a film. Katherine Horkheimer-Wolfe said the behaviour during a...

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Sports Awards 2012: Leicestershire cycling duo in the running

Britain's women cyclists shone on the road and track at the London Olympics. Riders of the calibre of Victoria Pendleton, Laura Trott and Lizzie Armitstead all grabbed the headlines with their...

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Kibworth nursery owes us thousands, claim parents and its staff

Staff and parents say they are owed thousands of pounds after the sudden closure of a day nursery. Eleven members of staff lost their jobs at the Old School Nursery, in Kibworth, when the owners closed...

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Tributes to Fred Bowers, break-dancing OAP from Britain's Got Talent

A break-dancing pensioner who appeared on Britain's Got Talent has died, aged 77. Fred Bowers, who lived in Sutton Bonington, near Loughborough, amazed millions of viewers with his moves when he...

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PCC elections: Three Leicetershire candidates are put to the test

On the eve of elections for our first police and crime commissioner, the hopefuls answer more of Leicester Mercury readers' questions. Q Will the party political nominees always stick to the party line...

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Hockey: Olympic medal stars back with a bang for Leicester club

Leicester welcomed back three of their Olympic bronze-medal stars for their clash with University of Birmingham – and then turned on a golden performance to win 4-1. For the first time this season,...

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Tip-off led to heroin discovery in house in Knighton, Leicester

Police have seized a "substantial" haul of heroin in a raid on a house in Leicester. Officers executed a search warrant at a house in Pendlebury Drive, Knighton, on Sunday night, following a tip-off...

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Leicestershire's fictional favourite Adrian Mole to be musical star at Curve

Leicestershire's favourite fictional son Adrian Mole is to become the star of a musical that will premier at Curve. Best-selling author Sue Townsend is collaborating with producers at Leicester's...

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Leicestershire musicians to create a classic Christmas song for charity

Santa Claus really is coming to town – thanks to a festive charity single by dozens of Leicestershire's finest musicians. Acts including By The Rivers, Martha Bean, Jersey Budd, Charlie Jones and The...

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