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I thought England call-up was a joke – Leicester City's Liam Moore

Liam Moore admits he thought it was a wind-up when he found out he had been called up to the England under-21 squad. The Leicester City defender found out he had been selected by manager Stuart Pearce...

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Carjackers steal gold from lone woman driver in Evington, Leicester

Two masked robbers forced a woman's car to a halt before robbing her of a gold necklace. The 56-year-old victim was targeted in Evington, Leicester, shortly after 10pm on Wednesday as she drove home...

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson asked by FA to explain remarks

The FA has asked Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson to explain his comments after last Saturday's controversial home draw against Nottingham Forest. A letter has been sent to Pearson asking him for...

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Injury boost for Leicester City ahead of clash with Ipswich at King Power...

Leicester City have been handed an injury boost ahead of tomorrow's visit of Ipswich to the King Power Stadium. Jamie Vardy and Paul Konchesky returned to training yesterday after calf and hamstring...

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Man charged with murder of Reihana Rezayi in Leicester

A man has been charged with murder after a woman's body was found at a house in Braunstone, Leicester. The body of Reihana Rezayi, 23, was found at the house in Hand Avenue at 2.20pm on Tuesday,...

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Inquests into death of Leicestershire police inspector and his family

An inquest is being held today into the deaths of former Leicestershire police inspector Toby Day, his wife, Samantha, and daughter Genevieve. It is believed Mr Day, who was sacked by Leicestershire...

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Fury at TV chef Clarissa Dickson Wright's comments about Muslims in Leicester

A celebrity chef has come under fire after making "hurtful" comments about the city's Muslim community. In her new book, Clarissa Dickson Wright describes a visit to Leicester "as one of the most...

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Leicester City appoint Chinese businessman to board of directors

Leicester City have confirmed the appointment of Liu Shillai to its board of directors. The 40-year-old Chinese entrepreneur and businessman Mr Liu will take up the position of vice-chairman alongside...

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Toby Day inquest: Former Leicestershire police inspector unlawfully killed...

Former Leicestershire police inspector Toby Day unlawfully killed his wife and six-year-old daughter before taking his own life, a coroner ruled today.Mr Day, who was sacked by Leicestershire police...

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PCC election: Turn-out rates for Leicestershire and Rutland

As we await the results of the Leicestershire police and crime commissioner, (PCC), election, the Leicester Mercury has obtained the following turn-out rates for seven of the nine districts of the city...

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PCC election results in Leicestershire as they are declared

The results of the police and crime commissioner (PCC) elections in Leicester and Rutland are being updated here as they are announced today. The final result will be revealed once all the districts...

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Leicestershire does its bit for Children in Need

CHILDREN IN NEED 2012 is already in full swing across the county.  Thousands of people up and down Leicestershire are doing their bit to raise money for children's charities.  Among them is Louise...

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'fantastic' day as fund-raisers dig deep

Baths in baked beans and teachers making fools of themselves – the wacky fund-raising antics could only mean one thing. It was Children in Need yesterday. Thousands of people joined in the fund-raising...

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Takeaway murder defendant accused over 'a pack of lies'

A jury has been told one of three men accused of murdering a pizza restaurant owner has a previous conviction for armed robbery. The hearing, at Birmingham Crown Court, was told Sarwar Gader was jailed...

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Get collecting to win your school a great green prize

Attention, eco-warriors – today sees the launch of our amazing Generation Green £135,000 giveaway for a school. British Gas wants readers to decide which school in Leicestershire or Rutland gets to...

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A golden moment as Kev unearths 13th-century ring

A treasure hunter struck gold by unearthing a rare ring believed to date back to the 13th century. Kev Duckett, from Fleckney, discovered the gold ring, set with a blue sapphire, while searching a...

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Historic factory ravaged by fire is bought by city council

A historic factory that was damaged by fire has been bought by Leicester City Council for more than £500,000. Large parts of the 18th-century listed Donisthorpe building, in Bath Lane, in the city...

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Which school will win green jackpot?

Get your scissors ready to start collecting tokens for our Generation Green scheme. Monday sees the launch of the British Gas education programme, which is offering a school in Leicestershire or...

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Protest against Israeli dancers held outside Curve Leicester

More than a hundred protestors gathered outside Curve in Leicester last night to demonstrate against a show by a dance company. A group called Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid organised the gathering...

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Leicestershire PCC Sir Clive Loader to bring 'gusto and enthusiasm' to new role

As a member of the RAF top brass, Sir Clive Loader was in charge of 31,000 personnel and a budget of more than £2.6 billion. His career as a young frontline Harrier pilot saw him fly missions over...

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