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Complaints prompt Asda in Oadby to shut multi-storey car park

A supermarket has closed its multi-storey car park at night to stop youths gathering there to take drugs, rev cars and play music loudly into the early hours. Asda in London Road, Oadby, is now...

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We knew someone was in for a hiding, says Leicester City assistant boss Craig...

Leicester City assistant manager Craig Shakespeare hailed the professionalism of his players who dispatched of Ipswich in such emphatic fashion. City showed no mercy as they thumped the Tractor Boys...

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Christmas Appeal 2012: Help children have a holiday

Twins Jack and Lilly Shaw enjoyed the holiday of their lives this summer. Today, the Mercury is launching our Christmas Appeal 2012 to help hundreds of youngsters just like them – whose only chance of...

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One Leicester project to promote 25-year aim for city ditched after four years

A marketing brand launched to promote a 25-year vision to improve Leicester has been axed after four years. The One Leicester campaign was devised by the city council in 2008 to try to attract both...

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Celebrity chef Clarissa Dickson Wright in spotlight at signing

Celebrity chef Clarissa Dickson Wright was in Rutland at the weekend signing copies of her new book. The chef was at Northfield Farm at Cold Overton, near Oakham, on Saturday – just days after Muslims...

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Oadby Towns FA Vase Dreams Ended

Saturday saw Oadby Town take on Spalding United from the United Counties Premier League in the FA Vase. After a closely fought game with Oadby Town coming back from being two goals down to level the...

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Leicester man who went missing two months ago is found dead in woodland in...

A man who went missing from his Leicester home two months ago has been found dead in a wood.The body of Przemyslw Lisinski, who was last seen at his home in Rosedale Avenue, Rushey Mead, Leicester, on...

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Thousands enjoy sparkling and spectacular switch-on in Leicester

One minute it was a cold, crowded Town Hall Square packed with expectant adults and children. The next, it was sparkling winter wonderland, with dazzling lights, falling snow and smiling faces....

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East Midlands Landlord Expo, 19th March 2013

style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-no-proof: yes">East Midlands Property Owners (EMPO) is hosting the East Midlands Landlord Expo a FREE visitor event at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham...

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Police issue CCTV image as part of investigation into an alleged indecent...

Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to trace in connection with an alleged indecent assault on a 21-year-old woman.A 21-year-old woman has told police a man approached her in Mill Hill...

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Motorist dies after crash near Wymeswold

The driver of a car involved in a collision on the A6006 near Wymeswold last Tuesday has died.The crash happened at 7.55am on Tuesday, November 13 on Rempstone Road, near to the junction with Wymeswold...

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'Cut speed to 20mph' Brake urges Leicestershire drivers

Leicestershire motorists are being urged to reduce their speed to 20mph in built-up areas, in a bid to cut the number of people killed and seriously injured on the roads. The message comes from road...

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A magical week by the sea

It only takes a few clicks of your computer mouse and you can help a charity that is a lifeline for families. Yesterday, the Mercury launched its Christmas Appeal, which aims to raise £65,000 for...

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Jacob Blyth nets double for Leicester City Development squad

A second-half double from Jacob Blyth gave Leicester City's development squad a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United – but they had to come from behind to do it. A strong City side, which included six...

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Lost grave of gruesome accident victim uncovered in Lutterworth

A book researcher has uncovered the lost grave of a man who died building the Great Central Railway. Ann Smith found the unmarked plot at St Mary's Church, in Lutterworth, which is believed to contain...

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Leicester mayor unveils Economic Action Plan for city economy

Dozens of business people attended the launch of the Mayor of Leicester's multi-million pound plan to breath new life into the city economy. Sir Peter Soulsby formally launched his Economic Action Plan...

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I'm the most smug man in the city, says Leicester Tigers flanker Richard Thorpe

Richard Thorpe was "probably the most smug man in Leicester" after he helped Tigers defeat his former club London Irish 22-15 in the LV= Cup. Flanker Thorpe was released by London Irish at the end of...

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Leicester businessman Depesh Ravalia jailed over cocaine find

A businessman caught with more than £11,000 worth of cocaine has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. Depesh Ravalia (24) was convicted of possessing the class A drug with intent to supply by a jury...

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Leicester man in court on murder charge

A 31-year-old man accused of murdering his wife has appeared before a crown court judge. Yacoub Rezai, of Hand Avenue, Braunstone, Leicester, is charged with the murder of 23-year-old mother-of-two...

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Brothers Ben and Tom Youngs in 'long-term' Leicester Tigers deal

Two of Leicester Tigers' most prized assets have signed "long-term" extended deals. Brothers Ben, 23 and Tom Youngs, 25, have committed their future to the club after putting pen to paper on new...

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