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Murder victim's relatives thank DNA pioneer Sir Alec Jeffreys for helping...

The uncle and aunt of murder victim Lynda Mann last night had the first chance in nearly 30 years to thank forensic scientist Sir Alec Jeffreys for helping catch her killer. Rob Eaton and his wife...

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New police website lists unidentified bodies

Details and pictures of unidentified bodies have been posted on a new police website in a bid to find out their identities. The Missing Persons Bureau, which holds records of 1,000 people who have not...

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Movember fever! Send in your top 'tache photos to raise awareness

Movember fever has taken over the Leicester Mercury office – and now we are asking our male readers to show us their mos. From handlebars to Magnum PIs, we want to see pictures of the moustaches being...

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Free running park walls too glossy to be used after Leicester City Council...

Parts of a £40,000 purpose-built free running park have been left unusable by a council graffiti art project. Leicester City Council officials asked youngsters to brighten up the site in Eyres Monsell...

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Leicester City's Zak Whitbread sounds note of caution

Leicester City can't get carried away with their 6-0 trouncing of Ipswich Town, defender Zak Whitbread has warned. City recorded their biggest victory for 30 years when they dispatched the Tractor Boys...

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MOVEMBER CUP 2012

ONLY 4 DAYS TO ENTER YOUR TEAM INTO THE MOVEMBER CUP: All you need to do is enter a team into our heat on Sunday 25th November at 3pm and make playing for Movember your Goal. Entry is only £40 of which...

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KIDS FOOTBALL PARTIES

BOOK BEFORE 20TH DECEMBER AND GET £20 OFFOur match winning birthday parties are provided for a minimum of 10 children. Your party will kick off with an hour of action packed football on our new rubber...

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Campaigners in plea for 20mph zones across Leicester (POLL)

Campaigners have handed about 100 letters to the city council calling on all residential Leicester streets to be made 20mph zones. The Friends of the Earth representatives collected the letters from...

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Should prisoners have the vote? (POLL) Leicester MP Keith Vaz wants your view

Leicester East MP Keith Vaz has asked city residents to send him their views on whether or not prisoners should be able to vote in elections. You can also vote in our Mercury poll and have your say at...

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Police name motorist who died following a collision on the A6006 Rempstone...

Police have named a motorist who died after he was involved in a collision on a country road last Tuesday. (NOV 13)James Ernest Tooth, 55, was standing near his broken down car on the A6006 in...

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'Britons satisfied despite downturn' ONS well-being report finds

Real incomes have fallen and many have been struggling to cope financially since the recession, yet a majority of people in the UK say they are largely satisfied with their lives. That is according to...

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Man punched in face during assault in Conduit Street, Leicester

A man was punched in the face during an assault in Leicester. The 36-year-old victim was in Conduit Street when he was approached by two men who asked for a cigarette then swore at him and punched him...

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Leicestershire groups celebrate as they land lottery cash windfall

Sports teams, village halls and community groups across the county are celebrating after being awarded thousands of pounds of lottery cash. Grants of up to £10,000 from the Awards for All fund were...

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Syston schoolboy hurt in accident set to make 'full recovery'

A headteacher has said doctors hope a pupil who suffered head injuries after being hit by a car will make a full recovery. Tony Pinnock, principal at Wreake Valley Academy, Syston, said Josh Robinson,...

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New police website aiming to identify mystery bodies

Details of three unidentified bodies discovered in Leicestershire and Rutland have been featured on a new police website in the hope of finding out who they are. The Missing Persons Bureau wants to...

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Sir Clive Loader ready to take on 'enormous responsibility' as...

Former RAF chief Sir Clive Loader is due to officially assume the "enormous responsibility" of overseeing policing in Leicestershire and Rutland tomorrow. Sir Clive, the recently retired RAF chief who...

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Police to forcibly close Why Not bar, in Melton Road, Leicester

A bar which has continually ignored police and council warnings to stop selling alcohol will be forcibly shut after magistrates granted a court order to close it down. It is the first time that police...

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Villagers fear last orders ready to be called on pub in Mountsorrel

A much-loved village pub could be demolished to make way for nine homes. Everards brewery is looking to knock down The Lindens, in Mountsorrel, to make room for several large two and three-storey...

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Cycling: Sprint queen Grace saves best for last in Trophy race

Grace Garner chose the big stage to claim her first win of the winter season. The Cosby all-rounder won the girls' under-16 race in round three of cyclo-cross' National Trophy at Southampton. It has...

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Cycling: Lucy Garner receives award from Olympic champion Jessica Ennis

The accolades continue to come Lucy Garner's way after she was named Female Pupil of the Year at the Aviva/Daily Telegraph School Sport Matters awards. The world, European and British junior road-race...

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