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Vinnie ads saved my life, says Leicester heart attack survivor John Gill

Retired teacher John Gill says he owes his life to a mystery shopper who learned hands-only CPR off the telly from screen hard man Vinnie Jones. When John collapsed in Tesco's, in Hamilton, a man...

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Leicester Tigers in 'good shape' to take sting out of Wasps, says Richard...

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill believes his team are in "good shape" for Sunday's Aviva Premiership game at Wasps – despite missing a host of players to international duty. Tigers...

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Rendall Munroe ready to tear into Scott Quigg on Saturday night

Rendall Munroe is ready to shake off the shackles and tear into Scott Quigg on Saturday night. The city southpaw went face to face with Bury's unbeaten British champion at a press conference in...

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Leicester City's Lloyd Dyer in the best form of his career - Craig Shakespeare

Lloyd Dyer is in the best form of his career, insists Leicester City assistant manager Craig Shakespeare. Dyer was in scintillating form as City demolished Ipswich Town 6-0 on Saturday. The winger...

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Video shows detail of Leicester mayor's £4m Jubilee Square plan

The first detailed designs of a controversial new £4 million public square in Leicester have been unveiled. City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has released images of a proposed plaza, called Jubilee Square,...

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Leicester Mercury to be sold by Daily Mail in £50m deal

Northcliffe Media, the owner of the Leicester Mercury and thisisleicestershire, is being sold to a newly-formed media group Local World, it has been announced today. The deal was announced by the Daily...

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Jobs go at crisis-hit Leicestershire firm Hallam Contracts, of Oadby

A well-known building firm which has been carrying out major projects across Leicestershire has axed more than three-quarters of its workforce after experiencing financial problems. Letters were...

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Driver cut from car after crash on A46 near Willoughby on the Wolds

A driver was cut from the wreckage of his car and taken to hospital today.The man was released by firefighters after his car aquaplaned and rolled over on the A46 near Willoughby-on-the-Wolds at about...

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Car ends up on roof after crash in St George's Way, Leicester

Two men walked away unhurt after their car ended up on its roof on a inner-city ring road. The pair were able to get themselves out of the Vauxhall Corsa they were travelling in after the accident on...

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Gary Barlow OBE to appear at De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Take That star Gary Barlow will be appearing at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. The 41-year-old X Factor judge tweeted "I'm delighted to announce I'm adding 8 new January shows to my tour! Tickets are...

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Rain causes flooding chaos in Leicestershire

Rain has caused severe flooding throughout the county today, with the rising water entering homes in some areas. At least 14 homes in the Market Harborough area have flooded, with other properties in...

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Three men guilty of murdering Leicester takeaway boss Dogan Dogan

Three men have been found guilty of murdering Leicester takeaway boss Dogan Dogan. Sarwar Gader (35) of Gleneagles Avenue, Rushey Mead, Wali Khan (32) and Naveed Naveed (28) both St Stephen's Road,...

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Leicestershire theatre stages BBC hit TV comedy The Vicar of Dibley

A theatre that hosted the world premiere of a stage version of Father Ted is to stage a production of another TV comedy. Hit BBC series The Vicar of Dibley will grace the stage of Concordia Theatre, in...

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Leicester students join tuition fees protest in London

Students from De Montfort University and the University of Leicester joined thousands of other protesters in London yesterday to demonstrate against coalition policies, including the increase of...

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Take That's Gary to perform at De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Take That legend Gary Barlow will perform at De Montfort Hall in January – kick-starting the venue's anniversary year. The songwriter and X Factor judge will be on stage on Sunday, January 13, and...

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Boxing: Scott Quigg expecting real corker as Rendall Munroe 'steps up a gear'

British super-bantamweight champion Scott Quigg expects Rendall Munroe to step up an extra gear in their return fight for the interim WBA title in Manchester on Saturday. A cut suffered by Munroe ended...

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Leicester City striker David Nugent thanks teammates for great service

David Nugent is proving to be Leicester City's match-winner with nine goals in his last 12 games, but the striker is quick to credit his team-mates for the part they have played. The 28-year-old bagged...

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Leicestershire council deputy chief steps down over porn DVD find

The deputy leader of Leicestershire County Council has stepped down while an investigation takes place after it emerged a pornographic DVD was found in his council computer. Councillor David Sprason is...

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Leicester Tigers in SOS call to prop Michael Holford

Leicester Tigers have been forced to bring in Nottingham prop Michael Holford on loan for Sunday's Premiership trip to Wasps. Their front-row resources have been stretched to the limit this week and...

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Three men guilty of murdering Leicester takeaway owner Dogan Dogan

Three men have been convicted of the murder of a businessman whose body was found in a flat above his takeaway. Sarwar Gader (35), of Gleneagles Avenue, Rushey Mead, Leicester, and Wali Khan (32) and...

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