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New hope for dad in hotel fall

A father of six critically injured in a fall from a hotel balcony in Tunisia opened his eye and raised his thumb when he heard his sister's voice yesterday. Karl Nethercot, 33, formerly of Leicester,...

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Lord Coe in Leicestershire to thank Olympic Games volunteers

The man who helped mastermind this year's Olympic Games is visiting Leicestershire tomorrow to say thank-you for the role played by volunteers. Lord Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London Organising...

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Leicester theatre extension plans set to be rejected

Plans to expand a theatre are likely to be rejected after a single objection was lodged. Leicester Drama Society is seeking permission to add a six-storey extension to the 1930s-built, 350-seat Little...

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Bullying builder Patrick Doran, found guilty of aggressive practice at...

An unscrupulous builder masquerading as a master craftsman aggressively bullied retired customers. Patrick Doran, trading as P & D Marshalls, boasted of being the "UK's number one" for block paving...

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Leicester Tigers' Tom Youngs aims to silence French crowd

Hooker Tom Youngs has emphasised the importance of silencing the French crowd when Leicester Tigers travel to Toulouse for their Heineken Cup clash with the four-time European champions. The French...

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Dean Thomas quits as boss of Hinckley United

Dean Thomas has resigned as manager of Hinckley United after 15 seasons in charge. The 1-0 FA Cup qualifying round defeat by lower league Ossett Albion on Tuesday night was the final straw for a man...

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Traders in Granby Street, Leicester, want action to help 'dead' city centre...

Business owners are concerned at the number of empty shops in what used to be a busy street. At least 16 shops and offices in Granby Street, Leicester, are empty. Jaswinder Lidder, owner of City...

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Leicester Mercury Sports Awards 2012: Event set to be a night to remember

It has been a sporting year that no-one will ever forget. The sponsors and organisers of the 2012 Leicester Mercury Sports Awards are determined the night of honours will be a memorable event, too....

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Manu Tuilagi urges Leicester Tigers team-mates to 'seize the moment'

Manu Tuilagi says Leicester Tigers will have to 'seize the moment' when they take on four-times Heineken Cup winners Toulouse on Sunday. The 21-year-old centre will be making his first-ever trip to the...

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'Hapless' mugger denies sex attack in Little Bowden, near Market Harborough

A man who admits he mugged two women as they walked home at night has denied the attacks were sexually-motivated attempted abductions. Peter Smith (33) told police he was short of money when he robbed...

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Court lands coach firm Ausden Clark with a bill for £21,015 over safety...

A coach firm faces a £21,015 bill for breaching rules over drivers' hours and how they record their shifts. Bosses at Ausden Clark Ltd, of Dysart Way, St Matthew's, Leicester, and 14 drivers admitted a...

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CCTV plea after woman assaulted in park in Beaumont Leys, Leicester

A 25-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in a park after being approached by a group of men. The victim was in the park area between Krefeld Way and Bennion Road, in Beaumont Leys, Leicester, between...

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Thurlaston teenager's care home death case is settled out of court

A teenager's parents have received a £6,000 payout from the care company that was looking after him when he suffered fatal injuries in a fall. James Brotherhood, from Thurlaston, near Hinckley, died...

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Midfielder Richie Wellens delighted at return to action

Midfielder Richie Wellens has spoken of his relief to be finally back in action after his knee injury. Wellens made his debut for Ipswich against Cardiff on Saturday after joining the Tractor Boys on...

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Leicester City are better equipped for promotion this season, says striker...

Leicester City's squad this season is stronger and better equipped for a promotion push, believes striker David Nugent. City's top scorer, who has netted five in the last five games as City have...

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Rugby World Cup snub of Leicester Tigers is 'nonsensical'

Sports fans are demanding that the organisers of the 2015 Rugby World Cup rethink their decision to snub Leicester Tigers' famous Welford Road ground as a tournament venue. More than 500 Tigers fans...

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Runners set to pound Leicester's streets this Sunday

Leicestershire's Claire Lomas who famously completed the London  Marathon in 16 days using her ReWalk suit will officially start the Leicester Marathon on Sunday (October 14).  The marathon, which...

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English GCSE exam resit: Your questions answered

More than 45,000 students are to resit their English GCSEs next month after complaining they had been downgraded. Figures from exam boards show about one in 14 of those who took the exam earlier this...

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Missing 73-year-old man from Leicester found

A 73-year-old man who was reported missing from his Leicester home has been found. Tat Liu, was reported missing from his home in New Parks, on Wednesday morning. He was found in the early hours of...

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Appeal for witnesses after cash van robbery at De Montfort University

Leicester police are appealing for witnesses after three masked men robbed a cash van at De Montfort University. The raiders threatened two G4S security guards and stole a quantity of cash. One of the...

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