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Heart attack victim meets his lifesaver

Retired teacher John Gill has thanked the man who saved his life by pumping his chest to the beat of the Bee Gees hit Stayin' Alive. Shopper Mushtaq "Ali" Khan came to John's rescue when he collapsed...

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M1 chaos as lorry overturns

A section of the M1 was closed for more than six hours after an articulated lorry jackknifed and overturned. The driver was treated in hospital for minor injuries. The accident blocked all three lanes...

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Nicky Morgan MP: I'll press ministers on flood work

The main event in many of my constituent's lives in the past week has been the flooding seen across Loughborough and the Soar Valley. Having your home or business flooded is devastating. When it...

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Benefits cheat mum from Leicester 'fleeced public'

A benefits cheat who "fleeced the public" out of £55,000 she was not entitled to has been jailed for 12 months. Mother-of-two Rosemary Hill defrauded the state for seven years, claiming council tax and...

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We're putting our bodies on line to shut out rivals, says Leicester City...

Leicester City's players are putting their bodies on the line in a bid to keep clean sheets, says goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. City go into today's East Midlands derby with Derby boasting eight clean...

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Derby County boss Nigel Clough aims to end Leicester City hoodoo

Derby boss Nigel Clough admits the King Power Stadium has not been a happy hunting ground for the Rams in recent years. Derby have never won in Leicester since City moved away from Filbert Street,...

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Leicester City Council buys the site of its Richard III centre for £850,000

Leicester City Council has spent £850,000 on a building it hopes to turn into a Richard III visitor centre. City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby yesterday gave the go-ahead to buy the freehold of St Martin's...

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Leicester Tigers' star men in team to take on rivals Bath

Leicester Tigers welcome back four international stars for their clash against rivals Bath this afternoon (12.30). Martin Castrogiovanni and Marcos Ayerza both return to add some much-needed experience...

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Former Leicestershire council leader David Parsons contests cash claim

Former county council leader David Parsons is contesting claims he owes more than £4,000 for unpaid travel expenses. Leicestershire County Council gave the former Tory councillor until Wednesday to pay...

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Schoolboy is guilty of killing Leicester shop worker Ponnuthurai Nimalaraja

A teenager has been found guilty of the manslaughter of 41-year-old father-of-two Ponnuthurai Nimalaraja. A jury at Derby Crown Court returned their verdict on the 15-year-old from Leicester yesterday,...

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Leicester City skipper Wes Morgan wants a quick reaction to midweek defeat

Captain Wes Morgan said Leicester City must put right their disappointing defeat at Leeds on Tuesday when they face Derby today. City face their East Midlands rivals at the King Power Stadium this...

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We have the men for big occasion, says Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has stressed the importance of today's clash with rivals Derby. Pearson also warned that Nigel Clough's side will present City's sternest challenge for years in the...

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Pellet gun shooting in Thurmaston

Thursday 30th November evening a cat was shot in the eye by a pellet gun in Thorpe Field, Thurmaston. This is the second time the same cat has been shot in the last month. The first shooting was in the...

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Cards galore as Tigers edge old rivals

Leicester Tigers 17 Bath 12Referee Tim Wigglesworth produced three red cards and two yellows as Leicester beat Bath in an incredible game of rugby at Welford Road.A second-half try from Adam Thompstone...

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Kate McCann hopes Leveson Report will mark a new era

The mother of missing Madeleine McCann hopes the Leveson Report into the ethics and standards of the Press will mark a new era in which people in the news are treated "responsibly, with care and...

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Leicester City v Derby County as it happened

City boss Nigel Pearson makes two changes to the side that was beaten at Leeds on Tuesday night. Paul Konchesky returns at left-back in place of teenager Jeff Schlupp and Anthony Knockaert is preferred...

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Leicester to play Burton in FA Cup

Leicester City have been drawn at home to Burton Albion in the third round of the FA Cup. The game will be a chance to avenge their 4-2 Capital One Cup defeat at the hands of the League Two side in...

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Lollipop plea: Leicestershire pupils - tell us why your crossing patrol...

They might not be the favourite people of a few ill-mannered motorists, but lollipop men and women are best friends to the thousands of schoolchildren they keep safe every day. The Mercury is asking...

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Blaze breaks out in roof of charity trust cottage in Station Road, Cropston,...

A blaze broke out in the roof of a cottage in warden-assisted accommodation. The cottage, one of 10 run by the Hand Sisters Homes Charity Trust in Station Road, Cropston, is unoccupied and undergoing...

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Leicester woman stole £14,000 of mother's jewellery to pay off drug debt

A young woman stole £14,400 of her mother's jewellery to pay off a drug debt, a court heard. Sophie Barby (22) sold the valuables for just £1,500 at two pawn shops. None of the items were recovered....

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