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Nugent inclusion was last-minute decision – Leicester City boss Pearson

Nigel Pearson said it was a last-minute decision to name top-scorer David Nugent as a substitute following a slipped disc in his neck. The Leicester City boss said it was only on Saturday morning that...

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Leicester Tigers 17 Bath 12: Match stats

The bottom line at Welford Road on Saturday was that Leicester Tigers picked up four vital Aviva Premiership points as they chiselled out a 17-12 win over Bath. 13 min: try (0-5) Both missed kickable...

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Hinckley man's luxury lifestyle paid for by drugs

A drug dealer who lived a luxury lifestyle financed by selling cocaine has been jailed for three years. Ben Shardlow was caught with a stash of the class A drug when he was stopped in a car by police....

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Leicester City v Derby County – Nigel Clough's view

Derby boss Nigel Clough said the quality Leicester City had on the substitutes' bench was the difference between the two sides. Clough lamented the poor defending that led to them being 2-0 down inside...

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Marcos Ayerza praises Leicester Tigers team-mates

Man-of-the-match Marcos Ayerza praised his team mates for keeping their cool in the red-hot atmosphere of Welford Road on Saturday. With three red cards and two yellows shown during a frantic second...

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Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill defends sent-off players

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill described the controversial 17-12 win over Bath as "like a game from the 1980s". The visitors' flanker Francois Louw and centre Matt Banahan were...

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Leicester Mercury's Christmas Appeal: £16,000 raised in just two weeks

Generous readers have helped raise more than £16,000 in just two weeks for the Mercury's Christmas Appeal in aid of Leicester Children's Holiday Centre, in Mablethorpe. The charity, which provides a...

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Leicester City hero Nugent reveals his neck injury was serious

Two-goal hero David Nugent has revealed the full extent of his serious neck injury. City's top-scorer was a surprise inclusion on the subs' bench in Saturday's 4-1 win over East Midlands rivals Derby....

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Teen scalded girlfriend with water from kettle, Leicester court told

A judge showed mercy to a remorseful teenager who scalded his girlfriend with boiling water, after he begged for "one last chance". Nathan Haddock (19) admitted causing grievous bodily harm to the...

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Watch Leicester City's New Year's Day game from just £10

Cheering on City at their New Year's Day match could cost fans as little as £10 a ticket thanks to our fantastic new Leicester Mercury reader offer. All fans have to do is collect two tokens and an...

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A607 Melton Road in Leicester closed due to flooding

Drivers faced delays this morning after the A607 Melton Road in Leicester was closed due to flooding. The road was closed in both directions between Watermead Way and Sandringham Avenue because of a...

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Homes flooded and A607 Melton Road closed after water main burst

A burst water main flooded homes and brought rush-hour chaos to one of the Leicester's busiest commuter routes this morning. The burst 27-in main in Lanesborough Road flooded nearby homes, with water...

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CCTV appeal after man attacked in Conduit Street, Leicester

Police have released a CCTV image after a man was attacked in a Leicester street. The 36-year-old was walking in Conduit Street, Highfields, in the direction of London Road, when two men asked him for...

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Appeal after mobile phone stolen from cafe in Leicester

Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they want to trace after a mobile phone was stolen in Leicester. The 18-year-old victim was in EAT restaurant in the Highcross Shopping Centre when she left...

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Leicester Tigers hand one-week ban to Brett Deacon

Forward Brett Deacon has been suspended from playing for one week by Leicester Tigers following an internal disciplinary hearing. Tigers officials have reviewed the incident in which Deacon was sent...

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Hardeep Singh Kohli tests Leicester curry chefs during Curve comedy show

It was one of the most important takeaway orders the Chutney Ivy restaurant had ever received. Comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli, appearing at Curve, made the order to test his Indian cookery skills against...

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Salary cap is unfair – Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill

Northampton Saints have found an unlikely ally in the form of Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill as they prepare for the blow of potentially losing their best two props to French club...

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Burglar stole jewellery after disturbing elderly victim in his bedroom at...

A burglar who disturbed an elderly man in his bed before making off with his sleeping wife's jewellery has been jailed. Piotr Oleszczuk (33) was drunk when he broke into the couple's home in Aikman...

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Kate and Gerry McCann backing calls for press regulation

More than 130,000 people have signed a petition calling for independent regulation of newspapers in the light of the phone hacking scandal. Gerry McCann – the father of missing Rothley girl Madeleine –...

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Company director Abdulkadar Chokhandiwala, of Leicester, in £40k tax...

A businessman has been sentenced for fraudulently claiming more than £40,000 by submitting false VAT repayment claims. Abdulkadar Chokhandiwala (38) was the director and company secretary of KGN...

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