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Why Martyn Waghorn is expecting more than a few Leicester City goals

Leicester City feel they are going to score goals every time they step out at the King Power Stadium, striker Martyn Waghorn has said. City, who have scored 10 goals in their last two homes games,...

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Badgers blamed for closure of country lane, near Somerby in Leicestershire

Badgers have been blamed for forcing the closure of a country lane by tunnelling underneath it, causing it to collapse. Two large craters appeared in the surface of the 1.5 mile lane between Somerby...

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Leicester Tigers star Graham Kitchener agrees new deal

Second-row forward Graham Kitchener has committed his future to Leicester Tigers by agreeing a new contract with the club. The 23-year-old arrived at Welford Road in the summer of 2011 and has made a...

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Leicester residents wake up to chaos as water main bursts in Lanesborough...

A burst water main flooded homes and caused rush hour chaos on one of the city's busiest commuter routes. The large main in Lanesborough Road, off Melton Road, Belgrave, burst early yesterday morning,...

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7 aside Xmas Cup

7 aside  Xmas Cup..........On sunday 9th December @ 6pm. Limited Spaces.............So Call us now on 0116 2490555 to get your team booked in.

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Leicestershire building boss Chris Beighton pleads to Chancellor George Osborne

The boss of a leading building firm has called on the Chancellor to give the beleaguered construction sector a much-needed cash injection. The plea comes less than two weeks after well-known business...

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Richard III badge turns up on beach near the Tower of London

A boar mount which could have belonged to Richard III has been discovered. The copper-alloy mount was found in October on the Thames foreshore, near the Tower of London, by a metal detector enthusiast....

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Masked men raid newsagents in Leicester

Two masked men threatened a member of staff at newsagents before forcing him to hand over cigarettes.The thieves, both in their mid-20s, entered Martin McColl, in Hinckley Road, near to the junction...

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Man charged with arson after blaze at Leicester Shisha cafe

Police have charged a 28-year-old man with arson after a blaze at a roof top shisha cafe in Leicester.The fire tore through the Cloud 9 shisha bar, which had been built on the roof of the Curzonia...

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Put money in people's pockets to boost the local economy, urge Leicestershire...

Business experts are hoping to see a freeze in VAT, a clampdown on tax avoidance by big overseas firms in the UK and further cuts in red tape in tomorrow's autumn statement. They also hope Chancellor...

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Change outdated succession law before the birth of royal baby - Leicester MP...

Keith Vaz has urged the Government to quickly change the law of royal succession following the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby. The Leicester East MP has...

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Mercury opinion: Kate baby joy! A right royal reason for a bank holiday

We are delighted at the news that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby and send our best wishes to the royal couple. The nation has taken the Duchess to its heart. And many readers will fondly...

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15 arrests after drugs raids in Highfields, Hamilton, Oadby

Police have arrested 15 people after drugs raids in Leicestershire and Manchester. Officers from Leicestershire Police and East Midlands Special Operations Unit searched the addresses today as part of...

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Fuel thieves risking lives by drilling into petrol tanks

Thieves are risking lives by drilling through vehicles fuel tanks and siphoning off the fuel.Police in Rutland have been called to 10 incidents of similar petrol and diesel thefts in the last...

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Third Place for 2502 (Hamilton) Squadron Air Training Corps (Air Cadets) in...

Cadets and staff of 2502 (Hamilton) Squadron were looking for a new challenge this year so two teams of cadets entered the annual Shadow event run by Nottinghamshire County Council.  Shadow is an...

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MPs to meet health bosses to make the case for Glenfield

Two MPs are to meet officials carrying out a review of the future of children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital. Leicester West representative Liz Kendall and Nicky Morgan, MP for Loughborough, are...

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Mums-to-be sympathise with Kate's morning sickness woe

The Duchess of Cambridge is not alone in suffering such bad morning sickness that she needs hospital treatment. Doctors at Leicester Royal Infirmary see more than 100 women a year with hyperemesis...

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IN THE COURTS

Cases dealt with at Leicester Magistrates' Court include: Subash Patel(45), of Fayrhurst Road, Aylestone, Leicester, was found guilty in his absence of failing to tell police who was driving a vehicle...

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Following in mum's ever-loving footsteps

Helen Lanzetta was never short of friends to play with as a child when she lived at the Leicester Children's Holiday Centre, in Mablethorpe, with her parents who ran it. In fact, she loved it so much...

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Parents' anguish as NHS sends a letter to son who died 15 years ago

Parents Simon and Diane Pitcher are demanding a personal apology from the health service who sent a letter addressed to their dead son. Ryan Pitcher died 15 years ago on Monday, aged three. He was sent...

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