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Peace talks held after rampage at Moghul Durbar restaurant

Police and faith leaders met last night to find ways of easing tensions after the ransacking of a Muslim-owned restaurant by a 40-strong Sikh mob. The city's top officers sat with representatives from...

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Rail services cancelled between Leicester and Loughborough after person hit...

All rail services between Leicester and Loughborough have been cancelled after someone was hit by a train near Barrow upon Soar.The line was closed in both directions shortly after the incident, which...

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Body found in River Soar, Leicester, is that of missing mum Michelle...

A body found in the River Soar in Leicester on Tuesday is that of a woman who had been missing from home for three months.Michelle Grimbley's body was pulled from the water near Abbey Pumping Station,...

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Robbers order a lorry driver parked in Peckleton out of his cab before...

Two thugs ordered a lorry driver to get out of his vehicle before taking cash from his wallet.The driver was targeted on Tuesday morning (JAN 15) while he was sitting in the cab of his stationary...

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Seventh person arrested after rampage at Moghul Durbar restaurant

A seventh man has been arrested as part of an investigation into an attack at a restaurant in East Park Road, Leicester, on Monday. Detectives have been investigating the rampage at the Moghul Durbar...

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Man killed by train on Leicester to Loughborough line

A man was killed after being hit by a train at Barrow upon Soar train station. Emergency services were called to the station, in Grove Lane, following a report of a man being struck by a train at...

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Court appearance for woman arrested after suspected stabbing in Main Street,...

A woman was due to appear in court today charged with assaulting a 60-year-old man in a village street.The woman, aged 49, was arrested on Tuesday night after police and paramedics were called to Main...

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Alert after suspicious pair call at home in Belgrave, Leicester claiming to...

Police have issued an alert after two suspected thieves called at a house and claimed to be from social services.The man and a woman called at the house in Burfield Street, Belgrave, Leicester at...

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Leicestershire braced for six inches of snow

People are being warned to brace themselves for wintry weather tomorrow, with up to six inches of snow expected to fall in Leicestershire.The snow is due to make an appearance early tomorrow morning,...

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Six men charged over Moghul Durbar restaurant attack

Six men have been charged with conspiracy to commit violent disorder after an attack on the Moghul Durbar restaurant in Leicester. The men aged 20, 21, 24, 25, 25 and 28 are due to appear at Leicester...

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Addicts went on shoplifting spree

Two prolific shoplifters who went on a stealing spree have both been jailed for six months. Kyron Hicken and Peter McCullock admitted jointly committing seven thefts at stores in and around Leicester....

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Specials guest shares tips with students

He has toured the world with The Specials but this week musician Drew Stansall was at a school close to his roots. Drew, who grew up in Leicester's Saffron Lane, spoke to year 10 and 11 BTec music...

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Lotto price hike is not the ticket

There has been a furious reaction to Camelot's decision to double the price of Lotto tickets from £1 to £2, and with good reason. Leicester deputy mayor Rory Palmer has branded the increase – which is...

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Bar silenced after sound equipment is confiscated

A bar which played music so loud it made neighbours' furniture vibrate has had its speakers confiscated by council and police officers. Officials were called to investigate a string of noise complaints...

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Dance acts bid for TV glory

Two dance groups are hoping to impress the judges of a TV show. Addict and Influence are both based at Addict Dance Studios, in Church Gate, Leicester, and will appear on Got to Dance on Sky 1 on...

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Care agency given warning

A nursing agency which provides care for people in their homes has been warned it must make improvements or face further action. Fortiz, which trades as Nursing Relief Agency, was criticised following...

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Meeting the stars is pure panto magic

It all started once upon a time 40 years ago when a fat man fell off a wall and no-one could put him back together again. And this month, a theatre is celebrating four decades of staging pantomimes...

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Enjoy yourself – it's cheaper than you think

It's no joke – organisers of Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival are offering Leicester Mercury readers loads of great offers to help make this year's event the biggest ever. Our readers can get two...

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Mum handed fine for dumping nappies

A mother-of-two has been fined for dumping dirty nappies. Jodie De Ville (24), of Trackside Close, Loughborough, paid a man £10 to dump rubbish bags for her. On September 7 last year, the waste was...

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Nice and sneezy does it as Twycross Zoo tackles elephant illness

It might not be glamorous, but Twycross Zoo's analysis of Asian elephant mucus has put them at the very front of research into a disease which plagues the species. Zoological director Sharon Redrobe is...

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