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Hopes growing of deal to sell Blue Tower in St George's Way, Leicester

A landmark building which has been largely empty for over a decade could be sold. The agent in charge of finding a new owner for St George's Central – widely known as the Blue Tower – said although a...

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Two cars crash at Welford Road - Knighton Lane East junction in Leicester

Commuters faced rush hour chaos when two cars crashed at a busy junction on a main route into Leicester this morning.Police were called to the collision at the junction of Knighton Lane East and...

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Leicester Tigers' Tom Croft says England are under pressure to succeed in Six...

FOLLOWING the shock defeat of world champions New Zealand on their last outing, England flanker Tom Croft admits the Red Rose are under pressure to emerge victorious from the upcoming Six Nations...

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Leicester City's trip to Cardiff City to take place on April 9

Leicester City's npower Championship match away at Cardiff City will now take place on Tuesday, April 9 (kick-off 7.45pm). The match was rescheduled because of City's FA Cup Fourth Round Replay against...

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Flood warnings are lifted in Leicestershire

Flood warnings are no longer in place in Leicestershire but four roads remain closed due to flooding. The following roads remain closed in both directions: - Syston Road, in Cossington, both ways at...

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Hundreds visit Dickinson's Real Deal in Melton Mowbray

People from Melton Mowbray and further afield flocked to Pera Conference Centre on Saturday with their antiques, to take part in the filming of the ITV show Dickinson's Real Deal - and the chance to...

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UPDATES: January transfer window news and gossip

Clubs have less than 72 hours to secure the signatures of their model players, as the transfer window will slam shut at 11pm on Thursday. We'll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer news and...

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Oakham murder case - Jamie North admits killing Neil Corby

Jamie North of Glen Drive, has pleaded guilty of the manslaughter of 42-year-old Neil Corby, whose body was found in a flat in Gaol Street, Oakham on 20 September 2011.North, who also pleaded guilty to...

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Burst pipe causes flooding in Grasmere Street and Mill Lane in Leicester near...

Pedestrians and cyclists had to dodge an enormous pool of water after a water pipe burst near De Montfort University's campus. The burst underground pipe, in Grasmere Street, forced the pavement to...

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Fuel spill causes congestion on southbound M1 at Junction 20 at Lutterworth

Severe tailbacks have been caused on the southbound carriageway on the M1 near Lutterworth after a lorry broke down and fuel spilled on the carriageway. One lane has been closed while the spillage is...

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High Speed 2 (HS2) link: Politicians accused of scaremongering

Rail bosses have accused politicians of scaremongering over concerns thousands of jobs could be jeopardised by the High Speed 2 (HS2) route. Last week, the Leicester Mercury revealed the route of the...

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MPs reject plans to change Andrew Bridgen's North West Leicestershire...

MPs have rejected a plan which could have seen the political map of Leicestershire redrawn before the 2015 General Election. Yesterday the Government was hoping to get approval for a review of...

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Oadby Town Looking to Continue Good Form

This Saturday Oadby Town entertain Northampton Sileby Rangers in a top of the table clash. Oadby go into the game two points behind Sileby Rangers and a win would promote Oadby to the top of the...

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Leicester City: Jeff Schlupp extends training stint with Manchester United

Nigel Pearson has agreed to extend Jeff Schlupp's training stint with Manchester United. The 20-year-old has spent the past two weeks with United at their Carrington training ground, and Pearson said...

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Leicester City: Injured midfielder Anthony Knockaert is major doubt for...

Winger Anthony Knockaert is a major doubt for Leicester City's clash with Wolves tomorrow night. The Frenchman has been nursing an ankle injury he picked up against Bristol City earlier this month....

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Speedway: Leicester Lions to open season against Coventry Bees

Leicester Lions will be locking horns with arch rivals Coventry Bees. The East Midlands Bowl will be at stake when the two near-neighbours clash at Beaumont Park on Saturday, March 16. The competition...

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Leicester Tigers call on experienced trio for Llanelli Scarlets trip

Senior trio Tom Croft, Thomas Waldrom and Geordan Murphy could all play some part in Leicester Tigers' deciding LV= Cup pool game at Llanelli Scarlets, on Sunday. While all three are unlikely to start,...

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Needle left inside child after operation at Leicester hospital

A consultant surgeon is facing disciplinary action following an operation in which part of a needle was left in a child. The patient had to be re-anaesthetised so it could be removed. The incident in...

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Prostitute stole cash, murder accused tells Leicester court

A man told a jury he did not rape a prostitute or attempt to murder her after picking her up on the street. Arturas Ardavicius (26) is accused of twice strangling her until she was unconscious in an...

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Petrol prices on the rise once again, Leicestershire drivers warned

Drivers face an increase of up to 3p a litre on fuel prices, the AA has warned. Experts say the recent price increases at the petrol pumps may be followed by more in the next couple of weeks. Petrol...

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