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Thomas Waldrom named in Leicester Tigers line-up for clash with Llanelli...

Thomas Waldrom returns to the Leicester Tigers line-up for their LV= Cup clash against the Scarlets, in Llanelli ,tomorrow. Waldrom joined up with Tigers this week after being released from the England...

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson urges caution

Leicester City are on the right road for promotion, manager Nigel Pearson said, but he warned there was still a long way to go. City opened up a three-point gap in the automatic promotion places and...

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Seven in court over violent disorder at Moghul Durbar restaurant in Leicester

Seven men accused of conspiring to commit violent disorder at the Moghul Durbar restaurant in Leicester appeared in court yesterday. They are charged in connection with an alleged incident at the...

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Hollywood star Stephen Graham gets in shape for role of feared gangster

He's a Hollywood star who is getting in shape for his latest acting role – but Stephen Graham isn't one for fancy celebrity fitness studios. The Liverpudlian actor, who has appeared in films including...

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Robber Lee James Shelley jailed for campaign of terrifying knifepoint raids...

An armed robber stole £113,000 worth of jewellery during one of five terrifying knifepoint raids. Lee James Shelley (38) confronted all the victims at their places of work and demanded cash, Leicester...

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Mouse found at Bag A Baguette takeaway in Charles Street, Leicester

The first floor of a sandwich takeaway was closed after environmental health officers found a dead mouse. City council officers shut the first floor of Bag A Baguette, in Charles Street, Leicester,...

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Leicester milkman Mick Swinn disturbed a brutal sex attacker and then gave chase

A milkman who disturbed a rapist trying to strangle his victim has told how he tried to catch the fleeing attacker. Mick Swinn, who, with his colleague Pete Walsh was praised by a judge this week for...

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Leicester City's David Nugent says the pressure is on promotion rivals

David Nugent says the heat is now on Leicester City's promotion rivals. Second-placed City opened up a three-point gap on Hull City, who travel to face Millwall today, thanks to Nugent's second-half...

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson hails 'match-winner' Anthony Knockaert

Nigel Pearson has hailed his 'match-winning' Frenchman Anthony Knockaert. The 21-year-old recovered from an ankle injury to spark Leicester City to victory over Wolves on Thursday. Knockaert scored a...

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M1 southbound closed between junctions 22 and 23 in Leicestershire due to...

The M1 southbound has been closed between junctions 22 and 23 in Leicestershire after a lorry trailer caught fire and sent exploding aerosol cans flying across the carriageways. The entire southbound...

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Richard III dig: 'R' marks the spot where skeleton found in Leicester car park

The latest astonishing twist in the extraordinary story of the search for Richard III can exclusively be revealed by the Leicester Mercury today. The spot where a skeleton was found in August was next...

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M1 southbound in Leicestershire re-opens after lorry fire

The M1 southbound in Leicestershire has re-opened between junctions 22 and 23 after being closed following a lorry fire this morning. The Highways Agency has said that junction 23 remains closed and...

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Detonators stolen from van in Wigston

A number of small railway detonators, which could cause injury if used incorrectly, have been stolen from a van in Wigston.The detonators, which make a loud noise when struck by a train, are used as a...

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St Barnabas Church, in Leicester up for at £175,000

A buyer with £175,000 and a little imagination is needed to take over an empty city church. St Barnabas, in New Humberstone, closed in 2010 when the Diocese of Leicester decided congregation numbers...

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Leicester Tigers v Scarlets - Ian Cockerill's Standpoint

Following the bonus point win by Sale against Wasps the day before, the Tigers travelled to Llanelli to take part in a dead rubber since neither team had any prospect of progressing in the competition....

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Scarlets v Leicester Tigers - as it happened

Leicester arrived at the Parc Y Scarlets having made one change to their squad with Scottish scrum-half Scott Steele replacing Sam Harrison on the bench. 6 min: PENALTY (3-0) After dominating early...

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Warning after thieves take railway detonators from van in Wigston

Police have issued a warning after eight railway detonators were stolen from a van. The detonators make a loud noise when struck by a train and are used as a signal to indicate to train drivers that...

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'Most wanted' trafficking man Albanian Hysni Sokolaj may be in Leicester

An Albanian national suspected of trafficking a woman to the UK and forcing her into prostitution may be in Leicester, police believe. Hysni Sokolaj was today named among 18 "most wanted" foreign...

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MP Keith Vaz to sell clothes in bid to help Peggy, 83, buy stairlift and shower

MP Keith Vaz is to sell his old suits and his dead mother's clothes to help an elderly constituent pay for a stairlift and shower. Mr Vaz visited 83-year-old Peggy Taylor at her home in Netherhall,...

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Sloppy finale sees Leicester Tigers lose heavily - Martin Crowson's match...

A sloppy final 10 minutes saw Leicester Tigers' LV= Cup campaign end in disappointing fashion with a heavy defeat by the Llanelli Scarlets in Wales. Sale's bonus-point win at Wasps on Saturday had...

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