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5 young men sought after Leicester stabbing

A man was stabbed in the back during an incident in Leicester at the weekend.<p>Leicestershire Police is searching for anyone with information about the …

More than a thousand Morrisons jobs to be axed nationwide

A national supermarket chain has revealed it is set to cut around 1,500 roles across the UK.<p>Several household names have embarked on job cutting …

270 Brush workers in Loughborough 'told to go home'

Up to 270 jobs look threatened after staff at heavy engineering business Brush were sent home this morning.<p>The shop floor workers at Loughborough …

Red Cow pub in Market Harborough shuts suddenly 'due to maintenance'

Real ale campaigners have called on brewery bosses to explain why a town centre pub has suddenly closed.<p>Members of the Campaign for Real Ale want …

‘Soldiers of forgotten Leicestershire unit should also be remembered’

The Royal Leicestershire Regiment is the county’s main and best-known historic regiment. However, as reader G J Merryfield points out, another county …

What you NEED to know about average speed cameras, including whether you can avoid a fine by changing lanes between cameras

Speeding has been in the spotlight recently after a call to punish drivers going just 1mph over the limit.<p>And on top of the permanent sites, with the …

Busy Belvoirs thrived in 1930s city street

Following on from my article about Leicester’s Belvoir Street 40 years ago, I was delighted to find this photo of the street another 40 years before …

Saving Money: All you need to know to let out a home

For some people, operating as a landlord is a good way to invest in property and earn from it at the same time.<p>Maybe you have some spare cash to …

Wales bans under 18s from piercing their tongues, nipples or genitals

A new law has come into force in Wales banning under-18s from piercing their tongues, nipples or genitals in Wales. after a new law came into …

Saving Money: How to cut the cost of home insurance

At this time of year damage from snow, ice, wind, rain and freezing weather can make a good home insurance policy worth its weight in gold.<p>Anyone …

Pensioner caught molesting a cow is banned from every farm in Britain

A disturbed pensioner has been banned from every farm in Britain after he was discovered molesting a cow.<p>John Curno, 80, was convicted on two counts …

Plan for Muslim education centre and prayer room in Belper Street in Leicester rejected

Controversial plans to convert a former warehouse into a Muslim prayer room and education centre have been rejected by councillors.<p>Around 200 people …

Leicester music festival Simon Says off for 2018 - and there's no guarantee it will return

Leicester’s Simon Says music festival may not return after its cancellation this year.<p>Council bosses say they cannot guarantee the return of the …

Belgrave Road murder inquiry: Golden Mile businesses say they feel 'scared and unsafe' after jeweller death

Businesses and residents observed a minute’s silence in memory of Belgrave Road jeweller Ramniklal Jogiya before a security meeting with senior …

Heartwarming result as Braunstone rallies in response to cowardly crime

Residents rallied round after teenager George Keeber had his £450 bike stolen from him in broad daylight in a public park.<p>Peter Hemphill, the …

Police launch arson investigation after fire in Leicester tower block

A fire on the third floor of a city tower block was an arson attack, police believe.<p>Firefighters were called to the blaze inside Goscote House, on …

36 jobs at risk with closure of dry cleaning company

A supplier to the laundry and dry cleaning industry, with 36 members of staff, is to close at the end of March.<p>The team at Alex Reid, in Whetstone, …

Byron burgers in Leicester still at risk of closure despite national rescue plan

The Byron burger restaurant in Leicester's Highcross is still at risk despite a rescue deal for the chain being signed with landlords and businesses …

Diesel spill in wildlife filled Saffron Brook under investigation by Environment Agency

The Environment Agency is investigating after a large amount of diesel was spilled into a brook.<p>Saffron Brook, which runs through Oadby and Knighton …

Shocking video shows men stealing bike from schoolboy in broad daylight at Braunstone Park

This is the shocking moment two men stole the bike of a 14-year-old boy in broad daylight in a public park.<p>Mobile phone footage was captured by a …

De Montfort Hall to scrap £3 transaction fee - but ticket prices will rise

The £3 transaction fee for De Montfort Hall customers is to be scrapped - but the price of tickets is set to increase.<p>The Leicester City Council-run …

From breastfeeding to twerking - the adverts most people complained about in 2017

A dancing chicken managed to ruffle the feathers of more viewers than any other advert last year, it has been revealed.<p>The Advertising Standards …

Leicester Mercury Business Awards sponsor Global Payments: 'Customers are at heart of what we do’

Providing a high level of customer service is one of the most important aspects of business – and something that will be acknowledged at the …

Pension firm Curtis Banks' Harborough office closes

A firm offering private pensions has closed its county office, with 53 jobs affected.<p>Curtis Banks had provided pension services from the office in …

Belgrave murder inquiry: Suspect number 7 arrested

A seventh man has been arrested in connection with death of 74-year-old jeweller Ramniklal Jogiya.<p>Leicestershire Police announced at 6.45pm that a …

Woman assaulted in pub in London Road, Leicester

Police investigating an assault which left the victim with facial injuries have issued a CCTV image of a woman they want to trace.<p>The victim, a …

Meet the Loughborough girl who saved her dad's life - with a call to 999

This is the little girl who saved her dad’s life by calling 999 and giving chest compressions after he suddenly collapsed.<p>Ashley Bradburn had …

Changes to residents' parking schemes in Leicester: What you need to know

Charges and rules for residents’ parking schemes are to change as council bosses look to increase income.<p>Leicester City Council has announced a …

Bearded man told to shave if he wants role at parcel company UPS

A man who wanted to work at the freight depot at East Midlands Airport was told he would have to shave his beard off.<p>David Hanger, 48, attended the …

Peaky Blinders star speaks out on prospect of Leicestershire actor Stephen Graham joining cast as Al Capone

A star of Peaky Blinders has spoken out on the prospect of Leicestershire actor Stephen Graham joining the cast.<p>Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur …