Leicester Mercury

The safety warning on this Sainsbury's item has customers in stitches

Sainsbury's supermarket has added a safety warning to a popular spring product.

No, it's not the sugar content of Easter eggs, or even the risk of burning yourself on a hot cross bun straight out of the toaster.

Customers are being reminded that bunches of daffodils are for ...

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Aldi bargain gin beats rivals costing up to six times more in international taste tests

Budget supermarket Aldi has proved that you don't need to spend a fortune to get a good gin.

Aldi's own brand label won a series of accolades at the prestigious International Spirits Challenge, beating rivals costing up to six times the price.

Aldi's Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin ...

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Westminster terror victims to be remembered with silent vigil on bridge in Leicester

Staff from a centre which promotes inter-faith harmony are to stage a vigil on a Leicester bridge to remember the victims of the Westminster terror attack.

Riaz Ravat, deputy director of the St Philip's Centre in Evington, is to lead the tribute on the railway bridge near Morrisons on ...

yesterday 18:29 open_in_new
Always the bridesmaid? This dating show might help you find the one

Are you always the bridesmaid, but never the bride?

A brand new dating programme - with the working title 'Always the Bridesmaid' - is looking for contestants to take part.

Read more: UK boxing heavyweight Anthony Joshua to hold meet and greet event in Leicester

Sharp Jack ...

yesterday 18:29 open_in_new
The safety warning on this Sainsbury's item has customers in stitches

Sainsbury's supermarket has added a safety warning to a popular spring product.

No, it's not the sugar content of Easter eggs, or even the risk of burning yourself on a hot cross bun straight out of the toaster.

Customers are being reminded that bunches of daffodils are for ...

yesterday 18:29 open_in_new
Leicester City sell out allocation for Atletico Madrid away tie in Champions League quarter-final

Leicester City have sold out their allocation for the away leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid.

The away end at the Vicente Calderon Stadium will be packed to the brim with City fans on Wednesday, April 11, after the final few tickets of the club's ...

yesterday 18:29 open_in_new
Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki nets milestone goal in Japan's World Cup qualifying victory

The grin on Shinji Okazaki's face was wider than usual on Tuesday after the Leicester City striker scored his 50th international goal.

Okazaki netted in Japan's 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Thailand to become just the third player in his country's history to hit the ...

yesterday 17:23 open_in_new
Leicester City podcast: Vardy's England role, Schmeichel and Mahrez transfer links

Jamie Vardy was the headline maker of Leicester City's international contingent, but where does he fit in England's future under Gareth Southgate?

The City striker netted in the Three Lions' World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania on Sunday and started in the friendly with Germany last ...

yesterday 17:23 open_in_new
Leicester Tigers' Owen Williams has mixed emotions as vital phase of the season approaches

It seems like a case of mixed emotions whichever way you turn at Welford Road at the moment.

While Saturday's derby win over Northampton Saints was tinged by the sadness of the departure of head coach Aaron Mauger, fly-half Owen Williams is currently in a similar position.

The ...

yesterday 17:23 open_in_new
Article 50 and Brexit: A simple guide to how Britain will leave the EU

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to commence Brexit on Wednesday by invoking Article 50.

It comes some eight months after a majority of 52 per cent of British voters said they wanted to leave the EU.

Mrs May is to notify other European leaders of Britain's intention to quit EU ...

yesterday 17:23 open_in_new
Parents warned over 'disturbing' spoof Peppa Pig episodes on YouTube

Parents are being warned over spoof episodes of popular children's cartoons surfacing online.

The videos appear to be real episodes of animations like Peppa Pig - but actually depict violent, frightening situations that are unsuitable for younger viewers.

Children are being tricked ...

yesterday 17:23 open_in_new
Police inspector: We didn't clear homelessness protest just to tidy up Leicester

A police inspector has denied an operation to remove a camp of 11 homelessness protestors from Jubilee Square was aimed at making the city look tidier.

Inspector Simon Preston was giving evidence at the trial of three protestors who spent more than a week in tents pitched on the square ...

yesterday 17:23 open_in_new
Judge slammed for sparing wife-beating cricketer jail over false Leicestershire Country Cricket link

The head of a charity supporting domestic violence victims has slammed a judge for showing "shocking ignorance" in sparing a man who attacked his wife with a cricket bat a jail term.

Mustafa Bashir hit the woman with a bat, slapped and choked her, and on another occasion forced her to ...

yesterday 17:23 open_in_new
Aldi bargain gin beats rivals costing up to six times more in international taste tests

Budget supermarket Aldi has proved that you don't need to spend a fortune to get a good gin.

Aldi's own brand label won a series of accolades at the prestigious International Spirits Challenge, beating rivals costing up to six times the price.

Aldi's Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin ...

yesterday 16:17 open_in_new
Man dies after being hit by train in Rutland incident

A 72-year-old man died after being hit by a train in Rutland last night.

Officers from British Transport Police were called to the line, near Ketton, shortly after 9pm after reports that a person was struck by a train.

Paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service also went to the ...

yesterday 15:11 open_in_new
Judge slammed for sparing wife-beating cricketer jail over false Leicestershire Country Cricket link

The head of a charity supporting domestic violence victims has slammed a judge for showing "shocking ignorance" in sparing a man who attacked his wife with a cricket bat a jail term.

Mustafa Bashir hit the woman with a bat, slapped and choked her, and on another occasion forced her to ...

yesterday 15:11 open_in_new
Drug dealer crashed into Leicester corner shop after 70mph police chase

A dangerous driver who crashed into a shop front during a high-speed police chase has been jailed.

Joshua Hawkins admitted driving a hired Mercedes dangerously and possessing criminal property, £2,760 in cash.

Leicester Crown Court was told Hawkins, aged 27 and formerly of Oak ...

yesterday 15:11 open_in_new
Gordon Banks named Leicester City's best goalkeeper with Kasper Schmeichel ahead of Peter Shilton

Gordon Banks has been named Leicester City's greatest ever goalkeeper by the club's supporters, with current no.1 Kasper Schmeichel runner-up ahead of Peter Shilton.

In a poll run by the Mercury, fans voted World Cup winner Banks, who made 356 appearances in eight years at City, as ...

yesterday 15:11 open_in_new
Claudio Ranieri to talk Leicester City sacking with Carragher and Neville on Monday Night Football

Claudio Ranieri will be quizzed on his departure from Leicester City on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football.

The Italian will join pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher in the studio on April 10, when Arsenal take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

It is expected that Ranieri ...

yesterday 15:11 open_in_new
Leicester City sell out allocation for Atletico Madrid away tie in Champions League quarter-final

Leicester City have sold out their allocation for the away leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid.

The away end at the Vicente Calderon Stadium will be packed to the brim with City fans on Wednesday, April 11, after the final few tickets of the club's ...

yesterday 15:11 open_in_new
New road tax rules: Which cars will be most affected from April 1?

Motorists could be hit hard hard by new road tax rules, starting from next month.

Drivers could see the tax rates on their cars increase by a huge 2,000 per cent.

The changes are all down to Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) - meaning some motorists could be a lot worse off, writes the ...

yesterday 15:11 open_in_new