Leicester Mercury

Leicester City players now 'owe the fans'

A few dozen Leicester City fans and I await the three-hour delayed flight home from Faro, the knock-on from Storm Doris ravaging the country, writes Gary Silke in his fanzone column.

We are the last flight out at the dead of night, the cleaners are working around us and the shops are ...

today 11:03 open_in_new
Leicester City players now 'owe the fans'

A few dozen Leicester City fans and I await the three-hour delayed flight home from Faro, the knock-on from Storm Doris ravaging the country, writes Gary Silke in his fanzone column.

We are the last flight out at the dead of night, the cleaners are working around us and the shops are ...

today 11:03 open_in_new
Leicester City's new boss - I feel like the pantomime villain

Craig Shakespeare said he felt like the pantomime villain as he sat before a packed press pack for the first press conference since the sacking of Claudio Ranieri as manager of Leicester City.

There has been an outpouring of indignation and recrimination by fans, outsiders and pundits ...

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7 Leicester Comedy Festival shows on tonight

Hooray, it's Saturday! After a busy working week, you need a laughter-filled night out, don't you?

So, why not take your pick from the Leicester Comedy Festival show suggestions below:

- Lucy Porter - WIP, 6.15pm, Just the Tonic at Hansom Hall - The Wee One. £5

- Johnny Vegas: ...

today 11:03 open_in_new
More than 100 jobs at risk as Leicester City Council revises children's services cuts

Council bosses are set to press ahead with the closure of children's centres in Leicester in a move that could them forced to hand back millions of pounds to the Government.

Leicester City Council has confirmed it intends to shut 11 of the centres as part of a package of cuts designed to ...

today 09:57 open_in_new
More than 100 jobs at risk as Leicester City Council revises children's services cuts

Council bosses are set to press ahead with the closure of children's centres in Leicester in a move that could them forced to hand back millions of pounds to the Government.

Leicester City Council has confirmed it intends to shut 11 of the centres as part of a package of cuts designed to ...

today 09:57 open_in_new
New films to watch in Leicester this weekend: 25-26 February

Welcome to the first of our brand new weekly posts rounding up the new film releases in Leicester for the weekend ahead.

This weekend we've got a bumper mix of action, horror, and some top-rated foreign language films for you.

Read on to learn more about the films and where you can ...

today 09:57 open_in_new
Harlequins 18-27 Leicester Tigers verdict: It's a third win on the trot

Leicester Tigers produced a stirring second half comeback to claim a third successive Aviva Premiership win as they defeated Harlequins 27-18 at the Twickenham Stoop.

Tigers trailed 13-3 at the interval but tries from Sam Harrison and Freddie Burns, split by a penalty try, saw them bank ...

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Harlequins 18-27 Leicester Tigers reaction: We're making progress -Mauger

Leicester Tigers head coach Aaron Mauger was pleased with the "tweaks" his side made to their game as they produced a fine 27-18 win over Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop in the Aviva Premiership.

Tigers have not played to the best of their ability on the road so far this season but they ...

today 22:55 open_in_new
Where to taste craft beer in Leicester this weekend

Fancy yourself as a craft beer expert?

Cultural Quarter gem The Exchange is holding a beer tasting event on Sundays 26 February, and 26 March.

The event is just the latest example of an explosion in popularity of the craft beer and ale scene in Leicestershire.

A growing number ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Claudio Ranieri issues statement on Leicester City sacking

Claudio Ranieri has said that "yesterday my dream died" after he was sacked by Leicester City just nine months after winning the Premier League title.

The Italian has released a statement in which he tells the fans that he loves them and that he had wanted to stay with City, "the club I ...

yesterday 19:37 open_in_new
Dramatic film shows men armed with bats clash in Leicester city centre

Footage has emerged online of a clash between the bat-wielding occupants of two vehicles in Leicester city centre.

It was sent to a group called UK Idiot Drivers Exposed, which posted it on its Facebook page this week.

It shows two vehicles, a white van and an unidentified dark car ...

yesterday 19:37 open_in_new
Dramatic film shows men armed with bats clash in Leicester city centre

Footage has emerged online of a clash between the bat-wielding occupants of two vehicles in Leicester city centre.

It was sent to a group called UK Idiot Drivers Exposed, which posted it on its Facebook page this week.

It shows two vehicles, a white van and an unidentified dark car ...

yesterday 19:37 open_in_new
BREAKING NEWS: Claudio Ranieri issues statement on Leicester City sacking

Claudio Ranieri has said that "yesterday my dream died" after he was sacked by Leicester City just nine months after winning the Premier League title.

The Italian has released a statement in which he tells the fans that he loves them and that he had wanted to stay with City, "the club I ...

yesterday 19:37 open_in_new
Brexit, Trump and now Ranieri - some strange decisions, says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has led a chorus of disapproval from Premier League managers at the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.

Ranieri's reign was brought to an abrupt end on Thursday night when Leicester City decided the Italian was not the right man to save them from the threat of ...

yesterday 18:31 open_in_new
No player revolt insists Leicester City interim boss Craig Shakespeare

A player revolt did not force Claudio Ranieri out at Leicester City, interim manager Craig Shakespeare has insisted.

Speculation has been rife that player unrest had ultimately cost Ranieri his job as the club's owners had decided only a new manager could reunite the troops.

There ...

yesterday 18:31 open_in_new
Joz Norris can't wait to perform for Leicester's passionate, comedy-savvy crowd

Leicester Comedy Festival is one of Joz Norris's highlights of the year, so it's no wonder he's got something special lined up for his fourth appearance here: "a full hour of actual written comedy."

Ok.

"It's the first time since 2013 that I've come with an actual full hour show of ...

yesterday 18:31 open_in_new
Lipstick Under My Burkha: controversial film to close Leicester Asian Film Festival

The closing night film of the first Leicester Asian Film Festival has been refused certification by India's film certification board.

Hindi film Lipstick Under My Burkha tells the story of a group of women who seek freedom from their monotonous lives, and has already won The Oxfam Award ...

yesterday 18:31 open_in_new
Brave Paige saves mum's life with by dialling 999 after 3am emergency

A proud mum has said her 10-year-old daughter saved her life when she dialled 999 after she had a fit in the early hours.

Faye Snow-Tyler said schoolgirl Paige took control when she had a seizure at 3am on Wednesday.

Faye, a mum-of-two, of South Wigston, said: "I went to bed at ...

yesterday 17:25 open_in_new
From a gin bar to a steak restaurant: 6 bars and restaurants which have opened in the last 6 months

It's Friday night, you've had a long, busy week at work, so what do you deserve? A nice relaxing drink and some top nosh, that's what.

But where should you head to?

Well, from a gin bar to a steak restaurant, there's been an array of new openings in the last six months, so here's ...

yesterday 17:25 open_in_new
'It's embarrassing' - Leicester City fans' group leaders have their say on Ranieri sacking

The chairmen of Leicester's two fans' groups have expressed their disappointment over Claudio Ranieri's sacking.

It was announced that the title-winning boss was given the boot last night (THURS), just nine months after the club's incredible title success.

Fans and former players ...

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