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How eating bananas could help you 'survive' Christmas

How eating bananas could help you 'survive' Christmas

Want to swerve a Christmas hangover and avoid the bulge? Drinking water instead of mulled wine, eating bananas rather than Chocolate Oranges and cutting out sugar-laden "health" drinks could be the key. According to the World Cancer Research...

today, 01:15 in Regional East
 

Fire crews fighting sub station blaze leaving homes without power in Westcotes Drive area of Leicester

Firefighters are tackling a blaze in an electricity sub-station in the city’s West End this evening. Homes and businesses in the area are without power. Surrounding properties are being sprayed with water to protect them. Crews from Leicester’s...

yesterday, 21:09 in Regional East
 

Callous thief steals £150 from World War Two veteran - but community respond with amazing gesture

A 91-year-old war veteran has thanked people for rallying round after a thief stole £150 from his home. Harry Higgins, who served as an infantryman in Europe in the Second World War, spoke out after the distraction burglary at his house in Melton on...

yesterday, 19:34 in Regional East
 

Friends of murdered Alice Ruggles organise University of Leicester fencing contest

Friends of murdered Alice Ruggles are organising a fundraising fencing contest this weekend to raise awareness of stalking. The 24-year-old former Leicester High School for Girls pupil, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend in Gateshead last year, had...

yesterday, 19:11 in Regional East
 

Armed officers arrest man near Leicestershire Police headquarters

Armed police and officers with dogs helped arrest a man in a residential street close to Leicestershire Police headquarters today. A resident of Old Church Road, about 400 yards from the force’s headquarters in St John’s, in Enderby, said: “I was...

yesterday, 18:54 in Regional East
 

What judge told 'extremely dangerous' rapist who targeted woman in Leicester city centre

An armed rapist, who posed as a Good Samaritan to abduct and carry out a terrifying sex attack upon a lone woman, has today been jailed Wayne Phillips - who used to be known as Hobell - will have to serve at least eight years before being released....

yesterday, 17:55 in Regional East
 

Parents face icy conditions on school run in Leicestershire after rain and freezing conditions hamper gritters

Heavy rain and freezing temperatures hindered efforts to grit Leicestershire’s roads, with scores of parents facing icy conditions on this morning's school run. The Mercury received numerous complaints this morning from parents struggling with the...

yesterday, 17:55 in Regional East
 
DJs to raise cash for Leicester charity that helps kids with learning difficulties

DJs to raise cash for Leicester charity that helps kids with learning difficulties

This Saturday two DJs are playing a musical marathon to raise cash for a Leicester charity which has helped a lot of people. The Promised Land DJs Mr Hickford and Craig Davids are taking part in aid of Bamboozle Theatre company. Bamboozle specialises...

yesterday, 17:55 in Regional East
 
Alternative Business Awards: Who wins the Soggy Bottom award in your workplace?

Alternative Business Awards: Who wins the Soggy Bottom award in your workplace?

Fancy finding out which business people spend the most time on the golf course, socialising or constantly tweeting? Well, you can when the Leicester & Leicestershire Alternative Business Awards return as part of Leicester Comedy Festival on...

yesterday, 16:32 in Regional East
 
These are the new destinations Three customers can now visit without roaming charges

These are the new destinations Three customers can now visit without roaming charges

Mobile network Three has announced that customers will be able to use their phones abroad at no extra cost in a further 11 destinations outside of the EU from today. Countries including Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica, plus El Salvador, Guatemala,...

yesterday, 15:50 in Regional East
 
Rise in Leicestershire exports to EU - despite Brexit

Rise in Leicestershire exports to EU - despite Brexit

More Leicestershire companies are growing the amount of business they do in Europe than are shrinking it, according to the British Chambers of Commerce International Trade Survey. The survey suggests a quarter of Midlands firms that took part in the...

yesterday, 15:50 in Regional East
 

Sex attacker Wayne Hobell 'terrorised and humiliated' students during 'horrific' ordeal in their home

Dangerous sex attacker Wayne Hobell “terrorised and humiliated” two students during a night-time sex ordeal in 2003. The Mercury reported the case at the time, when he was said to have spied on and stalked the victims for several days before he...

yesterday, 15:50 in Regional East
 
David Wilson Homes gets into swing of things with golf day fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust

David Wilson Homes gets into swing of things with golf day fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust

A charity golf day arranged by Bardon-based David Wilson Homes East Midlands has raised £5,231 for its charity of the year, Teenage Cancer Trust. More than 10o golfers, including David Wilson Homes’ staff, suppliers and subcontractors, took part in...

yesterday, 15:29 in Regional East
 

Gas leak in South Wigston leads to traffic congestion on busy road

Drivers are facing delays due to engineers working to fix a gas leak on a busy road. Temporary traffic lights have been set up as engineers from gas supply network Cadent have dug a hole in Man Street, South Wigston. Read More Armed police in...

yesterday, 15:29 in Regional East
 

GALLERY: Hope Against Cancer business club lunch at Leicester Racecourse

Hope Through Business Lunch View gallery Members of Hope Through Business – the Hope Against Cancer business club – attended a twice-yearly lunch at Leicester Racecourse. The club offers members the chance to entertain and network with clients, while...

yesterday, 15:05 in Regional East
 


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