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Veteran journalist dies at 69

Veteran journalist Lawrie Simpkin, who worked at the Leicester Mercury for 28 years, has died. He was 69 and had battled against cancer. Lawrie joined the Mercury as its chief soccer writer, and when he retired 28 years later he

News in brief

The Gloucester Citizen has decided to stop using the word ‘bed-blocking’ because it considers the term out-dated and insulting to patients who, through no fault of their own, are stuck in hospital while social services and the NHS organise their

FC takeover supported by Mercury

The Leicester Mercury is backing a consortium, headed by Gary Lineker, that’s planning to rescue Leicester City Football Club from financial ruin. The club have been revealed to be as much as £74m in debt. There will shortly be a

Deputy editor appointed

The new deputy editor of the Leicester Mercury will be Kay Drummond, who is currently deputy editor of the Press and Journal in Aberdeen. Kay, (32), joined the P&J as a trainee in 1988 and held positions on the sports

Post puts readers in picture

The Bristol Evening Post has launched a new online picture service for its readers. A new website allows readers to order pictures which have appeared in the paper. The site will also contain images taken by Evening Post photographers that

Bid to halt Foxes slide

The Leicester Mercury has issued a rallying call to help keep rapidly sinking Leicester City football club in the Premiership. It claims the current season is the most important in the club’s 116-year-history. And the next four months and 17

Trinity Regionals role beckons for Jeremy

Jeremy Clifford is leaving the Leicester Mercury to take on a new role within Trinity Mirror Regionals. Deputy editor at the paper for almost four years, Jeremy, (37), is to take on the newly-created divisional role of editorial development manager.

Fowler launches media solutions venture

Former Western Mail editor Neil Fowler is launching his own PR business: Neil Fowler Communications. The new business will build on Neil’s knowledge of Wales and of the British media industry, utilizing his wide range of contacts and his experience

Newspapers to get new MD

The managing director of Grimsby and Scunthorpe Newspapers is to retire after four years at the helm. Mike Wood, who will leave the company this month, will be succeeded by the current deputy managing director, Mark Webb. Mike Wood Mike

Mercury to drop edition

The Leicester Mercury is dropping one of its editions after carrying out research into its readership. The paper currently publishes an Asia edition to serve the Asian communities of Leicester. But research by the paper found that the vast majority

Giving youngsters a bad name?

The deputy editor of the Leicester Mercury joined a panel of journalists, editors and police in a debate on how the nation’s youth is portrayed by the media. Jeremy Clifford was one of the journalists attending the event called Britain’s

Midlands move for Marc

Marc Astley has been named as the new deputy editor of the Nottingham Evening Post. Currently assistant editor at the Hull Daily Mail, Marc (pictured) will join the Evening Post on September 30. He takes over from Jon Grubb, who

Death of former art writer

Former Leicester Mercury art correspondent Ron Moore has died. He was 88. He died at Leicester General Hospital after a short illness. A talented artist himself, Ron wrote for the Mercury for more than 40 years, promoting local art and

Teen reviewer joins the professionals

A GCSE pupil has won the chance to be a Leicester Mercury journalist for a day. Nirma Muslim won the prize – which will see her work alongside the reporters in the St George Street newsroom – after writing a

News in brief

A special motion was passed in the Scottish Parliament about the Evening Express campaign to Ditch the Dirt and make dog owners clean up after their pets.North East MSP Brian Adam said it showed the Aberdeen paper was in touch

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