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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

Please don't pick me

Journalists are renowned for being a dodgy bunch – which came in handy for Lee Marlow on a recent assignment. The Leicester Mercury reporter was sent to the local police station to take part in an identity parade. Each volunteer

News in brief

The speed limit along a stretch of road in Norfolk has been slashed following a campaign from the Norwich Evening News.Motorists driving along the A140 Norwich to Ipswich link road have to abide by a new 50mph limit after pressure

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

Mercury veteran retires

The Leicester Mercury’s longest-serving employee has retired. Tim McCaffrey, (59), had worked for the company for more than 44 years. He joined the Leicester Evening Mail as an office boy in 1958 and moved into the paper’s publishing department the

Mercury book records Filberts' final season

The highs and lows of Leicester City’s final season at Filbert Street have been captured in a new book. Written by Leicester Mercury journalist Jeremy Clay, Leicester ‘Til We Die features behind-the-scenes photographs and stories from the turbulent final season

News in brief

A Devon MP has demanded that health minister Yvette Cooper meets staff at the Exeter Express & Echo to discuss health fears over telephone mast emissions.The bid is the latest move in the paper’s Shock Waves campaign, which is calling

News in brief

A dedicated Aberdeen Journals employee has been awarded a long-service award to mark his 30 years in pre-press.Denis Burt began his career making up adverts using “hot metal” when the Press & Journal was a 12-page black-and-white paper. He has

Taking journalism into the gutter

Why would a reporter walk through Leicester city centre dropping coke cans into flower beds and lobbing half-eaten McDonald’s burgers over his shoulder? It must have been part of an experiment, of course! As the Leicester Mercury’s anti-litter campaign Clean

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