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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

On the move

Bristol United Press finance director Andrew Calvert is to fill a newly-created Northcliffe group position of corporate development director. His new role will be to advise the board on mergers and acquisition strategy, competition compliance issues and risk management. Chief

Former editor Leys becomes MD

Several senior appointments have been announced at Northcliffe Newspapers. The moves will see former editor Alex Leys become managing director of the Nottingham Evening Post. Alex’s track record includes editorships of the Lincolnshire Echo, Derby Evening Telegraph and Leicester Mercury

Party time at the hive!

A Beehive-shaped caked covered with “smiley” bees was the centrepiece at celebrations to mark the second anniversary of two Midlands’ beehive community networks. The Derbyshire and Leicestershire Beehive networks were launched in December 1999 as joint pilot projects for the

Leicestershire Beehive publishes 300th site

The Beehive Online Community Network at thisisleicestershire, which gives non-profit-making groups the chance to create and publish websites free of charge, has reached a landmark of 300 sites. With the help of the Leicester Mercury’s Beehive co-ordinator Kerry Williams, five

Politics and sport boostNEP output

The onset of summer – and an impending General Election – has prompted the launch and development of several new websites from Northcliffe Electronic Publishing in the Midlands. Four new NEP sites will carry all the local election news from

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