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£100,000 target forWalk of Life

The Leicester Mercury is backing the annual ‘Rainbows Walk of Life’ event, in a bid to fill the pot of gold at the end of it even more than last year. Around £96,000 was raised for the Loughborough-based Rainbows Children’s

It was a little bit frightening…

The hit Oscar-winning film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon has sent crowds flocking to the cinema in a way not seen since Bruce Lee’s heyday. It may be coincidence, but the Midlands’ first dedicated martial arts video and DVD store has

Tributes to Advertiserman Len

Tributes have been made to a former deputy editor of the Rugby Advertiser who has died at a nursing home in Daventry. Len Archer, (68), retired in 1995. Before that he had worked at the Advertiser for most of his

Mercury editor's double life?

How do you cope with having the same name as a famous person? Do you hide away or come out and tell the world? Inspired by their very own editor Nick Carter, Leicester Mercury staff have been speaking to locals

Good news scheme asks people to think positive

A scheme which aims to give individuals the cash and advice they need to start up new projects to benefit themselves and their community has been launched at the offices of the Leicester Mercury. The Positive People Millennium Award Scheme

Football reporting could face major changes

There could be major changes in the way sports writers gain access to football ground press boxes next season – but sports departments seem to know little about it. The Premier and Nationwide leagues are having talks about a new

Rogues' gallery

Criminals in Leicestershire could find their faces in print as the Leicester Mercury runs a “rogues’ gallery”. The regular page will include CD-fit images drawn up by witnesses and crime victims as well as still pictures taken from CCTV cameras.

Mercury reporter sent to quake zone

Coverage of the devastating earthquake in the Indian state of Gujarat has dominated the news. One journalist who has experienced the devastation first-hand is Nic Ridley of the Leicester Mercury, who has been heading the paper’s coverage of the disaster.

Please give these brothersa home

George and Anthony need someone to give them a secure long-term future in a loving home. The boys, aged two and three, are being looked after by foster mum Jayne while the search goes on for someone to adopt them.

Jonathan makes the right move

Ex-Leicester Mercury staffman Jonathan Smith is finding life is a lot different in his current job with a research consultancy in Oxford. Jonathan works as a project manager/business analyst for Fast Track 100, which currently puts together two supplements for

New role shows Northcliffe's commitment to new media

Keith Perch, editor of the Derby Evening Telegraph, has been promoted to become the Regional New Media Director for the Midlands area for Northcliffe Electronic Publishing. In his new role, which he takes up at the start of October, he

Writers' websites take off a website launched by the Derby Evening Telegraph in January 2000 has announced the £1,000 winner of its first non-fiction writing competition. More than 1,000 entries were received from people all over the UK and abroad writing about their

Babyworld celebrates success

Former Leicester Mercury journalist Jennifer Burt was thrilled to be shortlisted in the first European Online Journalism Awards. Jennifer, who left her job as health correspondent to become editor of was delighted to discover that an online interview she

Busy with the Beehive

Busy with the Beehive by HoldTheFrontPage staff The Northcliffe Newspaper Group is helping clubs, schools, charities and voluntary organisations become part of a digital community through its innnovative Beehive project. The Beehive makes it possible for non-profit-making groups to build

Vroom, vroom – Leicester gears-up new motorsport site

Leicester goes live with Motorsport site The Leicester Mercury has extended its family of niche Internet sites with, which launched yesterday. Project-led by Internet sports editor Simon Orrell, the site is hoping to build on the concentration on motorsport

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