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Leicester Mercury

  • Address: St George Street, Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Post Code: LE1 9FQ
  • Phone: 0116 251 2512
  • Website: www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk
  • Editor: Richard Bettsworth
  • Who owns it?: Northcliffe Media
  • Frequency: Daily

What we have written about Leicester Mercury

June 25, 2007

News In Brief – from around the regions

A REAL HANDFUL: Pensioner Godfrey Hill has been called The Messiah, an alien and a freak – because he has a thumb and five fingers…

June 25, 2007

Biker chick found

Leicester Mercury editor Nick Carter has been invited to the wedding of a motorbike-mad couple – brought together by his newspaper. Roy Green met bride-to-be…

June 25, 2007

Mike Jeanes on regional newspaper sections

The full text of the speech delivered by Mike Jeanes, market research manager, The Newspaper Society, at the NS Newspaper Sales and Promotions Conference 2000….

June 25, 2007

Magazine-style sections boost Saturday sales

Saturday sections in regional daily papers are boosting sales when publishers achieve the right mix of “national quality and local content”. That is the upbeat…

June 25, 2007

Sales figures show winners and losers

MORE than 50 regional daily newspapers lost sales in the second half of 1999, new figures show. But the message from the Newspaper Society was…

June 25, 2007

Midlands awards shortlist revealed

Nominations for the awards are as follows: DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEARBirmingham Evening MailNottingham Evening PostSunday Mercury WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAREvesham JournalHinckley TimesLoughborough Echo…

June 25, 2007

Praise from the PM

Five regional daily newspapers have been dubbed “trailblazers” by Prime Minister Tony Blair for their work in encouraging volunteers to take part in community activities….

June 25, 2007

Regional titles join Mozambique appeals

As the Mozambique flood disaster continues to cause appalling suffering for up to a million people in the poverty-stricken African state, regional newspapers around the…

June 25, 2007

Leicester's new-look is a hit!

Day one of the new-look Leicester Mercury – and the first edition rolled off the presses with a tribute to its readers’ generosity on page…

June 25, 2007


UNITED ON BABY’S NAME: A West Midlands husband who wanted to name his son after the entire Manchester United team has been persuaded by his…

June 25, 2007

News NIBs from around the regions

POSTMAN’S NIGHTMARE: A Rottweiler chased unlucky postman Paul Elliott into a telephone kiosk after stealing a full mail bag out of his hand. The Shields…

June 25, 2007

Sad farewell to a colleague

Journalists from all over the Midlands were among some 200 mourners at the funeral of reporter Richard Wood yesterday. Richard, 49, who was known as…

June 25, 2007

Mercury spreads its wings

Readers of the Leicester Mercury are being prepared for a new look from March 1. Since January 1999, staff at the 115,000-circulation evening title have…

June 25, 2007

Mercury readers make a wish come true

Readers of the Leicester Mercury have poured more than £1,000 into a fund to make a dying grandmother’s wish come true. Thanks to the generous…

June 25, 2007

'Hoot' dunnit?

The Leicester Mercury has been rocked by the kidnapping of a familiar face. ‘Elaine the owl’ disappeared from the subs’ desk on November 22, and…

June 25, 2007

Foxy Lady last hope for Filberts?

Passion on the field at Leicester City FC is being matched by passion for a different sport in one Leicester bar, where a Foxy Lady…

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