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.
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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.
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
www.toowrite.com 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
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
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 www.babyworld.co.uk was delighted to discover that an online interview she
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
Leicester goes live with Motorsport site The Leicester Mercury has extended its family of niche Internet sites with www.thisismotorsport.com, which launched yesterday. Project-led by Internet sports editor Simon Orrell, the site is hoping to build on the concentration on motorsport
The Leicester Mercury has prompted the Housing Minister to take action after allegations that some salesmen were scaring council house tenants into buying their homes. The Mercury special investigation claimed that three firms were canvassing tenants to tell them their
As December 25 approaches, newspapers are getting into the traditional festive spirit with Christmas campaigns for the less fortunate. Up and down the country, papers are joining forces with local charities to do their bit. Pictures of smiling children, and
The Leicester Mercury has joined forces with the police to hunt down a rapist who attacked on a 15-year-old schoolgirl. The girl was set upon as she made her way home from the city centre in the early evening. She
Leicester Mercury photographer Jason Senior has received a Good Samaritan award from the East Midlands Ambulance Service. The award is for vital assistance to ambulance staff and was given to Jason after he stopped to help an elderly lady who
The Leicester Mercury played cupid to two love-struck readers – and they’re now set to wed. Andrew Crane and Clare Worth met at a Christmas singles party organised by the Mercury last December, and Andrew has now proposed to his
Leicester Mercury editor Nick Carter is delighted with the progress of his paper eight months after its major redesign. A readership survey says that 13,000 more people are reading the newspaper daily than was the case 12 months before. Mr
The Leicester Mercury has been quick off the blocks and is first to run a contest to find some favourite festive funnies. It is asking readers to send in their best – or worst – Christmas cracker jokes. The best