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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

Mercury investigation into council house claims

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

Christmas appeal round-up

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

Mercury seeks justice for raped girl

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

Photographer Jason is a Good Samaritan

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

I saw him standing there…

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

Good news on readership from two titles

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

Festive funnies

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

Readership up for the Mercury

The Leicester Mercury is showing a significant increase in readership eight months after launching a major redesign. In March, as reported on HoldTheFrontPage, the Leicester Mercury introduced a new look created by international design guru Lucie Lacava. There were improvements

Robbie Williams – up close

The Leicester Mercury has given a kidney patient the chance to see her favourite pop star – up close. The newspaper gave Jaime Peel two VIP tickets to see Robbie Williams in concert after an appeal from her mother. The

Heard the one about the reporter…?

Page 1 of 3 Ever fancied yourself as a stand-up comic? A reluctant Lee Marlow was persuaded he had what it takes. But when he joined a stand-up course, what followed was more horror than comedy. His article below was

Mercury celebrates the Festival of Light

A 16-page special has been produced by the Leicester Mercury to celebrate the Diwali festival of light. News and views about the Asian celebration, which culminated last night in fireworks and candle celebrations for Diwali Day, were carried in the

A Reds-hot fling is no match for true footy love

Page 2 of 2 They do not realise that teams are not simply chosen by genuine supporters, they are born out of a deeper affection. An attachment with a football club is usually a result of coming from the town

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