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Beehive buzzing in Leicester

The Leicester Mercury is celebrating achieving 250 public websites for its Beehive Community Network with a publicity surge to encourage more groups to sign up. The initiative was highlighted in a two-page spread in the paper to show how community

Log on to the Mercury while out shopping

An innovative new project has been launched by the Leicester Mercury to strengthen links with its audience. Readers can now interact with the paper while shopping after new technology was installed at two city shopping centres. Two new media kiosks

Old soldiers honoured at Mercury event

Scores of old soldiers have been honoured at a reception organised by the Leicester Mercury. Captain Nikolaos Louloudis, the Greek defence attaché, Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire Timothy Brooks, and Mercury editor Nick Carter were among those who paid tribute to

Mercury reporter foxed by 'sex change'

‘Sometimes, it hard to be a woman’, sang Tammy Wynette in her classic hit Stand by Your Man. But as Leicester Mercury reporter Rebecca Jenkins discovered, it’s trickier to be a man. The writer donned a fake moustache and bulging

Readers raise £8,000 to beat rare condition

The Leicester Mercury has helped to raise £8,000 for a toddler with a unique disorder. Two-year-old Toby Marriott, cannot yet walk or talk, is partially sighted and slightly deaf. He needs specialist toys and equipment to help his development, but

Reunion follows war feature

Sid Chandler enjoyed his happiest Christmas in years after an appearance in the Leicester Mercury led to an emotional reunion. The 86-year-old from Loughborough was featured after finally discovering how his father died in France while fighting in the First

Gambling Man

Page 1 of 4 I have a confession. I’m the sucker who gambled everything on black and lost.This is my story… When the Leicester Mercury asked me to spend a night in a casino and report back I jumped at

Mercury staff meet up

Former Leicester Mercury workers have got together again for their annual reunion. The event took place at Filbert Street where almost 100 pensioners from all departments enjoyed a Christmas lunch and drinks in Leicester City FC’s Carling stand. Among the

Mercury urges PM to step in over plane-spotter

The Leicester Mercury has written to the Prime Minister asking him to personally intervene to free Garry Fagan, who is behind bars in Greece on allegations of spying. Garry was arrested with 11 other British plane-spotters on November 8 and

Life should mean life!

A poll by the Leicester Mercury has shown that the majority of its readers believe life should mean life. The poll was part of the newspaper’s Great Crime Debate, which has been running for the past six weeks, and asked:

Reporter falls victim to 'skimming' scam

A cashpoint scam where a midlands journalist lost £4,000 from her bank account resulted in a full-page warning story in the Leicester Mercury. Helen Walmsley didn’t lose her card or tell anyone her PIN number, but the cash disappeared from

Mercury poll asks: should life mean life?

The Leicester Mercury is running a mass survey into crime and punishment, and is asking: should life mean life for convicted murderers? The survey is part of the Great Crime Debate which the paper has been running for the last

New book for Mercury writer

The Leicester Mercury’s Hajra Makda is hoping to tickle taste buds while also dispelling a few myths about Asian food with her new book. Hajra, food writer for the paper, says many people think Asian sweets and deserts are sticky

Festival supplement targets one in three

A 16-page supplement has been produced by the Leicester Mercury to celebrate the Asian festival of Diwali. Around a third of the city’s population is of Asian descent and the city hosts several major events each year to coincide with

Mercury helps to stop animals going hungry

The Leicester Mercury has been made an official collection point for cat and dog food to make sure animals don’t go hungry this winter. Colleagues Linda Cotterell and Deborah Hudson, who work in the Mercury’s finance department, have set up

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