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Leicester Mercury

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Positive people in Leicester

The Leicester Mercury is a driving force behind Positive People, a Millennium campaign launched to help individuals make a difference to their communities and start a positive change for their area. From the middle of this month, individuals can apply

Young vandals targeted in Mercury campaign

A crackdown on child vandals has been launched by the Leicester Mercury. The move – to galvanise community action against attacks and a provide a free telephone hotline to report incidents – comes as schools are bracing themselves for summertime

Mercury campaign scents success

Road safety could soon be made a priority on a street targeted by the Leicester Mercury as needing improvements. The paper is fighting for traffic calming on one of the city’s housing estates after Mitchell Tebbutt (10) suffered fatal injuries

Victory for Mercury's battlefield fight

Helped by 2,000 protest letters from readers, the Leicester Mercury has succeeded in stopping rubbish dumping on a famous First World War battlefield site. Thousands of British men – including 500 from Leicestershire – lost their lives near the northern

'Cyber filth' ban plea is backed

Nearly 1,000 people have joined the Leicester Mercury’s Ban the Cyberfilth campaign to clean up the Internet for children. The massive response came after the paper exposed how easy it was for children to gain access to sickening Internet sites.

Poppy first for football/press alliance

A pioneering marketing partnership between a newspaper and a football club gave the Royal British Legion one of its most high profile media opportunities for its annual Poppy Appeal. The Leicester Mercury worked with Leicester City FC to stage the

Cash lifeline for schools after Mercury pressure

Cash-strapped Leicestershire schools have been given a Government lifeline after pressure from the Leicester Mercury. Leicestershire became the worst-funded education authority in Britain when the Government changed the way it allocated cash to education authorities earlier this year. This led

Fine-dodgers traced as paper names and shames

Fine-dodgers are being named and shamed in the Leicester Mercury as the courts aim to retrieve up to £1m of outstanding fines and compensation claims. The fines are for crimes ranging from burglary to assault and failure to have a

Readers help decide how to spend £1bn

The Leicester Mercury is asking its readers to decide how to spend £1bn of regeneration money. Some of the county’s finest historical treasures and former workplaces are empty and vandalised. But the Mercury is calling on residents, conservation groups and

Royal stamp of approval for Mercury campaign

A Leicester Mercury campaign to support the area’s ailing textile industry has won the backing of Princess Anne. Fashioned in Leicestershire is a major drive to highlight success stories of local companies against a background of dwindling orders and closing

Mercury pleas lead to Prescott intervention

Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has intervened to help save Leicester’s biggest regeneration scheme, following pleas from the Leicester Mercury. The Mercury has been fighting to keep the £50m New Deal project for the Braunstone area on track after the

Children find a family thanks to Mercury

The Leicester Mercury has helped dozens of children in the city – by finding them a family. Over the past two years, the number of children in Leicester who have been adopted has risen from 30 to 50 bucking the

Mercury helping readers get back into work

The Leicester Mercury has helped a 23-year-old man back into work after featuring his story in the paper. Lee Porter was one of five unemployed readers featured in the paper as part of its We Want To Work campaign. After

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