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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 Gazette reported that Paul rang the assistant manager at the South Shields sorting office who

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 “Dickie” to his many friends and colleagues, died when he was struck by a train

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 been working with international designer Lucie Lacava on a more modern layout and structure. Her

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 donations, Carol Caven’s grandchildren – Allyssa, aged six, and James, aged five – will be

'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 in its place a chilling ransom note was left by the evil wrong-doers. The realistic

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 is attracting support for the club. John Husian, (below), owner of Rum Runner and an

Judge backs down after reporter's challenge

A Leicester Mercury reporter has successfully challenged a judge who threw him out of a nuisance neighbour court hearing. District Judge Richard Merriman told Mercury reporter Tom Pegden to leave the court about 25 minutes into the case at Leicester

Latest resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC

The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff, editors and complainants. These are either settled to the express satisfaction of the

Resolved complaints

Resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC during July, August & September 2001 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff,

Mercury bid for Christmas cheer

Landlords are putting profit before lives – that’s the verdict of the Leicester Mercury as it launches a new campaign. The newspaper has criticised local brewers for charging sky-high prices for soft drinks. It claims that by making non-alcoholic drinks

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