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Leicester Mercury

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Lineker gives his backing

Football legend Gary Lineker is backing the Leicester Mercury’s latest campaign – to help rapidly sinking Leicester City football club to stay in the Premiership. The former Leicester City star, now an anchorman for BBC sports programmes, is lending his

Volunteers helping to give kids Right to Read

A campaign aimed at improving the reading ability of hundreds of children in Leicestershire is half-way to reaching its goal. The Leicester Mercury-backed campaign, Right to Read, aims to match 400 employee volunteers with 40 schools by January. The paper

11-11-11 revived for 2001

The successful 11-11-11 campaign has been revived by the Leicester Mercury to honour service people who died for their country. The campaign last year encouraged many firms in Leicestershire and Rutland to allow staff to fall silent for two minutes

Mercury giving kids Right to Read

The Leicester Mercury is challenging businesses to take part in a new campaign aimed at improving the reading ability of hundreds of children in the county. Right to Read is the brainchild of the charity Business in the Community, and

Centre for child abuse victims is launched thanks to Mercury

A centre for victims of child abuse has been launched thanks to the generosity of Leicester Mercury readers. The unique centre, at a secret location in Leicestershire, is the first of its kind in the country and is expected to

Mercury launches campaign to improve road safety

The Leicester Mercury has launched a campaign to try and fill vacancies for lollipop ladies and men in the city. Children in Leicestershire currently have to cross dangerous roads and junctions unattended on their way to school at more than

MRI scan waiting lists to be published thanks to Mercury

The Leicester Mercury has won its campaign to expose the hidden waiting list for scans faced by patients at Leicester’s hospitals. Two months ago the paper revealed the misery of patients waiting more than a year for a routine MRI

Mercury to tackle ministers over scan waits

Government ministers are being urged to tackle the hidden hospital waiting list for MRI scans after the Leicester Mercury spoke up on behalf of its readers. Some people had written in saying they were waiting up to 18 months for

Top three quizzed by Mercury

The plight of crime victims is being highlighted by the Leicester Mercury as an issue that could swing voters in the forthcoming General Election. It is running a campaign – Let’s think about the Victims in conjunction with Victim Support

Big money for train bounty hunters

People who spot railway vandals in Leicester could be in line for a big cash prize – thanks to a new campaign from the Leicester Mercury. The paper has teamed up with some major names in the railway industry to

Mercury pays tribute to readers' support

The Leicester Mercury has paid tribute to readers who have given their support to its Mercury Challenge campaign. Pledges have been flooding in after the paper launched the challenge in conjunction with Leicestershire police. The paper urged readers and businesses

Fundraising flurry for bus boost

Just three months after launching its minibus campaign, the Leicester Mercury has raised the target amount. The paper’s appeal aimed to raise £40,000 for Rainbows Childrens Hospice to buy a new mini-bus with double the wheelchair space of the existing

Top legion award for the Mercury

A campaign to remember the fallen of two world wars has been recognised by the Royal British Legion, which has presented its highest honour to the Leicester Mercury. The paper has received the first friend of the Royal British Legion

New-style campaigning from the Mercury

An evening newspaper has taken up the challenge to make a difference to people’s lives. The Leicester Mercury is planning to launch a series of campaigns encouraging both residents and the business community to join the crusade. Each Challenge will

Companies pledge support for abuse campaign

Just days into its new campaign, the Leicester Mercury has more than fifty companies on board. Its St Bernard’s appeal aims to equip a new centre for victims of child abuse in Leicestershire. Readers and local businesses have been urged

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