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Front page pic helps catch mugger

A judge praised a quick-thinking bystander who snapped a picture of a mugger running off – which later secured his arrest after being published on the front page of the Leicester Mercury. The paper carried a headline “Mugged for £3″

Girl on film

There was a starring role for Leicester Mercury writer Elaine Galloway when she volunteered to be in a new commercial to highlight the city’s shopping centre. But the harsh reality of filming came as something of a shock when compared

Local people to make history

Readers of the Leicester Mercury are being invited to vote on what should go into a Millennium Collection. A collection of items that have shaped the 20th Century and the way we live in the year 2000 is being put

Sex pest targets would-be journalist

Leicestershire Police statistics indicate that indecent exposure is a crime in decline. Reported incidents fell by half last year. But Victim Support believe many women are unwilling to report incidents through embarrassment, or fear that they will be ridiculed. Some

Experts to prowl the Midlands' 'Big Cat' country

The Leicester Mercury’s in-depth coverage of big cat sightings in its county has led a team of specialist investigators to the area. The Bristol-based Exotic Animal Register (EAR) decided to stake out fields in Leicestershire and Rutland after an increase

Homes for 10 most unwanted

The animal-loving Leicester Mercury has been finding homes for some of the city’s most needy creatures. In June, the newspaper highlighted the 10 most unwanted who were all in desperate need of a loving home. These included dogs, goats and

Ukranian visitors at the Mercury

A group of Ukranians, involved in a major environmental project, have visited the Leicester Mercury’s offices to hear about the Turning The Tide initiative. The Leicester project saw the Mercury working in partnership with the city council and Leicester eco-charity

Mercury is a cat believerbut local zoos disagree

The Leicester Mercury has revealed what it called the “best proof yet” of a wild big cat on the loose. It reproduced stills on its front page from a 15-minute home video shot by reader Graham Pearce which appeared to

Safety pins at the ready

Oy! What are you looking at? Why – it’s that nice young reporter from the Leicester Mercury… but what does she look like? Her latest assignment from the newsdesk was to walk through the streets of Leicester dressed up in

After 72 years Arthur Church calls it a day

Arthur Church is to retire as a columnist on the Bucks Free Press 72 years after he joined the paper as a junior reporter. Mr Church spent two years’ training on the newspaper in High Wycombe before joining the Leicester

Another Concorde 'special'

The Leicester Mercury had the presses rolling at 5.07pm with a front page lead and page two backgrounder on the day of the Concorde disaster. Journalists drew on information from a Leicester University aviation expert, on hand within 30 minutes

Free treatment after Mercury highlights problem

A generous physio has stepped forward to offer free treatment to a sick youngster after a funding anomaly was highlighted in the Leicester Mercury. Unless you have a recognised condition, it is nearly impossible to have access to charitable aid.

Caught in the glare of the media spotlight

Residents of a Leicestershire village have found themselves uncomfortably in the media spotlight as the national press followed up a Leicester Mercury exclusive. The rural location for press and TV crews was Queniborough. The reason? Mad cow disease – or

OBE for newspaper man

Former president of the Newspaper Society, John Aldridge, has been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. He started out in the newspaper industry as a tea boy at the Grimsby Evening Telegraph and rose to become president

News In Brief from around the regions

Regional press news – this story updated 23.6.2000 News In Brief from around the regions by HoldTheFrontPage staff THE BEAUTIFUL GAME: Football fans can now log on and share poetic thoughts on a new Internet site. The Gloucestershire Echo reported

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