The Leicester Mercury is leading calls for a silent tribute across offices, shops, streets and stations to mark Armistice Day. Bosses at the Haymarket Shopping Centre in Leicester have already announced that the two-minute silence will be observed at 11am
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The power of the press was demonstrated when the Leicester Mercury’s Shelflife team stepped in to win a refund for a couple having problems with their new kitchen table. It was an unusual and high quality table – costing £2,550
A year-long campaign has resulted in hard-earned war medals finally being sent to forces veterans. The Leicester Mercury’s battle for recognition for the RAF and naval veterans who defended Crete means medals are now being sent to 60 old servicemen.
The Leicester Mercury’s efforts to recruit more school governors have resulted in more than 100 new applications. The newspaper has been running a series of features after it was revealed that the county was short of around 450 governors. The
The Leicester Mercury has devoted pages of coverage each day for over a week in a bid to recruit governors to ease a crisis in the county’s schools. The paper has told readers that head teachers have been left without
A Leicester Mercury summer holiday campaign to crack down on school vandalism has achieved a 100% record. Deputy Editor Jeremy Clifford reported that during the seven-week campaign, not one of the six schools signed up was broken into. That compares
A crackdown on child vandals, launched by the Leicester Mercury, has been hailed a great success. The Mercury got involved after it found five schools in Braunstone village were joining forces to spend thousands of pounds employing private security patrols
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
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
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
Paper hands 3,600-strong petition to minister in get tough call for “selfish” drivers
Charity thanks industry for “unprecedented” response which saw it link up with 42 titles
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
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.
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