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Leicester Mercury

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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

Paper's plea:Don't let them die

The Leicester Mercury is joining forces with Age Concern to launch a Don’t Let Them Die campaign – to try to help lower the number of elderly deaths that occur every winter. With freezing winter weather, the newspaper is urging

Community push for Mercury campaign

A newspaper’s anti-drink-drive campaign has persuaded the local bus company to run campaign posters in its vehicle fleet. The Leicester Mercury launched Don’t Ruin a Life This Christmas with a case study interviewing the mum of a 20-year-old who was

Mercury rounds up the cowboys

The Leicester Mercury has launched a campaign to rid the city of rogue traders who have been bullying elderly residents into having work done and then over-charging them. The Round Up The Cowboys initiative has been created in partnership with

Anthem back after Mercury pressure

The Leicester Mercury has helped to bring back the Gallop to Leicester City football ground. After relocating to their new Walkers Stadium, Leicester City FC decided to ditch their traditional entrance anthem, the Post Horn Gallop. But a Bring Back

£2m plan boosts Mercury's 'grotspot' campaign

A £2m plan to clean up Leicester has been unveiled – giving a huge boost to the Leicester Mercury’s Cleaning Up the Streets campaign. For the past three months the Mercury has been regularly highlighting the problem ‘grotspots’ that readers

"Fastest" campaign success for Mercury

The Leicester Mercury celebrated one of its fastest-ever campaign successes when it forced a county council to back down over proposals to sell off a community centre. After learning of Leicestershire County Council’s plans to discuss a report recommending selling

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

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