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Leicester Mercury

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'Cyber filth' ban plea is backed

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.

Poppy first for football/press alliance

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

Cash lifeline for schools after Mercury pressure

Cash-strapped Leicestershire schools have been given a Government lifeline after pressure from the Leicester Mercury. Leicestershire became the worst-funded education authority in Britain when the Government changed the way it allocated cash to education authorities earlier this year. This led

Fine-dodgers traced as paper names and shames

Fine-dodgers are being named and shamed in the Leicester Mercury as the courts aim to retrieve up to £1m of outstanding fines and compensation claims. The fines are for crimes ranging from burglary to assault and failure to have a

Readers help decide how to spend £1bn

The Leicester Mercury is asking its readers to decide how to spend £1bn of regeneration money. Some of the county’s finest historical treasures and former workplaces are empty and vandalised. But the Mercury is calling on residents, conservation groups and

Royal stamp of approval for Mercury campaign

A Leicester Mercury campaign to support the area’s ailing textile industry has won the backing of Princess Anne. Fashioned in Leicestershire is a major drive to highlight success stories of local companies against a background of dwindling orders and closing

Mercury pleas lead to Prescott intervention

Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has intervened to help save Leicester’s biggest regeneration scheme, following pleas from the Leicester Mercury. The Mercury has been fighting to keep the £50m New Deal project for the Braunstone area on track after the

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

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