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Leicester Mercury

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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

News In Brief from around the regions

SNAKE’S ALIVE: Sonia Howick had an unexpected guest in her conservatory, reported the Portsmouth News – a five-feet long corn snake which she discovered hanging from a cupboard door. An RSPCA inspector called to the scene had to extricate the

Mercury reporter led the way

Football correspondent of the Leicester Mercury, Bill Anderson, was ahead of the national media who were today buzzing with speculation linking Martin O’Neill with the vacant manager’s job at Celtic. It was back in mid-April that Mr Anderson told his

News In Brief from around the regions

NUDE FOOTIE: Police were called to playing fields at Cheltenham at 4am after a caller reported six men playing football in the nude, the Gloucestershire Echo told its readers. There was no sign of anyone by the time officers arrived,

News In Brief – from around the regions

FULL-TIME FOR PUPILS: Lunch was being served with a football theme today for pupils in Cambridgeshire schools. Twenty four hours before Chelsea were due to face Aston Villa in the FA Cup, the youngsters were tucking into turkey footballers, mini

Website is Jennifer's baby

Jennifer Burt – as a baby! Former Leicester Mercury health correspondent Jennifer Burt is helping to bring advice and reassurance to mums across the UK – with the help of the regional press. In November last year, Jennifer left the

As you DON'T like it

Amrin Khan struggles bravely with her French accent while a trio of cast members look on smugly. Photo by Debbie Allen: Courtesy of Leicester Mercury. Leicester Mercury reporter Amrin Khan had a chance to make history when she was asked

News In Brief – from around the regions

SURF-INN THE NET: One of England’s oldest pubs – Nottingham’s famous Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – has set up its own website. The Nottingham Evening Post reported on the ancient inn’s step into the 21st century and told how

News In Brief – from around the regions

A REAL HANDFUL: Pensioner Godfrey Hill has been called The Messiah, an alien and a freak – because he has a thumb and five fingers on each hand. The 72-year-old retired engineer has hexadactyly. The condition is said to affect

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