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Editor Nick Carter to leave Leicester Mercury

Leicester Mercury editor Nick Carter is leaving the paper to head a new economic development body, it was announced this evening.

Nick has been editor of the Northcliffe-owned title for more than 15 years.

He is leaving to become the first chairman of the Leicester and Leicestershire Economic Development Company.

The new body has been set up by the city of Leicester and county councils to help drive economic growth across the area. It will seek to work with organisations across the county to create new jobs, improve skills and promote business growth.

Northcliffe Media managing director Michael Pelosi said in a statement tonight: “It is with regret that I announce the departure of Nick Carter, Editor of the Leicester Mercury.

“As many of you will know, Nick has had a long, distinguished career with Northcliffe. He joined in 1987 and has edited the Mercury since 1993. I have no doubt that in his new role he will continue to have strong and cordial links with the Mercury.

“I trust you will all join with me in wishing Nick every success in this exciting, new opportunity.

“An announcement on Nick’s successor will follow in due course.”

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