A regional daily has increased its cover price by five pence to 70p.
Previously the paper increased its price from 50p to 60p in January 2015 as part of a relaunch of the newspaper overseen by then-editor Kevin Booth.
The latest price rise on Monday coincided with a photo special, pictured below, after local football club Leicester City appeared in the Community Shield, at Wembley, the previous day.
It is understood that the price rise affects only the Mercury and its not part of a standardised increase across the board at Trinity Mirror’s regional titles.
The company has declined to comment further on the change at the Mercury, which affects the weekday editions of the paper. The Saturday edition is priced 75p.