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The Leicester Mercury is the local and regional news paper for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. It covers all areas of news including letters from the public and local events. Every week day the leicester Mercury has a dedicated section of the paper this includes for example monday: find a property ans Wednesday: jobs section.
The back pages are covered by the sport section monday to saturday which has all the coverage from the weeks sporting action.
The paper also has a classifieds section for people selling stuff and wanting stuff. this part of the paper also has deaths, weddings, memoirs, birthdays, and births notices from the public.
There is one page dedicated to news outside of leicestershire to cover the UK and the rest of the world and a page dedicated to leicester history.
The paper also runs the website www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk where all the latest news updates can be found. It also has all the jobs pages, property pages and car pages on the site. It also has traffic and travel news on the site.
This paper is excellent if you are new to leicester or even if you have lived in leicester all of your life.
The Leicester Mercury is a local news paper filled with news happening in leicstershire largly but does publish stuff around the country as well. If you want to know the news going on in leicester today then this is the paper.
As leicester is known to have the largest asian population in the country it also publishes an asian version.
The paper is laid out pretty much like every other news paper and is published daily so you are always kept up to date with the news.
Every wednesday the mercury has a job section, listing jobs that are going which you can apply for. There is also a section for homes for sale and rent, cars for sale and other such things. There is also a berevment and birthday section, where you have the chance to show people special messages. And also how like most news papers, has a sports section at the back.
Being a local this news paper can be a good help and sometimes just a good read letting me know whats going on in leicester.
The Leicester Mercury was one of the first things I turned to when I first moved to Leicestershire. It not only covers events in the city, but also in the county. The paper has two editions, one for the city centre and one for the county including more relavent information respectively. There are disadvantages for the average reader in that the paper is published daily, meaning that if you want to read evey single section then you have to buy it every day. However the content is good, covering property, local news, national new that is relavent to the area, classifieds, jobs and numerous other things. The standard of the writing is excellent and everything that you would want to hear about is generally covered. Although there is generally not a huge amount of national news, it is generally accepted that the Mercury is an addition to the daily national paper. It contains virtually all you need to know about this county and it's main city, plus tidbits from all around. The paper is well worth a read, if you want it daily or only for ocassional reading, for entertainment of specifics. This paper is one of the best around and arguably the best in the area It's up to the individual to decide.
The Leicester Mercury is outrightly one of the best regional paper's around. I think it actually won award once for being the best regional papers. Having lived in Leicester my whole life I always feel much more informed when I can be bothered to read the paper. The Leicester Mercury is dedicated to providing news to its local community, since Leicester boasts of having one of the largest Asian populations in the UK it also prints an Asian edition of the paper. The City Edition is committed in bringing updating locals on all the latest information with a good deal of coverage on the feelings and thoughts of the local community. The paper also puts its readers into focus on 'World News' although this usually has a 'British' angle rather than a 'World' one. The Asian Edition is solely dedicated to the Asian cummunity and covers a great depth of information to please its highly diverse population. The scope of the news in general is well written. The format and layout of the paper is professional with an almost informal touch in its use of colour. This is one of its greatest appeals. At the price of just 27p I personally think its a great way to get 'informed' about issues concerning the community of Leicester. And it also regularly features the Workplace which is a must if your looking for a job!