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Member Name: ferrari112
Date: 12/06/01, updated on 12/06/01 (123 review reads)
Advantages: Well written, Colourful, Easy to read
Disadvantages: Very few!!
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!