Tag Archives: Leicester Mercury

Leaving it all behind

At Easter I finished my stint as the Leicester Mercury’s education correspondent to move to Brussels as a freelance journalist. It had been a thoroughly enjoyable four years covering one of the most interesting education patches in the country. But … Continue reading

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Just to put the record straight, Mr Wishart

My story appeared on the front of today’s Leicester Mercury about 40 job losses at Riverside Business and Enterprise College, in Rowley Fields, Leicester. The story was headlined “Doomed College May Axe 40 Staff”. The school is due to close in … Continue reading

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Sheer incompetence

I hate making mistakes. It goes to the very heart of what we do as journalists. If people stop believing what they read in the newspaper, they’ll very quickly stop reading it. And, as a reporter, if I make errors … Continue reading

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