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Welcome to our main news index. Here you will find all the news stories that have appeared on the site since our launch in February 2000.

If you want to look up a story from a certain month you can use our Journalism News Archive which lists stories by date and also according to which channel or category they appeared in (eg law, campaigns, awards.)

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Mercury helps to create footballing history

The Leicester Mercury is helping to create footballing history by co-organising a football match dedicated to fallen war heroes. The Premiership clash between Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers on Sunday, November 2, will be the first game to commemorate Remembrance

Paedophile fears hit Echo sports coverage

A junior football league has stopped giving out the names of goalscorers to its local newspaper because of fears that paedophiles may get hold of them. It means youngsters are being denied their moment of glory by seeing their name

Sister papers bid to solve mystery of Baby Lara

Two Cumbrian newspapers have stepped in to help solve the mystery of a baby who was found encased in a concrete block. The remains of the baby, who is believed to have died between March 1990 and January 1992, were

Bath title boosts its coverage

The Bath Chronicle has unveiled a bigger and better newspaper to its readers, with the introduction of several new pages and supplements. The title is one of the smallest evening newspapers in the country – but it says it ‘thinks

From Wiltshire to Westminster via Basra

Readers of the Wiltshire Times are being given a unique insight into events in Iraq thanks to one of the paper’s regular columnists. Westbury MP Andrew Murrison, who writes the column From Wiltshire to Westminster for the weekly newspaper, is

PA appoints head of features

Former Daily Record journalist Mandy Appleyard is to join the Press Association as head of features. In the newly-created role Mandy will be responsible for developing feature content across all the editorial marketsserved by PA, including national and regional newspapers,

Redundancies announced at Trinity Mirror weeklies

Redundancies have been announced at a group of free weekly newspapers owned by Trinity Mirror. Restructuring at the northern division of Midlands Weekly Media will see the roles of five editors replaced by two group editors. Consultations are currently taking

Former Evening News staff to be reunited

A reunion of former Cambridge Evening News employees is to be held later this month. Staff who worked at the newspaper’s former offices in Newmarket Road will gather on Friday, October 24 – at the Burleigh Arms pub where many

Reporter 'floors' martial arts expert

In the wake of the recent sex attacks in Weston-super-Mare, martial arts expert Justin Dodd has been offering free self-defence lessons to women in the resort. Bristol Evening Post reporter Ayesha Gilani went along to pick up some tips… “Self-defence

News staff's hairy ordeal comes to an end

Staff at the Daily Echo in Bournemouth have returned to their silky smooth selves after taking part in hairy challenge which helped raise hundreds of pounds for charity. Twelve staff at the paper’s Richmond Hill headquarters pledged to bin their

Mercury takes readers back in time

The Leicester Mercury has today launched a new 16-page nostalgia supplement. Those Were The Days, will be published on the first Tuesday of every month and distributed free with each of the paper’s five county editions. The newspaper decided to

Journalist faces "media frenzy"

The tables were turned on Bristol Evening Post journalist Julie Harding when she found herself on the receiving end of a “media frenzy”. Julie was thrust into the spotlight when her mother, Yvonne Watts, who has arthritis, won a High

Telegraph makes two key appointments

Two key appointments have been made at the Derby Evening Telegraph following the departure of its picture editor and sports editor. Peter Green, (33), has been promoted to the role of sports editor, after previously working on the sports desk

Evening Leader kick-starts birthday celebrations

The Evening Leader has kick-started a month long series of celebrations to mark its 30th birthday. The family-owned newspaper, which is published by North Wales Newspapers, has editions in Wrexham, Flintshire and Chester. It was launched in October 1973 and

News in brief

The East Anglian Daily Times has launched a campaign to secure the future of an under-threat maternity ward.Health bosses sparked outrage when they moved midwives from Harwich Hospital’s maternity unit to cover for staff shortages at Colchester General Hospital –

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