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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.)

If you are looking for a story about a particular newspaper or media company, you can use the links in the ‘Main News Links’ list to the right to take you to our directory pages. Here you will find indexes of all the stories we have written about each of the newspapers and media companies featured on the site.

Bride rumbled by wedding page snap

A blushing bride blushed once more when a bridal shop owner spotted her in the Herald Express – wearing a stolen wedding dress. Police turned up at her Paignton home and asked if she knew the dress had been stolen

Looking back on some of the greats

Readers of the Stoke Sentinel have been asked to vote for the man and woman of the last 100 years. The paper has been running a series of profiles on some of the most influential people from North Staffordshire and

Editors' concern on Bulger pair ruling

The Society of Editors has expressed concern over the ruling that the killers ofthe Merseyside toddler James Bulger will have their anonymity protected whenthey are released. It fears others might use the tragedy of the toddler’s death, and the subsequent

Names trawl reveals the unusual

The most popular babies’ names for 2000 have been identified by the North Devon Journal – after the newspaper surveyed a year of birth announcements. The survey revealed a mixture of traditional, unusual, Biblical and Celtic names, with Jack, Lucy

'Squit' book has lead in Norwich poll

A book penned by an Eastern Daily Press writer is the hot favourite to be the first volume placed on the shelves of the Millennium Library in Norwich. Readers of the Eastern Daily Press have been asked to name their

Grey Power author dies

Dave Goodman, the Stoke Sentinel’s ‘Grey Power’ columnist, has died following a sudden illness. Mr Goodman, 85, used his column to champion the cause of the elderly and he repeatedly urged the Government to restore an ‘adequate’ state pension. Just

Reunion follows war feature

Sid Chandler enjoyed his happiest Christmas in years after an appearance in the Leicester Mercury led to an emotional reunion. The 86-year-old from Loughborough was featured after finally discovering how his father died in France while fighting in the First

Free Press a shining example

A new campaign to increase road safety for children has been launched by the Fife Free Press. The paper has produced thousands of reflective stickers to allow youngsters to be seen more clearly by drivers on dark evenings. Its campaign

Distress from obit con

Newspaper staff in Bridlington were conned by a trickster into running an obituary for a man who was very much alive. Butcher Antony Scott is considering legal action against the culprit after distressed friends began sending condolence cards to his

Death of Oxford-based reporter

Former Oxford Mail and Times reporter Peter Sturges has died, aged 73. He was the paper’s industrial correspondent and also reported widely on sport. Mr Sturges, who lived in Cumnor, joined the company in 1941 as a cub reporter and

Gambling Man

Page 3 of 4 Things began brilliantly, with our £20 of chips quickly doubling in size. They jotted down the winning numbers looking for patterns but our haphazard approach was the one paying dividends. But I quickly became more interested

Pink 'Un left red-faced

The sports department of an East Anglian newspaper has had to swallow its pride and axe a feature which poked fun at a rival football club. Norwich football paper the Pink ‘Un, which is produced by the Evening News, launched

Johnston snaps up Lincolnshire titles

Johnston Press has increased its portfolio in the East Midlands with the purchase of four weekly titles from Mortons Media. The titles include the Horncastle News series, the Louth Leader series, the Skegness News and the Market Rasen Mail. All

Hacks enjoy a panto treat(Oh yes they did…)

Staff from a Somerset newsroom were in fine voice as they enjoyed their annual trip to the local pantomime. Reporters, subs and newsdesk staff from the Weston and Worle News reverted back to their childhood during a performance of Cinderella

Big Picture appeal success

Readers of the Liverpool Echo have helped raise nearly £100,000 for a new cancer unit at Alder Hey Hospital. The hospital has issued a big thank you to Echo readers after their overwhelming response to the paper’s Big Picture Appeal.

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