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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.

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Observer vows to fight decision

A West Midlands weekly newspaper is campaigning to reverse a decision to close a local magistrates’ court. The Sutton Coldfield Observer’s vow to fight the proposed closure of Sutton Magistrates’ Court has been backed by a local MP and the

Anthem back after Mercury pressure

The Leicester Mercury has helped to bring back the Gallop to Leicester City football ground. After relocating to their new Walkers Stadium, Leicester City FC decided to ditch their traditional entrance anthem, the Post Horn Gallop. But a Bring Back

Evening Post is fighting back

A regional newspaper has launched a series of initiatives in a campaign to curb street crime after a 77 per cent rise in robberies in Avon and Somerset last year. Launching the campaign, the front page showed the faces of

Chronicle helping boy to walk tall

Readers of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle have raised £10,000 in just two weeks to help buy new legs for a four-year-old boy. The Chronicle’s Help Will Walk Tall campaign was launched to help raise £20,000 for William Hardy.He had both

Making a deal to save the seals

A Norfolk weekly has formed a campaign to Save Our Seals following a stark warning that up to 1,500 seals could die in The Wash. The Lynn News broke the story that a disease which killed half of the 3,000

Blair responds to editor's call for action

The Prime Minister has sent a personal reply to an open letter from the editor of the Evening Gazette, Middlesbrough, which called for a change in the law under the paper’s Ban Young Guns campaign. In his letter to Stephen

Skegness team sets the 'Standard'

A team of staff from a Lincolnshire weekly launched a charity putting tournament to help with the paper’s St Barnabas Hospice at Home Appeal. The Skegness Standard has teamed up with the Vine Hotel to hold the charity event as

Island magazine's first edition aims to raise £31,170

Isle of Man Newspapers is teaming up with Breakthrough Breast Cancer to raise £31,170 – a pound for every woman aged over 18 in the Island – in just one month. The fund-raising challenge will be launched next week when

Safety campaign launched after toddler's death

The Hull Daily Mail has launched a new safety campaign following the death of a toddler who was electrocuted by a faulty plug. Home Safe has been launched with the support of electrical company npower to encourage householders to be

Editor calls for action

The editor of the Evening Gazette, Middlesbrough, has called for Tony Blair to ban under-18s from owning airguns. In an open letter, Stephen Dyson has demanded that the Prime Minister acts, that airguns are licensed and stricter controls are introduced

Echo gets Government praise

The Northern Echo has been praised by the Government for its long-running campaign for a road branded “the most dangerous in Britain” to be upgraded to full dual carriageway. Transport Minister John Spellar singled out the paper when he announced

Double success for campaigning paper

A campaigning Aberdeen newspaper has celebrated two victories in 24 hours. The Aberdeen Press and Journal’s first success came when it emerged that Justice Minister Jim Wallace would be abandoning his plans to close Peterhead Prison. The jail is an

Gazette is set to sparkle!

The Colchester Evening Gazette has launched a major new campaign to help add a touch of sparkle to the lives of youngsters on the children’s ward at Colchester General Hospital. With the help of readers it’s hoped the Sparkle Appeal

Paper prompts £1bn pay-out for sick miners

Energy minister Brian Wilson has revealed that £1bn has been paid out to sick and dying ex-miners since the South Wales Argus launched its Justice for Miners campaign three years ago. He praised the Argus’ campaign, which has called for

Euro move could make Post's dream a reality

A change in the law which would force passengers in coaches and minibuses to wear the seatbelts provided could be passed two years ahead of schedule – thanks to a campaign by the Nottingham Evening Post. The paper’s Buckle Up