Gloucestershire County Council has ordered a dramatic overhaul of its home care charges following a hard-hitting campaign by the Citizen. In April Gloucestershire social services increased the cost of home care for pensioners and disabled people as one of several
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The Nottingham Evening Post is to challenge the Government about its “dithering” over laws to protect children from paedophiles. The paper devoted four inside pages and a front page editorial comment to the story in the first two days of
Readers have been firing petitions in to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle calling for tighter airgun controls. The paper teamed up with Gateshead Council to launch the push after a teenage girl was left blind in one eye after being hit
A newspaper campaign to try to clear the streets of dog mess is calling on readers to dish the dirt. The name-and-shame fight of the Portsmouth News is listing the 20 worst hotspots for dog dirt and calling for official
Readers of the Nottingham Evening Post have handed over enough cash to place 25 life-saving defibrillators at key points throughout Nottinghamshire. The original target was to buy 25 – but the Start-a-Heart campaign has been such a success that the
A campaign aimed at improving the reading ability of hundreds of children in Leicestershire is half-way to reaching its goal. The Leicester Mercury-backed campaign, Right to Read, aims to match 400 employee volunteers with 40 schools by January. The paper
A North Wales weekly newspaper has experienced a huge response to aFed Up With Fireworks Campaign. The North Wales Pioneer at Colwyn Bay launched the campaign afterreporting how a dog had been scared to death by fireworks. “We campaigned for
A new singing sensation in Bradford has put his weight behind theTelegraph and Argus’ Bradford Can…Appeal. Star for a Night winner Mark Kerins has spoken out to back theappeal which aims to raise £1m for cancer research. The Bradford Can…Appeal
A move back into branch offices is paying dividends for Norfolk Publishing as reporters, receptionists and advertising staff are now at the heart of the communities they serve. A new office in Diss, where reporters from the Diss Mercury are
The Bristol Evening Post’s Clubsafe campaign has taken a new twist – as it warns women to be wary of spiked drinks on nights out. The initiative was originally launched to ensure women got home safely after two local women
An appeal success generated by “community values from a community newspaper” has helped get a cancer unit up and running. The Lynn News and its readers have co-ordinated a £535,000 bounty for a £1.2m unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
A Nottinghamshire newspaper is calling for a complete ban on the sale of fireworks to the public, with the launch of a new campaign. The Nottingham Evening Post’s Be Safe Not Sorry campaign wants a change in the law to
The brains behind the Westcountry’s Buy Local campaign have admitted the success of the initiative has overwhelmed them. Dozens of shops and almost 100 restaurants have joined the Western Morning News-led push to get local firms to use local produce
A premium rate phone firm was fined £1,000 by watchdogs following a Sunday Mercury investigation into charges levied for its information and advice line. Telecom247 runs competition, joke lines and fax-back services. The Mercury found it was sending unsolicited faxes
More than 1,250 people have joined the Yeovil Express’ campaign to improve access to NHS dentistry. The campaign, run by the Express and its sister paper, the Chard and Ilminster News, was launched after it was revealed that no dentists