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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.

Appeal pays for hospice worker

An outreach worker paid for by a charity appeal run by the Cambridge Evening News has transformed the lives of the families of terminally ill children. Angie May now gives 14 local families a break from the demanding job of

£10,000 raised for sick tots in two weeks

An appeal by the Evening News, to raise money for three Cambridge toddlers suffering from a rare disease, has raised over £10,000 in less than two weeks. Brothers Charlie and Oliver Hall and their friend Ewan Riddell are among just

Drugs work helps police net hauls worth £2.8m

A Scottish newspaper has been praised for its role in police drugs seizures totalling £2.8m. The haul, by Lothian and Borders Police, was collected during last year thanks to “significant” help from the Daily Record. The force is celebrating its

Reading scheme gets top marks

A regional campaign backed by the Yorkshire Evening Post, aimed at boosting literary skills among primary school children, has won national recognition. Right to Read, which was founded by the charitable organisation Business in the Community, has been presented with

Journal speaks out over bridge inquiry

The North Devon Journal has spoken out as a public inquiry into the building of Western Bypass and Downstream Bridge gets under way. The newspaper has been campaigning for the new bridge and bypass to ease traffic problems in the

Sick miner wins pay-out

The miner whose plight sparked a major campaign in the South Wales Argus has finally received his compensation pay-out from the Government. Robert James was one of hundreds of miners who now suffer ill-health due to their time underground. But

Calls flood in over drugs plea

Readers of a North Wales newspaper have come forward to name the drug pushers in their community. They spoke out after a plea in the Flintshire Leader when the Shop-a-Dealer hotline was set up. The paper says its readers have

Fund doubles with Lottery grant

A cancer care centre in Glasgow has been boosted with a £382,000 National Lottery grant. The donation was allocated thanks to fund raising by Evening Times readers, who have themselves smashed the £250,000-mark. The readers’ efforts were crucial in persuading

Courier appeal nears target

An appeal to equip a Yorkshire cancer care unit is just £25,000 away from its £800,000 target. The Halifax Courier has been co-ordinating the appeal, which will help day care cancer patients to get treatment locally instead of having to

Argus campaign leads to hospital violence review

Welsh health minister Jane Hutt has begun a major review of the way violence in hospitals is tackled following the launch of a campaign by the South Wales Argus. The paper’s Protect Hospital Staff campaign was launched after it learned

Chronicle cracks down on bogus callers

A campaign to crack down on bogus callers has been launched by the Essex Chronicle. Together with Essex Police and Essex Trading Standards, the paper aims to make people more aware of how they can avoid being a target. Within

Phones for Mail

Oxford Mail readers are being urged to hand in their old mobile phones to help children in hospital. The phones can be sold for up to £30 and the proceeds could raise up to £20,000 to equip a new accident

Punch fight taken overseas

A supporter of the East Anglian Daily Times’ campaign to save the endangered Suffolk Punch breed of heavy horse has added hundreds of signatures to the petition – from her holiday in the Caribbean. Jo Fox had already collected 450

Schools re-open after disaster

Gloucestershire Citizen readers have raised enough money to help children carry on withtheir studies after the Gujarat disaster. The Citizen-Unicef campaign raised over £10,000 forthe children who survived the earthquake. Readers raised money by organizing events atschools, hospitals and within

Daily Press hopeful of law change

A campaign to allow carers to receive National Lottery funding is back on track with the re-election of a Labour Government. Plans for a new law were introduced as a private members bill but failed to make the statute book

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