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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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Mega-victory in Micra fight

Tony Blair has paid tribute to two North East papers for their part in the fight to get Nissan to build the new Micra in Sunderland. The Prime Minister sent his personal congratulations to both the Sunderland Echo and the

Citizen in pub win

A winner has been announced in the Blackpool Citizen’s competition to name a new pub in St Annes. Readers were asked to nominate topical names for the new Wetherspoon’s free house which opens in February. Suggestions ranged from the ridiculous

Weighty campaign under way

A North East photographer is being hailed ‘king of the slimmers’ after losing ten pounds in weight in two weeks. Doug Moody under the spotlight as part of a heavyweight team from the Middlesborough Evening Gazette chosen to spearhead the

Drugs hotline gets results

Police have praised the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald for its campaign to rid the streets of drug dealers. The paper launched the Shop A Pusher scheme earlier this month in conjunction with the police. A special hotline was set up

Bury Times to protect town "institutions"

A double campaign has been launched by the Bury Times to protect two of the town’s most well-known institutions. Not only is the paper helping to raise £20,000 to keep Bury FC afloat but it has also stepped in to

Press recognition for environment groups

People working to preserve the environment in the North East are to be honoured by the local press. The Northern Echo is launching its Making a Difference award for the third year to reward any group or individual with a

Paper answers critics of hospital saga coverage

A weekly paper in the West Midlands has vowed to continue its coverage of a controversial hospital plan – despite accusations of biased reporting. The Kidderminster Shuttle has been running a campaign to save its local hospital after the health

Parliament to learn of Daily Press plea

A campaign to protect sunken warships from rogue divers is heading for the House of Commons. The Western Daily Press launched a move to Let Them Rest In Peace after reports that vessels lost in battle over the last 100

Evening News leads bid to 'bin the blades'

The Norwich Evening News is joining forces with the police to launch a knife amnesty in a bid to halt the rise in attacks on the streets. Knife owners in the area will be given the chance to Bin their

Downing hearing delay

Lawyers for the Crown Prosecution Service have been granted an extra week to decide if they will oppose bail for Derbyshire prisoner Stephen Downing. Downing, jailed 27 years ago for a murder he says he did not commit, has been

Fundraising flurry for bus boost

Just three months after launching its minibus campaign, the Leicester Mercury has raised the target amount. The paper’s appeal aimed to raise £40,000 for Rainbows Childrens Hospice to buy a new mini-bus with double the wheelchair space of the existing

Echo joins parking row

Angry traders in Bournemouth have received the backing of the local press in their battle against increases in parking charges. Shop-owners are joining forces with the Daily Echo to fight council plans to increase the price of parking above the

Crimes cut in police link-up

Fewer homes in Stoke-on-Trent have been broken into thanks to a crime-fighting partnership. Police in the city linked up with The Sentinel for a two-pronged campaign aimed at helping to prevent homes being ransacked while their owners were on holiday.

Police hail Caught on Camera campaign

Police are hailing a Caught on Camera campaign a great success. The scheme is being run by the Hull Daily Mail in conjunction with the police, who say 11 crimes have been solved after photos were published in the paper.

100 Appeal from Guardian

The Cornish Guardian has launched a Centenary Appeal to help sick children. The newspaper celebrated its 100th birthday with news that it would raise cash to help youngsters with sleeping disorders. The local hospital’s existing monitoring equipment is out-of-date and

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