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Scanner fund hits target – and it's still rising…

The Yeovil Express and its readers have helped to give Yeovil District Hospital a great Christmas present with news that the Fund A Scanner Today Appeal has smashed through its £25,000 target. The total now stands at £26,560, which will

Secondary school finance bid from weekly

A newspaper is backing a bid to secure a new secondary school to serve a massive housing estate in Bristol. It has printed a cut-out form for readers to sign and send to education minister Charles Clarke to back the

Praise for press as robbery rate drops 21 per cent

The Evening Post in Bristol has been praised by the region’s most senior police officer for helping reduce the city’s robbery rate by a staggering 21 per cent. Avon and Somerset Chief Constable Steve Pilkington said the paper’s hard-hitting Save

Two year fight saves Suffolk stud

The East Anglian Daily Times has helped save a Suffolk horse stud from closure, bringing victory for its two-year campaign. The stud at Hollesley Bay Prison had been under threat of closure since early 2001 when the prison service decided

Gazette claims victory in airgun fight

The Middlesbrough Evening Gazette is claiming victory for its Ban Young Guns campaign after tough new restrictions on air weapons were announced by the Government. The paper has been campaigning since June for a higher minimum age for gun owners

Road message says it with flowers

The Derby Evening Telegraph is planning to bring speeding traffic to a crawl – with bunches of flowers. As part of a campaign to cut the number of road deaths around Derbyshire, the paper has launched its Think First campaign.

Drink drivers named, shamed – and pictured

A name and shame campaign is running in Medway Today and Medway Messenger this month in a joint bid with local police to crack down on drunk drivers. Last year more than 70 local drivers were convicted of festive season

Success in Post's fight to help refugees stay

A newspaper’s bold stance over the emotive issue of asylum seekers has helped bring a legal victory to a Kosovan family living in the city. The Mehmeti family first met up with the Post in February when it became clear

Evening News writes to all MPs, fire and police chiefs

The Manchester Evening News is stepping up a campaign to ban over-the-counter sales of fireworks – and is pledging not to lose momentum even though another bonfire night has passed. In a comment piece describing how the chief constable is

Campaign focus shifts from saving jobs to saving site

A campaign by the Hull Daily Mail, urging the Government and BAE Systems to sign a £10bn contract, has changed focus after it emerged that the deal wouldn’t be enough to save 450 jobs in Brough. Editor John Meehan had

Don't rubbish Cheltenham, says Echo

Businesses who clean up their act are to be rewarded with a special ‘seal of approval’, as part of an anti-litter campaign being backed by the Gloucestershire Echo. Clean-up campaigners for Don’t Rubbish Cheltenham are awarding 3,000 stickers to shops,

Accident rate slashed after Express campaign

An Aberdeen newspaper is claiming some of the credit for slashing accident rates in the region. The Evening Express has revealed how accident rates – especially near schools – have dropped in the wake of its Protect Our Kids campaign.

Petition handed to House of Commons

A petition of more than 5,000 signatures has been handed to the House of Commons in the culmination of a campaign by the Sutton Coldfield Observer to save a local magistrates court from closure. The West Midlands weekly paper began

Double-edged campaign to make winter warmer

A two-pronged campaign to keep elderly people both warm and safe during the winter months has been launched by the Grimsby Telegraph. Winter Warmer aims to encourage pensioners to help themselves and urge others to look after their elderly relatives,

Preparing to name and shame

The Manchester Evening News has launched its annual anti-drink drive campaign. Each year during the run up to Christmas and the New Year the paper names and shames local people convicted of drink driving. The move is designed to highlight