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A long-running newspaper campaign has scored another success with cannabis and pills worth more than £1,200 being seized at a house in Fraserborough, Scotland, after a tip-off to police from a member of the public.
It is the latest success in the Aberdeen Press & Journal’s Deal the Dealer campaign, to drive drug dealers out of business.

Readers are being invited to send photos of eyesores from the South London Press circulation area as the newspaper bids to tidy up the city.
Piles of rubbish and abandoned buildings are fair game for the Eyesore feature – as well as positive developments to be highlighted in the Eye Saw feature.

Jersey Evening Post readers have given an emphatic thumbs-down to a proposed £2.5m waterfront bridge.
In a telephone poll conducted by the paper they voted by ten to one against the project, with nearly 1,500 votes cast.

A new father-daughter team has taken over as the face of a Nottingham PR firm.
Former Evening Post journalist Les Able has joined forces with his daughter Sarah at Dark Horse PR, based in the city centre.

Up to £5,000 is being offered to people who provide information on burglaries in Ipswich.
The Evening Star wants to solve the spate of 35 raids in a fortnight and has put up the money to bring people forward.

Grieving parents are getting support from the South Wales Argus in their appeal to Newport council over children’s graves.
The council has a strict policy on its cemeteries which means no toys can be left on the graves – but the Argus is backing the parents’ call to be able to create small shrines there.

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