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York Evening Press sales and brand development executive Jenny Horsley can now swap her Ford Fiesta for a 44-foot truck – but she swears she won’t be delivering papers.
The 22-year-old has become one of the youngest women in the country to hold an HGV licence, allowing her to drive anything but a bus or motorcycle. It fulfils a lifelong ambition nurtured by her father Trevor through his local haulage firm.


Major refurbishments have been carried out at the Hull Daily Mail’s headquarters at Blundell’s Corner, with the sleek new reception area providing the focus for most of the company’s visitors.
Meanwhile, in Bridlington, the newspaper has moved into completely revamped premises nearer the commercial heart of the resort.


High-profile warnings to slow drivers down as they cross Dartmoor are starting to win results.
New figures show that fewer Dartmoor ponies were killed by motorists in January, partly because of drivers paying attention to the Western Morning News Take Moor Care appeal.


The Edinburgh Evening News has won its campaign to keep the historic name of Leith on the political map of Scotland.
Boundary Commission proposals reinstated the famous name, which had been under threat as part of a shake-up of parliamentary seats for MPs at Westminster.


Tony Blair is backing the Northern Echo’s Stanley Burns Pit Disaster Memorial Appeal, which commemorates 168 mining deaths from almost a century ago.
Part of the initiative will mark the graves of 54 of the miners who died, who currently lie in an unmarked burial trench.


Neighbourhood chemists are getting backing from the Lancashire Evening Telegraph as it fights deregulation of the profession, which could put many out of business.
The changes could be made because current rules are said to restrict choice and competition.


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