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The Swindon Cancer Appeal has been launched by the Evening Advertiser in a bid to raise £600,000 to fund two Macmillan nurses and a specialist consultant.
Some of the cash will go towards other posts too, and the newspaper is encouraging readers to join in the fundraising.


The Epsom Post has joined the police in a mass leaflet campaign warning people of a masked knifeman.
The move came after a housewife was stabbed in the neck in an incident police are treating as attempted murder.


The Evening Herald is staking a claim to be the best-read newspaper in Basra!
Servicemen from a city-based commando brigade are enjoying a regular supply of the publication, which is also being sent out to troops and sailors elsewhere in the region.


Page manager Bert Innes has completed 30 years working with Aberdeen Journals, which publishes the Evening Express and Press & Journal.
He is responsible for pairing the pages, making sure the adverts are in position and sending them off to the platemaker on time. He started aged 26 as a compositor working with the old “hot metal” system.


A protest petition about the suffering of Zimbabwean farmers and farmworkers has been handed in at 10 Downing Street as part of a campaign in the Western Morning News.
Shadow Foreign Secretary Michael Ancram handed over the petition, signed by more than 1,000 people, as a debate on the issues got under way in the House of Commons.


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