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A former Hull Daily Mail journalist has been appointed head of public relations at East Riding Council.
Carol Lamb, (44), began her career in communications as a reporter on the Mail in 1981 before moving into PR.

Staff at the Bolton Evening News helped boost the Mayor of Bolton’s charity when they took part in the town’s 750th Charter anniversary celebrations.
During the event they dressed in period costumes and sold copies of the town’s Charter.
And they have now handed over a cheque for £766 to the Mayor and Mayoress for the Coronary Care Unit appeal.

Paisley MP Douglas Alexander has shown his support for Renfrewshire troops serving in the Gulf by backing the Paisley Daily Express campaign Take Care Over There.
The newspaper has distributed thousands of badges emblazoned with the campaign logo to encourage readers to back local soldiers helping to secure democracy in Iraq.
And the MP was happy to wear one with pride when he visited a local charity shop which is raising money to support the humanitarian effort in the war-torn country.

Staff from the Portsmouth News have been out and about as part of the paper’s week-long drive to encourage people to do something to brighten up the area.
The News team, which included its gardening expert, Brian Kidd, joined green-fingered youngsters to plant flowers and tidy the greenhouse at Futcher School for children with special needs.
The project was part of the paper’s We Can Do It campaign, which is about community action and boosting pride in the area.

The Evening Gazette in Middlesbrough has seen its charity funds swell thanks to a £50 donation from bookmakers Coral.
To celebrate the opening of new premises in the area it gave the paper £50 to bet on a horse and a chance to pocket any winnings – but when the horse came an unlucky second Coral gave the paper its original stake anyway.

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