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A dying desert rat soldier’s final wish became reality thanks to work by the Archant-owned Glasgow Extra, but war veteran Bobby Clarke died before seeing donations flood in.
He had been behind a campaign to erect a plaque in Libya in memory of the 35,000 soldiers who died at El Alamein.


Three community groups in Wandsworth have enjoyed a cash windfall thanks to the Newsquest publishing group.
Some £16,000 was handed out, shared between Wandsworth Mind, Generate Opportunities and Share Community.


Romantic writer Zoe Barnes has been signed up as the Gloucestershire Echo’s new columnist.
She takes a witty look at life in her new fortnightly column.


The Bucks Free Press is stirring up interest in a campaign to improve car parking at Wycombe Hospital.
It has highlighted the cases of patients who have paid out up to £22 for a taxi rather than cope with the battle for a parking space.


Archant Norfolk is part of a new radio consortium preparing to bid for a proposed Norwich radio licence.
The bid is being launched with a trial broadcast from temporary studios at Archant’s Norwich HQ.


Would-be journalists from three Liverpool schools have shown their dedication to journalism by producing their own newspaper at an event organised by Trinity Mirror and three Liverpool Education Action Zones.
On the Record was put together by children from St Sebastians, St Cleopas and Bank Road schools.


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