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The Kenilworth Weekly News has launched a campaign to support local shops.
Among its aims are highlighting what’s best about local outlets and encouraging more big name shops to locate in the town.


The Highland Heartbeat Appeal, to raise money for a cardiac research and rehabilitation centre in the Highlands, has been supported by two separate floral events.
Highland News Group, which publishes the Lochaber News and North Star, backed two open garden weekends.


The Kidderminster Shuttle/Times has won backing for it’s Keep ‘Em Out campaign from a housing company.
Wyre Forest Community Housing has promised to fit high-tech door warning devices to new properties for older people as part of the campaign against distraction burglars.


The North Devon Gazette & Advertiser is asking readers to make a lasting commitment to the North Devon Hospice by joining a new Circle of Friends group.
The initiative is being sponsored by the newspaper and is part of an appeal to raise £500,000 for a new unit.


The Sunderland Echo’s Children of Courage appeal is hoping for some extra donations thanks to a new online payment method through the newspaper’s own website.
The development allows people to pay with credits cards if they want to support a local children’s hospice.


The MP behind the Bill for more control over fireworks has praised the Nottingham Evening Post for its campaigning on the issue.
The legislation – which included an 11pm curfew on the use of fireworks – has reached the House of Lords.


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