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Drug dealers in Plymouth have been warned that the police are on their tail – thanks to the catch-a-rat campaign.
More than 1,000 Catch a Rat campaign posters have been distributed with The Extra, a free weekly newspaper in the city.

Former Torquay Herald Express rowing correspondent Robert Treharne Jones has been elected chairman of the organising committee of the Henley Boat Races.
The former GP left his practice last year to concentrate on event management, journalism and radio commentary.

Reporter Stuart James took his chance to race a powerboat off Plymouth Hoe and wowed the crowds after just two hours of training.
The Western Morning News man took part in a BAR Honda – but “hooked” the boat at a vital moment, losing two places and settling for tenth place overall.

The Grimsby Telegraph has published articles written by summer school students about to move up to secondary school.
They grilled council chiefs and employment experts on the “brain drain” effect and their articles will appear this month.

The Hull Daily Mail has chosen Case Training Services as its new charity of the year.
The Hull-based organisation helps people with learning disabilities to enjoy greater independence and money raised over the next year will help the charity build a new performing arts centre.

An Aberdeen granddad has discovered an Australian cousin he never knew he had, thanks to the Evening Express.
He plans to meet his new-found relative after tracing him through the paper’s Memories page.

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