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A new memorial to World War II hero Colin Grazier has been erected in the Tamworth suburb of Two Gates – the final goal in the Tamworth Herald’s long-running campaign to honour the sailor who died during a mission to capture secret codes for the Nazi Enigma machine.
The successful campaign has brought worldwide recognition for Grazier and the town itself.


More than 500 community groups have a presence on the Internet thanks to the Manchester Evening News website Manchesteronline.
The scheme has been running for a year and allows non-profit making organizations to set up their own website.


Glasgow Evening Times readers have reached the £100,000 mark in the newspaper’s Magic Million Appeal.
The campaign is raising money for sick children at Yorkhill Hospital.


A brother and sister have been reunited thanks to the Grimsby Evening Telegraph.
The pair got in touch after Christopher Betmead wrote a letter to the paper in his search for Irene Richards.


The Sentinel’s motoring column Drive has launched a campaign, The Deadly Dozen, to highlight roads, junctions, roundabout and road hazards that readers think are particularly dangerous.
The page is featuring different blackspots during a 12-week push, before passing on the information to highways authorities.


Bristol Evening Post readers have pledged thousands of pounds to enable a boy with incurable cancer to visit Disneyland Paris.
The money was needed because of the £5,000 excess imposed by his family’s travel insurance policy.


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