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The Royal Mail is planning to withdraw its newspaper registration service, which dates back to the mid-1800s and allows publishers to send postal subscriptions by first-class delivery at a second-class rate.
Royal Mail has confirmed that the current scheme will not be withdrawn without full and adequate consultation with the industry, and the Newspaper Society is assessing the likely impact.

The Bristol Evening Post’s One in Four cancer campaign is more than half way through its initial £25,000 fundraising target.
More than £12,503 was collected during the first three weeks with donations ranging from a few pounds to £250.

Builders have discovered a slice of Hull Daily Mail history stuffed under an old windowsill.
The yellowing 93-year-old edition tells of when the city hall was boarded up for a visit from Prime Minister Herbert Asquith in case Hull Suffragettes invaded the premises.

More than 400 people have now joined the Evening Express fight to get rid of “con men beggars” from the street of Aberdeen.
The paper is campaigning for donations boxes to be installed around the city, with the proceeds going to support the genuine homeless.

A grants scheme run by a Lions club in the circulation area of the Malvern Gazette and Ledbury Reporter is getting to its public thanks to the newspapers.
They are printing application forms to ensure that £1,000 a month in grants does not go unclaimed.

The South Wales Evening Post is linking up with the RSPCA to help the hundreds of animals that pass through the Llys Nini Animal Centre in Penllergaer each year, with a sponsorship and donation campaign.

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