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The Western Daily Press has scored a success for its use of photography, lifting the European Newspaper Award – a contest which rewards ideas and design.
West Country Life, a Saturday supplement, was commended for the way it used its pictures.


An editor’s death from cancer two years ago inspired a group of friends to cycle along the river Nile to raise funds for Cancer Relief.
The ride was undertaken by 27 of former Bucks Herald and Banbury Guardian editor Paul Bithell’s friends and colleagues.


An Edinburgh Evening News campaign to save a special needs school in Bosnia has reached the half-way mark with more than £25,000 raised in the past two months.


A four-year campaign to save the former home of legendary Liverpool photographer, Edward Chambre Hardman, is claiming success after the house, and Chambre’s 140,000 picture archive, was taken on by the National Trust.
The Daily Post led the fight to restore the house as a focal point to commemorate his career and act as an international tourist attraction.


The Northern Echo has launched a campaign to try to save people from the misery and heartache of doorstep crime.
Doorstoppers will raise awareness of the dangers of bogus callers and distraction burglaries – and press for a change in the law to combat door-to-door property repair tradesmen.


Gospel singing has taken Tamworth by storm following a recent feature in the weekly Tamworth Herald, where a reporter went along to sing with a choir to explain to readers what it was all about.
The paper had highlighted the fun atmosphere, friendly welcome and even the surprising fact that you don’t necessarily need to be able to sing!


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