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The South Wales Evening Post won the right to name a teenager who murdered a 76-year-old woman after its reporter David O’Callaghan wrote a letter to Mr Justice Pitchford at Swansea Crown Court.
The letter said the section 39 order which was protecting 17-year-old Dwayne Evans should be lifted at the end of the trial.

The Magic Million Appeal run by The Evening Times in Glasgow has hit the £900,000 mark.
The appeal hopes to provide a state-of-the-art monitoring system for the Sick Kids Hospital in Yorkhill.

The Scunthorpe Telegraph has stepped in to help save a piece of the town’s heritage after supermarket chain Sainsbury’s removed a commemorative plaque from outside its new store which had been placed there as a reminder the site used to be Scunthorpe United FC’s first home – the Old Show Ground.Sainsbury’s removed the sign “because it had Safeway [who formerly owned the store] emblazoned all over it” – but it said it is looking for a “suitable replacement”.

The Yorkshire Evening Post’s campaign to create a ban on cold call selling of property services is asking readers to send supporting coupons to West Yorkshire Trading Standards officer Paul Smith before being passed on to the Department of Trade and Industry.
The call comes as the Government launches its formal consultation on whether to create legislation to combat the problems posed by doorstep selling – the results of which will be published in January 2005.

Archant Network editor Keith Morris has won a national award from the Churches Media Council for his work editing a regional church tabloid newspaper based in Norwich.
The Good News for Norwich inter-denominational church paper was named runner-up in the Regional Religious Periodical class of the prestigious national Andrew Cross Awards.

The Daily Record’s Save Our Sara appeal has raised almost £312,000 to pay for three-year-old Sara Thackray to have a pioneering stem cell transplant in America.
Sara, who is fighting leukaemia, could die within a few months unless the £450,000 target to pay for the procedure is reached.

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