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A new men’s magazine Code hit the news stands this week with former West Briton leisure editor Nigel Pengelly at the helm.
The project has created 10 jobs and editor Nigel describes the magazine as a publication for the “informed man of style and substance”.


A Tesco boss has revealed the impact of the A64 roadworks on his York store and thanked the Evening Press for campaigning to Get York Moving.
David Marks, of the Askham Bar store, said jams caused by the nearby contraflow had caused severe disruption to both staff and customers.
He wanted to thank the Evening Press for highlighting the roadworks problems, and for pressing the Highways Agency for changes to ease the congestion.


The Hull Daily Mail has joined forces with Help the Aged and British Gas to bring warmth into the lives of elderly people in East Yorkshire this Christmas.
Assistant editor Marc Astley said: “Every day on the front page of the Mail we carry the slogan ‘bringing people together’ and the Warm Hearts awards will enable us to do just that.”
Voluntary organisations, charities, schools and community groups will be asked how they could make use of a cash award to help and support older people.


A UK film premier in front of the cream of Scottish showbiz braised more than £2,000 for the Glasgow Evening Times Maggies Cancer Centre appeal.
Stars were out in force to see Peter Capaldi’s film Strictly Sinatra.


Spy cameras on a Kettering estate were brought into action the day after the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph exposed problems in the area.
The paper revealed how £56,000 of cameras had not been switched on because there was no room in the control centre to receive pictures. But a new control room had been opened up to house screens showing views of Highfield estate.


A sick toddler is flying to the USA for vital hospital treatment thanks mainly to the generosity of Northern Echo readers.
Sophie Carter suffers unexplained epileptic seizures throughout the day and needed £7,000 for the trip, where she will undergo tests. If surgery is required another £57,700 will be needed.


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