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A massive haul of bootleg DVDs and CDs were seized by trading standards officer and the police after an investigation into the trade by the Manchester Evening News.
The raids followed an investigation into a local market in Salford, where undercover reporters bought CDs and DVDs before they were released in shops or at the cinema.


Glasgow Evening Times chief reporter David Leask and health reporter, John McCann, received a cash bonus for their work on the paper’s successful campaign to save the Queen Mother’s maternity hospital from closure.
Managing director Tim Blott visited the editorial floor with editor Charles McGhee for the presentation, where he hailed the campaign as “an excellent example of community campaigning at its strongest”.


A new shop in the centre of Norwich is bringing a new base to market the Eastern daily Press, Norwich Evening News and a range of weekly titles published by Archant Norfolk.
The idea is to make the company easier for the public to access, and customers can buy the papers, place adverts, view picture archives, buy merchandise or see the range of reader travel offers.


The Swindon Evening Advertiser is launching its first major survey to find out what its readers think about the town.
It wants to discover key issues and the highs and lows of living and working there.


The tenth series of the Newham Recorder’s literary scheme for schoolchildren, Reading Together, has begun, with newspaper mascot Snoopy helping launch the project at the six schools taking part.
In the four years it has been running, pupils at 40 schools have been involved.


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