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The team from the Pink ‘Un sports newspaper in Norwich have raided the archives for a marketing initiative which sees classic moments from the past repackaged as a free insert in the Evening News every Saturday until the start of the football season.
Ten issues, based on the highs and lows of Norwich City FC, will include reports on the 1983 FA Cup triumph and a 4-2 victory against Arsenal on the opening day of the inaugural Premier League season.

The Halifax Evening Courier is promising the “party of the year” to mark the end of the 60th anniversary of the Second World War.
More than 300 revellers will dance to a 16-piece big band as the jubilant atmosphere of 1945 is recreated.

Staff at the Ely Standard organised a mile of pennies to raise £370 for Macmillan Cancer Research, as part of the annual Macmillan Miles Challenge.
Deputy editor Debbie Davies said: “We laid the pennies out all round the office, out of the door and along the pavement, which created a lot of interest in the town.”

The North West Evening Mail has launched an Action Desk to get people’s problems fixed.
The first problem it dealt with was pressing the authorities on the problem of dog dirt, at the top of the complaints list in a recent council satisfaction survey.

An award-winning Scottish film company is poised to give the Evening Times a “starring role” in one of its productions.
Stacks of the Evening Times, and its sister Glasgow paper The Herald, will be used to dress the set of Tartan Shorts, produced by Brighter Later for the BBC.

Dozens of selfless Hartlepool Mail readers have signed up as potential organ donors in the newspaper’s Sign Up For Life campaign.