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Two local newspapers have named a woman who pleaded guilty to child neglect charges after taking her three-month old baby with her on a nine-hour drinking binge.
Western Gazette reporter Richard Birch and Mark Ford from the Western Daily Press successfully overturned a Section 39 order which had been imposed to protect the child, but the lifting of the order was suspended pending an appeal.
The mother’s solicitor had originally planned to appeal against the lifting of the anonymity order, but has now decided against it.

A horse race in memory of former Grimsby Telegraph editor Peter Moore is to take place in Beverley.
Peter, who died last September, was a horse racing enthusiast and was born not far from the course at Sancton.
The inaugural running of The Peter Moore Memorial Handicap Stakes over the extended seven furlongs will be held on June 21.

A reception to mark a new phase in the National Union of Journalists’ international work will take place at Headland House, Gray’s Inn Road, on June 21.
The NUJ is expanding its work in promoting freedom of expression as a key factor in international development and the Department for International Development has made a Strategic Grant Agreement with the NUJ.
A three-year initiative will help the NUJ produce educational material to promote a greater understanding of global poverty issues among its members and encourage ethical media at home and abroad.

Readers of the Lichfield Mercury are being invited to help choose a name for the city’s new 52-bed community hospital.
A coupon in the Staffordshire weekly gives residents the chance to make suggestions to the local Primary Care Trust for the name of the facility, which will replace two cottage hospitals when it opens early in 2007.

The Evening Gazette is helping its readers to give up smoking, after Middlesbrough Council banned smoking in all of its buildings and Hartlepool followed suit. Fourteen town cafes have already agreed to go smoke-free.
The Gazette is running regular stories and features with tips, facts and figures, and all the contact details for professional support.