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Postal firm Consignia is investigating after a letter addressed to one of its bosses in Gloucester was instead delivered to The Citizen.
The story came a week after the paper revealed how postal services in Gloucestershire were in “disarray”, and carried items about lost post, misdeliveries and a “poor quality of service”.


Blackpool Gazette readers have given Tony Blair the green light to go ahead with tax rises that directly benefit the NHS.
More than 70 per cent of voters in a telephone poll said they were willing to pay more.


Readers of the Liverpool Echo are being invited to bottle what they think sums up the essence of Liverpool.
As part of the city’s bid to become European Capital of Culture, they will be filling giant sweet jars with items that they think represent Liverpool’s character.
Schoolchildren and business leaders are already packing items including photos of top footballers, train tickets ands post cards.


Readers of the Express & Star who took up the fundraising gauntlet have raised more than half the £100,000 needed to keep the Walsall Acorn’s Children’s Hospice running at full capacity.


Young journalists in Coventry have created their own news for the Evening Telegraph in an after-school challenge which saw them designing new front and back pages for a special edition.
One thousand copies of the celebration issue were distributed around the Venny adventure playground in Wood End thanks to the city council initiative.


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