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The Manchester Evening News has made up t-shirts to back TV X-Factor contestant Shayne Ward and hopefully see him through to the next round of voting.
The paper handed its goodies to Shayne’s family before they travelled to London for the knock-out talent contest – and Shayne survived to sing another day.

A promotion in the Sutton Guardian is letting readers purchase their very own souvenir front page for a £5 charity donation.
Reporters are on hand in a local shopping centre to listen to people’s stories and turn them into a unique gift in aid of St Helier Hospital’s neo-natal unit.

The first phase of a three-month exhibition about the history of The Cumberland News is open in Penrith.
Archive material, old newspapers, a collection of cameras and hundreds of photos are on display, after research involving more than a million pictures.

North Wales Living magazine scooped the Chairman’s Special Award at the North Wales Newspapers company awards evening.
The magazine was launched in October and has been a success in terms of sales and reader response, with editor Don Hale appearing on Radio 4 to discuss the publication.

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