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The South Wales Argus has launched a Young and Positive Award aimed at highlighting goodnews about teenagers in its circulation area.
A £500 cash prize, donated by sponsors Consignia, is on offer for the mostoustanding example of a young and positive person aged between 13 and 19 after being prompted by a series of reports in the Argus about trouble caused by teenage tearaways.
Argus editor Gerry Keighley explained: “We are trying to redress the balance. Somuch of what we publish is about troublemakers that we decided to show the otherside of the coin and feature youngsters to be proud of.”


The Somerset County Gazette – in association with PC World – is running acompetition which will see a local school win a brand-new computer.
More than 60 schools across Somerset have so far signed up to take part withtokens being published in-paper for eight weeks.
Once the tokens are collected, the County Gazette will divide the totalnumber by the number of pupils to work out the best take-up.


The Nottingham Evening Post Media Student of the Year award at a college based in the city has been won by Danny Turner, who now works for the Post as an imaging assistant in pre-press production.
He was rewarded for the commitment he has shown throughout the year studying all aspects of the media.


The great Fun Run rush is on, as the Sutton Coldfield Observer published the first entry form for the Royal Sutton Fun Run 2002.
More than 1,000 people registered for the Observer-backed event in just five days following the launch. More than 100 people were signed up on the first day.


CML page planner Carolyn Wilson pulled on her running shoes to raise £225 for the Royal Alexandra Hospital’s Endowment Fund after staff sponsored her to run the Glasgow Women’s 10k race.
She chose the charity after a close relative died of cancer, and said: “I’m very proud I managed to finish the run. I’m still running and I hope to raise more cash for the charity in the future.”


Saffron Walden Reporter writer Tracy Hubbard spent two days with soldiers from the local barracks to train for a solo parachute jump and after a day’s training near Stonehenge, was ready to take the plunge from 3500ft.
She raised £200 in sponsorship for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.


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