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The Cambridge Evening News has begun the countdown to Cambridge United’s LDV Vans trophy showdown with Blackpool on Saturday.The paper has produced hundreds of car stickers to mark the Millennium Stadium event and had the trophy on show at its Milton Road offices. The paper is also planning a 12-page souvenir supplement to mark the event.

Meanwhile, MP Austin Mitchell, a former regional journalist, is urging the people of Grimsby and its surrounding area to get behind the Mariners – Grimsby Town FC – in their crucial first division run-in.
He believes it is of paramount importance that they avoid relegation as they are seen as ambassadors for the town and joined the Telegraph’s Up The Mariners campaign to say: “It will be a real psychological blow to the town if the Mariners go down.”

The Western Daily Press launches It’s Monday on Monday next week – a new lifestyle section with news on travel, health, nostalgia and other topics.

A church craft club for youngsters is among dozens of charities which have applied to the South Wales Argus for a helping hand with funding from the Gannett Foundation, part of Newsquest’s parent company.
The Gannett Foundation supports projects which take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as education and neighbourhood improvements, economic development, community problem solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.

The Chard & Ilminster News has launched a ‘Skate Safe’ campaign with the aim of raising £2,000 towards a new skateboard facility.
Youngsters from the town have been working with South Somerset District Council in a bid to move forward plans to re-locate a temporary facility.

Papergirl Joanne Warner is the owner of a new bicycle thanks to the Derby Evening Telegraph.
She was awarded the bike because of her dedication and reliability when delivering copies of the newspaper near her home. She has been delivering the Telegraph since December.

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