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The South Wales Echo has won a fight for fair parking prices and after urging readers to sign a petition to back the cause.
NCP cut the price of parking at its city centre car parks just days after the Echo presented a 4,500-name petition to their bosses.
The paper had said: “We want to make sure greedy NCP bosses know how motorists feel about being exploited when parking in the city centre.”


A Monty Python prop from the cult TV series failed to sell at auction, despite high hopes for the charity sale.
The plywood and polystyrene prop failed to reach its reserve price of £500 when put on sale by the Torquay Herald Express, which wanted to donate the proceeds to its appeal for equipment at a new teenage ward at Torbay Hospital.


Geraint Tucker has been appointed sports editor at the Clevedon Mercury.
Cardiff-born Geraint has been sports editor of the National Student newspaper for the past few years. His predecessor, Anthony Marshall, has moved to the Bath Chronicle.


Readers are rushing to support the Exeter Express & Echo’s Shop Green campaign, which aims to reduce the number of plastic bags used around Exeter and the heart of Devon by a quarter inside a year.
Pledges have come in from across the county and readers are also signing up for reusable jute carriers.


The Enfield Independent has presented a cheque for £3,500 to a charity which helps people with mental health issues integrate back into the community.
The money, for Enfield Clubhouse, came from the Gannett Foundation, which is the charity arm of the newspaper’s parent company.


The Grimsby Telegraph’s Jenna Thompson has been named best journalism student at the Grimsby Institute. Do you have a story about the regional press?
Ring 0116 227 3122/3121, or e-mail:
patrick.astill@and.co.uk