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Former journalist Peter Green has won the Order of Mercy, for 50 years of charity work.
He has volunteered for the National Association of Hospital and Community Friends since the 1950s. The award – the charity equivalent of the OBE – was handed out by the League of Mercy, which rewards voluntary work.


A special newspaper written for and by Cambridgeshire school pupils has rolled off the presses.
The project was launched by Cambridgeshire Education Business Link Organisation and backed by the Cambridge News, which seconded deputy editor Debbie Tweedie and assistant chief sub-editor Sue Green to help produce the 32-page tabloid paper.
Copies are being distributed to schools throughout the county.


Tim Saunders has become the new assistant managing director of West Country Publications, which publishes the Exeter Express & Echo, Plymouth Evening Herald, Torquay Herald Express and the Western Morning News.
Tim was previously assistant managing director at the Nottingham Post Group.
He joined the Nottingham Post Group in 1984, and after a spell at BBC Magazines, he rejoined the Post Group in 1988.


An appeal to help a family hit by a tragic fire has topped £6,000.
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner launched the appeal to help the relatives of eight people killed in a house fire on May 12.
Since then readers and local firms have helped to raise money for a memorial to the family.


The Oldham Evening Chronicle’s website has reached a major milestone.
After going online in 1999, a counter was added in January 2000 – and since then half a million hits have been recorded.


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