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The speed limit along a stretch of road in Norfolk has been slashed following a campaign from the Norwich Evening News.
Motorists driving along the A140 Norwich to Ipswich link road have to abide by a new 50mph limit after pressure from the press.


The Yorkshire Co-op has handed the Telegraph & Argus Bradford Can… appeal a £150,000 boost.
The donation will fund a new researcher to investigate pioneering treatments for cancer, working from Bradford University.


An official committee to secure a permanent memorial to miners who lost their lives in a pit disaster in 1908 has met for the first time following the launch of a campaign in the Great Barr Observer.


A 28-page celebration of transport, published by the South Wales Evening Post, has gone on sale at newsagents.
It features stories and pictures looking at the vintage days of transport in and around the South West Wales area.


Two childhood pals have been brought together following an appeal in the Leicester Mercury.
Phil Dyer wrote to the paper asking Ralph Andrews to get in touch – and he did. The pair last knew each other when they joined the RAF and the Navy during the war.


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