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After reading of his crime in the Cornish Guardian, a thief with a conscience returned £100 of child benefits that he stole from a young mother of three.
Police in St Austell received an envelope containing the money – and an anonymous letter confessing to its theft and apologising.


A campaign by the South London Press for an extension to the East London underground line has been dealt a blow with the news that the London Railway Heritage Society plans to seek an injunction if any part of Bishopsgate Goodsyard is demolished.
The No More Delays campaign has been supported by hundreds of South London Press readers.


The Lynn News is looking for a new writer to be their champion for the over-55s after GeryMatters writer Malcolm Scott decided to step down.
Mr Scott has spent the past two years taking readers down memory lane with nostalgia articles and quirky comments.


Following a week-long series of articles in the Newcastle Journal from Malawi by Anna Ralph, readers of the North-East newspaper have raised £18,177 in 11 days for the Crisis in Africa appeal.

The Journal’s campaign has also been personally supported by Prime Minister Tony Blair.


A group of Cleethorpes residents are using poster power in a bid to clean up the area where they live.
As the Grimsby Telegraph’s Tidy Up Our Town campaign gathers pace, members of the Crowhill Avenue Neighbourhood Watch Group have challenged youngsters to come up with a design to persuade people not to litter.


After 51 years apart, a brother and sister were finally reunited with the help of the Bradford Telegraph and Argus.
Derek Rigby last saw his sister Marion Lander in 1951 before they were separated by workers at a children’s home. But a tip-off from a T&A reader led Derek to trace his sister’s phone number.


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