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Western Morning News readers have raised £12,000 in just seven days to help children in Southern Africa.
The record amount for Unicef is more than any other regional paper has ever raised in such a short space of time.
The paper launched an urgent appeal with Unicef to help raise funds for the 12.8m people affected by the humanitarian disaster affecting people across Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Fifty-five new jobs have been created in South Devon since the Torquay Herald Express launched its Let’s Do The Business campaign.
The paper set up the initiative in April in association with Enterprise South Devon. It is hoped that 250 jobs will have been created by the end of the year.

Up to 50 drug dealers in Swansea could face prosecution as a result of the response of South Wales Evening Post readers to the paper’s Rat on a Rat campaign.
This is the number of names reported to police in just over three weeks since the start of the Post-backed publicity campaign.

Work has begun on a life-saving hovercraft which is being paid for by donations from readers of the Western Daily Press.
The No More Deaths campaign was launched following the death of five-year-old Lelaina Hall who died after becoming trapped on treacherous mud flats at a local beach.

A disabled pensioner who has a degenerative brain disease has won her fight for home care funding after her plight was featured in the Stoke Sentinel.
Brenda Seckerson will now be able to move back in with her husband after pressure was mounted by the paper and her consultant.

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