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An exclusive interview with the top Government adviser on mobile phone mast safety by the Exeter Express and Echo is to be presented to a meeting of the national pressure group, the Federation of the Electronics Industry.
As part of the Echo’s Shock Waves campaign, the interview with Sir William Stewart is to be used to help persuade the Orange communications company to remove a mast from outside the home of Crediton leukaemia victim Emma Cann.


A Breast Care petition launched by the Mid Sussex Times has attracted support from local MP Nicholas Soames and council leaders from all political parties.

The petition is asking for a new Breast Care centre to be built in Haywards Heath in Mid Sussex.


Hull Daily Mail readers have shown their support for the paper’s campaign to let disabled Ukrainian youngster Luda Balan stay in the country to receive vital medical treatment for her twisted limbs.
Coupons supporting the Let Luda Stay campaign have flooded into the Mail’s offices after it emerged that immigration authorities will not rule until next year on whether the two-year-old’s visa will be extended.


The Bath Chronicle has renewed its appeal for more people to carry donor cards as the death toll rises for those waiting for transplant organs.
The paper first launched the campaign last year, but research has shown that waiting lists in the area are still rising and one person dies every two-and-a-half weeks because of a shortage of transplant organs.


Potholes in more than 200 streets and pavements have been filled in the past year after a campaign by the South Wales Evening Post.
The paper has been inundated with calls from readers reporting damaged roads, details of which it has passed on to Swansea Council.


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