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The Bristol Evening Post’s deputy editor put his best foot forward to raise money to fund research into a cure for juvenile diabetes.
Stan Szecowka is the chairman of the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes 2002 and joined almost 1,000 others for the walk which raised about £120,000.


A list of high profile speakers has been announced for the Huddersfield Daily Examiner’s Literary Luncheon on October 15.
The Times journalist Joseph Connolly and former travel writer Mavis Cheek will be joined by the former chief inspector of schools, Chris Woodhead, and Tory MP Ann Widdecombe.


The Lincolnshire Echo has printed a poster for readers to display in their windows to help deter doorstep conmen.
The paper has teamed up with local police and the Help the Aged charity after recent incidents involving the same man talking his way into people’s homes by posing as a utility engineer or delivery man.


More than 20,000 schoolchildren in the north east have signed up to the Journal’s campaign to stamp out bullying: Be a Buddy not a Bully.
The youngsters, at 60 different schools, have pledged to help create a happy and caring learning environment. The scheme has been such a success that the Journal was re-launched it when the autumn term started in September.


Readers of the Western Morning News have raised £19,556 in just a few weeks for Unicef to help struggling children in southern Africa.
Unicef’s regional fundraising manager Chris Wynn said: “The sum raised is higher than most UK newspapers for this appeal and Unicef is indebted to the Western Morning News once again for the foresight to launch a joint appeal before it is too late.”


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