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The Newham recorder has been honoured for its tireless work for the community.
Awards were given to particular supporters of Community Links at the organisation’s 25th anniversary, which included the Newham, Docklands and City Recorder.

Some 5,000 glass negatives taken by North Devon Journal photographers in the 1940s and 50s formed the basis of stills for a new book charting changes in post-war Devon.
North Devon – The Golden Years uses pictures that were destined for the bin, until they were handed over to the North Devon Athenaeum many years ago and only being recently catalogued.

The Torquay Herald Express is to feature on a regional version of the board game Monopoly.
It sits on what is usually the Bow Street square, where the rent is an impressive £180.

An academic report New News, Old News has been penned to address the concern over “dumbing down” and a decline in the use of newspapers.
The report, from Cardiff University, confirmed the number of people taking a daily interest in the news has been dropping steadily, and also found that broadcast news has overtaken newspapers as the preferred current affairs medium.

The Liverpool Echo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the scouse TV soap Brookside, with a special publication to chronicle goings-on in the series, as well as characters from the last 20 years.

A special needs group on the brink of closure has thanked the York Evening Press for helping keep it afloat.
The newspaper handed over a £5,000 grant from the Gannett Foundation, the charity wing of its American owners.

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