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The Evening Express in Aberdeen has launched a major campaign to protect Stonehaven’s historic harbour.
Scottish Water plans to build a sewage plant at the heart of the tourist hot spot, but the paper feels this would be a violation of the town and has launched the Kick Up a Stink campaign, complete with a petition which readers can sign to voice their objections.


Terry Hunt, editor of the East Anglian Daily Times has sent his personal thanks to readers who have signed up to the paper’s Sign For Life campaign.
More than 500 readers have now joined the organ register since the campaign was launched last summer, and it is calculated every one of those could help save or significantly improve nine lives.


The Colchester Evening Gazette’s If In Doubt, Keep Them Out campaign has been praised by local police for raising awareness.
The campaign aims to reduce the number of people targeted by bogus callers and an elderly woman has proved that people are becoming more cautious.
The woman became suspicious when a man claimed there had been an explosion and he needed to turn off her water supply, and she refused to let him in.


Hundreds of cats and dogs had a happy New Year thanks to the North Somerset Times.
Bosses at Mucky Pups pet grooming salon were devastated when thieves stole items left outside their premises, which were for sale to raise money for Bristol Dogs Home.
A story about the robbery sparked a massive response and Mucky Pups was inundated with offers of cash, and over 1,000 tins of food, which were passed on to the dogs’ home.


A music student has been reunited with his £4,000 violin over a year after it was stolen, thanks to the Newham Recorder’s Crimewatch column.
The violin and case mysteriously went missing from the student’s home when three girls turned up claiming to be collecting sponsorship money.
Folowing the paper’s appeal a man handed the violin into the paper’s office after finding a group of youths with the instrument.


Police have revealed that the Drive Out Dealers campaign which is being backed by the Shields Gazette, has generated an unprecedented public response to a special hotline.
Following the campaign launch the phone has been ringing “non-stop”, with people calling the confidential number to report drug dealing and substance abuse.


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