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Every day regional newspapers up and down the land go into battle on behalf of their readers. On this page you will find an archive of the hundreds of stories which HoldtheFrontPage has carried about newspapers fighting for their communities.

Councillors pledge to play fair

A Torquay Herald Express campaign to persuade local authorities to make playgrounds accessible to disabled children has had its first smell of success. In partnership with a charity for special needs children in Torbay, the paper is calling for legislation

Breakthrough in mental health campaign

A hospital is to be replaced by community-based units following a lengthy campaign by the Bristol Evening Post to improve mental health services. In August the Post was given exclusive access behind the scenes at Barrow Hospital, near Bristol, and

Children's Commissionerto be a reality

A Children’s Commissioner for Scotland looks set to become a reality after months of campaigning by the Glasgow Evening Times. The specially-appointed commissioner would protect the rights of Scotland’s youngsters and ensure the UN Convention on the Rights for the

Desperate appeal for organ donors

Don’t let the Alder Hey scandal put you off – that’s the message from two newspapers as they try to attract more organ donors. Both the Western Morning News and the Bath Chronicle have launched campaigns urging readers to sign

Celebs bring sunshine to Tyneside

Kids’ favourites Ant and Dec top the list of stars backing the Newcastle Evening Chronicle’s chosen campaign. The jovial duo have agreed to become VIP patrons of the Sunshine Fund, a charity which aims to raise money for sick and

Readers rally for hospital

A hospital unit facing closure is the subject of a rescue campaign from the Paisley Daily Express. The maternity unit at the Royal Alexandra Hospital is under threat. The hospital delivers more than 2,000 babies a year and the threatened

Silent Killer dossier goes to the Government

The Nottingham Evening Post has presented Government Minister Lord Whitty with a dossier on its Silent Killer campaign. The campaign, which has been running for three years, aims to make carbon monoxide detectors compulsory in all rented accommodation and to

Breast appeal tops £1.3min record time

Page 1 of 2 An appeal spearheaded by the Bournemouth Daily Echo and Advertiser has hit £1.3m in just 20 months. Thanks to the Daily Echo, and a magnificent response from the localcommunity, work can soon start on building a

Times help for little Zara

A three-year old suffering a rare genetic disorder is the focus of a campaign launched by the Wiltshire Times. Zara Fox needs treatment in America for Coffin-Siris Syndrome, which affects her speech, feeding and limbs. Only a handful of people

Criminal Injustice campaignis stepped up

The Home Office is due to reveal a radical move this month with the introduction of an independent watchdog for the victims of serious crime. The proposal grew from the Criminal Injustice campaign in The Northern Echo, which aims to

SOS call from Llanelli

The Llanelli Star has launched its Save Our Stars campaign in an all-singing, all-dancing article. The newspaper is trying to muster support to find a new home for the Llanelli Youth Theatre which has to leave its current venue at

Victory in battle for new hospital

A newspaper’s relentless campaign to secure a new hospital for the region has ended in victory. Health secretary Alan Milburn has announced that, following the Stoke Sentinel’s efforts, work will begin on the new facility next year. The paper began

Bus boss backs Bristol

A series of articles about “shabby” bus services in Bristol has led the chief executive of the firm that runs them to visit the city for himself – to find out what the passengers think. Moir Lockhead travelled down from

Evening Star campaign on verge of victory

A campaign by the Ipswich Evening Star to close a killer gap on the A12 at Brightwell could be on the verge of victory. The Evening Star led calls for the gap to be sealed after it reported on the

Web presence for charity

An appeal raising funds to build a children’s hospice is set to reach people around the world with the launch of a new website. The Donna Louise Trust, backed by the Stoke Sentinel, needs to raise £5m to build the