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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.

Leeds venue fears

The campaign to save Leeds Civic Theatre being run by the Yorkshire Post has received the support of the Theatres Trust in a bid to stop the venue being turned into a museum. The organisation warned that amateur groups could

Africa appeal is a success

Readers of the Exeter Express and Echo are helping thousands of people in one of the most deprived areas of Africa look forward to a brighter future. The newspaper featured an appeal last month for desperately-needed tools and equipment, which

Road safety campaign launched

A campaign to highlight the death toll of motorcyclists killed on North Yorkshire roads each year is being launched by the York Evening Press and the ThisIsYork website. In the past year, 15 motorcyclists have been killed and 134 seriously

Cancer unit opens

Health Minister Alan Milburn has praised the Northants Evening Telegraph and its readers for helping make a change to cancer care services. He made the comments as he opened the new £650,000 Centenary Wing at Kettering General Hospital, which was

'No reply' leads to campaign

Busy Tony Blair has yet to reply to an open letter from the North Devon Journal pleading for more help in the region to cope with the foot and mouth crisis. The letter from the newspaper was written on behalf

Singer aims to save Shakers

She may be part of the pop group whose debut single shot straight to the top of the charts but she’s still got time to back the Bury Times Save Our Shakers campaign. Suzanne Shaw is best known as a

Park appeal targeted by conmen

Charity conmen have targeted the Paisley Daily Express Laura’s Playpark Appeal, trying to dupe shopkeepers into collecting cash for them. A pair of crooks claiming to work at the newspaper asked shop staff in the town centre to put out

Race for cash

Children’s groups in the North East of Scotland are set to benefit from the Aberdeen Evening Express Children 2000 campaign. The newspaper is receiving applications from any group that helps to benefit children in the area and is asking readers

Generous Herald readers raise money for new hospice

Big-hearted Lennox Herald readers have raised more than £2,000 for the paper’s CHAS Balloch Hospice Appeal in just over three weeks. Donations have been made by individuals, families, groups and clubs, who are all delighted the Children’s Association Hospice Scotland

'We're getting a raw deal' says Westcountry paper

Furious rail commuters in Devon have been given the backing of their local paper, which is waging a campaign to stamp out poor rail services. The Exeter Express and Echo has published a passionate open letter on its front page

Telegraph asks readers todig deep for farmers

A campaign to help those affected by foot and mouth disease has been launched by the Derby Evening Telegraph. The paper is asking its readers to help local farmers in two ways – by helping raise money, and by buying

Anne to unveil memorial

Work has finally started to build a special harbourside memorial dedicated to the thousands of Bristol merchant seaman who have died at sea. Construction experts have laid the foundations for the tribute garden, at Welsh Back, in time for a

Appeal to keep artwork in Scotland

The Glasgow Herald is offering its readers a chance to help save an important part of the city’s heritage as it launches a campaign in partnership with the city council. The appeal aims to raise £300,000 to help a museum

Keep the campus in Woolwich!

A weekly London paper is making an unusual plea to a local university: ‘Don’t take your campus away from Woolwich!’ The appeal in the Greenwich Mercury is being made on behalf of the town centre which is battling to re-establish

Big support but little time for theatre campaign

A campaign to secure the future of a popular South Wales theatre group is being backed by more then 4,500 people – but it may be too late to save it. The Llanelli Star begain its Save our Stars appeal

Scanner appeal reaches target

A Glasgow Herald campaign to buy a hospital scanner has broken the £120,000 target. The newspaper has been backing the appeal to raise money toward the cost of an endoscopic scanner for use oesophageal cancer – cancer of the gullet.