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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.

Manchester's vice scene revealed

The findings of a major investigation by the Manchester Evening News into the city’s vice scene have been revealed in the newspaper. The investigation reveals the lives of pimps – and it names and shames two men who make money

Homes for horses

Two horses have been rehomed after the North Devon Journal teamed up with a charity to appeal to the public for help. The Society for the Protection and Rehoming of Animals found itself inundated with calls after the story of

Praise for Power Watch

Northern Ireland’s electricity watchdog has praised the Belfast Telegraph for its Power Watch Campaign. The newspaper highlighted the plight of 600,000 Northern Ireland Electricity customers after problems with the supply. The paper was thanked by the chairman of the consumer

Roundabout campaign for accident blackspot

MP Andy King has backed the Rugby Observer campaign to have a roundabout built at a junction on the A45 known as a notorious accident blackspot. Laura Faulks, 23, was the third driver to die on the stretch of road

Mail urges readers to shop dodgy dealers

The Hull Daily Mail is urging readers to blow the whistle on dodgy dealers who sell stolen goods. Street crime has become so rife in parts of Hull that many areas are now in decline. One area that has clearly

Post highlights problems of youth crime in Bristol

The problem of youth crime in Bristol is being highlighted in a campaign by the Bristol Evening Post. An investigation by the Post has revealed that a small hardcore of children is terrorising communities across Bristol. Their numbers are being

Escape drugs addiction

The Walsall Advertiser is backing a campaign to help establish a drugs crisis centre in the town. The fledgling pressure group Escape aims to set up the centre, which will provide emergency help and advice for people 24 hours a

Windmill reaches 'Macmillion'

The Blackpool Evening Gazette and the Blackpool Citizen have joined forces to help the Macmillan Windmill Appeal top the £1m mark. The appeal was started by Macmillan in order to raise £500,000 for a new £2.9m cancer unit at Blackpool’s

Seventeen-year wait is over

A 17-year campaign by the Eastern Daily Press will finally see success with the dualling of the A11 through Norfolk. The campaign began in 1984 when the Press launched its appeal by highlighting the huge benefits it would bring for

Readers speak out over building plans

Readers of the North Devon Journal have made their feelings clear about the future of a town centre building. More than 500 readers have signed a petition calling for the Ilfracombe Town Council’s former office building to be stripped of

Ignore the press, urges councillor

A Labour council leader is urging his fellow council members to ignore a local paper’s environment campaign. The Nelson Leader started its Keep off the Grasscampaign in an effort to protect seven rural green field sites which had been earmarked

Making a fuss over thelack of a bus

Hull reporter Graeme Paton endured a day of public transport misery to highlight the shortcomings of the region’s rural bus services. The writer was sent out as part of the Hull Daily Mail’s new series of investigative articles. His task

Speculation threat to Downing hearing

Page 1 of 2 Stories claiming the Stephen Downing case will NOT be re-investigated could prejudice the convicted murderer’s appeal hearing, campaigning editor Don Hale claimed today. A leaked Criminal Cases Review Commission document was reported in a national newspaper

Gazette helipad idea could take off

The Somerset County Gazette looks like being successful in its campaign fora helipad to be provided at the county’s main hospital. The BT West of England Newspaper of the Year recently highlighted the factthat Somerset now has its own air

Campaign boosts donors

Readers of the Cambridge Evening News have flocked to become organ donors in the month since the newspaper launched its Carry a Card campaign. Two hundred and three readers have already signed up for the National Organ Register, in what

Keep out the conmen

Keep Out Conmen – it’s a simple message but already thousands of vulnerable elderly people are taking it on board thanks to the Basildon Evening Echo. The Echo launched the campaign in January after a shocking spate ofincidents which saw