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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.

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

Post's phonecard success

A newspaper campaign to protect women clubbers in Bristol is being hailed as a massive success. The Bristol Evening Post printed thousands of phonecards as part of its Clubsafe appeal. The cards were distributed amonst women clubbers and allowed them

Double jeopardy move

A campaign launched last year by The Northern Echo to scrap the “double jeopardy” rule in exceptional cases has taken a significant step forward. A long-awaited report by the powerful Law Commission has backed the calls for a fundamental change

Bid to block parking increases goes to the wire

The battle over Bournemouth’s parking charges is set to go to the wire. The Bournemouth Daily Echo has been turning attention to the issue with its own Pay and Dismay campaign. It is urging councillors not to introduce big increases

Evening Press backs GNER franchise bid

The York Evening Press has launched a campaign to secure faster trains, better stations and more jobs for York by backing GNER’s bid for the new East Coast Main Line franchise. A decision on who will be awarded the 20-year

Co-op divi boosts appeal

The Ipswich Evening Star has seen its Suffolk Accident Rescue Service Campaign boosted by shoppers at the Co-op. The Co-op’s “divi number donation” raised £5,000 for the campaign, bringing the total raised to £17,000. The money – along with a

Reading Matters for Life

Readers have given a staggering response to a literacy scheme run by the Bradford Telegraph & Argus. Fifty people have volunteered to help teenagers improve their literacy and reading skills in the Reading Matters for Life campaign after it was

Children to hear about drug deaths

Children are to witness the horrors of drugs first hand as a Torquay Herald Express campaign gathers pace. As part of a new police initiative, school children in the Torbay area will be taken to the inquests of drug victims.

Investigation shows health care on the "critical" list

A&E has been consigned to the “critical” list in a Hull Daily Mail investigation. The paper said staff were close to breaking point as admissions hit a record high. The Mail highlighted problems at Hull Royal Infirmary in the first

Protect Our Kids campaign returns

Shame-faced parents have been targeted in a fresh blitz on zig-zag parkers as part of the Aberdeen Evening Express’ Protect Our Kids campaign. The newspaper has been campaigning against parents parking on zig-zag markings outside primary schools and has highlighted

Post launches campaign in attempt to save theatre

The Yorkshire Post has launched a campaign to save a local theatre, which has been the home of amateur arts for decades. Leeds Civic Theatre is under threat after city councillors backed a proposal to bid for lottery funding for

Writing on the wall?

The wall must go! It’s not a bid to open up the Eastern Bloc but a plea from the Evening Herald to get one of Plymouth’s most unsightly landmarks torn down. The Devonport Dockyard wall has dominated the landscape for

Cinema campaign gathers pace

A campaign to save a much-loved old cinema is being backed by the Bristol Evening Post. The ABC cinema in Whiteladies Road is being turned into a health and leisure club after owners Odeon sold the building with a clause