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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.

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

Flood scheme to be fast-tracked

Vital flood defence schemes in Yorkshire are to be fast-tracked, thanks to a campaign backed by the York Evening Press. The Yorkshire Regional Flood Defence Committee has decided to prioritise new defence projects for Malton, Old Malton, Norton, Pickering and

Cards on the table in donor campaign

Health Secretary Alan Milburn is backing the Basildon Evening Echo’s donor card campaign. The initiative is trying to boost the number of card carriers to build up the number of organ transplants. The minister has now agreed to hold talks

Easy access is on the agenda

The Prime Minister is being asked to spare 15 minutes to meet campaigners who want him to get councils and developers to install wheelchair-friendly equipment in play areas. The Torquay Herald Express is already backing a call for changes in

Northern Echo comes out fighting

Page 1 of 2 The Northern Echo has helped put together a last-ditch package aimed atsaving the 160-year-old Teesside steel industry. For the past two weeks, the paper has been campaigning to persuade Corus to review its decision to axe

Homeworking scandal tackled

The Cornish Guardian’s campaign against bogus ‘homeworking’ scams has come in for praise in the House of Commons. North Cornwall MP Paul Tyler saluted the paper as he supported the Outworking Bill, which he describes as being a way to

Quids in at centre attraction

A shopping centre’s festive display of animated penguins led to a massive boost for a newspaper campaign. Laura’s Playpark Appeal was launched by the Paisley Daily Express to raise the funds needed to build a lasting memorial to Laura Donnelly,

Commons mention for BEN work

A campaign being run by the Bolton Evening News has been praised by a Home Office minister in the Commons as the Government pledged to do all it could to curb hooliganism. The anti-yob campaign is aiming to clear the

North East newspapers unite in fight for steel jobs

Newspapers and radio stations in the North East are joining forces in the battle to save steel jobs in the region. The Hartlepool Mail, Northern Echo, Middlesborough Evening Gazette and Newcastle Journal have teamed up with local station, Century Radio,

Action helpdesk for worried workers

Steelworkers facing redundancy after Corus announced huge job losses are being helped by a new South Wales Argus campaign. The Argus launched its Backing Our Steelworkers campaign a week before Corus announced the closure of the Ebbw Vale tinplate works

New effort to tackle breast cancer

A new appeal is being launched by the Bolton Evening News, together with the Cancer Research Campaign, with the aim of saving lives and wiping out breast cancer within ten years. The Bolton Busting Breast Cancer Campaign aims to raise

Political heavyweights join campaign

A Western Daily Press campaign to protect the final resting places of sunken war vessels has been well received in Parliament. More than a third of Britain’s MPs have backed the paper’s calls for an international agreement to be drawn

Drugs Don't Work

The Torquay Herald Express has seen its Drugs Don’t Work campaign help a mobile anti-drugs unit reach a major milestone. The Life Education Centres South Devon is about to double its operation with the addition of a second member of

Swift support for Journal

The Have a Heart campaign being run by the Camarthen Journal has had plenty of support despite being set up just before Christmas. In only seven weeks the appeal has topped the £8,000-mark thanks to donations by individuals, groups and

Treatment hopes hit by robbery setback

When armed robbers shattered a young boy’s dreams of swimming with dolphins, readers of the Birmingham Evening Mail gave new hope along with their donations. Four-year-old Christian Hughes suffers from severe cerebral palsy and the Florida treatment, to stimulate and

Schools chief leaves – three weeks after Mail's quit call

Hull’s education director Joan Taylor is to step down after months of controversy – and pressure from the Hull Daily Mail. The campaigning newspaper revealed she is set to stand down at the end of this week, less than three