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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.

Duke hears of Telegraph's work

The key role played by an evening paper to help raise £7.3m to save a historic cathedral has been praised by fund-raisers. The Duke of Gloucester heard of the work done by the Peterborough Evening Telegraph to help the city’s

Evening News target smashed

A Norfolk paper’s cancer appeal has burst through its target amount thanks to a bumper December. The Evening News campaign has gone way past the £250,000 mark following a series of fundraising events during Christmas. The appeal was launched to

Hard-hitting series targets drugs

The Nottingham Evening Post has declared War on Drugs. In a hard-hitting six-page expose on the drugs menace in Nottingham, which included a front page splash and heart-rending stories an d features inside, the paper is taking a close-up view

Minibus appeal close to target

A children’s hospice dream of getting a new minibus has moved a step closer thanks to generous readers of the Derby Evening Telegraph. The paper’s Rainbows Hospice Minibus Appeal now stands at £28,000 – just £10,000 short of the amount

Kerb crawlers named in print

A local newspaper name-and-shame campaign to identify kerb crawlers who come before the courts has been praised by police. They spoke up after seven men were fined a total £2,260 by Manchester magistrates for soliciting from their vehicles. The men

Good news on legs appeal

A girl will soon be able to walk with pride after a campaign to buy her a new pair of legs raised six times the expected amount. The Sheffield Star launched its Jamie-Leigh Griffiths appeal in November to improve the

Post campaign the "best in the country"

The Government has hailed the Nottingham Evening Post’s campaign to highlight the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning as the “best in Britain”. The Post’s Silent Killer campaign has kept up the pressure for the last three years in a bid

Community champion sought

Following the response to last year’s campaign, the Worksop Guardian is looking for a new ‘Champion of the Community’. The scheme, run in conjunction with the Nottingham Building Society, asks readers to come up with projects that will give the

Questions that needs answers

Page 1 of 2 A new push to save threatened jobs at the Bae Systems plant at Brough has been launched by the Hull Daily Mail. The campaigning newspaper is demanding that the firm comes clean about the threats to

Chronicle wants to Keep the Micra in Britain

A campaign by the Newcastle Evening Chronicle to Keep the Micra in Britain, has been backed by hundreds of its readers. Bosses of Nissan’s global operation are set to decide in the next two weeks whether to build the new

Free Press claims victory in hospital parking dispute

Hospital bosses have been forced to back down on a bid to bring in unpopular car parking charges after a year-long campaign by the Fife Free Press. The paper was backed by overwhelming public support in opposition to the plans,

Graffiti costs could be slashed by new initiative

Graffiti that costs a town £100,000 a year to clean up could become a thing of the past thanks to a new campaign from the Reading Evening Post. The “name and shame” initiative is backed by Thames Valley Police, Reading

Companies pledge support for abuse campaign

Just days into its new campaign, the Leicester Mercury has more than fifty companies on board. Its St Bernard’s appeal aims to equip a new centre for victims of child abuse in Leicestershire. Readers and local businesses have been urged

Sentinel takes campaign to Downing Street

Five-year-old Jacob Bradbury has delivered the Stoke Sentinel’s petition for a new hospital to 10 Downing Street. The youngster travelled with editor Sean Dooley to hand in the petition, which has been signed by 19,138 people. The event marks the

Heart hope after cash pledge

The fight to tackle heart disease has been boosted by readers of the Bradford T&A. They have agreed to pledge more than £128,000 towards research into the disease. The staggering sum is the result of the Your own Free Will