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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.

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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

Car dumpers are targeted

The Gloucester Citizen has had enough of people dumping cars in the city and is joining forces with police to tackle the problem. The newspaper has become involved in the police’s Operation Dodger campaign to rid the streets of abandoned,

New-style campaigning from the Mercury

An evening newspaper has taken up the challenge to make a difference to people’s lives. The Leicester Mercury is planning to launch a series of campaigns encouraging both residents and the business community to join the crusade. Each Challenge will

First £1,000 for Delia

A campaign by the Derby Evening Telegraph to bring a young African woman to Derby, so she can train as a nurse, has raised its first £1,000. Cheques from well wishers have begun to flood in just a week after

Campaign attracts 17,688 names

The Stoke Sentinel’s popular Caring About Tomorrow campaign has ended with backing from 17,688 readers. The campaign for a new £200m single-site hospital was launched by the newspaper to put pressure on Health Secretary Alan Milburn, who has to make

Unwelcome souvenir hunters are condemned

War heroes fighting to protect the watery graves of their fallen colleagues have received the backing of the Western Daily Press. The Second World War veterans are furious that the wrecks of two ships off the coast of Malaysia have

New Year cheer for sports club appeal

An appeal to save a sports club where Jackie Charlton used to coach has reached the £1,000 mark. The Weston Lane Sports and Social Club in Otley was devastated by an arson attack in November. Thousands of pounds worth of

Free phone cards from Evening Post

Thousands of free phonecards were handed to revellers in the south west over Christmas and the New Year as part of the Bristol Evening Post’s ClubSafe campaign. A total of 10,000 cards are available and they all include five minutes

Protest march planned for Bakewell convict

A march to protest at Stephen Downing’s continued detention, after serving more than 10 years beyond his recommended prison tariff, is being planned for Bakewell on Saturday January 20. On the same day the Crown Prosecution Service must give its