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Welcome to our main news index. Here you will find all the news stories that have appeared on the site since our launch in February 2000.

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Mail campaign delivered to Home Office

Coupons signed by Hull Daily Mail readers urging the Home Office to let a two-year-old Ukranian girl stay in the UK for life-changing treatment have been taken to London. More than 2,000 signatures were presented to a representative of Home

Press delivers Westminster petition

A petition from the York Evening Press asking the Government to call for the release of a jailed aid worker in India has been presented at Westminster. The Evening Press has collected almost 5,500 signatures, including that of editor Liz

Gazette is set to sparkle!

The Colchester Evening Gazette has launched a major new campaign to help add a touch of sparkle to the lives of youngsters on the children’s ward at Colchester General Hospital. With the help of readers it’s hoped the Sparkle Appeal

90 per cent back "name and shame" plan

Readers of the Ipswich Evening Star have overwhelmingly backed the paper’s campaign to name and shame local troublemakers. A poll on the Evening Star’s website showed that 90 per cent of people think the youths in question, who admitted causing

Echo campaign is important, says minister

Health minister Alan Milburn has added his support to the Daily Echo’s You can help your NHS campaign. And he’s in good company – because his boss, the Prime Minister, has already backed the initiative, which aims to save the

Call for Govt help unanswered

Tony Blair has turned down a newspaper request to discuss the future of a deaf charity worker, jailed on drugs charges in India. The York Evening Press asked the PM if he would meet political reporter Adam Nichols to receive

Echo's speed plea sees results

A safety campaign spearheaded by the Lincolnshire Echo has resulted in new speed limits outside some of the county’s schools. The Slow Down campaign aimed to get drivers to cut their speeds and make it safer for children going to

Herald hopes for healthy response

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald has launched a campaign to raise money for a new ambulance in the county. The campaign, in conjunction with Wiltshire St John Ambulance, comes after three new Crusader ambulances were bought through donations. But there

Readers sign a pledge

The Derby Telegraph and Thisisderbyshire have teamed up for a major safety campaign Think First. It will look at the major causes of road accidents and how drivers can avoid them. Almost 2,000 people have lost their lives on Derbyshire’s

Free Press leads tube debate

The Amersham and Chesham edition of the Bucks Free Press has been leading the debate on the deteriorating state of London Underground’s Metropolitan line service for the past two months. The paper has run a series of hard-hitting exclusives calling

NewsEXTRA doubles pledges

A cash appeal by the Winchester NewsEXTRA to help a five-year-old boy suffering from a rare disease has more than doubled its original target. The story of John-James Entwistle, who has Alstrom Syndrome, was first featured in the NewsEXTRA in

Campaign letters get Westminster outing

Transport Secretary Stephen Byers has first-hand knowledge of a controversial rail link between Plymouth and London – now that letters backing an Evening Herald campaign have been handed to him. The letters were from business, tourism, politics and community leaders

Community values are key

An appeal success generated by “community values from a community newspaper” has helped get a cancer unit up and running. The Lynn News and its readers have co-ordinated a £535,000 bounty for a £1.2m unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Emergency plea on blaze damage

An emergency appeal to restore the fire-ravaged Peterborough Cathedral looks set to top the landmark £100,000 figure. More than 1,000 donations have been banked during the Evening Telegraph appeal and the fund stands at more than £92,000. The fire caused

Sticking to their campaign

The latest weapon in the fight to save a hospital maternity unit is… stickers. The campaign stickers have been produced by the Hemel Hempstead Gazette, which has already set up an online protest petition and a campaign diary. Public meetings