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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.

If you want to look up a story from a certain month you can use our Journalism News Archive which lists stories by date and also according to which channel or category they appeared in (eg law, campaigns, awards.)

If you are looking for a story about a particular newspaper or media company, you can use the links in the ‘Main News Links’ list to the right to take you to our directory pages. Here you will find indexes of all the stories we have written about each of the newspapers and media companies featured on the site.

Who's at the Door?

The Cambridge News is shutting the door on bogus callers who target the elderly and vulnerable, with the launch of its Who’s at the Door? campaign. The newspaper has teamed up with Cambridgeshire police and Asda to launch the campaign

Praise for bid to outlaw bogus callers

The Essex Chronicle has received praise for its bogus callers campaign – alerting people to the dangers that can be posed by unwanted callers. The action to stamp out con men – who particularly target pensioners – was launched at

Evening News hoping to be changing rooms

The Norwich Evening News is calling on its readers to help revamp a room at a centre for young people with special needs. The newspaper has teamed up with staff from the Hamlet Centre to launch an appeal to raise

Praise for paper beating the bullies

A Shropshire Star campaign has been praised as a model for all newspapers at a prestigious conference of top-ranking police officers. During a day-long seminar at West Mercia police headquarters in Worcester, the paper’s Beat The Street Bullies campaign was

Daily Echo puts the spotlight on NHS

A campaign to draw attention to good and bad in the NHS has been launched by the Southern Daily Echo. Good performance will be highlighted – but the paper has promised not to shy away from bad aspects of the

Support for Potteries campaign grows

The Stoke Sentinel’s Proud of the Potteries campaign has received overwhelming support from readers and local MPs. The campaign was launched in response to a national survey, which labelled Stoke-on-Trent the worst place to live in England and Wales, and

Evening Telegraph appeal aims high

The Evening Telegraph has joined forces with Myton Hospice to launch Coventry’s biggest-ever fund raising appeal. The paper aims to raise £5m to build a hospice for the city, to provide care for 20 terminally people. It is hoped the

Vertical drinking ban reversed

A tapas bar which the Hull Daily Mail campaigned to save has been allowed to remain open after a court reversed its controversial decision on “no vertical drinking”. Hull licensing magistrates have decided to remove the condition of seated drinking

Council to act on paper's speed plea

A county council has agreed to discuss imposing 20mph speed limits outside schools as a result of a campaign in the local newspaper. The Lincolnshire Echo’s Slow Down initiative began last month to cut drivers’ speeds outside schools and raise

Evening News helping in breast cancer research

A scientist is on the threshold of a major discovery which could save thousands of women’s lives – thanks to the Bolton Evening News-backed Busting Breast Cancer Appeal. Manchester scientist Dr Rob Clarke has identified what he believes is the

Sentinel is Proud of the Potteries

Following a national survey, which labelled Stoke-on-Trent the worst place to live in England and Wales, the Sentinel has launched the Proud of the Potteries campaign. The survey, by global information group Experian, placed Stoke-on-Trent last out of 376 towns

Argus aims to Keep Breast Care in Brighton

The Argus has launched a campaign to prevent breast cancer services being moved out of Brighton and Hove. Women living in Brighton and Hove are currently treated at the Nigel Porter Unit for Breast Care – but on October 16

Centre for child abuse victims is launched thanks to Mercury

A centre for victims of child abuse has been launched thanks to the generosity of Leicester Mercury readers. The unique centre, at a secret location in Leicestershire, is the first of its kind in the country and is expected to

Save Our Services campaign gathers pace

A Hartlepool Mail campaign to protect patients and visitors who use the town’s University Hospital is gathering pace. Following an 18-month review of major health services within the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust, a decision has been made to

Progress for tourist bus bid

The Stratford Standard’s successful campaign against tourist buses clogging the streets is in full-swing after protesters met council leaders to decide which streets should become no-go areas for the coaches. The campaign, to limit the number of tour buses, has