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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.)

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Blair praise for Mercury editor

The editor of the Matlock Mercury has received praise from the Prime Minister for his campaign to win an appeal for Stephen Downing. Prisoner Stephen Downing was set free on bail on Wednesday, pending his appeal, after 27 years in

Community champions!

The Evening Express has launched a community campaign to bring help for groups that need assistance. The paper has put together a “hit-squad” to run appeals for help when people need action in their community. They have promised to help

Thousands of shoppers to get the Clubsafe message

The Evening Post’s Clubsafe campaign is set to reach thousands of new people thanks to a local shopping centre, which has added its weight to the scheme. Posters are to be displayed at The Galleries Shopping Centre, Bristol, which has

Samaritans' appeal raises £4,000 in ten days

A Save our Samaritans campaign launched by the Liverpool Echo has raised £4,000 in just ten days. The campaign, which has involved all the region’s media, aims to raise £1m to provide the charity with a trust fund to secure

Baby BJ fund continues to grow

The Mercury group’s Baby BJ appeal is enjoying continued success and has now raised over £17,500. The newspaper, which covers Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley and Streatham, launched the appeal with the aim of raising £12,000 to buy therapeutic equipment for a

Charles supports Cornish appeal

Prince Charles has been named one of hundreds of people to donate to the Cornish Guardian’s centenary appeal fund. The fund, for a sleep monitor for a children’s hospital unit in Cornwall, has got off to a fantastic start. The

Drug-dealing info boost

Police have praised a campaign appealing for information on drug dealers in Wiltshire following another appeal for help from a heartbroken mother. The campaign, being run by the Wiltshire Gazette, is called ‘Shop a Pusher’ and gives the public a

MPs take on "glassing" issue

A newspaper campaign to use toughened glass and plastic bottles in nightspots to prevent injuries has been boosted by support in the House of Commons. MPs are concerned that injuries caused by glasses can cause lasting physical and mental scarring.

Searching for pride

A new pride in Aberdeen is the aim of a new campaign for a better life for people in north-east Scotland. The Evening Express has revealed more details of its Community Champions scheme, which will boost local improvement projects, help

Eight-page drugs 'special' from the Post

An eight-page pull-out on what every parent should know about drugs has been published by the Nottingham Evening Post. The supplement drew to a close the Post’s hard-hitting campaign about drugs and drug abuse. It was launched because the drug

Top Tory backs Evening Star campaign

The Ipswich Evening Star’s campaign to get more help for teachers is being backed by the Shadow Education Secretary, Theresa May. Mrs May highlighted the paper’s crusade when she appeared on Radio 4’s Today programme. She told the Evening Star:

Herald wins tribute towar heroes

A Tamworth war hero has become part of the town’s infrastructure – barely two years after he was a virtual unknown. The turnaround has happened because of a campaign by the Tamworth Herald and its deputy editor, Phil Shanahan, chairman

More than a business a day

The Business A Day campaign from the Evening Gazette has helped kick-start 144 new ventures around the Middlesbrough area. The paper launched its bid to help create new firms with support from a local business support agency, and nine other

Journal campaign helps net education funding

A campaign in The Newcastle Journal has clinched almost £9m for education in the North-East. The campaign was started after The Journal reported how the Government was taking money from local council adult education funding and spending it elsewhere. The

Move to beat organs shortage

A campaign to encourage more people to carry donor cards has been launched by the Cambridge Evening News. Nearly 400 people in the region are on the waiting list for an organ transplant, and many of those will die before