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MRI scan waiting lists to be published thanks to Mercury

The Leicester Mercury has won its campaign to expose the hidden waiting list for scans faced by patients at Leicester’s hospitals. Two months ago the paper revealed the misery of patients waiting more than a year for a routine MRI

Citizen urges cyclists to keep their lid on

A campaign to encourage cyclists to wear safety helmets has been relaunched by the Gloucester Citizen. The Keep Your Lid On Campaign is being run in conjunction with Gloucestershire County Council’s road safety unit and a local cycle shop. Cyclists,

Vote "No" – says the Echo

The Gloucestershire Echo is urging its readers to vote ‘no’ to a referendum question set by the Government. Gloucestershire’s 81,000 voters are being asked if they want a directly elected mayor to run the Cheltenham Borough Council. The Echo feels

A hole lot of trouble

Arguments on the pages of the Weston and Worle News about the state of the area’s roads have spilled out into a local planning meeting. North Somerset councillors have now joined the row, on the back of the paper’s Hole

Telegraph urges readers to bank their brass

The Derby Evening Telegraph has launched a campaign to persuade its readers to keep their cash in a bank or building society, rather than at home. Backed by Derbyshire police, the campaign follows two appalling crimes where local pensioners were

Guns amnesty gets results

More than 40 dangerous air weapons have been taken off the streets of South Tyneside in an operation prompted by the Shields Gazette’s Hand Them In campaign. Police are so pleased with the success of the guns amnesty that it

Echo backs campaign to preserve theatre

A campaign to raise more than £1m to preserve one of Britain’s most historic and unusual theatres is being backed by the Northern Echo. Trustees at the Georgian Theatre in Richmond are aiming to carry out an extensive restoration project

Cancer appeal reaches new landmark figure

An appeal by the Evening Courier to raise money to equip a new cancer unit in Halifax has passed another landmark total. The paper’s Macmillan Cancer Unit appeal now stands at £751,000 – only £49,000 away from its £800,000 target.

Drugs father backs campaign

The father of drugs victim Leah Betts is lending his support to a Norfolk newspaper’s anti-drugs campaign. Paul Betts is getting involved with the Norwich Evening News’ Shop A Pusher campaign in order to prevent young people from being killed.

Hospice appeal on target

A donation of £4,000 has enabled the South Wales Argus to reach its £50,000 target in the St Anne’s Hospice Appeal. And thanks to an agreement the paper set up it means the fund will be doubled to £100,000 by

Campaign to keep city's heritage

The Lincolnshire Echo has launched a campaign to ask the public what should be done with the city’s historic King Richard II sword. They were faced with the choice of keeping the city’s historic treaure – or selling it off

Call to outlaw bogus cabbies

Support for a Manchester Evening News campaign to stamp out bogus cab drivers has come from all quarters. The paper is informing the public of the dangers after a further attack on a young woman brought the number of victims

Nursing newcomer to get her dream chance

The Derby Evening Telegraph campaign to bring a young African woman to Derby to train as a nurse, has come to a successful conclusion. Telegraph readers raised £3,500 towards the studies of 23-year-old Delia Matewere from Malawi. Three years ago

Campaign sparks swift rail work

Work is due to start on dilapidated railway bridges in Durham after a campaign from The Northern Echo showed dozens needed safety work. The Scandal of the Railway Bridges is one of series of initiatives run by the paper to

Mail wants Justice for Ross

An Oxford paper is trying to win justice for a nine-year-old boy who was left to die by the driver of a stolen car. Justice for Ross was launched by the Oxford Mail following the death of local lad Ross

Exam pressure eased

A partnership between a local education authority and an evening paper launched a new revision guide to help youngsters preparing to sit their GCSEs. It was part of the Hull Daily Mail’s Moving On Up initiative to ease the pressure