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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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Life-saver courses to be run by the Echo

Readers are being asked to step forward to learn how to save a life. The Lincolnshire Echo is to give everyone in the county the chance to learn first aid skills – if they are willing to spend two hours

Express campaigns to host Euro 2008

The Evening Express has launched a campaign to persuade football bosses to choose Aberdeen as a venue for matches in football’s European Championships in 2008, if Scotland hosts the event. The paper believes the honour would bring the biggest economic

Post staff train toStart-a-Heart

Evening Post staff have led by example and learned how to use life-saving defibrillator equipment at their Nottingham offices. The paper’s Start-a-Heart campaign has raised enough cash in only one month to buy two more defibrillators for the community –

Partnership in crackdown on illegal dumping

Fly-tipping hot spots are coming under the spotlight as the Yorkshire Evening Post teams up with Wakefield Council, Ridings FM and the police. The paper is carrying regular features on the tipping problem in a bid to cut down on

Paper's protest halts plans

A former chemist shop in Belper is to be preserved – thanks to the local paper. The Belper News led a campaign to save the historic frontage of the former Calvert’s Chemist after a planning application was submitted to demolish

WMN supports campaign to save healthy animals

The Western Morning News is supporting a campaign by TV personality Noel Edmonds to change the Ministry of Agriculture’s “aggressive” culling policy over foot and mouth. The Heart of Devon campaign calls for the end to the unnecessary cull of

Post campaign helps fire deaths hit record low

Nottinghamshire fire deaths have hit a record low thanks to a joint fire service and Evening Post campaign to fit smoke detectors in homes. Three people died in house fires in the year up to April compared with six in

Local press gives Luther hope

A brighter future may be in prospect for a Cerebral Palsy sufferer from Chippenham – thanks to an appeal in his local paper. The North Wilts Gazette is aiming to raise £9,500 for eight-year-old Luther Frost-Barnes so that he can

New target for Daily Mail team

Campaigning newspaper the Hull Daily Mail has put its latest project into gear, a year after raising £30,000 for another cause. Last year the paper and its readers clubbed together to donate the money to Age Concern for a new

We Care hope for Lottery cash

An appeal to raise money to support carers in Norfolk has been promised support in the House of Lords. Shirley Williams has pledged to raise support in Parliament for any fresh bid to unlock Lottery cash for the Eastern Daily

Journal to work for 'Jigsaw' appeal

The Newcastle Journal has put the final pieces in place and announced this year’s Millennium Fund charity. The St Oswald’s Hospice Jigsaw Appeal hopes to raise £5.1m to build a dedicated children’s unit at the hospice in Gosforth and run

Protection plea for Black Country homes

An accident prevention group is teaming up with the Express and Star’s campaign to get smoke detectors installed in homes across the Black Country. More than half the homes in the area are without an alarm, which could save lives

Campaign packs a Punch

Worldwide backing from more than 20,000 people is set to help a campaign to save the endangered Suffolk Punch horse. Their petitions have been signed, sealed and delivered and the East Anglian Daily Times is to compile a dossier to

Treatment a step closer

A 13-year-old cancer patient is closer to being sent to America for revolutionary treatment thanks to the readers of the Derbyshire Times. The Times launched the campaign to raise the £40,000 needed to send David Hatton for the treatment in

Row over deadly roundabout

There is mixed news for the Ipswich Evening Star in its battle to get changes made to a deadly roundabout in Felixstowe. The Highways Agency has agreed to install warning signs, road markings and an advisory 20mph limit at the

Universal Bank is on its way

The Western Daily Press is celebrating after its efforts to save provincial post offices took a major step forward. The Halifax has finally decided to sign up for the Universal Bank scheme, after months of careful deliberation. The scheme formed