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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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Mercury to tackle ministers over scan waits

Government ministers are being urged to tackle the hidden hospital waiting list for MRI scans after the Leicester Mercury spoke up on behalf of its readers. Some people had written in saying they were waiting up to 18 months for

Readers give generously to cancer fund

The on-going battle to beat cancer is being boosted by money from readers of the South Wales Evening Post. The paper originally set up a campaign to raise £600,000 for a new chemotherapy unit at Singleton Hospital in Swansea. Generous

Party boost for Evening Times

The Glasgow Evening Times could not mask its delight after party-goers at a May Day ball raised a £41,000 for its cancer care centre appeal. Thanks to the generosity of the guests who attended the Masked May Day Ball event

Farmers Fund tops £137,000

A Yorkshire Post-backed campaign to help the victims of foot and mouth, has received a massive boost – thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. The Farmers Fund has now raised more than £137,000 – including the £50,000 gift,

Gazette move could bring forward surgery

A Tynecastle newspaper has got off to a flying start with its campaign to send an eight-year-old boy to Australia for pioneering brain tumour surgery. Elliott Lamb was diagnosed with a rare form a epilepsy four years ago, causing him

Courier closing in on target

A Halifax hospital is moving closer to equipping its new cancer unit – thanks to an Evening Courier appeal. The Macmillan cancer unit appeal is now only £75,000 short of its £800,000 target, which will enable the newly-opened Calderdale Royal

Paper's fight hits Westminster

The editor of a Tyneside newspaper has taken his paper’s fight to Westminster, backed by a 1,100-name petition. Rob Lawson, of The Shields Gazette, met energy minister Peter Hain to urge the Government to provide a much-needed miners’ testing centre

Catch the killer: Echo

The Bournemouth Daily Echo has lent its support to the campaign to catch the killer of a lift engineer – by offering a £1,000 reward for information leading to a conviction. Editor Neal Butterworth made the offer after seeing harrowing

Losses lessened afterExpress plea

When Kentish Express reporter Mike Bennett heard that urgent action wasneeded to help the award-winning Rare Breeds Centre in Woodchurch, nearAshford, he immediately contacted the KM Group’s directors. The centre, which helps protect rare breed farm animals, has been unable

Key vote is crunch decision for theatre

A split in Leeds City Council has given an welcome boost to a newspaper campaign to save an amateur theatre from closure. Tory and Lib Dem councillors have back the Yorkshire Post’s campaign by raising their oppositions to the Labour-run

Start-a-Heart to save a life

The Evening Post Start-A-Heart Appeal to buy 25 life-saving defibrillators has enjoyed a good start – and a great leap forward – with one of Nottingham’s main shopping centres installing two of the machines. The campaign will also raise awareness

Victory in drinks campaign

Kids will no longer be able to enjoy a pint of ale on boats – thanks to a campaign by the Exeter Express and Echo. The paper has been battling for four years to get the Government to close a

Toilet decision goes downthe pan

A newspaper’s call to re-open public toilets in Calderdale has won support from the local council – which had reversed its decision to slash the facilities. The Halifax Courier campaign was backed from the National Trust, walkers and local traders.

No mention of Swindon

The Evening Advertiser is launching a campaign to include Swindon in a top tourism guide. The town is missing from the Rough Guide, which is currently compiling its 2002 edition. But despite its inclusion of market towns like Marlborough, and

Top three quizzed by Mercury

The plight of crime victims is being highlighted by the Leicester Mercury as an issue that could swing voters in the forthcoming General Election. It is running a campaign – Let’s think about the Victims in conjunction with Victim Support

Macmile is next challenge for Guardian

Anything goes, that is the philosophy behind the latest fundraising campaign run by the Banbury Guardian. The Fund A Nurse Appeal is asking readers to come up with an activity to raise the £80,000 needed to fund a palliative cancer