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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.

Time to be proud

The Essex Chronicle has launched a new campaign to highlight the very best the town has to offer. Pride in Chelmsford comes on the rebound from the town’s unsuccessful bid for city status and wants to set aside the disappointment

Campaign makes shock waves in Commons

The Express & Echo’s Shock Waves campaign has come in for some praise in the House of Commons. The Government was urged to do more to answer key questions on the safety of phone masts – one of the planks

Local producers highlighted in regional press

The Darlington & Stockton Times has launched the Great North Country Fare campaign to help the rural economy of North Yorkshire and the North-East recover from the devastating impact of foot-and-mouth disease. Over the next year, the D&S will promote

'Dole capital' targets change

The Torquay Herald Express has launched a major campaign aimed at putting South Devon back on the business map. The Westcountry newspaper has teamed up with Enterprise South Devon with their Let’s Do Business initiative to advise aspiring entrepreneurs on

"Shameful cover up" on foot and mouth

The Government’s decision to avoid a full public inquiry into the foot and mouth crisis has been slammed as a “shameful cover-up” by the editor of the Western Morning News. Barrie Williams was speaking following a High Court ruling that

Location, location, location

A Tamworth Herald campaign to have the actions of war hero Colin Grazier commemorated has been rewarded with the promise of a “prominent and historical” position for a memorial in the town. Grazier died in the Second World War retrieving

Call for compassion in £50-a-week treatment row

A cash toll on health care which could come into effect next month is being attacked by the Grimsby Telegraph. Under new health authority proposals, patients from south of the Humber may get some of their care from the north

Sports status backed by Echo

The Northern Echo has helped a Darlington school raise £25,000 in just two weeks so it can bid for special sports status. Longfield School in Darlington appealed to the paper for help when it realised it had only a fortnight

"We'll clean up this city…"

A cleaner Coventry will be the result of a new campaign from the Evening Telegraph. The paper has teamed up with the council to organize an unprecedented crackdown on litter and other dumping that is spoiling the city. Keep Coventry

"Fastest" campaign success for Mercury

The Leicester Mercury celebrated one of its fastest-ever campaign successes when it forced a county council to back down over proposals to sell off a community centre. After learning of Leicestershire County Council’s plans to discuss a report recommending selling

First battle won in Recorder campaign

The Ilford Recorder has won its first victory in a campaign to bring the high-speed rail link to the borough. It has been revealed that the option for the first CrossRail line – a joint venture between Transport for London

Examiner aims to thwart the thieves

A major campaign to stop bogus callers preying on the elderly has been launched by the Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Through its campaign Keep Them Out!, which is being backed by Home Secretary David Blunkett, the paper is making a direct

Clamp firm licence bid from Examiner

Action is being demanded to force car clampers into following an official code of conduct. The Huddersfield Daily Examiner is calling on local authorities to work together to find a solution. It says misery caused by unregulated clamping in the

Readers sign a pledge

The Derby Telegraph and Thisisderbyshire have teamed up for a major safety campaign Think First. It will look at the major causes of road accidents and how drivers can avoid them. Almost 2,000 people have lost their lives on Derbyshire’s

Putting the pride into Bolton

The Bolton Evening News has launched a new campaign in preparation for the Commonwealth Games. Bolton is hosting four events during the Games, attracting thousands of visitors, which has prompted the Evening News to launch its Pride of Bolton campaign.

Star's £100,000 effort

The Ipswich Evening Star is celebrating one of the most successful appeals it has ever run, raising £100,000 for a young burns victim. In November 1998, baby Terri Calvesbert suffered 85 per cent burns in a fire at her home,