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Nine-page special says"We're open!"

National Assembly deputy leader Mike German made a flying visit of West Wales tourist attractions – and gave a pat on the back to the South Wales Guardian’s We’re Open campaign. The Ammanford-based weekly ran a nine-page special edition days

Protesters on easy street

The Plymouth-based regional Sunday Independent is celebrating with residents of a Cornish village after a successful campaign to get a bypass for the gridlocked community. For 50 years, the inhabitants of Dobwalls on the busy A38 holiday trunk roadroute have

Parents unite in support of Advertiser campaign

Parents have united to support the Walsall Advertiser’s campaign to open a 24-hour drugs crisis centre in the town. Hundreds of people have visited the paper’s offices on Bradford Street to sign a petition in support of the plan. Advertiser

A tale of two cities

Survivors of the Gujarat earthquake may soon be living in Southampton if the Daily Echo gets its way – Southampton in India, that is. The newspaper has teamed up with a local temple to raise money to for the victims

Fresh rush for tokens

Kids groups in Aberdeen are competing for big money as the third year of the Aberdeen Evening Express Kids 2000 appeal gets underway. The campaign, now in its third year, raises money for schemes which will benefit youngsters in the

Westcountry appeal tops£1m mark

The Western Morning News is celebrating after its campaign to aid West Country farmers passed yet another landmark – smashing £1m barrier. The Green Wellie campaign has generated the biggest sum of money raised by any regional newspaper appeal. The

Tracking the vandals

A Leicestershire paper has joined forces with Railtrack in a new campaign to keep trespassers and vandals off its tracks. The Mercury’s Stay off the Track campaign was launched after several sightings of children playing on the railways, and of

Whingers beware -life is good!

Moves to improve the quality of life in Bedford and the surrounding villages have been commended by a host of politicians, business leaders and voluntary workers. The Times and Citizen’s Pride in Bedford campaign was launched to promote everything the

Move to cut mums' travel

The Bucks Herald has launched a Safe and Sound campaign to help raise the money to buy important equipment to watch babies growing in the womb. The Herald has appealed to its readers to raise £73,000 for a new ultrasound

SOS update

More than 2,000 people have signed an SOS petition – backing the Express & Echo’s call for the Government to support people who have suffered in the foot-and-mouth crisis. The campaign, launched on April 10, wants the Government to provide

High-level backing for News

A senior Government minister is backing a paper’s investigation into shopkeepers who illegally sell lighter fuel to children. The Manchester Evening News appeal is being supported by Consumer Affairs Minister Dr Kim Howells, who spoke out after the newspaper revealed

If in doubt, keep them out

Safety advice is set to go into thousands of homes for free thanks to an initiative from the Sheffield Star. The paper’s Beat the Bogus Callers campaign is distributing safety advice door hangers, packed with police-approved information and safety tips.

Lottery "win" boosts pot

A Stoke Sentinel-backed charity has received a major boost in its bid to provide Staffordshire with care for its seriously ill youngsters. The Donna Louise Trust has been awarded £452,000 by the National Lottery to set up a nursing team

Dramatic start to Echo campaign

A chilling display by firefighters gave the Lincolnshire Echo’s new road safety campaign a dramatic launch. Members of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue gave onlookers a glimpse of the equipment and procedures used to rescue victims of horrific road crashes. The

Victory set to save lives

Campaigners have won their fight to save accident and emergency services at a south coast hospital. The victory, for the Evening Argus, came after more than 50,000 people, including the region’s MP Nicholas Soames and local celebrities such as Dame

Lindsey breaks £1m barrier

The Scunthorpe Telegraph’s Lindsey Lodge Hospice appeal was celebrating today after the fund was topped up with a £250,000 National Lottery Grant. The cash injection leaves the appeal at more than £1m – less than £400,000 away from its £1.4m