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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.

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

Lord enters miners' battle

Two of the North-East’s top politicians have backed a Gazette campaign for a chest disease testing centre to be built in South Tyneside. Lord Dixon of Jarrow, and the town’s MP, Stephen Hepburn, have pledged their support for the Test

Papers back grants scheme

Two Westcountry newspapers have teamed up and launched a campaign to raise money for the beleaguered farmers. The Stroud News & Journal and its sister paper the Wilts & Gloucestershire Standard are asking readers to send money in for their

Papers join forces to highlight plight of South West

A campaign to secure emergency funding for the South West in the wake of the foot and mouth crisis has been jointly launched four of the region’s newspapers. The Plymouth Evening Herald, Western Morning News, Exeter Express & Echo and

Team needs new suits

A Sussex newspaper is urging readers to donate the money to get a boat rescue team suited-up for the summer. The Rye and Battle Observer is hoping to raise the £2,800 needed to buy seven protective drysuits damaged during vital

Taking pride in Bedford

A campaign to celebrate the best of Bedford is being launched by the Times and Citizen. The paper has started its Pride in Bedford campaign with a nine-page special focusing on the best aspects of the county. And over the

Sailor's death mars victory

One of the main driving forces behind the Bristol Evening Post’s campaign to open Merchant Navy memorial in the city has died – just two months before the tribute is due to open. Stockwood man Douglas Davidson – known to

Big money for train bounty hunters

People who spot railway vandals in Leicester could be in line for a big cash prize – thanks to a new campaign from the Leicester Mercury. The paper has teamed up with some major names in the railway industry to

Dial-a-drug story is highlighted

A paper’s battle to tackle the drugs menace in Swindon has been given a boost with the support of the government’s deputy drugs czar, Mike Trace. The Swindon Evening Advertiser was singled out for praise by Mr Trace for its

Nothing to write home about

A region’s postal service is being put under the spotlight after being exposed as rather less than ‘first class’. The Ipswich Evening Star launched its latest campaign at the beginning of April to find out what people really think of

Journal appeal raises £230,000 for farmers

An appeal launched by the Newcastle Journal to help the region’s farmers during the foot and mouth crisis has raised nearly £230,000. The Rural Rescue Appeal was kick-started on March 23 with a £100,000 donation from the Duke of Northumberland,

Pride and passion for home town

Huddersfield – and proud of it! That’s the message that’s going around the globe as part of the Examiner’s campaign to boost the town’s image and take pride in the area. It was sparked by a row over postcode changes