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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.)

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Knight-error, paper cries

A newspaper campaign to strip steel firm boss Brian Moffat of his knighthood has been backed by 65 MPs. The Newcastle-based Sunday Sun is even printing special campaign t-shirts demanding the move, endorsed by the MPs in an Early Day

Think bike!

The potential dangers of life on a motorbike were brought into focus by Evening Press reporter David Wiles, who joined an advanced motorcyclist for a spin on the road. He made the trip along north Yorkshire’s highways and byways as

Bad news for criminals

Criminals in Wetherby have been dealt a blow after a local paper’s campaign for CCTV took a further step forward. The town has been shortlisted to have spy cameras fitted after the Wetherby News joined forces with local MP Colin

Minister backs work campaign

The Shields Gazette has received Government recognition for its efforts to help people in South Tyneside find work. The We Can Work It Out campaign was praised by the Minister for Employment, Welfare to Work and Equal Opportunities, Tessa Jowell,

Tribute to spitfire workers

Support is flooding in for the Southampton Daily’s Echo’s campaign for a Spitfire memorial. The paper is calling for the city council to erect a permanent tribute to the war plane which was built at the Supermarine factory in Woolston.

Newspaper support during foot and mouth crisis

The Mid Wales County Times will give 10p from every issue sold during the next four weeks to alleviate hardship caused by foot and mouth disease. The cash will go to an organisation providing financial support to businesses struggling to

Mercury pays tribute to readers' support

The Leicester Mercury has paid tribute to readers who have given their support to its Mercury Challenge campaign. Pledges have been flooding in after the paper launched the challenge in conjunction with Leicestershire police. The paper urged readers and businesses

Club chairman supports newspaper campaign

A new football campaign from the Ipswich Evening Star has now been given the all-important thumbs-up by the chairman of Ipswich Town. David Sheepshanks said he was impressed by the newspaper’s Back the Blues for Europe campaign, which is encouraging

Hospice campaign reaches £1.7m

A fund raising campaign launched by the York Evening Press has reached the £1.7m mark. The Hospice 2000 appeal is to help meet the costs of the extension to St Leonard’s Hospice, which will cost £2m overall. Guests were given

Appeal for toddler almost at target

One of the biggest cash appeals launched by the Wiltshire Times has almost reached its target. The Zara Fox Appeal, to raise money for a toddler with a rare condition, is just £1,000 short of its £6,000 target, which would

Petition delivery marks campaign climax

The South Wales Argus’ 25,000-name Justice for Miners petition has been delivered to the House of Commons. MPs heard the Argus’ appeal for immediate compensation payments to sick and dying ex-miners at a special Commons sitting. This landmark event in

Devon is Open for Business

Devon’s tourist attractions are open for business – and the Exeter Express & Echo has launched an initiative to help the county’s stricken tourism industry. Tony Blair has stepped in to back the paper’s stance, endorsing its Open for Business

Youngsters sign up with News & Star to see New Horizons

Applications have flooded in from teenagers eager to take part in the Carlisle News & Star’s New Horizons campaign. The paper joined forces with education charity the Sutton Trust to launch the campaign, which is encouraging talented state school pupils

Green Wellie Day draws closer

Green Wellie Day is drawing closer for people living in the Westcountry, as they join forces to help farmers braving the foot and mouth epidemic. The event has been put together by the Western Morning News to provide emergency funds

Drinkers asked to donate

The Cancer Fund, run by the South Wales Evening Post, has had its total boosted by a donation by one of the areas veteran fundraisers. Margaret Thrush, (59), has raised more than £100,000 over the years for different charities since

Mercury pulls the plug on premium-rate conmen

The Sunday Mercury has won a major battle to stamp out the ruthless conmen cashing in on premium-rate telephone lines. As a direct result of the paper’s hard-hitting Pull the Plug campaign, the Department of Trade and Industry has announced