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Oh no, Minister

The Aberdeen Evening Express did not spare her blushes when Transport Minister Sarah Boyack dropped a major clanger concerning Scotland’s roads. Six months after an Evening Express reader wrote to Ms Boyack asking for details of the proposed £80 million

Paper pursues the thug who battered elderly widow

The Aberdeen Evening Express has reproduced the chilling image of an 85-year-old widow’s battered face on posters in a bid to catch the thug who attacked her. Vera MacLean was punched and kicked to the ground after a man forced

Freed drug smuggler thanks newspaper readers

In an open letter to the Aberdeen Evening Express, freed drug smuggler Sandra Gregory has thanked its readers for helping her win an early release. Gregory (34) wrote: “I would like to thank Evening Express readers for the support they

Heart-Start machines go 'live'

More life-saving defibrillators are about to go out into the community thanks to a long-running appeal at the Aberdeen Evening Express. A Heart-Start campaign has been running since 1998, raising more than £50,000 for the machines, which can kick-start a

Investigation into Lottery 'scandal'

The Aberdeen Evening Express is demanding answers from the people who distribute National Lottery cash after an investigation revealed “a scandalous situation” in part of the newspaper’s circulation area. The paper launched its own investigation after new figures revealed that

Fitness challenge for features editor

A local radio DJ has thrown down the gauntlet to Aberdeen Evening Express features editor Scott Begbie. Gary Stein, of NorthSound 1, and Mr Begbie are to get a fitness test at the gym of Ardoe House Hotel. Two months

News In Brief from around the regions

Regional press news – this story updated 10.6.2000 News In Brief from around the regions by HoldTheFrontPage staff CROWNING GLORY: A quiet Bolton street has been unmasked as the most famous neighbourhood in the country. The row of terraced houses

Who can fill Geri's boots?

Kim Dawson poses in Geri Halliwell’s red platform boots. Photograph by Karen Murray, courtesy of Aberdeen Evening Express Pop writer and committed Spice Girls fan Kim Dawson just couldn’t resist bidding when Geri Halliwell’s red platform boots came up for

News In Brief from around the regions

NUDE FOOTIE: Police were called to playing fields at Cheltenham at 4am after a caller reported six men playing football in the nude, the Gloucestershire Echo told its readers. There was no sign of anyone by the time officers arrived,

Newspaper's photo makes mum lose 7st

Mum Dawn Gray is only half the woman she used to be – thanks to a photograph which appeared in the Aberdeen Evening Express. The mum-of-two from Kintore was so horrified by a picture of herself which appeared in the

Actors back Children 2000 appeal

A trio of famous TV faces is backing the Aberdeen Evening Express Children 2000 Appeal. Nigel Havers, from Dangerfield, Roger Lloyd Pack, from Only Fools and Horses, and Barry Foster, who played detective Van Der Valk, are currently starring in

Tickets blow for Dons fans

Celebrations for the success of the Play Fair campaign, run by the Aberdeen Evening Express to secure a fair allocation of tickets for Aberdeen fans for the Scottish Cup Final, turned out to be premature. Last week, HoldTheFrontPage reported that

Evening Express sorts out bungled bill

Shocked great-grandad Gordon Kennedy panicked when he was hit with a gas bill for nearly £2,000. But thanks to his local evening paper – the Aberdeen Evening Express – the bungled bill has turned into a £120 windfall. Mr Kennedy

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Best publisher organised event – weekly newspapersWinner: West Lothian Courier – Livingston F.C. Open DayHighly commended: Morecambe Visitor – The Night Before ChristmasCertificate of merit: Oxford Times Series – In Business Exhibition Best in-paper reader offer – daily/Sunday newspapersWinner: Evening

People in the News

New editors for Echo, Gazette as Journal loses top two Pastures new: Mark Dickinson (left) and Paul Robertson. Three big regional newspapers are set for new editors as Thomas’s Newcastle Journal prepares to lose its top two – both to

Journal to lose its top two

New editors for Echo, Gazette as Journal loses top two Pastures new: Mark Dickinson (left) and Paul Robertson. Three big regional newspapers are set for new editors as The Journal, Newcastle, prepares to lose its top two. Editor Mark Dickinson