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"Foxes offer a mint"

On one of our regular trawls through the regional press for headlines which are good, bad or just plain bizarre, we liked this one from the Aberdeen Evening Express when Leicester City made a last-ditch bid to keep manager Martin

Sub-editor wanted: must have a sense of pun

You’ve seen our selection of headlines you’re glad you didn’t write, but there are two sides to every story, of course, and today we introduce some of the better examples of the headline-writer’s craft. Let us know if you see

Regional press complaints resolved

Resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC during Autumn 2001 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff, editors and complainants.

Evening Express and P&J were "wrong" to identify child – PCC

The Aberdeen Evening Express and the Press & Journal have been rapped for identifying a schoolboy suspected of having tuberculosis. The Press Complaints Commission told both newspapers that their articles were an unnecessary intrusion into his private life – and

Poor-parking parents are named and shamed

Parents with “selfish and dangerous” parking habits have received a visit from the Aberdeen Evening Express – and been named and shamed in the paper. The newspaper has been campaigning against parents parking on zig-zag markings outside primary schools. Its

On the way to saving lives

A campaign by the Aberdeen Evening Express, which aims to find 600 new and lapsed blood donors, is two thirds of the way there. The 400th donor rolled up their sleeve to part with a pint last week. Only 18

Crime crackdown gets a boost

The Aberdeen Evening Express has produced posters to publicise Operation Sentinel, a six-month crime crackdown by Grampian Police. Officers will specifically target drug dealers and house breakers who are causing misery for residents in the communities of Seaton and Old

Pensioner's flat is cleaned up after Express steps in

Council bosses agreed to clear up an Aberdeen pensioner’s water-hit flat after the Evening Express stepped in. Council officials had told 86-year-old Lois Hallam to re-decorate after a faulty boiler came through her bedroom ceiling and left walls stained with

Nostalgia night boosts Children 2000

Staff from the Aberdeen Evening Express are delighted by the success of their latest nostalgia night – which raised more than £1,000 for its Millennium fund, Children 2000. Hundreds of ballroom dancers took to the floor at the Hilton Treetops

Fair shares promised for future football finals

A Cup Final ticket fight has been won by the Aberdeen Evening Express some three months after local fans got a raw deal. Aberdeen fans got almost 7,000 fewer tickets than Rangers for the Scottish Cup Final in May. Almost

Shame of 'A' roads death toll

The names of 128 road death victims were printed on a black-bordered double-page spread, as a newspaper highlighted the carnage on its local roads. One person dies in a road accident each week in the circulation area of the Aberdeen

UK regional press campaigns

Fighting injustice and pulling in cash Regional newspapers across the UK are demonstrating their campaigning zeal on issues ranging from the state of playground swings to the allocation of Government cash. One of the most vigorous campaigns has been waged

Express helps rail safety campaign get results

A rail safety campaign backed by the Aberdeen Evening Express has been hailed a huge success after trespassing on the North East’s railway network fell by more than a half during April. The newspaper teamed up with the British Transport

£100 reward for spotting dog dirt

Eagle-eyed residents in the Bridge of Don area of Aberdeen could find themselves £100 better off if they report information on dog fouling which leads to a conviction. The local community council has promised the reward after the Aberdeen Evening

Express front page wins campaigners extra cash

A front page story from more than 30 years ago has secured Cod War compensation for trawlermen in Scotland. The article, in the Aberdeen Evening Express, showed the Government how fishermen were entitled to more compensation than they were originally

Vandal campaign "is winnable"

A major campaign has been launched by the Aberdeen Evening Express in a bid to rid the city of vandalism and graffiti. The Smash The Vandals initiative has been introduced in conjunction with the city council and local police. A