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D-Day veterans set for Normandy trip thanks to Echo

Almost 100 veterans and their families are to travel to Normandy for the 60th anniversary of D-Day, thanks to the South Wales Echo and its Operation Echo appeal. A party of 96 D-Day veterans and their companions were due to

Victory for Echo's pensions fight

The South Wales Echo’s long-running campaign to win compensation for steelworkers who lost their pensions has paid off in spectacular fashion, benefiting millions of workers. The Government has announced a £400m fund to help 60,000 workers whose employers have gone

Blair follows Echo's lead

A popular campaign by The Echo in south Wales has been followed up by the Government – which is now set to pay £10m towards Britain’s World War II veterans visiting the foreign battlegrounds where they fought. The importance of

Echo speaks out for its readers in reservoir battle

The South Wales Echo has sent a clear message to Cardiff council’s planning committee over a proposed development at Llanishen Reservoir. Western Power Distribution has put forward an application to build more than 300 houses on land at the redundant

How to raise circulation by 32.5 per cent: Win the cup!

The cup final edition of the Evening Gazette, Teesside, scored a 32.5 per cent circulation increase following Middlesbrough’s League Cup football success. The paper sold an extra 20,000 copies year-on-year on Monday March 1, according to the latest figures. The

Redesign puts Echo 'at the heart of South Wales'

The South Wales Echo, the largest selling evening newspaper in Wales, has a fresh new look, with a new masthead, new sections and new supplements. Following extensive market research, the Cardiff-based title has also unveiled a new strapline, At the

Award given in young journalist's memory

The first Rhodri Jones Memorial Award has been given to South Wales Echo reporter Sian Harris. Sian was named Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year at a ceremony dedicated to the memory of Rhodri Jones, a former trainee journalist with